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April 8, 2004
Ideal Intellectual Communities
Janet Tokerud suggests that Academic Blogging is a Must
, eliciting a comment that links to a post on Household Opera about "Ideal Intellectual Communities
Features of such a community: "people who aren't competing with each other for funds, status, recognition, or employment"; "wouldn't be limited to the traditional options of journal article and monograph"; "mixture of academics and nonacademics"; "enough room for idiosyncrasy".
Janet comments on local intellectual communities:
[...] there are lots of interesting and gifted people around, we just don't know the right ones - locally. As blogging and other tools that (a) expose the brilliance and interests of those around us and (b) give us ways to engage with each other get better, I think we'll find and cultivate IICs in our communities.
Can't wait for that to happen. It's already started in places like San Francisco. Use the GeoURL
, Luke. (Special plea to Blogger
, LiveJournalet al.
: take a cue from deviantART
- make geotagging ridiculously easy and users will love
you for it.)
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