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Basic Information[edit]

The username geo.per refers to a particular Wikipedia contributor who first officially signed up in 2006. His areas of experience/interest include topics in sociology, applied science, aesthetics, mathematics, natural resources conservation, cultural history, and education.

I am the user information page of this Wikipedia contributor (whether presenting this statement, or embodying it, implies or constitutes self-awareness is a sure topic for epistemological debate).

Fabricated Etymology[edit]

The following was reported earlier this year:

From June 1997 to May 2002, the word pergeo was official Oceanic Newspeak for "department of personable geography", the arm of the Ministry of Peace whose goal it was to lead groups of youth on civil service projects, nominally to maintain the aesthetic quality of the city and wilderness, actually to prepare groups for positions as mechanics and field technology operatives for the upcoming massive-scale assault on Eurasia.
When alliances officially changed in 2002, the project was officially unpersonated as part of the Ministry of Truth corrections process, though technically every member of the pergeo department was vanished by August of the previous year.

The contents of this dissemination have not been verified.


The word "geo.per" signifies a separation of self and attainment of the ideal (per for person and/or perfection) from one's understanding of world, environment and community (geo for the prefix geo- in geography, geology, etc). It constitutes a deprecating reference to a sociological trend in some technologically-preoccupied cultures, in which connections between a person's self-image and his/her understanding of environment are steadily corroded by technological advances that surmount the interactive limitations previously imposed by inhabited physical space.

Proponents of this model suggest that as the need to respect and accommodate spacial limitations decreases, one's aesthetic appreciation for the natural world might increase or decrease, but one's identification with the natural world inevitably decreases -- in other terms, the natural/spacial world is increasingly othered. This is allegedly supported by evidence for increasing personal-construction indentifiability, notably including a rise in self-identification with the house. Sources for the theory, including highly questionable demographic analysis, are inevitably forthcoming.


For ideas on how to pronounce "geo.per" or to contribute your own, check with my sibling, the discussion page.