Thinking out loud.....From Vintage Tomorrows:
"A subculture is a group of people whose values or behavior set them apart from the cultural mainstream. A counterculture is a subculture that seeks to change mainstream culture. Fact: steampunk is a subculture. Hypothesis: steampunk is a counterculture. Keep an eye out for change."
I think we have a truckload of subcultures but I think we need a more unified counterculture. Unified is the wrong word. I'm interested in change, change at a large scale. I think that the 'net is great at creating subcultures or allowing them to bloom but is it the same for countercultures? We also talk a lot about cultures in organizations...what about sub and countercultures inside organizations?
What are elements that can be present in counter and subcultures that can make them more or less appealing?