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Re: <nettime> discussion on www.edge.org about the world after 911
Newmedia on Thu, 1 Nov 2001 05:06:12 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> discussion on www.edge.org about the world after 911


Geert:

> mark stahlman pointed me a debate between 
> edgy libertarian/nineties US tech intelligentsia 
> on john brockman's edge.org site:

Hmmmm . . . perhaps a little CONTEXT would help . . . ?

While there are probably some "edgy libertarian/nineties US tech
intelligentsia" types involved with the EDGE (which is, in some sense, the
successor to "The Reality Club" -- thus Barlow, Kelly, etc.), there are
also many others for whom this really doesn't fit . . .

John Brockman has styled himself to be an exponent of the "Third Culture"
for quite awhile . . . which, as you recall, is primarily a "left" and
"Euro"  (well, at least, "Anglo") tendency following on the 1959 call by
C.P. Snow (in "The Two Cultures") for the *technocrats* to begin to
develop some ART .  . .

Best,

Mark Stahlman
New York City




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