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Greg McVerry

Kitt Hodsden — On Contraction and Extraction #IndieWeb keynote

I'm talking on contractions and expansions. We start our journey with our world shaking. It explodes into an immeasurable expanse and we are left in

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I'm talking on contractions and expansions. We start our journey with our world shaking. It explodes into an immeasurable expanse and we are left in cycles of contractions and expansions. Until, like hamlet, we shuffle off this mortal coil because fundamentally, this is what life is about.

 

What a great storyteller!. I love dualism in talks, provides such a powerful narrative path for any tale

We are sometimes criticized for our gender or our non-gender, for the color of our hair or the color of our skin. For simply being who we are. As if being ourselves is somehow wrong. We know it isn't. But we contract into ourselves nonetheless. And then we find our tribe.

Find your tribe

How easy is it to flitter out into the silos to share our lives? The silos are easy. They are popular and they are cool. Don't we all want to be cool? We make connections and we join new networks and we expand again. We trade privacy for that ease. We hand our data over. We expand someway even though we lose a little bit. We can justify that little bit. It's a small amount of loss, right?

We can do this together

Each of these are correct and they are incomplete. Each silo is only a part of the picture of who we are. Our memories fade, the fish become bigger. The intensity of the moment lessens. The wounds heal over and we tell our tales from the position of an observer instead of a participant. The narrator instead of the her OE of our own story. We see the data that we want to track and we track it not because some corporate entity wants to sell us something we don't need, but rather because it is important to us. The data delights us. We see patterns about ourselves and we expand. We can look back at who we thought we were. We can see who we really were. Who we are and most importantly, we can see the trends towards who we want to become

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