1. Reason for this entry: I am currently working on automatic translation and I am doing a test…
2. Summary ?!?
WORK IN PROGRESS
Hello @sms2sms, can I ask you a question?
JvE: In an American journal of cultural sociology, I found the term “Cultural Default Change” #CdC. It was associated with your Twitter account. What does this term mean?
sms: (laughs) Does not CdC stand for Centers for Disease Control & Prevention?
I do not know...
Well, as a social worker who sees his work as work on the social, working on language is an important tool…
Is that why you develop so many neologisms?
Default Change — or “Cultural Default Change” — is not a neologism.
It is three words, which in this composition become a brand for a concept?
Why not memes, instead of “brand”? I’m not trying to develop a product.
The meme makes a suggestion about how culture might be observed?
What do you mean when you say culture?
A cluster of patterns in the context of the social?
What do you mean when you say “the social”?
You would say “the social” is a distinction of “biological” (life), “psychological” (consciousness) and “machine” (“code”).
This was the classic in systems theories. They were able to describe four autopoietic systems from the perspective of people: #PsySocCybBio. Unfortunately, the system concept was then used inflationarily on many other levels. The word “system” was used like an analogy or a metaphor. A big mess was created.
But the determination of the social in the original sense could be made very precisely.
Exactly. But the prejudice against the tradition of constructivism was strong and prevented the exploration of this proposal.
What is “the Social”?
What the social is supposed to denote is clarified in two steps.
First, according to this view, the social is a distinction:
- Non-Psychical #Psy
- Non-biological #Bio
- Not machine #Cyb
For people who choose “the human being”, the body, the individual as a starting point, this notion feels anti-humanistic, abstract and “theoretical”. But it is, conversely, so clear that every small child immediately recognizes it as completely self-evident.
How do you explain it to a child?
I stood with my daughter at my father’s open grave and the little one cried, as I did.
Later I was able to explain to her:
You see, my child: our bodies are no different from the rest of the world. That is why we can put the body back into the earth and the earth will take it up like fallen leaves from the trees. #Bio
How sad you are that your grandfather will never again go for a walk with you and how sad I am that I can no longer discuss important questions with my father, that we can only exchange with each other very awkwardly, only very imprecisely, actually not at all. #Psy
No matter how eloquently ChatGPT answers my questions: It is absolutely clear that this machine has no feelings and neither needs to sleep nor to eat. #Cyb
Because we can see each other, because we can hear each other, because we use all our human senses to feel our way through a shared world, a communicative space is created which informs us. The language, the fashion, the architecture — the music that is important to you — they are all elements of communication. #Soc
That is very poetic.
And, moreover, much more accurate than the starting point of: “Man is at the center of everything”. After all, the largest contact surface of the human being lies in the body’s interior, in the lungs, in the intestines… (laughs)
But it enabled the statement, “All men are created equal.“
Exactly. And those who pray this sentence torture Julian Assange and order ammunition to the NATO Eastern Front…. In the name of freedom, equality, fraternity.
Access via systems theories can prevent that?
Of course not. The strongest is the strongest and will prevail. That has always been the case. It will always be that way.
Then what is the point of a different approach?
Because the challenges are changing?
The four industrial revolutions mechanization, motorization, automation, digitalization?
For example. And the associated issues in the use of resources. Yes.
Sociology, based on the various theories, has been able to make the proposal of world society early…
Links, Threads, Blogposts, open hints…
Stefan M. Seydel, aka sms, aka sms2sms in «Zürcher Festspiel 1901″ (2019, Fotocredit: Charles Schnyder): Twitter, Wikipedia (Lemma), Youtube (aktuell), Soundcloud, Mastodon, Instagram (gesperrt), Snapchat, TikTok, Twitch, t.me/WikiDienstag (Nicht in Betrieb) | Exklusiv: speakerbooking.ch/sms2sms
Stefan M. Seydel, born in 1965, is an entrepreneur, social worker and artist. After a professional apprenticeship as a structural draftsman, he completed a bachelor’s degree in social work in St. Gallen and a master’s degree in the same discipline with Silvia Staub-Bernasconi in Berlin. His mainly self-employed work revolves around the development and realization of pilot and impulse projects for renowned clients.
As an artist he has presented exhibitions and performances on an international level, including at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the German Historical Museum in Berlin or a solo exhibition “Kunst Macht Probleme” at the Crypta Cabaret Voltaire, Birthplace of DADA in Zurich. He was awarded the Migros Jubilée Award in the category of knowledge transfer and has received various honors through Webby Awards for his work with rocketboom.com.
Stefan was a jury member of the Next Idea Prix Ars Electronica 2010 and was a member of the school board of the Gymnasium Kloster Disentis for three years. His knowledge and experience in the field of information and technology have also helped him to collaborate with Statistik Stadt Zürich and Wikimedia Schweiz under WikiDienstag.ch.
His commitment in the field of voluntary work led him to the presidency of the International Lake Constance Club (head of the scientific section) or for some other years as vice-president of the P.E.N. Club Liechtenstein initiated by Paul Watzlawick. Seydel has published two books together with his partner under (( rebell.tv ))), many columns, technical texts and journalistic texts.
He uses his work on social media as microblogging. In his blog he processes his topics. Some of them are deepened into readable texts upon request, others are expanded into lectures. At Carl Auer Verlag in Heidelberg, he collects “elements of a next cultural form”. His developments in the context of socio-spatial intervention (“work on the social”) make concrete proposals in relation to answering the social question.
After 12 years in Berlin and 6 years in Zurich, however, he moved in the second half of his life from Lake Constance towards the source of the Rhine to Dissentis/Mustér and has almost completely stopped traveling. Instead he makes all the more so-called #Feedlogs (Orgiastik). These are working meetings on intentional questions in a lifestream. (so?)
About @sms2sms, aka Stefan M. Seydel/sms ;-)
Textsorte: (1) Traum, (2) Blitz, (3) Bekenntnis, (4) Memo, (5) Märchen, (6) Drama, (7) Tabu
Arbeitsform: Dokumentation, Listenbildung, Work in Progress