Seb's Open Research
Pointers and thoughts on the evolution of knowledge sharing
and social software, collected by Sébastien Paquet

Webfeed (?)
email me

My keywords
My popular pieces
Stories and articles
2002 weekly archives
2003 weekly archives
2004 weekly archives
Neighborhood tour
Technorati cosmos
Blogstreet profile
Today's referers
Seb's home

My other weblogs:
Many-to-Many: Social Software groupblog
My public mailbox
My 'Quantum Bits' blog
En français SVP!

Montreal, QC
Social Software
Augmented Social Net
Emergent Democracy
New webloggers

Research Blogs
Minciu Sodas
First Monday
AmSci E-Prints
Weblog Kitchen
Knowledge Board
Weblogs at Harvard
EduBlogging Network
Reputations Research
Know-How Wiki

JC Perreault
Smart Mobs
Blue Oxen
Web Tools- Learning

with a weblog

Spike Hall
Chris Dent
John Baez
Bill Tozier
Erik Duval
Clay Shirky
Jill Walker
Jim McGee
David Tosh
danah boyd
Sylvie Noël
John Taylor

Ton Zijlstra
Joseph Hart
Ed Bilodeau
Peter Suber
David Deutsch
David Brake
Steve Cayzer
Lilia Efimova
Mark Hemphill
Alex Halavais
Mike Axelrod
Paul Resnick
Cosma Shalizi
Andrew Odlyzko
Lance Fortnow
Tom Munnecke
Henk Ellermann
Mark Bernstein
Jeremy Hiebert
Jacques Distler
Michael Nielsen
Thomas N. Burg
Hassan Masum
Ian Glendinning
Marc Eisenstadt
George Siemens
Howard Rheingold
Stephen Downes
John Bethencourt
Sebastian Fiedler
Kevin Schofield
José Luis Orihuela
Martin Terre Blanche
Elizabeth Lane Lawley
Paul Cox
Jon Udell
Don Park
*Alf Eaton
Lion Kimbro
Phil Wolff
Jay Cross
Julian Elvé
Matt Webb
Adina Levin
*Marc Canter
Matt Mower
Kevin Kelly
Dina Mehta
Greg Searle
Ross Dawson
Al Delgado
Rajesh Jain
Lee Bryant
Jesse Hirsh
David Sifry
Jeff Bridges
Stowe Boyd
Walter Chaw
Piers Young
Barbara Ray
Dave Pollard
Ian McKellen
Josep Cavallé
Hylton Jolliffe
Lucas Gonze
Jerry Michalski
Chris Corrigan
Boris Anthony
Michael Fagan
Mary Messall
Denham Grey
*Ross Mayfield
*Phillip Pearson
Whiskey River
David Gurteen
Tom Portante
Chris Wenham
Pierre Omidyar
Stuart Henshall
Greg Costikyan
David Gammel
Renee Hopkins

Peter Van Dijk
Peter Lindberg
Michael Balzary
Steven Johnson
Robert Paterson
Eugene Eric Kim
Jason Lefkowitz
*Flemming Funch
Bernie DeKoven
Edward De Bono
Maciej Ceglowski
Charles Cameron
Christopher Allen
*Philippe Beaudoin
Richard MacManus
The Homeless Guy
Ward Cunningham
Hossein Derakhshan
Stewart Butterfield
Stefano Mazzocchi
Evan Henshaw-Plath
Gary Lawrence Murphy
Karl Dubost
*Dolores Tam
Norbert Viau
Patrick Plante
Daniel Lemay
Sylvain Carle
Bertrand Paquet - Hydro-Québec
Michel Dumais
Mario Asselin
Robert Grégoire
Roberto Gauvin
Clément Laberge
Stéphane Allaire
Gilles Beauchamp
Jean-Luc Raymond
without a weblog
Steve Lawrence
Simon B. Shum
Stevan Harnad
Brian Martin
John Suler
Christopher Alexander
Johanne Saint-Charles
Douglas Hofstadter
John Seely Brown
Murray Gell-Mann
Steve Newcomb
Howard Gardner
Anthony Judge
Patrick Lambe
Donald Knuth
Phil Agre
Jim Pitman
Chris Kimble
Peter Russell
Roger Schank
Howard Bloom
John McCarthy
John C. Thomas
Doug Engelbart
Seymour Papert
Hossein Arsham
W. Brian Arthur
N. David Mermin
Tommaso Toffoli
Brian Eno
Will Wright
Jean Leloup
Daniel Boucher
Daniel Bélanger
Laurence J. Peter
Plume Latraverse
George Pólya
Thomas Kuhn
Edsger Dijkstra
Hermann Hesse
Abraham Maslow
Benjamin Franklin
Shiyali Ranganathan
Andrey Kolmogorov
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Georges Brassens
Bertrand Russell
Astor Piazzolla
Kurt Cobain

Google Search
Fagan Finder Blogs

Google Glossary

NEC ResearchIndex e-prints
SEP Bibliography
citebase search

Complexity Digest
Principia Cybernetica

All Consuming
gnod musicmap
Logical Fallacies
W3C Link Checker
Wayback Machine
RemindMe Service

Music streams:
Radio Tango Argentino
Boombastic Radio
Limbik Frequencies
Radio Paradise
shoutcast streams
electronic streams index


Subscribe with Bloglines

Click here to send an email to the editor of this weblog.



Saturday, April 05, 2003
Write for you

photoThis is just too good to miss. Elizabeth Hall Associates looks to be one of those promising startups that boldly tap into the steadily growing market of sleep-deprived, ambitious students.

