I spent the afternoon yesterday, making the final edit for the since-long-way-back intended Wikipedia Entry on 'Sustainopreneurship'. In some ways possible to do ever since I got published with my contribution to the VHU conference proceedings published 2006, making it formally researched and peer-reviewed by senior researchers in that volume. But I awaited two authoring rounds more, before firmly finding it able to publish to meet the rightfully high standards of Wikipedia - especially on new concepts (as some referred to as neologisms before entering mainstream vocabulary). The tentative definition in the VHU publication was tried-and-tested through the Master Thesis in 2007 using the Enactive Research approach, and then followed by a conference article on prospective future research on Sustainopreneurship. This last article went into the loop of post-editing and peer review to finally be published in a book, printed and delivered September 15, 2008 (that will be blog covered separately).
This last event was the turning point for me - now I had a firm foundation of three rigorly scrutinized academic publications, feeling comfortable enough to defend the article, and activate my account on Wikipedia. As expected, a quick note from a seasoned Wikipedian beyond the publishing (those citizens who contribute to the living dynamic community-authored encyclopedia) tagged it with the "original research" stamp, since a quick read of the article make the Master Thesis an all too dominant part of the core content on the conceptual development, making it look like I want to popularize the Master Thesis. No, that was not the case, and I objected on the talk page, stating 1. The term was not coined by me. 2. There are two ISBN-catalogued and peer-reviewed books containing my contribution meeting academic standards. Beyond the editing (I shortened the notes on the Thesis to make it more proportional in the chronology of events in the development section, and I replaced the direct link to the Master Thesis with the Google Scholar Search on Sustainopreneurship, and added ISBN numbers together with direct links showcasing the two books), I took away the template and tagging of the article.
Beyond this, it has been untouched and not questioned, and I hope it will stay that way. Now, 24 hours later, it has been viewed 54 times.
At the publishing moment, I was listening to the end of the first hour of Markus Schulz Internet radio show Global DJ Broadcast from October 9 [tracklist - download], Deadmau5's version of the Title Music from A Clockwork Orange movie by Stanley Kubrick, originally the Funeral Music of Queen Mary II by composer Henry Purcell. Aptly titled "Clockwork" [YouTube].
The drama of that song, and the Anthony Burgess original dystopia with the term Ultra Violence coined, made a great illustrative turning point to the historical moment, where the "hive mind truth" and common sense meanings of the world we have been trying to understand the last 200 000 years as Homo Sapiens reflected by Wikipedia recieved my donation to the knowledge of humanity. Where I want to turn the state of Ultra Violence towards ourselves and our planet to Ultra Peace.
Beyond the adding of the knowledge to the hive mind, announced through a Tweet stating it as my Gift to Humanity on World Poverty Day, four minutes after the publishing, and adding my instant defense of the article at the Wikipedia Talk Page, I was resting and listening to the news. To my surprise, I saw a news flash from the Traditional Circle of Elders meeting at Flathead Lake, Montana from Swedish TV4 - and I realized when looking at the website today that they were the only TV Broadcasting Company allowed to be there [report here - swedish narration, but interviews with chiefs and leaders in english]. Traditionally, these annual meetings of all the tribe and spiritual leaders of the Native Americans dating back over thirty years, have been closed for "the White Brother Man" as they say, but some years ago they decided to open up and share. The increasing concern with Global Warming and the nature catastrophes increasing in intensity and numbers of later years made them decide to share their message with the world and the white man. Oren Lyons was there [interview, longer and in English, with Oren Lyons from TV4 and the meeting], who I had the honor to meet at the big Envisions conference in Västerås 2002. Back then he ended the whole 500+ peeps conference with the words "Action Speaks Louder Than Words".
And that wraps up my posting on the story on my Wikipedia Entry. It started out as action without words by the turn of the millennium early 2000, then I stumbled upon a concept illustrating my deeds in 2003, and now, 2008 beyond three crucial publications, it is time to take this word even further in proliferation. Not focus on the talk in the spirit of the word, but to actually shut up and do something. A concept is a concept, and an idea is an idea, and nothing is as practical as a good theory. But what matters is how we apply it. Also, what I have learned, is that it is by hands-on application and action we can learn a lot more about the concept.
Now walking my talk, by exactly shutting up, and end with a link.
NOTE: This post a part of the Book Blogging, see sidebar. Intended to be included in Part I of the book, outline and synopsis of the book to be published separately. Categorized accordingly.