The 9pm Edict #12

The 9pm Edict Australia’s federal election campaign kicks off in a flurry of cliché. And the instant-continuous news media battle to be relevant.

Given that we’ve got a federal election campaign on our hands, I figured I’d resurrect The 9pm Edict podcast. And here it is.

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If you’d like to comment on this episode, please add your comment below, or Skype to stilgherrian or phone Sydney +61 2 8011 3733.

[Credits: The 9pm Edict theme by mansardian, Edict fanfare by neonaeon, all from The Freesound Project. Photograph of Stilgherrian taken 29 March 2009 by misswired, used by permission. Responsibility for election commentary is taken by Stilgherrian, Enmore, New South Wales.]

8 Replies to “The 9pm Edict #12”

  1. @Sylmobile: Thank you. Actually, the loopy edits over the end theme only took about 25 minutes. It’s the roughest cut’n’paste sampling job in the history of digital music production.

  2. On Friday (in a talk on social media such as Twitter) I heard the term “socionomics” for the first time.

    You can read about it here:-

    “Socionomics is the study of social mood and its results in social actions. It studies how waves of endogenously regulated social mood in turn regulate changes in the economy, political preferences, financial markets, pop culture, etc.”

    Socionomics (so I’ve heard) is set to play a big part in this election.

    The electrononsphere of which cyberspace and social media are just a part will increasingly impact on the next parliament.


  3. @Bob Bain: Socionomics has always played a huge part in every election. And everything else we humans do. Human social networks are the basis of human society because we’re social animals. Like lorikeets. Or

    It’s just that now we have ways of displaying those social networks on computer screens and measuring them, so the Social Media Expert Gurus (SMEGs) have a fancy new word for it to prove how special they are.

  4. @Stilgherrian “displaying those social networks on computer screens” is something that is described (or so I understand) in the “language of the branches”. At the human interface level we conceive – but at the base level the major component (ignorning quarks) is electrons. (The “Electronosphere).

    The “language of the branches” is the language used “to discuss broad abstract ideas by using everyday ordinary words.” ( or to connect the dots betwen electrons and human understanding ).


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