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My website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge. What could yours be? – The Creative Independent
"The web is what we make it

While an individual website could be any of those metaphors I mentioned above, I believe the common prevailing metaphor—the internet as cloud—is problematic. The internet is not one all-encompassing, mysterious, and untouchable thing. (In early patent drawings depicting the internet, it appears as related shapes: a blob, brain, or explosion.) These metaphors obfuscate the reality that the internet is made up of individual nodes: individual computers talking to other individual computers.

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The World Wide Web recently turned 29. On the web’s birthday, Tim Berners Lee, its creator, published a letter stating the web’s current state of threat. He says that while it’s called the “World Wide Web,” only about half the world is connected, so we should close this digital divide.

But at the same time, Berners Lee wants to make sure this thing we’re all connecting to is truly working for us, as individuals: “I want to challenge us all to have greater ambitions for the web. I want the web to reflect our hopes and fulfill our dreams, rather than magnify our fears and deepen our divisions.”

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“Metaphor unites reason and imagination,” says George Lakoff and Mark Johnson in their book, Metaphors We Live By (1980). “Metaphors are not merely things to be seen beyond. In fact, one can see beyond them only by using other metaphors. It is as though the ability to comprehend experience through metaphor were a sense, like seeing or touching or hearing, with metaphors providing the only ways to perceive and experience much of the world. Metaphor is as much a part of our functioning as our sense of touch, and as precious.”

Instead of a cloud, let’s use a metaphor that makes the web’s individual, cooperative nodes more visible. This way, we can remember the responsibility we each have in building a better web. The web is a flock of birds or a sea of punctuation marks, each tending or forgetting about their web garden or puddle home with a river of knowledge nearby.

If a website has endless possibilities, and our identities, ideas, and dreams are created and expanded by them, then it’s instrumental that websites progress along with us. It’s especially pressing when forces continue to threaten the web and the internet at large. In an age of information overload and an increasingly commercialized web, artists of all types are the people to help. Artists can think expansively about what a website can be. Each artist should create their own space on the web, for a website is an individual act of collective ambition."
laurelschwulst  knowledge  webdev  webdesign  internet  web  online  2018  websites  design  flexibility  purpose  creativity  learning  howwelearn  accumulation  accretion  making  murmurations  metaphor  clouds  birds  georgelakoff  markjohnson  completeness  unfinished  wonder  fredrogers  storage  archives  html 
may 2018 by robertogreco
A Study Of Galaxy Completeness Limits In NED – astronotes
I wanted to generate a few plots to show the extent of the incompleteness and the anisotropy of the sample of galaxies catalogued in NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED). Below is plot of a northern section of the probability map of the gravitational wave GW150914[1], overlaid with the PS1 survey footprint and all galaxies catalogued in NED within that footprint. The sharp drop in galaxy counts below dec ∼−3∘∼−3∘ serves to reveal the boundary of SDSS DR6
completeness  galaxy  ned 
october 2017 by thespacedoctor
Completeness Effect – cognitive lode by ribot
[[Among two identical sandwiches, one of which was sliced in the middle, people preferred the "complete" (unsliced) version of the sandwich.

"they felt that the unsliced sandwich ‘had more quantity’ than the sliced one. More generally, research has shown that we humans desire completeness , and especially asethetic designs that suggest unity. We also feel that incomplete experiences feel ‘unresolved’."

“incompletely” shaped products are assumed to be of lesser quantity than completely shaped ones. We’re also much more likely to purchase complete products over those seen as incomplete. Perceiving that incomplete items are smaller can also influence people to consume more of them.

if you’re trying to increase consumption of a product, incomplete sizes will often leave customers coming back for more. For example, in one of their follow-up studies, the authors found that people who were given chocolate pieces that were incomplete in shape (irregular) consumed significantly more chocolate than participants given complete shaped (whole) chocolates.

the “eat only half rule” can backfire and serve as a dangerous incentive to let one’s guard down

Aim for completeness in your product design. Customers prefer this, and will buy more of it next to a product that looks incomplete. An example of an incomplete product would be a shampoo bottle with a hole in the middle for easy holding. ]]
completeness  bias  influence  persuasion  design  psychology 
april 2016 by dandv
Gödel Without (Too Many) Tears | Logic Matters
"These handouts aim to fill the gap between pretty relaxed chalk-and-talk lectures on the one hand and my not-so-very-introductory Introduction to Gödel’s Theorems on the other."
completeness  decidability  Kurt-Gödel  mathematics  logic 
september 2013 by ericpashman
Gödel Without (Too Many) Tears | Logic Matters
"These handouts aim to fill the gap between pretty relaxed chalk-and-talk lectures on the one hand and my not-so-very-introductory Introduction to Gödel’s Theorems on the other."
completeness  decidability  Kurt-Gödel  mathematics  logic 
september 2013 by pash
Not Real Programming | Web Directions
https:// news .ycombinator .com/ i t e m ? i d = 2 3 0 0 836
turing  real  completeness  discussion  programming  webdev  html  language  criticism  css 
august 2013 by gilberto5757
Unbuilding — Lined & Unlined
[now here: https://linedandunlined.com/archive/unbuilding ]

Here's another something that's too large to unpack in a quote or two or three or more, so just one, then read and view (many images) the rest.

"Unlike the thesis, Antithesis was an optional class. Instead of a constant, year-long process, it was interstitial, happening during a “down time” in the year. We didn’t really have class meetings — instead, I spent my time hanging out in the studio. Everyone loosened up. After thinking intensively about the thesis for 12 weeks, it was time to stop thinking about it — at least, consciously. The goal was not to keep pushing forward on the thesis but to get new projects started in parallel."

[video: https://vimeo.com/63008758 ]
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november 2012 by robertogreco

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