"...a house is the residue of the interactions between the members of a family, their emotions and their belongings."
"But a kitchen does not function like an office; if anything; it is more like a workshop. Tools should be out in the open where they are accessible, near those places where the work is done, not secreted below counters or in deep, difficult-to-reach cupboards." [Witold Rybczynski ]
"You cannot make choices for me, but you can largely determine what my choices will be about."
"Randomness for me is really just a tool, just a way of taking me somewhere different." Brian Eno in Broken Record with Rick Rubin
"Ones tastes tends to propel you into the same areas over and over again." Brian Eno at ~9:17 in Broken Record with Rick Rubin
“…rules are not laws; they do not mandate specific behavior, but only restrain the freedom of the players, allowing considerable room for choice within those restraints.”
As the "owner" of a block, I'd like to be able to allow other are.na users to edit its metadata so that I can more effectively search for blocks by way of their descriptors more accurately describing what they depict.
When we talk about change being driven by mass collaboration, it’s often in the form of protest movements: civil rights or marriage equality. That’s a tradition worth celebrating, but it’s only part of the story. The Internet [is]...a story, instead, about a different kind of organization, neither state nor market, that actually builds things, creating new tools that in turn enhance the way states and markets work.
There are two other key contributors to Wikipedia’s success with attracting contributors, Hill’s research suggests: Wikipedia offered low transaction costs to participation, and it de-emphasized the social ownership of content.
Thought: UGC platforms will continue down the path of codifying values into the software they previously considered to be agnostic infrastructure.
Exercise: this board is an effort to track the truthfulness of the above over time.
How can people and computers be connected so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any person, group or computer has ever done before?