mandag den 8. september 2008
Jeg ville gerne have overværet Steven Johnsons keynote ved dConstruct konferencen i Brighton.
I would very much have liked to hear Steven Johnsons keynote at the dConstruct conference in Brighton.
"This is, in a sense, a social network of dead people," Steven Johnson told this year's dConstruct conference in Brighton.
Mr Johnson was a keynote speaker at the gathering which brought together technologists and theorists involved in the social web.
Mr Johnson and many others at the conference argued about and how to program for the so-called "geographic web". For most of its life, the web has been "out there", a boundless but ethereal construct. While it could provide information about particular places, web surfers had to find and assimilate it themselves. Where that surfer was, or lived, wasn't even possible to specify.
Mr Johnson closed his talk with what he hoped was the take-home message. Teething problems and privacy concerns aside, the geographic web should be a tool "not to use the web as a mechanism to escape the real world but instead use the web as a way of enhancing the real world, making you feel more connected to your community".
Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7603810.stm