david weinberger

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favorite part:

The pyramid illustrates our thinking about thinking (and life) the last couple hundred of years. The network is what is natural. The web is helping us to see that dimensionality. [x-d glasses – ness]

The one thing the pyramid has that the network doesn’t, is a foundation.

Perhaps, there are no basics, no foundation.

pyramid network

Perhaps the better pyramids are pruned to the individual or the moment/demand – of just-in-time, need-t0-know learning. Perhaps that is how our days get longer.. and we find we have all we need. [Fried’s rework]

bot ist art ist entire cleanerest

Perhaps some other resemblances..

act be clean

whimsy trifold graphic

including our most useful skills.. walking and talking…

walk and talk

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Weinberger

https://twitter.com/dweinberger

david weinberger's site

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too big to know

book links to amazon

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grab your x-d glasses

Schools teach but a billionth of a percent of the knowledge in the world, yet we quibble endlessly about which billionth of a percent is important, and the order in which is should be presented.  – Seymour Papert

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http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/06/avoiding-the-digital-flock/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

But this tendency to flock may be keeping us from finding the information we need,” and the tools we’ve built for the Internet only enhance our flocking bias.

“Creativity is an import-export business,” he said, the result of a cross-pollination of ideas and cultures that compels people to reflect on their assumptions. Those who are open to diversity and cognitive border-crossings, explained Zuckerman, “are at high risk of having good ideas.”

Zuckerman believes that change is possible. “If we don’t like how the Internet works now, we can fix it.” He recommended, for example, his own Berkman project called Global Voices, which shares online content from around the world. “It’s incumbent on us not to be satisfied with our tools,” and to build new ones that correct for our blind spots, he said.

Citing an example from “Rewire,” Weinberger pointed to the urban planner Jane Jacobs, who championed a style of city design “to engineer encounters and engagement” in ways that promote diverse communities. “I certainly favor structuring serendipity,” said Weinberger.
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#getrewired
his talk at the Berkman center on Rewire:

23 min – how to build better tools for connecting

24 – not sure if i want my friends pre-filtering for me.. the tools of social search may be driving us into the same circles

26 – creative is an import/export business. thieves.

27:30 – how to take advantage of incredible cognitive diversity

28 – we could have an alternative:

a conversation of what we want

if we don’t like how the internet works – we can fix it

30 – how do you track your own behavior

we’ve gotten so good at tracking our bodies – but not our minds…

cognitive tracking

follow bias

41 – we live in an era where we don’t need to have close ties – as far as what used to force us to be close

44 – what does it mean to make diverse ties with others.. that let’s you care enough about them to tie you over

47 – what sort of ties do we need now?

53 – we don’t know what connects – we guess at what connects

59 – quality journalism is about engineering empathy – connecting with someone you wouldn’t ordinarily connect with

1:00 – david’s initial comment/sentiment – man…

1:06 – serendipity – ed to cultivate desire – other is something we do – interest – in things we had no idea we were interested in

1:08 – structured serendipity will just look like noise, unless something is mixed in – empathy not enough – has to have a quality of great journalism or art of ….. we need paul simon-ish bridge

1:09:45 – ethan – end of book – we can do many things for you – but we can’t create desire – curation/search/social – to perhaps serendipity – taking you somewhere out of what you know and what you’ve encountered..

[so – perhaps curiosity – in the city – as the day…?]

1:11:49 – perhaps it’s the word – engineering – that is tripping us up

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connection (love) between Ethan and David is of great insight

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reading rewire intro’d to David’s – miscellaneous:
everything is miscellaneous

book links to amazon

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notes on book:

kindle of everything is misc

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1st order – like shelves in store.. you can only put an item in one place – physical

2nd order – like dewey decimal system – can sort by subject, author, title – put into more than one space/category
3rd order – like life, like beyond wikipedia’s web hypertext – tagging – miscellaneous rules.  – rabbit holing – whimsy matters..
Classification is a power struggle—it is political—because the first two orders of order require that there be a winner.
Knowledge, we’ve thought, has four characteristics, two of them modeled on properties of reality and two on properties of political regimes.
1/not ambiguous 2/if ambiguous-not knowledge 3/people filter knowledge 4/hierarchy filters people
third order miscellany – digital not physical
Experts can be helpful, but in the age of the miscellaneous they and their institutions are no longer in charge of our ideas.
too big to know gets into this.
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David in p2p foundation:
david weinberger in p2p
via Michel Bauwens et al..

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Michael Wesch‘s 2011 rethinking ed:

4 min – if you’ve got enough links… you don’t need the hierarchy anymore.. there is no shelf. there is no filing system. links alone are enough.

from internet’s own boy, Tim Berners-Lee:

25 min – Tim – lots of little webs aren’t going to work – ..

..it’s not going to work unless the whole planet can get onboard

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june 2015 – share via Ethan on twitter:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/06/medium-is-the-message-paradise-paved-internet-architecture/396227/

In the past I would have said that so long as this architecture endures, so will the transfer of values from that architecture to the systems that run on top of it. But while the Internet’s architecture is still in place, the values transfer may actually be stifled by the many layers that have been built on top of it.

In short, my fear is that the Internet has been paved. You can spend an entire lifetime on the Internet and never feel its loam between your toes.

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If I adjust my Nest thermostat, I’m using the Internet, but does anyone think that that encourages me to adopt so-called Internet values? The case is stronger if we talk about the web instead of the Internet, but in the Age of Apps, the web is in decline.

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over time, the Internet escaped from its creators’ intentions. It became a way to communicate person-to-person via email and many-to-many via Usenet. The web came along and the prototypical example became home pages. Social networking came along and the prototype became Facebook. Mobile came along and the prototype became apps—although I’m not convinced that this last step has actually happened.

Keep in mind that a prototype is simply what is taken to be a clear, unambiguous example of something. It leaves plenty of room for less clear examples.

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if users don’t come into contact with the Internet’s architecture, that architecture can’t shape them. If they instead deal almost exclusively with Facebook,  then the conclusion of the Argument from Architecture ought to be that Facebook is shaping the values of its users. And Facebook’s values are not much like the Net’s.

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So, it’s not just that many of us live in applications like Facebook, and never see the light of the Internet’s One True Architecture. Sandvig’s point means that even if you walk outside of your favorite application, the architecture itself has been distorted by the needs of commercial content creators and their enabling pals. Paradise has been well and truly paved.

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hope:

1\ the Internet’s architecture still shows through many of the big corporate apps that are the Internet’s new pavement.

2\ the Internet is still there for entrepreneurs and generous spirits.

3\ open culture lives… there is a cadre of young folks, native to the Internet, who Get It…. infused with a spirit of play.

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As the Internet’s architecture shapes our behavior and values less and less directly, we’re going to have to undertake the propagation of the values embedded in that architecture as an explicit task. We can encourage the development of sites and services that show off the Internet’s eclectic, improvisational skills.…. lots of things we can do.. we must do them all..

weaving the web ness – Tim

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interface/link

new clues (121) w/Doc Searls

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networked individuaism graphic
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dis order


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