"We provide a totally secure and confidential customised writing service, copywriting and personal effectiveness skills building.



What do you think? []  links to this post    4:11:24 PM  
Musician weblogs

In "Online Communities and the Future of Culture" I claimed that all kinds of culture-makers were getting online because it rewarded them with more meaningful contacts with people who can appreciate their work. Here are a few blogs by musicians that I happened across lately.

  • Phil Jones' BeatBlog - "what would happen if a culture did try to blog music, to create little fragments of rhythm and melody, to hyperlink through them?" Reusable Music Objects. I like.
  • Brad Sucks"I write, record and produce songs in a small home studio and put them on for people to download without copyright and hopefully enjoy. I'm also releasing the audio source files for all of my tracks in case people want to mess around with them or collaborate with me."
  • Violinist blogs
  • InTune diaries - A Scoop site.
  • SongTrellis - seems to be a Manila site for a community of musicians

If you know of any others, please leave a comment! Hopefully Google will index this and help other musicians find one another.

[Update] Gary chimes in with Shirtlifter - "His website features lyrics with the MP3 right next to them, some personal stories, gig and release notes and just for fun also creates an alternate universe ... with himself at the centre, of course :)"

What do you think? []  links to this post    1:01:54 PM  
The epistemology of social software

Matt Webb: "We're exploring, but not deriving the facts -- even if it's "this works, this doesn't"; we don't because with social software it comes for free: the ones that work are the ones that are successful. Successful and social should probably be decoupled so we can more easily examine them."

What do you think? []  links to this post    10:40:48 AM  
Getting the right stuff to your eyeballs

Michael Fagan: Putting More Meaning Into the Blogosphere. Nice overview of how this savvy blogger gets his news, and how we could make it even better (notably through even more personalized relevance filtering). An intriguing proposition, which resonates with an earlier post on the microblogosphere: "using the blogs in my aggregator to create a top recent links indexer, instead of the whole blogosphere as Daypop, Blogdex, and others do." I could use that, for sure.
What do you think? []  links to this post    10:09:13 AM  
Spatial metaphor considered harmful

Matt Jones, reflecting on the last Information Architecture Summit: "We talk about navigating when we mean understanding."

(Go read his post if you're wondering about the font size and color.)
What do you think? []  links to this post    12:52:03 AM  
The unbounded playground

Andy Phelps has (once again) a fascinating post on the many links and potential bridges to be drawn between what's happening in multiplayer games and in social software. A passage especially resonated with me:

I yearn for the day that blogs are incorporated into virtual worlds (and thinking of building some stuff). I don't just want a 'blog site' I want a 'personal world'. I could hang out there and leave messages for other travellers. I could trackback through other peoples worlds and signs, artifacts they have left there. The dream of personal ownership of a piece of cyberspace that is *mine*, whose purpose is not predestined along the design of some set of game rules (although already players are subverting the very goals of game worlds to their own, creating a status structure and society based not only on norms that the designers envisioned, but several others as well).

Reading this reminded me of a piece I wrote for a "Technology in the Future" contest a while back. The challenge read, "Tell us your wildest dreams and ideas and how people will use it to make their lives better and more fun. In 250 words." My entry was titled "The Unbounded Playground".

In the future, massive virtual environments are created and enjoy very wide availability. Technology enables people use to enter these worlds and interact with one another in ways that were initially unforeseen by its creators. Most importantly, the environments are open-ended : they let participants invent and create new things in these worlds, and put them up for display. These can be works of art, games, puzzles, anything you can imagine and communicate. In virtual worlds there is no scarcity ; there are no constraints other than those that users individually or collectively choose. The only limit there is the imagination.

These new universes expand rapidly because they tap into the urge that we have to express ourselves and to discover new things.

Individual and collective creations emerge. Participants are driven to share their inventions : their electronic nature makes sharing virtually costless. As a result of these efforts to reach out, people with similar interests eventually cluster. They build on each otherís contributions ; collective creations emerge and whole new communities sprout out. The new medium offers a social flexibility that is unheard of in the « real » world. For instance, it is easy to participate in many communities at the same time, find or create new ones or leave any one of them as one sees fit. The overall result is an explosion of individual and collective freedom, creativity and two-way sharing, an experience that is totally unlike earlier forms of entertainment such as television or movies.

(And in case you were wondering: no, I didn't win.)

What do you think? []  links to this post    12:45:31 AM  
Mapping my creative network

Inspired by Liz's brilliant initiative, I thought I'd try and map out part of my creative network for the benefit of my readers and the other people who come across this blog.

The task wasn't all easy, and I found myself wishing for more dimensions to work in - hence the "Missing from the picture" section. But here's the result. Now please don't come and tell me to change my map because you'd rather appear somewhere else; this reflects my current, very personal mental model of my immediate neighborhood.

Words in blue indicate themes. Sorry I haven't had time to embed links into the map, but hopefully this will be helpful anyway - though, come to think of it, it might actually tell more about me than about the people in the map!.

Drawing this made me realize how people and topics or themes were two very fundamental building blocks in my current worldview - and I believe my left sidebar reflects this. Does everybody think in the same manner? (I doubt it.)

I put the above map in the public domain, in case anyone should want to do something with it.

What do you think? []  links to this post    12:23:25 AM  

Click here to visit the Radio UserLand website. Copyleft 2006 Sebastien Paquet.
Last update: 4/22/2006; 12:08:42 PM.
This theme is based on the SoundWaves (blue) Manila theme.

April 2003
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
Mar   May

Syndicated content: