Infrastructure for Infrastructures
Part of the Blogging Futures course. Feel free to contribute to the conversation!
Infrastructure makes me think of not specific application but of broad application. How can we foster a multiplicity of blogging infrastructures?
Because there seems to be an understanding in this conversation that no single solution will solve our problems. Constant experimentation of writing possibilities is needed. For that to happen, we need places where that kind of activity can happen – where people can join in blogchains, where people can engage in anonymous publication as mentioned in the previous post, where people can get lost in labyrinths, where people can be a part of a new kind of republic of letters.
This is where I think the communities formed around FNS, Antilibraries, and Ribbon Farm come in. Through reading and participating in them I find myself thinking of alternative ways of how to thinking about and use the web. They give me newer paradigms from which to operate.
So perhaps I am contemplating what kind of communal infrastructure can allow us to better test out writing infrastructures.