October 26, 2005

Symposium on Social Architecture

Update: I changed the name of the post to reflect the actual title of the event and Stowe's comments below.

Next month (in three weeks actually) the Symposium on Social Architecture will take place at Harvard. Stowe Boyd and David Weinberger have been working hard on this event, which is intended to be a fairly high level discussion about social spaces online. Terrific folks are coming, and the program includes Kevin Marks and me talking about Engines of Meaning: How Will We Scale Our Understanding:

Kevin and I are planning to work from an brief framing of the issues with a short outline for a led discussion. If you have any ideas, please comment below. Would love to hear your ideas.

Also, if you are interested in attending, there is a registration form here.

Posted by Mary Hodder at October 26, 2005 10:51 AM | TrackBack

Interested in attending-- possibly. Had been discussing with Kaliya and Nancy.

At the Berkman "Web of Ideas" with Joshua Schachter, I brought up the notion that tagging could make room for quality ratings.

Consider: traditonal workflow document management systems assume that there's a "gatekeeper" step for publishing a document. Instead, one could think of merely soliciting approvals from any interested parties.

I'd also add that part of the reason for the glut is the apparent preference for narrative over normative in RSS-type publishing. What makes wiki so attractive is that the architecture demands normative content-- and thus suggests re-working in place of creating repetitive content.

Posted by: Jon Garfunkel at October 26, 2005 11:33 PM

The official name of the get together is Symposium on Social Architecture, but that matters less than what we are trying to do, which Mary captures neatly.

Posted by: Stowe Boyd at November 1, 2005 07:46 AM

Hey, thanks for acknowleding my comments. Should I post more? Hold my breath? even go to the conference?

Posted by: Jon Garfunkel at November 2, 2005 07:11 PM

hi jon,

sorry.. i get comments emailed to me, but for some reason your first one didn't come to my email. sorry i missed it.

yes.. come!


Posted by: mary hodder at November 2, 2005 07:46 PM