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Connor Lowe (M, 37)
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    I will use this space to give a brief description of where I am coming from.


    This is a post that I did on my other time capsule few days ago:

    It was probably two years ago that I stumbled across Folkert Gorter. I found him because I liked the work that he did, but I bookmarked his site for another reason. One of the sites in his body of work was named SpaceCollective. I clicked on the link and found a glowing orb with the words “Coming Soon”. When I provoked the orb with my mouse it subtly changed to reveal a log in form. I thought that this was quite peculiar.

    It is not that often that you find something on the internet that has been created (or partially created) by a very talented professional, with a very distinguishable, thought provoking name, and a log in form with no explanation. I even asked Google, but no help. There have been a few times in the past two years that I have re-visited the orb, checking to see if there was any progress. But all visit came up to be a disappointment. The SpaceCollective had disappointed me, that is, until today.

    Following a link from Smashing Magazine, I once again was acquainted with the SpaceCollective, only this time no to be disappointed:

    SpaceCollective. Where forward thinking terrestrials exchange ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction today.

    The collective is a network of thinkers collaborating on the future, gathering ideas and information of where we are, where we are going; who we are, and who we are becoming. I am obviously still very new to the site, but from what I have explored so far, this is a great use of the network society that we are experiencing. It is leveraging the power of the network to not only look forward at ideas for the future, but also at problems that we face today. Not to mention, its all wrapped up in a great user interface!


    Upon completing the post, I emailed one of the members of the collective and shared it:

    I just finished a blog post about the SpaceCollective and how I bumped into it. I was unknowingly waiting in anticipation for something to happen with the landing page that was presenting in your projects. Today was my first visit to the live (and public) SpaceCollective and I was very pleasantly surprised. I went from having no idea what it was about to feeling like it is the thing that has been missing.

    You (collectively) are leveraging the internet to do what it is supposed to do, and I feel like the direction that the collective is going is parallel to my own. Thus, I would like to know how to get an invite to join.


    The member graciously sent me an invite, and thus, here I am. So, thanks.

    :]
    Thu, Sep 11, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: intwo, introduction, invite
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