Archive for March, 2004


Thursday, March 11th, 2004

This link is from Canada.

“To reflect on the core issues of communications, democracy and citizen engagement and to push the margins of thinking and debate around entry points such as methodologies, social practices, theoretical frameworks, technical design, institutional relations and citizen needs.”

P2P for Grownups

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

Susan Ayers Walker wrote on AlwaysOn: ” Just as follow-up phonecalls are often a likely development from talking to people in person, secure peer-to-peer networking could be a natural consequence of the rapid growth in both business and personal online social networking. ”

New Approach on Science of Networks

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

In general, a network is a collection of objects connected to each other in some fashion.

The science of networks: constructing a language for talking about networks that is precise enough to describe not only what a network is but also what kinds of networks there are in the world.

In mathematics, a network is a graph. But in traditional graph theory, networks have been viewed as objects of pure structure whose properties are fixed in time. But real networks represent populations of individual components that are actually doing something.


Flip Side of Complex System

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

Complex connected system: “more is different”
How does individual behavior aggregate to collective behavior?

Biology: Although genes, like people, exist as identifiable units, they function by interacting, and the corresponding patterns of interactions can display almost unlimited complexity. (sounds like Go)

Sociology is even more complex.


Weblogging Workshop

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004

John‘s timely recommendation: “Weblogging Ecosystem” workshop on May 18.