Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The Desire to Create

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The Philoblogger *

...who asks:
What is it that drives a person to create? Where does the desire for originality, and beauty, arise from? Is it out of vanity or selfishness, or, is it out a deeper humanism?

*ThePhiloblogger, author of "On Paraconsistency: the Philosophical Utility Behind a Logic of Inconsistency", and "Foucault on Discourse and the Re-evaluation of Truths" was recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from UNC-Charlotte in Philosophy.

The Philoblogger was at Mardi Gras, and was unable to attend the Triangle Blogger Conference. It is my hope that he will give a brief speech on the philosophy of blogospheric octogony and its role in the paradevelopment of bicranial preferentiation (hominoidal), during the upcoming confluence of bloggerati, and gather his wily kindred for the meeting of souls, as they are of sublime substance and style, thus meshing well with what I have found in the two previous conclaves.

To create? Don't know if it's true, but it has been said that the greatest innovations of the 20th century were social innovations. Transportation systems, Internets, governments. And now, in the 21st century, we are seeing that yet another social system is fast becoming one of the major social innovations. And You Are There!

As Martin Buber correctly perceived, the relationships are more important than the nodes. The blogosphere is that ethereal web of relationship that serves as food for bloggers -- an experience lost on those with only one-way channels, such as was the earmark of the 20th century dictation. But as the journalists and bloggers in Greensboro are teaching us, there is nourishment in creating a breathing system that directly involves citizen participation. It is a plus for freedom, a plus for community, and a plus for democracy.

And this is taking place before your eyes. Social Innovation. Evolution.