Do you get an “information buzz” surfing the web until 2am?
Love to follow your curiosity manically down tangential paths and wind up with 20+ Firefox tabs open?
I am creating networks of these people. They are autodidacts–inspired, self driven, independent thinkers. People who experience ‘flow’ (fully immersed, energized focus on an activity) by filtering information through their mind.
These networks are local, national, and global.
What characteristics do these people have?
- Sincere curiosity?
- Ability (time and money) to pursue their curiosity?
- Fun loving?
Ways to Attract
How can we attract more people to these networks?
What events would attract these sorts of people? I created the Digital Literacy Contest for this purpose. What words would we use to describe these events?
- Information flow/buzz
- Sincere curiosity
- Interstitial network
Information Sources, Inspirations, Metaphysics
To which information sources do they subscribe (blogs, magazines, newspapers)? What tools do they use to organize information?
Who are their inspirations and heroes?
- Buckminster Fuller
- Marshall McLuhan
- Terence McKenna
- John Brockman
- Daniel Rourke
- Joseph Campbell
- Clifford Pickover
What are their metaphysics? What models do they use to think about life? About information? About learning?
- Information flow comes gradually. Like spinning a bicycle wheel. Or using a Dynaflex.
What do they think about the future?