This page is, simply, about the process of configuring the emerging hypertext: Resonant Knowledge

In addition, there is page for questions about resonance - which is as broad as your imagination - please add ...

So this part will be written as a blog, with each new addition added to the top, not the bottom, and indicated by a date, and a name/initials (RW = Roy Williams, ..... )
so ...

14/9/16 RW
Addictions and abstractions

Talking to people at a recent wedding, two things struck me:
1. That part of our malaise is convenience - convenience foods and convenient data (for starters) - most of which are tempting, but seldom any good for you. And they can be serious addictions - see the obesity epidemic (convenience foods) and the alienation from politics (convenience data). So I have started to put something together on our 'New Addictions'

2. That the way many of our current addictions work is by abstracting what we eat from wholesome food, [add pic - Jordan's ...] and abstracting what we engage with - in the media and in politics - from wholesome information. In both cases we substitute derivative, synthetic, and/or virtual commodities for what should be wholesome diets for the body, the mind, and the body politic.

So addictions are, in a sense, another, particular, form of abstractions [add link].


30/8/16 RW
Complex and resonant knowledge/s
Somewhere we will need to fit in, in this project, the transition from a predominantly 'formalised' knowledge (modernist knowledge?) to a broad acknowledgement of complex knowledge (the two could be seen, very broadly, to fall into the first half and the second half of the 20th C). That leads us into the next phase, i.e. a knowledge field of fully resonant knowledges, in which formalised, and complex (adaptive) knowledges are just two of many, many, different types of resonant knowledges.

And the overlaps ... very messy, no?

However, has complex-adaptive knowledge been broadly recognised even now? In practice, perhaps, but the denial is alive and kicking.

Food for thought .... more anon.

5/8/16 RW
This started as a thought or two about living in open systems, which was prompted by the joy of the openness of social media and globalised communication and interaction on the one hand, and the chaos of extremes - both the 'sewers' of the internet and the 'rack and screws' of fundamentalist marketism and austerity on the other hand. The question is: how do we balance, regulate, manage, these new paradoxes and new tropes of hyper-open systems?

And ... Jay Lemke's review article on Nadin's book (The Civilization of Illiteracy) gives us some interesting ideas about how we might approach the matter.


3/8/16 RW (shared from Resonant Knowledge)
Aside: As an 'academic' I have always meant, one day, to 'write' hypertexts, and have been frustrated for many years by the constraints of the narrow affordances of written texts. The is an attempt to start that process.

So ... this page is where the initiating 'text' will be started, and it might or might not end up being the 'core' text, or we might end up with no 'core' text. ('We', because this is an invitation to others to collaborate in the 'writing').

Alongside this, I have started another page, called "About resonant knowledge" which I will use (and others are welcome to add to, edit, change, etc) to describe parts of the process that I am experiencing.

So ... to the 'text' ... (which will, for those who know me, be multiple, multiple drafts, usefully saved on this wiki in 'versions' as we proceed).