| Psybernet Links ~ 1998 1997 and earlier
- Unspinning the Media
by Steve Silberman
4:00 a.m. 5.Nov.98.PST
''Debuting Thursday, Reality Check is a discussion forum designed to encourage the kind of in-depth, personal, risk-taking discussions that rarely happen online, outside of targeted support groups and long-standing communities like The Well and Echo. Reality Check is a project of the Silicon Alley-based Web Lab, a socially-conscious think tank that producer Barry Joseph describes as "the research and development arm of the Web." ''
Sounds interesting, but what about this:
''One aspect of Reality Check, however, is very unlike The Well, which greets members with the totemic phrase "You own your own words." Postings on the new site will become the intellectual property of the Web Lab, for use in books and other media projects that may be generated by the dialogues. ''
Seems to me they
are milking the really commercial topics and then selling off the cream
while it is still warm. One way to make conferencing pay & people might
even *like* the idea of having their words used in this way! ugh. --WL
- MS: Open Source is Direct Threat
by Chris Oakes
6:00 p.m. 2.Nov.98.PST ''A leaked internal Microsoft
memo targets open-source software, including the popular Linux operating
system and the Apache Web server, as a "direct threat" to
Microsoft's software business.''
- The Joy of Cybersex, A
Guide For Creative Lovers, a review.
But hold on here, says Levine, an online sex educator
and trained social worker who has made quite a name for herself in the
cyberworld. Levine, 35, has just written The Joy of Cybersex, A Guide For
Creative Lovers, as proof positive of the potential good of the Internet for
promoting healthy sexuality.
- Social engineering, Web-style
___How do online communities work?
___One veteran writes a book with some answers.
INTERNET WORLD: HOSTING WEB COMMUNITIES
BY CLIFF FIGALO WILEY
448 PAGES An interview of the author BY MARY EISENHART -- interesting review
and interview -- wl
- Ted Nelson's Big Step
The visionary who dreamed up hypertext has never delivered any software...until now. Will ZigZag pass the test?
By Steve Ditlea
''He coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia," and long predicted the universal knowledge repository we now know as the World Wide Web. So why hasn't Ted Nelson gained the recognition due one of the pioneers of the Information Age? Rather than being celebrated by the digerati, Nelson, currently a visiting professor of environmental information at Japan's Keio University, is an exile from an American technology community that has largely shunned him.''
Hypertext is important to Psybernet because it
allows text to function more like our mind. We are mirrored more accurately
in the abstract realm. I will be interested to know what Ted Nelson's
software contributes, his notions are having phenomenal impact. -wl
- BRIEFING: WEB SERVICE WITH A :-)
''Online businesses are hoping that Web services will drive sales and draw traffick partnership their sites.''
By Luc Hatlestad
The Red Herring magazine
''Our task this month is to take a new term--Web
services--and find the companies and technologies that best define the
space. We want to tell you what it is and why it's worth watching. ''
Toward a Better Web Community
by Chris Oakes
5:45 p.m. 14.Oct.98.PDT
''SAN FRANCISCO -- Science fiction author Bruce Sterling acknowledges that he isn't a programmer, or even a contributor to the kind of openly developed software project that brought his audience together on Wednesday ''
Bruce Stirling has an interesting idea, that communities could be improved with software aids. I think he is right, but the primarynew development imo is in learning and training people to use this medium. See the sorts of information that I have gathered on the Resources page.
- N.Y.U. Sees Profits in Virtual Classes
''Moving to become a major player in the emerging market
for education on the Internet, New York University plans to create a
for-profit subsidiary that will develop and sell specialized online courses
to other colleges, corporate training centers, as well as students who
simply prefer to attend class at home. ''
- Window to Two Worlds
Libraries link patrons both to text and sources on
BY DEBORAH KONG
''Libraries, long traditional community centers treasured for their
armchair ambience and children's story hours, are kicking up dust as they
pursue their future as digital hubs of the Internet neighborhood.''
- What's Igniting Online Communities
"What makes an online community? Internet companies are spending
big money to find out. There appears to be six strategies for creating the
core of community." -- Classifies the community types.
Can computers replace the therapist's couch? From
Utne. Really does not say a lot we don't know ... interesting though that
someone is saying it.
- 'Dreams': Heaven Help Us
Michael O'Sullivan. Review from the Washington Post of Vincent Ward's
"What Dreams May Come". (Ward is a New Zealander ... hence this
Therapist Urged Lewinsky to Keep Quiet (link dead?
