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Jan Kstanjevec and Makes Valencic
they started as a reading group. Reading groups require periodic synchronous meetings. People take notes but it does not produce a product. They don’t have the strengths of a seminar. However they are a safe, collaborative space to allow the externalisation of thought.
GIA is an abstraction of reading groups. They are investigating infrastructure and tools. Intellectual work is a muktinlear pipeline. The process of thought externalisation is productive and allows collaboration. They want to be able to facilitate this.
In the humanities, modes of collaboration are not well-developed. Its not easy to create spaces for shared reading. It represents a major commitment, which is not ideal. Schools of philosophy and think tanks do undertake this.
Collective intelligence is increasingly subjected to technological intervention. They are using their reading group as a model.
Small groups can have safe environments for communication. The safe space idea is one of comfort. They want a space to share notes.
chunks are units of memory and analysis, but this is wasted if not used. Chunks get maintained when they are repeated, for example in schools, circularity, etc. This need not be an institutional production, but it usually is. They could optimise by making chucks available with less commitment.
Chunks are like capital, but harder to evaluate the value of. They want to keep chinks inthe group. Forgetting chunks issometimes good, but forgetting good ones is wasteful. There may also be too many chunks.
Memory is cultivated. This can benaided with tools. But small communities also have dangers. They can get into groupthink. They can have trolls or people who dominate conversations. There are also barriers to people participating due tonshyness or social barriers. How should they be actually open in practice.
Open science models arenot quite applicable. Neo liberalisation wants to impose market logic, which leads to closure and paywalls.
Systemisation of content could be done with some data crunching, so they tried that.
They want to do case studies to better develop tools. Locality does not garuntee a safespace. They are using next cloud. Their app is called ContentMatcher.
Their demo is a bit like PDF speed dating, which does seem useful.
Q: this is like standpoint.org
There is a workshop today at 2