It’s 11.01. I am half-way home, just finishing my morning walk. And I am one minute late for an online event called Brave Conversations. It feels awkward to be late for an event hosted by brilliant people like Intersticia and, nota bene, with the participation of Dame Wendy Hall. Yet, the pull is so strongContinue 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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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
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