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Greg McVerry

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Example of Human-Bot Interaction to support Distributed Knowledge

At 9:34 Tantek gives karma to Sven for proposing an issue. The bot then issues the karma. This acts as recognition in the community.

At 9:41 jgmac1106 doesn't know a term being discussed and asked Loqi. There was no article on the wiki called fragment url"

Tantek then asked Loqi the question "What is fragment?" which pointed to the correct article. Tantek then adds a a defintion of Fragment url so if somebody else asks what jgmac110 asks they will get an answer.

sknebel then explains a technical defition of specific markup properties to jgmac1106 thus reinforcing the learning that occurred through participating in a human/bot/archive environment.

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Ursula Franklin - Wikipedia

Need to read up on this philosopher, especially if Franklin had an early critique to the utopian vision of the web.

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Technological Systems

Thinking about growth cycles and stasis in technologies

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YALSA - Karen Keys - Later Literacy - Google Slides

As I think about what meant about art as experience, the importance of communication as art and about communication with art this hits my feed Pretty cool stuff.

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The Homebrew Computer Club 38th Reunion: Inspiration To Try A Variant - Tantek

First Homebrew Website Club. Two years after indiewebcamp. The on the ground events mixed with a show don't tell approach help to sustain the affinity space.

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Homebrew Website Club Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 3 – Portland Edition | The World is not a desktop

Amber Case explains the building block and not building for the masses anti-pattern as a a goal for resiliency

I worry about hypothetical cloud data. Document learning now instead of revolutionize learning later.

This is why I think it is exciting that the IndieWeb inherently follows this method. Work small, demo, integrate into the whole what works, and you get this emergent structure out of that that’s resilient, with things evolving at the edges out of people exploring new projects.

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Blogging WordPress as a CMS | bavatuesdays

Gardner Campbell quoting Englebart on the role of one's domain. Reminds me a lot of Doctorow's My Blog, My Outboard Brain

Though we think the the examination of these holistic technologies used in these affinity spaces its really "our brains" and these spaces alsp call into question if we can even situate knowledge in "the brain"

with “aggregation” understood in its fullest sense as a fundamental cognitive affordance, then a CMS becomes something entirely fresh and new. A community enlivening system. An experience-sharing system.

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An integrated domain. Quoth Engelbart:

By “augmenting human intellect” we mean increasing the capability of a man to approach a complex problem situation, to gain comprehension to suit his particular needs, and to derive solutions to problems. Increased capability in this respect is taken to mean a mixture of the following: more-rapid comprehension, better comprehension, the possibility of gaining a useful degree of comprehension in a situation that previously was too complex, speedier solutions, better solutions, and the possibility of finding solutions to problems that before seemed insoluble. And by “complex situations” we include the professional problems of diplomats, executives, social scientists, life scientists, physical scientists, attorneys, designers–whether the problem situation exists for twenty minutes or twenty years. We do not speak of isolated clever tricks that help in particular situations. We refer to a way of life in an integrated domain where hunches, cut-and-try, intangibles, and the human “feel for a situation” usefully co-exist with powerful concepts, streamlined terminology and notation, sophisticated methods, and high-powered electronic aids.

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Graph of ds106 interlinked blog posts, 9/20/2012 1:15:18 PM, 1220

A look at blog posts here, you can see a layer of really connected blogs but then a large chunk..probably students...who don't  have same similar connections

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Affinity space - Wikipedia

Need to add to after referring to article for  and comparative case study. A tiny bit of clean up. Maybe an maker challenge.