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Interview :: Media : Organizing : Technology
Dave Slusher, Uplifter
08 Mar 2006
Interview with Dave Slusher about the Uplifter movement of self-reliance, creativity and interconnectivity.
Interview with Dave Slusher of the Evil Genius Chronicles about the Uplifter grassroots movement. We discuss what is an Uplifter?; deciding on the name; Strauss and Howe’s book, Generations: The History of America’s Future; Generation X; the DIY punk aesthetic; John Naisbitt’s Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives and Alvin Toffler’s Third Wave; the rise of prosumer culture; Uplifters live within their means, generally comfortably below their means; Make magazine; making your resources go further; doing the things you want to, not the things you have to; the Uplifter manifesto; scalability in action; Web 2.0; people tearing down others who seek to achieve goals; Buddhism; being gratified with how many have responded to Uplifter; upcoming Uplifter events; Myrtle Beach and William Gibson; Duke University’s Podcasting Symposium; examples of peoples and organizations who embody the spirit of Uplifters; Brewster Khale bookmobile; IndyMedia; Dischord Records; an audience that creates it’s own audience are more sophisticated about media; logo designs for Uplifter; Buckminster Fuller; how Bit Torrent is like a geodesic dome; the Uplifter blog.

Vera Beren calls in with an entry for her audio travel journal.

Featured mashup is “Looking Down The Barrel Of A Warm Gun” by dj BC and The Beastles.

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