Hypothes.is Notebook

As I use my domain here as a commonplace book of sorts, below is a list of my highlights and comments across the web using the Hypothes.is annotation tool. It’s made possible by a plugin made by Kris Shaffer and discussed at Hypothes.is Aggregator ― a WordPress plugin and Hypothes.is as a public research notebook.

Chris Aldrich | Hypothes.is “Notebook”

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The Next Platform

Commonality means that people will not have to pay to get access to the new public sphere: all will be free and public property. Commonality means also transversality: de-silo and cross-pollination.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Next Platform

Openness is on the rise because it maximizes the improvement of goods and services, foster trust and support collaborative engagement.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Next Platform

Transparency is the very basis of trust and the precondition of authentic dialogue. Data and people (including the administrators of a platform), should be traceable and audit-able. Transparency should be reciprocal, without distinction between rulers and ruled. Such transparency will ultimately be the basis of reflexive collective intelligence, allowing teams and communities of any size to observe and compare their cognitive activity

The trouble with this is the post-truth political climate in which basic "facts" are under debate. What will the battle between these two groups look like and how can actual facts win out in the end. Will the future Eloi and Morlocks be the descendants between them?

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Next Platform

We need a new kind of public sphere: a platform in the cloud where data and metadata would be our common good, dedicated to the recording and collaborative exploitation of our memory in the service of collective intelligence. According to the current zeitgeist, the core values orienting the construction of this new public sphere should be: openness, transparency and commonality

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Next Platform

The practice of writing in ancient palace-temples gave birth to government as a separate entity. Alphabet and paper allowed the emergence of merchant city-states and the expansion of literate empires. The printing press, industrial economy, motorized transportation and electronic media sustained nation-states.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Next Platform

The digital revolution will foster new forms of government. We discuss political problems in a global public space taking advantage of the web and social media. The majority of humans live in interconnected cities and metropoles. Each urban node wants to be an accelerator of collective intelligence, a smart city.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Is Anybody Home at HUD?

he needed to be careful about setting big goals because he “worked for a guy who, if you don’t meet your goals, he’ll so skewer you.”

the end of this statement being, "so why bother setting goals at all?"

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Weniger Social Media, mehr Mensch : René

I would like to see contributions for which I am really interested, which stimulate me to think, in which I can learn something.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Humanizing the Web

I want a human curated web experience. I don’t want my experience curated by mysterious algorithms.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



What if we build the internet we always wanted?

Remember when the internet was going to usher in an age of peace and understanding because humans would be able to communicate with each other? It didn't happen.

What didn't happen? The age of peace and understanding, or the ability for humans to communicate with each other freely?

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Bechdel test - Wikipedia

Vocativ's authors also found that the films that passed the test earned a total of $4.22 billion in the United States, while those that failed earned $2.66 billion in total, leading them to conclude that a way for Hollywood to make more money might be to "put more women onscreen."[35] A 2014 study by FiveThirtyEight based on data from about 1,615 films released from 1990 to 2013 concluded that the median budget of films that passed the test was 35% lower than that of the others. It found that the films that passed the test had about a 37% higher return on investment (ROI) in the United States, and the same ROI internationally, compared to films that did not pass the test.[37]

Curated by chrisaldrich.



How Blogs Work Today

the role of the blog is different than it was even just a couple of years ago. It’s not the sole outpost of an online life, although it can be an anchor, holding it in place.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



First Support for a Physics Theory of Life | Quanta Magazine

maybe there’s more that you can get for free

Most of what's here in this article (and likely in the underlying papers) sounds to me to have been heavily influenced by the writings of W. Loewenstein and S. Kauffman. They've laid out some models/ideas that need more rigorous testing and work, and this seems like a reasonable start to the process. The "get for free" phrase itself is very S. Kauffman in my mind. I'm curious how many times it appears in his work?

Curated by chrisaldrich.



First Support for a Physics Theory of Life | Quanta Magazine

Any claims that it has to do with biology or the origins of life, he added, are “pure and shameless speculations.”

Some truly harsh words from his former supervisor? Wow!

Curated by chrisaldrich.



First Support for a Physics Theory of Life | Quanta Magazine

The situation changed in the late 1990s, when the physicists Gavin Crooks and Chris Jarzynski derived “fluctuation theorems” that can be used to quantify how much more often certain physical processes happen than reverse processes. These theorems allow researchers to study how systems evolve — even far from equilibrium.

look at these papers

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

Comments sections often become shouting matches or spam-riddled.

They can also become filled with "me too" type of commentary which doesn't add anything substantive to the conversation. See also the Why Did you Delete my comment at http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?page_id=4338

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

The “conversation” ends up on Twitter, which is a horrible medium for it. Twitter’s critical flaw is, of course, it’s comically small post length limit. It’s really hard to have a thoughtful discussion 140 characters at a time. This is compounded by its terribly reply threading and its complete lack of formatting. It’s 2016 and this is the place for conversation on the web? Fuck that.

Amen!

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

But many of them don’t keep blogs of their own, or if they do, there’s never any cross-blog-conversation.

The lack of good cross-blog-conversation has been one of the missing pieces of the web. I think this is why Webmentions can be so powerful.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

For a website the size and popularity of Daring Fireball, it’d probably be madness to foster any kind of coherent conversation.

Certainly to do it without a staff would be difficult...

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Introducing Speed of Light Discussions - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan

If you want to respond, do so on your own website and tell me.

Often it's the mechanism by which the tell me is the most difficult. Fortunately Webmentions make this a bit easier, particularly if they're moderated so the original author can control what's on their website.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



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