On Cultivating a Personal Microculture, and the Complications Thereof
July 2, 2017 5:56 PM Subscribe
Author William Gibson describes learning to write fiction as a matter of "a matter of a personal micro-culture." But developing a personal identity in such a piecemeal way has its challenges, writes Timothy Ray in "Rolling Your Own Culture and (Not) Finding Community," an essay for Ribbonfarm. "As cultures become atomized or nonexistent, our languages for communicating meaning to one another, for crafting meaning together, have a shrinking shared vocabulary....The more carefully you’ve planned your life, the fewer people you’ll find to plan it with."