2 days later?) The therapist was quoted extensively in this article -- So
much for protecting her client's privacy! But was the article pulled quickly
as it was really inappropriate for a therapist to go so public? -- wl
- Teachers Recognized for Excellence in Integrating Computers Into Curriculum
Mostly an ad really ... but might give
some inkling for what counts as innovation in this field ...
- The Year 2000: Social Chaos or Social Transformation John L.
Petersen, Margaret Wheatley, Myron Kellner-Rogers. This is produced by The
Arlington Institute where Charles Cameron has recently been appointed as
Designer and Analyst. Article worth doewnloading and printing sobering view
of the Y2K situation.
Curtin university graduate program in internet studies -- 1999.
- Lamenting E-Mail's Lack of Identity,
A Designer Tries to Re-Personalize Net Letters By
MATTHEW MIRAPAUL June 5, 1997
''Despite the obvious visual virtues of the World Wide Web, simple text-based e-mail continues to be the Internet's "killer app." Indeed, its immense popularity has proven fatal from time to time for America Online and other systems overwhelmed by the high volume of traffic. ''
What do you think? Is this design Guru onto it with
his email tips? -- wl
- The Edge
Interesting people interviewing
interesting people. Worth a look!
- All the links on cyberspace you'd want! From The Centre for Advanced Spatial
Analysis, University College London
- CVA mailing list Archive The aim of this list is to
encourage discussion on anything relating to Collaborative Virtual
- Cybermind is a mailing list with a long history and
with a strong community feel for those who are regulars. Here is a link to
the archives. Can they be searched? Perhaps by the regular search engines
- The Web site: Hosting Web Communities
of this site is to support and augment the book. Included here are updated
links to all of the Web sites mentioned in the book and new links to sites
that are relevant to the contents of the book. The site is organized by book
chapter and on each chapter's page, along with the site links you'll find
information and news to bring the contents of the book as up to date as I
can keep it. I expect facts to change, new stars to be born and former stars
to disappear as time goes on. Ideas that were assumed when I wrote the book
will either prove themselves or be dumped by the wayside. This site will
lead you through the changes. Come on along. "
- The Book: Hosting Web Communities : Building Relationships, Increasing Customer Loyalty, and Maintaining a Competitive Edge
by Cliff Figallo -- A link to Amazon (with the Psybernent Bookstore tag)
"Former director of the Well, recent consultant to
America Online, and current director of community development for Salon
magazine, Cliff Figallo knows what it takes to create a true community in
cyberspace and what kinds of mistakes will torpedo the effort. In this book,
he writes about the groups that form online communities and how a community
builder can foster the process. While Figallo never claims that there's an
easy formula for building the type of online feeling that brings people back
again and again, he demonstrates with both theory and real-world examples
how dedicated community builders can pull it off." --Elizabeth Lewis
- The Deoxyribonucleic Hyperdimension
The shaman seers of the Fourth
World generally agree that those who tenaciously cling to the past will fall
into mass insanity.1 The serpent power of the Aquarian Age is upon us. The
Kundalini of Gaia is about to awaken. No one can avoid being affected. Most
human beings may go out of their minds; others will go beyond mind. John
James Hollis Swamplands Book discussion 1997
What is an Internet Mailing list.
- An article on the McLuhanesque Return to the Oral Society By Robert K.
Logan, a useful summary of McLuhan's perspective as it applies to the net.
Hot New Medium Is ... Email
List publishing is not merely information delivered to your mailbox,
it's the devolution of mass media into the hands of everyday people.
And it's growing faster than the Web. By David S. Bennahum
1997 and earlier
of Dreams. a Washington
Post article with links.
To Surf, Perchance to Dream
What do you make of
My Software Go.
Salon article commenting on Raymond and Netscape.
Kawasaki outline Web revolution
It may be about software and business
but reading between the lines this is about life in general ... funny
and perhaps has some wisdom! I enjoyed reading it anyway.
One of the reasons this news gets such a mention here is that the
collaborative filtering is very *psychological*, at least in principle.
Also because a few of us here have *dreamt* about its use in groups
and also more broadly see
the story I wrote about our adventure and links to the dummy pages
I drafted a few years ago.
School. Distance learning makes education easy
on Women and Technology
A new generation of female revolutionaries is changing the way computers
are used. by Barbara Krasnoff
Linux Broadened PC Choices
This article gives a little intro to the in depth material presented
in the ''The Cathedral and the Bazaar" -- see the featured
sites below! Understanding the implications of this software links
into the discussion on Psyber-L ''Where
does God want to go today?"
