Wednesday, August 08, 2007

You already belong. You just don't know it yet.

As any longtime reader of this blog would tell, one of my longterm interests is exploring the intersection between technology and pointless idiotic bullshit.

To that goal, colleague Alastair and I have created a group on FaceBook called In the search of the Dark-Meta, which is a bunch of idiotic crap, really. It’s about taxonomy or something.

Here’s our manifesto:

In the search of the Dark-Meta.

Web 2.0 has offers we humans a historically unprecendented ability to catalogue all our shit, then look at our various catalogues of shit and say “that is a whole lot of shit.” We can then inform an international network of loosely affiliated shit-cataloguers that our shit is in fact catalogued, and they should really come check out our large pile of shit.

Yep, we’ve reached history’s end. Or have we? Because there is one last great human project: the Catalogue of Dark-Meta, that is, shit that hasn’t be tagged, catalogue, taxonimized or otherwise corralled into service. Wild shit, free shit, sun-dappled shit mustangs thundering across the Meta-Plain.

We are on the hunt for Dark Meta. Because anything left uncatalogued by we humans may become a weapon against us all, come the Great Web 4.0 Widget Uprising.

We invite you to carry our Mark, The Mark of the Dark Meta, which brands you as one of the many good ones, Web 2.0ers dedicated to bringing shit out of the out meta-darkness, The Cursed Set of Things of Uncatalogued, into the bright world of the catalogued, ordered and pwned.

Fuck ambiguity! Up with Taxonomy! Exclesior!

I’m not entirely sure why you should join, but if you have a FaceBook account, you should join. It’s fucking awesome.


Blogger kimananda said...

This is so cool...can I link to it? I don't know for what yet, but I'm sure I can use it in an article or something sometime. You've captured the essense of Web 2.0.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Greg Mills said...

Link to it? Woman, you need to JOIN it. We need an academic to lend a thin veneer of respectibility so we can approach NGOs and government bodies.

Yes, you can link to it. I'd be honored.

12:52 PM  
Blogger G. said...

Cogito ergo sum Dark-Meta.


7:39 AM  

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