These are my slides from the International Forum of the Faculty of Slavic Studies at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” 2019 where I talked about how I saw digital text. What makes digital text different? I. Text-specific differences Hypertext Ease of publishing, distribution, access (search/retrieval) Non-linearity, fragmentation Potentially all kinds of containers (DNA included)Continue Weaving
Our relationships define us
The semantic web is about connections. We are defined by our relationships on different levels (with things, with people, with topics). Both offline and online we constantly enter and exit static and dynamic relationships, creating open systems of new or existing contexts, connections and meanings.
The beauty of this expanding interconnectedness is that we are its creators. We are the poets of networks, communities, hubs of shared values and interests. It is in this poiesis of relationships that new threads emerge, forming new shapes, and enriching the environment with newly connected dots.
Fortunately, the web allows more and more for precisely these connections to be represented and considered within the context of our behaviour and interactions.
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In 1991, the year when U2 (my favourite band) released the album Achtung Baby, the World Wide Web went live! It was on 6 August 1991and there was no fanfare in the global press and in fact, most people around the world didn’t even know what the Internet was, as the people from The NextContinue Weaving
It’s been 30 years since the World Wide Web transformed our lives and allowed us to connect, communicate and create on an unprecedented level, reminds us a report by the Web Foundation called The Case for the Web. Among the many interesting things the report contains, the part about blogging, content and ultimately the unrealizedContinue Weaving
The Linked Data social ecosystem Solid is a work in progress. So are its UX and UI. Roads assembling themselves on the go. But let’s face it, isn’t our own understanding of how we use, curate and give our data on the Web one that is still shaping and evolving? One that needs reassessing andContinue Weaving