A Spime is a Species

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There’s a debate going on at Adam Greenfield’s V-2.org (and elsewhere) over Bruce Sterling’s neologism “spime”, a term he coined at Etech 2006 to refer to new technological/networked objects that emerge into human consciousness without a name or an apparent history. In 2001 a new mammal was found in China. This cladogram shows where scientists … Continue reading A Spime is a Species

Tagging -2.0?

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I was at first impressed with the power of folksonomy-based tagging (in the sense of allowing users to invent their own taxonomies and metadata for information objects). But now I’m not so sure. I just attended a SXSW panel called “Taxonomy 2.0”, with Tom Vander Wal, Prentiss Riddle, Rashmi Sinha, Adina Levin and moderated by … Continue reading Tagging -2.0?

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Hi! I’m Christopher Fahey and I’m a user experience designer. I live in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York with my lovely wife Peggy (aka tinydiva) and two nearly-identical looking cats, Nike and Perseus. I was born and raised in Philadelphia and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, where I built model castles, airplanes, and rockets, wrote my own … Continue reading About