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 Networking2003-05-17 23:59
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I've gotten out of the habit of going to events. It used to be I had something almost every night to go to. But now I'm mostly just sitting here working. I didn't notice I missed the busy networking schedule. Went to a couple of things this evening, which was kind of refreshing. I need to get out more. Went to Frankie Lee Slater's 50 year birthday. Nice ritual, and met some good people, new and old faces.

And I went to Unite the Future, benefit event for Institute for Accelerating Change, held at Applied Effects' warehouse. Mostly aimed at supporting the Accelerating Change Conference coming up in September in Palo Alto, with a bunch of big futurist names. John Smart is the driving force. Anyway, this event was a blast. A wild futurist fetish techno Burning Man kind of thing. Everything from stilt walkers to belly dancers and laser lighted robot fashion. A lot of this curtesy of the Mutaytor troupe. Now, that's the kind of parties I wouldn't mind having. Not that my events are particularly dull.

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19 May 2003 @ 04:35 by jazzolog : Hhmmmm
"Technology ... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."
---Max Frisch

Max Frisch (1911-1991) Swiss novelist, playwright, diarist, and essayist, who began his career as an architect before achieving fame with the play When the War Was Over in 1949. However, Frisch's first books appeared in the 1930s. In his early works Frisch dealt with the post-war guilt and origins of Nazism, and continued with existential questions of identity and personal freedom. Frisch's best-known plays include Andorra (1961) and Biedermann and die Brandstifter (1958).


19 May 2003 @ 14:09 by ming : Matrix
Hm, that sounds intriguing. I was wondering what kind of inspiration the writer had.  

24 May 2003 @ 03:51 by Rion @ : consider yourself FOUND!
and guess how: third link from googling 'friendster singularity'. :)

WELL! I missed you at the party! I guess not *THAT* surprising seeing as we apparently pulled in >400 people... !!

You may be interested in knowing that John, Todd, and several others are now on Friendster (many as a direct result of UtF). I encourage you to add them (find them of my friends page)! :)

Also: is that a generic Mutaytor pic, or did you get some pics from UtF? If so, POST POST POST!  

24 May 2003 @ 23:26 by ming : Rion
Heheh, cool for us all to find each other in more and more ways. I'll go and add the other guys on Friendster.

I somehow had left my camera at home, which I regretted, with all that cool stuff to take pictures of. So, yes, that's just one of the pictures from the Mutaytor site.  

25 May 2003 @ 11:36 by George Dafermos @ : are we but a bunch of old ravers?
Hey, i read your post a couple of nights ago but it wasn't until this morning that i felt differently about it. Last night, i went to a rave party. Haven't been to one for years. And judging by the people there, i must have been the oldest. I dunno but i felt a bit strange, but nice. definitely refreshing. the music was crap, there were no fruit juice for those high on E, but everything else was great: nice burds, people smiling, good vibes!!! You're right: we need some more partying:-)  

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