in·fra·cul·ture (nfr-klchr) n.
1. The volunteers and visionaries who form an underlying base or foundation of a creative “not just the arts” community organization or system.
2. The "basic-needs" facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a creative “not just the arts” community or society. Includes the citizens themselves, community centres, community gardens with wood ovens and outdoor kitchens, farmers’ markets and community-run food centres, and neighbourhood social networks (virtual or online).
Infraculutre describes tangible grassroot/local/community “creative, yet not always artistic” initiatives and social networks. In Toronto, Canada our “infraculture” is populated by creative people working well under our cultural and artistic organizations-- People who are CREATING something OTHER than art or music for those who have not forgotten to appreciate our most basic needs. Needs like good food, lower crime rates and healthy/spiritual community interaction and involvement.
Those who create the most basic “infraculture”, are average citizens who find new and inexpensive ways to help the communities in which they live. They are not always artists, musicians or dancers-- they are gardeners, bakers and gleaners(fruitpickers). They are “Community Activators and Animators”. Some are municipal workers and some are your neighbourhood volunteers, but all of them find helpful ways to interact with our cities and residents. At this time, their “truly creative” community work sometimes goes unnoticed and most often underappreciated or misunderstood. At times they must even fight their local municipalities for the positive change in their communities. They can, and are, creating change with very little money.
One of the original meanings of the word “culture” does not involve the arts but refers to the cultivation of soil. These new urban farmers work to create community gardens and greenhouses to grow local produce; these new urban bakers tend wood ovens in our parks; these new urban gleaners organize and train networks of fruit pickers to harvest the untended urban fruit trees and vines on public and private urban land.
Infraculture. Because art, music and dance should come second to food, shelter and safety.
The years between 2000 and 3000. Being the millennium that the human brain/mind makes its greatest leaps in power, knowledge and exploration. The connecting of all human thought in real-time will most likely occur in the next 1000 years. The word "Cerebellennium" is a combination, or portmanteau, of the words CEREBELLUM (part of brain) and MILLENNIUM (a thousand years).
The human mind will change in unforeseeable ways over the next 1000 years, as the Cerebellennium unfolds.
"Tigerjonesing" is a deep craving for a woman or women by a married or attached man. Derived from the word "jonesing", it can be compared to the cravings addicts have for their substance of choice. This word is directly inspired by Tiger Woods, famous Golf hero, who famously had a constant "Tigerjonesing" for all kinds of women... even though he was a married man, father of two, and trusted spokesperson for many big brands.
That single, gorgeous, interested, half-my-age woman is coming back to visit me. She has me TIGERJONESING for her... but I can't because I'm still 100 per cent loyal to my partner/wife.
"Biterature" is a combination, or portmanteau, of the words BITE (from sound bite for instance) and LITERATURE (written works). Biterature includes extremely short stories, quotes and thoughts... and is becoming more common as social web sites like Twitter become more popular. As the attention span of the average human reduces to almost nothing, people will only be able to read biterature, having lost the ability to read an entire page of text. Human speech will also change, with people talking in sound bites instead of full sentences.
The biterature of the great advertising copywriters of the mid-twentieth century is very popular in 2053... as is the biterature of early Twitter authors and thinkers.
Socialishness is what social media should be, but isn't. Television started carrying theatre but quickly eroded to be just filler content between commercials and now is mostly infomercials. The web went from information to porn almost instantly. Now Social Media is more Media than Social. the only thing that will save Social Media from a quick death is "socialishness"... people have to actively meet in-real-life (IRL) and shun/block/attack any aggressive marketing attempts using Social Media.
If you are not sure what to blog about, DO SOMETHING IN REAL LIFE and blog about it. Socialishness is a lot more sincere and interesting than repeating other experiences or ideas.