(private list- members only)
posts Communicator license draft
Details of the move that is discused ''The Cathedral and the Bazaar"
-- see the featured site below!
& the Bazaar"
The themes from Eric S Raymond's article as they apply to psyberspace.
does God want to go today?"
Cooper on design of software. Why have this link on a
page on the psyche in cyberspace? Because this is one of the levels
where the psyche lives, right in the interface. The warm-up. Design
tools, design the psyche?
Terms in Internet-Related Contracts William W. Fisher III This
paper is part of the Harvard course on Intellectual property an might
be of interest to anyone interested in the Noospehere
article. Ownership relates to psyche in a profaound way and this is
evident in Eric Raymonds paper as he mentions 'ego" and so on.
It goes deeper when we relate the question not to software or intellectual
property but to "psyberspace" -- hence the references here. There is a
paper waiting to be written to which these references are the
Dan & Miles! you'll love this 3D look at how words link. Here
is a link to an article about it in the NY times, for those who can
get it. I have just opted for the scary one month trial. Thanks Charles
for the info.
Edupage is a newswire that comes by email three times per week. It always
seems to have the finger on th button. This is a link to the archive
which will have the latest one on top! I will make a spot on the PsyberGate
for a permanent link to this site which is updated so regularly.
The Group and Its Protagonist
~ Psychodrama paper by wl.
Another article by Eric S Raymond. I loved it, & I'd like to
see others on the same themes.
list of tips for Listservs.
Comprehensive list of links to distance
International Harvard Conference on Internet & Society
If you are going, I'll see you there!
Cathedral and the Bazaar This is the article by Eric S Raymond.
Insight into the nature of the cosmos! See the discussion
in Psyber-l at the moment
Wednesday 8: Glass Bead Game Central:
Wednesday 8: Jerry
Pournelli, my favourite columnist!
Tuesday, 7 : Mail
-- A candidate for PsyberGroups?
(Wired Archives) As We May Think by Vannevar Bush. This article was originally
published in the July 1945 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. It is reproduced
here with their permission. Classic.
of Cyberspace Not Psybernet!
The Jung Index
Welcome to Spectrum Virtual
Internet Mailing Lists are one of the most powerful aspects of the internet. Hwere iar a bunch of Psychological Lists related to the Psybernet
My son, occasional contributor to various psybernet groups. His ezine called Copy. Home pages. Worth a look to see what is possible on the web. Will need to download some applets. aka Daniel Logeman. Josh
City of Bits
The City of Bits _is_ a book , not just a 'cover of a book'. It is a book by an architect -- who else?-- about the nature of cyberspace.
Here is an excerpt from sub headings in the second chapter. It reads like a list of Psyberspace Classics, all the themes that come up regularly in the experience of this realm.
Spatial / Antispatial
Corporeal / Incorporeal
Focused / Fragmented
Synchronous / Asynchronous
Narrowband / Broadband
Voyeurism / Engagement
Contiguous / Connected
A Psyberspace Classic -- at least it looks like it at first glance. It has the insight of First Steps in Cyberspace, is digital as well as analog, and it is illustrated with 100s of links! It has a discussion site attached.
Larry Karper has a page called 'The Couch' he is
interested in group work on the net in IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
In memory of Stuart Currie
University of Idaho Cyberspace Page
Has a definition, and links to other material, including all newsgroups relevant to cyberspace explorations. wl
Specializing in Exploration and Tool Use on the Matrix of the Net
Feminist Activist Resources on the Net
Is a game designer. Games with a psychological depth, unequaled as far as I
Charles and I are working together on a PsyberGroup called the Dream Event.
(May 96). The invitation to this event is available -- will post it here soon,
or contact me. Note that it is a list that closes on May 10 1996
Mythology Gods Olympians
Takes you to the section on Greek Mythology in
the Interpedia, quite comprehensive.
Glass bead Game
This is Stephen's record of a game played in the Psybernet Mailing
list, it also leads onto Stephen's home pages -- very relevant to Psybernet.
The Heart of Jung
another link to Stephen's pages. He gives us a brief guided journey through
some of Jung's ideas . . . worth a look if you are in a contemplative mood.
Groupware is relevant to Psybernet in that it influences how group
dynamics work in cyberspace.
Inner City Books now has its own Web site at:
A useful web site for Jungian information as well as books . . .
