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Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

sxsw: a temporary techtopia

Instead of Tweeting into a void, they’re communicating with people on the other side of the convention center. People use their location-based applications to tell friends which bars they’re at. Women that meet in passing can follow each others Tweets and reunite an hour later, better-informed. These technologies are working exactly the way their developers say they should. Human beings connect to one another.

via @maura

A Temporary and Equitable Technocracy: SxSW's Hunter-Gatherers | The Awl.