Think cheeseburger. Now think rhythm. Now listen: “Cheeseburger, hot-dog, Cheeseburger, hot-dog”, this is how I once heard prof. Milcho Leviev explaining how he introduces people to the asymmetrical rhythms of Bulgarian folk music. [Check Maestro Leviev’s Bulgarian Boogie] Fast forward to these when reading and thinking about knowledge, meaning and life brings me as muchContinue Weaving
Dialogues have the power to free words and concepts, to let the latter dance with and around meaning, in a quest for the essence. It is in the exchange of perspectives and views that we search for and find understanding.
Things are processes which to an extent are captured by words. The dynamic nature of these processes is best embraced by a conversational search for meaning.
A cloth, a Chinese proverb reminds us, is not woven from a single thread. This is why in Dialogues I talk to people about the way Internet is changing or not changing our lives, and more specifically about texts, writing and representation in the semantic web.
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Foraging the Web of science in my first PhD year, in-between somewhat monotonous papers and dry language, suddenly a “blinking” word-portal caught my attention and the tectonics of the world behind my eye moved. The word was “enthymematic”. Little I knew back then that it was a word that will slowly but steadily lead meContinue Weaving
Ruben Verborgh is one of those amazing people I have crossed paths with on my Semantic Web journey. A professor of Semantic Technology, Ruben is a hard-working man (and a rising TEDx star) on a quest to decentralising the Web. I met Ruben through the Solid project on my own way to finding the means toContinue Weaving
Margaret does something that is of uber importance for all of us: she builds and thinks through the technology of describing, storing and retrieving images. Her tool ImageSnippets™, created for anyone who archives, curates or shares images on the Web (who doesn’t these days) was born out of her passion and scientific problem: the semanticContinue Weaving