Complete Catalogue 1980 - 1996, with connecting links from
author and title indexes, brief descriptions of each title, capsule comments
from reviews, terms of sale (with discounts that more than cover the cost of
postage) and complete details on how to order. (60K, text only) Other Web
sites for information and resources related to Jungian psychology:
Most are listed here as well -- but they may have more now.
C.G. Jung Home Page
The most comprehensive listing or resources and links I have seen . . .
Congratulations to Donald
Metaphor in Politics
An open letter to the Internet from George Lakoff (1991)
Professor of Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley
To Friends and Colleagues on the Net:
January 15 is getting very close. As things now stand, President Bush
seems to have convinced most of the country that war in the gulf is morally
justified, and that it makes sense to think of ``winning'' such a war.
I have just completed a study of the way the war has been justified. I
have found that the justification is based very largely on a metaphorical
system of thought in general use for understanding foreign policy. I have
analyzed the system, checked it to see what the metaphors hide, and have
checked to the best of my ability to see whether the metaphors fit the
situation in the gulf, even if one accepts them. So far as I can see, the
justification for war, point by point, is anything but clear.
This is a classic of the Internet and relevant to Psybernet as it has the
focus of metaphor. wl
Has an article on his pages about the nature of the medium. I
found it interesting. wl
> Marco Longo M.D.
Psybernet, Psychology and Tele-computing.
> Specialist in Clinical Psychology
Psychoanalyst and IIPG (Pollaiolo) Group Psychoanalyst
(Anorexia-Bulimia-Eating disorders) Psychotherapist
> Office: Via Dandolo
24 - 00153 - Roma, Italy
> tel +39 6 5897607 - fax +39 6 5803881
essay I (Walter Logeman) wrote in January 1994 -- I am working on a new one --
that takes all this way beyond these initial ideas. Please respond in the
Psybernet Mailing list. .
He is the author of Virtual Communities. He is a good writer and
experienced with the human side of the medium. He is also the editor of the
Millennium Whole Earth Catalogue. wl
The Round Table
A great little publication -- worth subbing to -- I have just [ 27 February,
1996] sent up a review of Edinger' s new book on Aion which will
be in the next issue.
Carl C. Jung Page
A very sparse page bought to
you courtesy of Psybernet -- a page that can grow.
Jacob Levy Moreno Page
A Psybernet page -- a
page that can grow.
Marshall McLuhan Page
I think this man is a
pioneer of cyberspace and his methodology is interesting. He does have some
ideas that are beyond the pail! Warrants a Psybernet page, as do a lot of people
who do not have one! wl
Patricia Seybold etc... Business and the Internet:
Adventures in Hype - R - Space
by Jeffrey Dearth and Arnold Kling
The sound bites are apocalyptic:
"If you're not an active Internet citizen by the mid-1990's, you're
likely to be out of business by the year 2000."
Computerworld, March 28, 1994
Explores the reality of the value of Internet for business. A 1994 article is
a little dated at this point, but it still has the factors a business could use
to base its decisions on re Internet. wl
Taylor "It's a
taylor twice told."
The Psybernet Occasional Email
Snippets form Psybernet in your mail-box.
The Windows 95 Page
E-mail - "email@example.com"
Haim Weinberg, clinical psychologist and group psychotherapist Tel-Aviv,
Group-psychotherapy forum discussion leader.
Here is what the owner says of this page:
I have a site with a lot of information about italy, italian companies,
hotels and cultural events including cyberculture.
It is a very comprehensive list of links.
Could be interesting with the Bion conference on in italy in 1997
The Psybernet BBS
The Psybernet BBS is closed as from end of March 1996. Psybernet began its
life on the BBS in April 1993. This is a (broken) link to the Psybernet history
The Psybernet E-zine
Came out twice. Read the first or the second one. Now I have a Psybernet Letter also at Infrequent and irregular intervals.
Classical Themes of Psyberspace There
are many themes that crop up again and again in many forums in cyberspace, that
have a relationship to the psychology of the medium -- for example identity,
gender, artificial consciousness, the power of the medium on our consciousness.
the aim of this probe is to do the classical Aristotelian thing and name the
themes. And more than that, to have links to the best archive on the topic we
can find. The idea is to not have to reinvent the wheel all the time. Note that
this is a new page , and there is not a lot there. Please help if you think the
idea is worth pursuing. Now a dead link.
I have been listening to Riding Range with Marshall McLuhan by Terence
McKenna Recorded at a seminar at the Esalen Institute. can be