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Re: <nettime> Renewed Tyranny of Structurelessness
John Hopkins on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:29:42 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Renewed Tyranny of Structurelessness


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On 15/Jun/16 03:19, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
This means, that the cost to implement a "new community with new rules",
in terms of education and effort, is not far off zero (at least for those
with a Western schooling).

Hmmm, this is a bit like saying "virtual worlds are not material" -- to generate a community requires sustained attention that is expressed through the expenditure of life-time and life-energy -- no way around it -- and neither of those inputs are refundable, they are something that you give out (freely or not) when engaged in building social relationships. I'd say that is a high cost indeed!

JH

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