Insights into the Alternative ‘Techie’ Culture

Nearly ten years after the Zippies – Zen Inspired Professional Pagans – first kicked up a storm in a comet-like blaze of publicity with their provocative ideas, these self-proclaimed prophets of the net generation are back in the news thanks to flashmobbing. We captured the front cover of Wired magazine with a dramatic exclusive on this alternative techno-community. Now, a decade later, we went back to find out what’s been happening since the digital boom has gone bust. Welcome to the flip-side of globalisation, the fun side of the digital revolution, the post-economic economy – the alternative futuristic view of the Zippies.


Text by Jules Marshall