Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The Human Project

Just a quick shout out to Steve Fuller and anyone else who may be interested-- Steve, not sure if you've already seen this, but there might be scope for you to contact them about your new book...could at least be worth tweeting them...? Failing that, given the scale of involvement the creators of the project are calling for, I suppose there is some potential to offer a snapshot of where the collective conversations about humanity are going with respect to a range of important issues. Its availability as an app hints at possible uses as a pedagogical tool, provided it doesn't become too panglossian....(?)

Human Manifesto 2.0 - We do it together

(All of the above, plus) The Human Manifesto makes the case for a bigger, bolder, 21st century human identity. Two billion of us can now access the entire evolving body of human knowledge through the internet. You don't have to be an anthropologist to glimpse the richness of human experience, a cosmologist to grasp the 13.7 billion year story of our Universe, or a close friend to see what millions of us are thinking at this very moment. All you need is an internet connection, an explorer's mind, and time to piece it all together.

The Human Manifesto 1.0 just talks about it. In The Human Manifesto 2.0, we can all show how it's done. You participate. You would be able to upload your videos and images in response to the question, "What does it mean to be Human in the 21st century?" to YouTube and Flickr (and tag them with #IamHuman), and we'll create a curated content platform, letting you vote and share the content you like most. The Human Manifesto 2.0 can become an evolving declaration of who we are as a species and who we could become.

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