Yakwala. The API of APIs. Outils Froids. FrontPage. Yugma, Free Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Web Collaboration Service, Free Desktop Sharing, video conferencing, remote control software, net meeting, mac conferencing. Online Collaboration Software for Engaging, Collaborative Learning. Social bibliographies and collaborative reading: you’re doing it wrong. Recently, I have been playing around with the various tools and services available to people who want to store and share their bibliographies and research materials online.
Such services are currently blossoming, and for a quick overview of what’s out there, I’d suggest starting with this review written by Eugene Barsky at the University of British Columbia. My aim in all of this was to explore the options for creating a hub where people interested in emerging technologies and their implications for society could share and discuss scholarly materials – books, book chapters, academic papers, lecture videos etc. I think that what I had in mind was a bit like PLoS Hubs. As PLoS write in their blog post introducing the PLoS hubs biodiversity project: “The vision behind the creation of PLoS Hubs is to show how open-access literature can be reused and reorganized, filtered, and assessed to enable the exchange of research, opinion, and data between community members.”
That’s not surprising. Danah boyd. Last week, I wrote a provocative opinion piece for Quartz called “Is the Oculus Rift sexist?”
I’m reposting it on my blog for posterity, but also because I want to address some of the critiques that I received. First, the piece itself: Is the Oculus Rift sexist? In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, I donned a set of goggles and jumped inside.
I never managed to overcome my nausea. What made this peculiar was that we were all computer graphics programmers. At the time any notion that there might be biological differences underpinning computing systems was deemed heretical. That’s when a friend of mine stumbled over a footnote in an esoteric army report about simulator sickness in virtual environments. 1. The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet. Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.
Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures. Who’s to Blame: Us As much as we love the open, unfettered Web, we’re abandoning it for simpler, sleeker services that just work. by Chris Anderson You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. This is not a trivial distinction. A decade ago, the ascent of the Web browser as the center of the computing world appeared inevitable.
But there has always been an alternative path, one that saw the Web as a worthy tool but not the whole toolkit. “Sure, we’ll always have Web pages. Who’s to Blame: Them Chaos isn’t a business model. Donnez vie aux bonnes idées.
Collecte et organisation de l'information. Communautés - réseaux - partage.