Web 2.0

  • Crowdsourcing Astronomy



    One of the tenets of the so-called Web 2.0 is that it’s about an “architecture of participation”, allowing users (i.e., everyone) to contribute their knowledge and expertise — or just enthusiasm — to harness our “collective intelligence”. That’s why Wikipedia is about as good as the Britannica — and why you can look up photos…

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  • Bruce Sterling


    I went to a discussion by author Bruce Sterling last night, sponsored by the weird alliance of independent tech newsletter NTK and political rag The New Statesman (more precisely, their New Media Awards), with some sort of underwriting from organic chocolatiers Green & Black’s (now rather distressingly owned by Cadbury-Schweppes), supplying lovely samples of Maya…

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