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On Going Feral
"Cloudworker lifestyles…create a psychological transformation that is very similar to what happens when animals go feral. In animals, it takes a couple of generations of breeding for the true wild nature to re-emerge…But in humans it can happen faster, since most of our domestication is through education & socialization rather than breeding.

You might think that the true tabby-mutt human must live outside the financial system…that’s actually a mistaken notion, because that sort of officially checked-out  or actively nihilistic person is defined & motivated by the structure of human civilization. To rebel is to be defined by what you rebel against. Criminals & anarchists are civilized creatures. Feral populations are agnostic, rather than either dependent on, or self-consciously independent of, codified social structures. Feral cloudworkers use social structures where it accidentally works for them…and improvise ad-hoc self-support structures for the rest of their needs."
mobile  cloudworkers  cloudworking  venkateshrao  2009  feral  mutts  cv  society  socialization  deschooling  unschooling  illegiblepeople  illegibles  domestication  lordoftheflies  anarchism  anarchy  conformity  lifestyle  work  thirdplaces  introverts  neo-nomads  nomadism  nomads  telecommuting  labor  thirdspaces 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Is the Digital Age Changing Our Desire to Drive? » INFRASTRUCTURIST
"The citation is an article from Advertising Age about the diminished importance of the automobile in the digital age. The piece points out that in 1995 people age 21 to 30 accounted for roughly 21 percent of automobile-miles driven in the United States. By 2001 that figure had dipped to 18 percent, and in 2009 it had fallen below 14 percent. All this while the proportion of people in this age group actually increased.<br />
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The reason for this change, according to some experts, is that technology is doing for today’s generation what the car did for previous ones—namely, providing a sense of freedom. For one thing, the Internet has made telecommuting more common."
transportation  transit  urbanism  housing  driving  demographics  workflow  infrastructure  cars  technology  trends  mobility  telecommuting 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Victor Keegan: The office of the future is all around | Technology | The Guardian
"If virtual working catches on it would reduce the need for international travel, give people extra leisure time - since they wouldn't need to travel to work - and would eliminate the stress of working in a corporate hierarchy"
office  networking  business  telecommuting  work  coworking  travel  environment  sustainability  virtual  wordpress 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Vodafone Receiver » #19 | Generation Mesh
"For Generation Mesh, Starbucks – as well as independent cafés, parks and other public spaces where it is possible to access the wireless internet – is a vital site for social interaction, professional support, collaboration and, even, community."
wireless  coworking  telecommuting  social  computers  game  public  internet  online  wifi  web  interaction  relationships  society  work  collaboration  community  networks  networking  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  mobile  mobility  neo-nomads  nomads  urban  urbanism  culture  economics  freelance  gamechanging  network  mesh  starbucks 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Jelly! - Casual coworking is awesome. wiki - The password is "j311y" (J-...
"What’s Jelly? Jelly’s our attempt to formalize this weekly work-together. We invite you to come work at our home. You bring your laptop and some work, and we’ll provide wifi, a chair, and hopefully some smart people."
nyc  coworking  jelly  austin  dc  washingtondc  portland  cities  place  space  work  networks  collaboration  collaborative  crosspollination  entrepreneurship  business  productivity  socialnetworking  telecommuting  freelancing  networking  community  social 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Where the Coffee Shop Meets the Cubicle
"Co-working facilities blend the appeal of an independent environment with many of the advantages of the traditional office"
alternative  architecture  business  cities  coffee  commons  culture  property  realestate  offices  sharing  sociology  space  studio  technology  work  coworking  telecommuting 
april 2007 by robertogreco
Smashing The Clock (Best Buy's radical reshaping of the workplace) - Business Week
"The official policy for this post-face-time, location-agnostic way of working is that people are free to work wherever they want, whenever they want, as long as they get their work done. "This is like TiVo for your work," says the program's co-founder, J
business  culture  management  productivity  work  future  homeschool  experiments  altgdp  time  research  study  balance  life  jobs  organization  schedule  innovation  telecommuting  performance  collaboration 
december 2006 by robertogreco

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