The term Tech Culture, or Geek Culture, sound like an abstraction doesn’t it? Something that’s all-parading all around you; you can feel it, breath it but can’t quite place your finger on it. If you find your eyebrow arched in a mental “huh?”, don’t worry it went pretty “meta” on us too.
Hence in a bout of pedagogic inquisitiveness we went about trying to find out what these terms meant and how one could start defining them.
Today it’s an all encompassing system that we actually live within. W are its cogs. Technology transferred from a mere construct of culture to a culture in itself. At the forefront of this culture were Geeks, who took to it very naturally. The technocrats of yesteryear became the Geeks of today. The two are so closely linked that almost all of geek culture is fully entrenched in its larger set. Hence Geekdom is not just about being into niche technology, it’s more of an approach towards things. It’s a way of life.
Geekdom though seemingly impenetrable is in reality fairly inclusive. As Mahatama Gandhi once said “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.”
The Creativity clique
Current technology offers various ways through which your creativity can be recognized and rewarded. The theory is simple: ‘make something interesting’ and chances are it will get shared setting off the great viral machine that is the internet.
Get Cultured Get Cool
In this age of Internet, sensations and viral everything, if you are not a part of Geek Culture, you are Uncool!!
Mr. Anil Kumar Mishra is currently at Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Avadi, Chennai. He was Library Information Officer at NIHFW, New Delhi. He has more than 5 years of professional experience in various libraries. He has worked with top international institutes and organizations in the world like Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad and National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) New Delhi. Developed India’s first National Repository on Maternal Child Health at NCHRC, NIHFW @www.childhealthindiainfo.com . Also developed the National Health Portal on Family Planning at NIHFW, New Delhi. He has written several papers for International conferences and many papers for national conferences and Journals. He is the life member of Indian Library Association. He has immense experience in managing electronic databases and has been an advisor on information resources and techniques to management and development of Information projects and Repositories to many organizations. Few are Child Resource Centre (CRC) Repository of KILA & UNICEF, Kerala (www.crckila.org) and Library website of Tamil Nadu Veterenary Medical University was developed under his guidance His areas of interests are Library Administration, Information Management, Library Computerization, Cloud Computiong, Semantic Web Technology, Content Management System, Systematic Literature Review and Digital Library. He has rich experience in building new libraries and institutional repositories. Checkout his Blog Key to ICT in LIS (http://ictinlis.blogspot.com), the top source for articles and news in social and digital media, technology, web culture, Library, Information and Communication Technology.