In all respect to the virtual worlds of the immaterial part of the “social web” – there is something special with the “physical meeting”, one to one, one to a few, few to a few, or many among many. I arrange a lot of events, and I am also parts of the “stage”, besides the arranger. Through the years, many types of events have been passed – as guest, as “artist” (the DJ or the Speaker), as event blogger with the blogger’s pass, from the “minimalistic” to the “big”.
What can be when the flows are right – is the experience of “magic”.
In the title of the category, you hear it. The neologism of unifying the “epic” with the “magic”.
If we turn to the roots of the words, through the companion “etymonline”, we find:
epic (adj.)1580s, perhaps via M.Fr. épique or directly from L. epicus, from Gk. epikos, from epos “word, story, poem,” from PIE *wekw- “to speak” (see voice). Extended sense of “grand, heroic” first recorded in English 1731. The noun meaning “an epic poem” is first recorded 1706.
magic (n.)late 14c., “art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces,” from O.Fr. magique “magic, magical,” from L.L. magice “sorcery, magic,” from Gk. magike(presumably with tekhne “art”), fem. of magikos “magical,” from magos “one of the members of the learned and priestly class,” from O.Pers. magush, possibly from PIE *magh-(1) “to be able, to have power” (see machine). Transferred sense of “legerdemain, optical illusion, etc.” is from 1811. Displaced O.E. wiccecræft (see witch); also drycræft, fromdry “magician,” from Ir. drui “priest, magician” (see druid).
So – with the natural force of co-creating spirits flown together in one place, there you have the material of “stories to be told”. The Epic and Magic Event. Epimagic :). The concept is derived from what kicked this year off – a New Year’s Party which I co-arranged and also DJ:ed at.
Expect livestreams and curated summaries from various events to take place here. Among the unreported, lately, are some past events:
- The third #EvernoteMeetup in Stockholm
- Pecha Kucha in Linköping for the first time
- The electronic experimental café of #Knaster by NEMCOM
- The kick-off for the Flow Society Seminars
Something like that. Next Flow Society Seminar will make a serious attempt to be livestreamed through Bambuser with the lecture part, this coming Friday. Literally – stay tuned!
“The Revolution will not be Televised. It will be…” /Gil Scott Heron