Archive for October, 2006

From Hangzhou

Monday, October 30th, 2006

They made your day.

After completing a new route

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

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up the face of Leaning Tower……



Thursday, October 26th, 2006




Wednesday, October 25th, 2006



Monday, October 23rd, 2006

From Post-realism & Emerging Identities:

Anyone interested in issues of identity and discourse owes it to themselves to visit HOTSOUP!

One after another

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Class is over.

Evening begins.


Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

“一切都结束了,终于我把脚踩在了如来佛祖的身上。看着佛殿下七倒八歪的十八罗汉和神志不清的观音菩萨我知道我胜了,曾经将我压在五指山的如来佛祖现在趴在我脚下。 出佛殿我走向天庭,各路神仙让开道路,他们手中的兵器随着身体不停的颤抖,两眼中我看到了恐怖。踏入天庭,一片混乱。玉帝老儿哆哆嗦嗦的蹲在成千上万的天兵天将身后,他抱着头,背着身,胡言乱语。四周一片死寂,只有我的脚步声才能证明这一切都是真的,我进,众神退,我进,众神退。”


Emergent Information Architecture

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

From Peter:

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Center for Collective Intelligence

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Here is the new center:

While people have talked about collective intelligence for decades, new communication technologies—especially the Internet—now allow huge numbers of people all over the planet to work together in new ways. The recent successes of systems like Google and Wikipedia suggest that the time is now ripe for many more such systems, and the goal of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence is to understand how to take advantage of these possibilities.

Our basic research question is: How can people and computers be connected so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?

Large scale collective action

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Marc came to the class today, talked about AURA:

“The biggest success stories on the web are all the product of large scale collective action. Systems like eBay, Amazon, Wikipedia, file sharing networks, and Usenet are all created by a large population of loosely coordinated individuals.

These systems highlight the capacity of information technology, networking, and mobile devices to significantly alter the nature of collective action, common goods, and individual rewards.

……The related AURA project is an effort to link online conversations to the objects and locations to which many are related. Using AURA today, users can scan the barcodes on everyday objects in the home, office, or store and gain access to related information and services such as competitive pricing and product reviews. Other kinds of tags, such as tags placed on art or equipment asset tags, can be easily linked to related data through Web sites or Web service interfaces.”