… (1) the evolved human capacity to classify and represent experiences with symbols, and to act imaginatively and creatively; and (2) the distinct ways that people living in different parts of the world classified and represented their experiences, and acted creatively.
… the physical artifacts created by a society, its so-called material culture and everything else, the intangibles such as language, customs, etc. that are the main referent of the term “culture”
… the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively
… the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society
Whether in a personal or professional context, in this blog I plan to discuss different aspects of culture and my views on it. “Culture” is a very broad term and so are my interests in it. One of my great passions is online culture, including its sociological aspects, individual and collective identity, entertainment, information flow, and networks. I find it captivating that the field is so vastly complex, without boundaries and very much alive and growing.
But being a person that has grown up and lived in the pre-internet age until my mid-teens, I also value the traditional arts and sciences. Books, movies, audio books, music, performance arts, and hand crafting are just some of many things that I hold dear. The wonderful thing about the internet is that it can incorporate and evolve all of these things. I am a firm believer that analogue and digital forms will continue to coexist and nurture each other for a long time. To my mind, both have their right to exist and wonderful unique aspects to them.
Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing my interests. I hope you enjoy what you see and would love to hear your thoughts on it.