Re: [-empyre-] archiving + preservation

On May 6, 2004, at 5:48 AM, Kenneth Fields wrote:

Illusion is important for ontology making. that is why, immersion, involvement and sustainability were my early conclusions.

Ours as well, but immersion in as many different senses as we could muster. I think some people want a real-time convo, some want an RSS subscription, and some just want a webapp. And maybe what they want one day isn't what they want the next.

The translation aspect (into chinese - I'm in Beijing) is more interesting still. Wiki words, or ontology classes can get pretty bizarre, LiquidTangibleThing, InanimateThing-Natural, BiologicalLivingObject . As chinese is character/pictorial based, it may turn out to be a less cumbersome language for ontologizing.

Ooh, that's spicy. In some ways, English as a language is less-suited for [wikis/likis]. The amazing thing about supporting [Chinese/Kanji] is that not only would you get a pop-up for complex terms like "Dan Sandin's Image Processor," but also simple terms like "computer." I don't know about the Chinese construction, but in Japanese Kanji, "electricity" is a construction of two Kanji -- lightning + dragon. "Computer" is lighting + dragon + machine. So "computer" could be a popup with at least four items (one for each component [character/concept], and one for the overall concept).

What an interesting thought to imagine nearly every word becoming a self-deconstructing menu. I imagine that not only would it serve the same purpose as a [liki/wiki], but could also aid in the understanding of the language, as a hyperlinked dictionary.

I'm not too sure that your 2d matrix will show this. It might have to be 3d; it needs to be able to stretch out and dance in order to shake itself into positions of greatest potential for mutation when critical thresholds are reached.

I agree -- at the simplest level, there could be a map which looks the same as the nodemap from the top, but when it's rotated, you can see that [stronger/more popular] nodes are raised above the surface of the map.

Education was modeled on the first car factories; education, at least starting in the digital arts, could afford individualized paths. More modular (one week in the WavePhenomenon Node) that is shared by visual and aural artists as well as physicists.

I think wikis (and especially likis) are ideal for self-directed learning and research. The ability to click on just about any phrase or concept which is not fully understood eclipses even Google for sheer ease of access.

Coupled with a robust, tested alternative assessment model, maybe the two could save education before it descends even further into the hell of rote memorization and standardized testing. My mother happens to be heavily involved in one popular alternative assessment model, the Learning Record:

- ben

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