The Brave New Text, my book of essays about the metamorphoses writing and textuality undergo on the Web, is out in the world. It is now an artefact, a corpus of texts looking to find its own way into the giant intertextual fabrics of the Web. Now that I finished the boom, I have anotherContinue 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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Beneath every website, application, email, even under the tiniest tweet flow tons of data. Once linked, not unlike the documents we connect through hyperlinks, these data can create a whole new layer, woven in the Web’s fabrics. This layer is called the Semantic Web. Many paths enter the understanding of the Semantic Web concept. MostContinue Weaving
The Web of Data is all grassroots and we, its people, are to weave it. It is up to us to take action and avoid the fragmentation of the Web. It is up to us to understand the value and the importance of the data we are so easily giving away to silo platforms. Now,Continue Weaving
“Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans”, rhythmically went the first line of the Iliad, imprinted in the minds and hearts of generations of rhapsodes. It was the dactylic hexameter (the rhythmic scheme) of the poem and the poetic workings (the rhetorical power )Continue Weaving