I am the Sphere. As I am wont to remind everyone at regular intervals. Such as right now.
Hi. I’m @sargoth. And @piratkatt. Why two? Because, as it turns out, the Swedish language is an exclusive language group, and it gets old real fast to lose interesting followers due to language barriers. And while I encourage you all to come here and learn the language of honor and heroes, I realize that you’re busy doing stuff elsewhere.
Awesome stuff. The stuff that matters.
What I do? I learn things. At times, I learn them at the University of Örebro, the city where I study, live and exist. At other times, I learn them while teaching them – in lectures, workshops and seminars. Most of the time, I just learn in general.
The unproductive, asocial learning that philosophers of all ages have always talked about.
Which is what I will focus on during my week as @sweden. Learning, knowledge, language, literature, virtue, rhetoric, public policy, politics, internet, memetics – and the various fun ways in which these processes interact to create what is commonly referred to as “things”.
No thing is just a thing. It is also matter. And the stuff that matters, matters for many different reasons. The most important of these reasons being those we find important. In a nice, circular motion of self-reinforcing self-importance.
I am the Sphere.
Welcome to Sweden.