“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
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 his “Lecture on Ethics”, Wittgenstein writes that the good way can only be conceived within the context of its goal. The direction Wittgenstein gives is solid – good is what works, what serves a certain purpose. Leveraging this Wittgenstein’s proposition, I argue that the good text on the Web is the connected text. AndContinue Weaving
We, Linked Data are the ordinary records you might think of when imagining ways to keep, transfer and share information, knowledge or experience. Containing information is both our vocation and our avocation: that’s all we do. And to that, there’s something else, a little more wondrous than the things other data do. We, Linked Data,Continue Weaving
Does writing in cyberspace have a muse, and if yes, what does it look like? What is it that inspires web writing and how is a web text different from other forms of creative expression? And what if there was a bridge connecting the understanding of the Web as a giant repository of our collectiveContinue Weaving