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my blueprint for liberatory digital for science & academia is up on arxiv, i'll write a thread on it when i get a chance, but for now here it is for my fedi friends. with lessons from and the fediverse, making this happen will be the project for the rest of my foreseeable future :)
arxiv.org/abs/2209.07493

an abstract that does not Fuck Around
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@BB
yes it is the one that will be the main document/have the most current version:)

@nemobis
well there will never not be a free version at the URL linked on the first page. gol darn it I didn't know about nc

@nemobis
I tend to overlook copyright because it is fake and I always endorse just um "stealing" shit but it always bites me in the ass

@jonny I understand but Elsevier was created by bulk-buying copyright from scholars who couldn't be bothered, so we must really avoid a repeat with any new initiative.

@nemobis
yeah definitely good to know. it sort of wouldn't really apply in a lot of this because it's mostly p2p but yes definitely need to make an update. is it ok if I cite you/your toot/that page?

@nemobis
"it's mostly p2p" meaning no platform so most circumstances that necessitate rights transfers wouldn't be there but definitely need to add a footnote or a section about copyright

@nemobis
[[Elsevier]] [[Copyright]] [[Creative Commons]]

@jonny
I had a quick look (at summary not paper) and feel uneasy that p2p linked data is yr architectural foundation. I note that much of the practice of knowing comprises storying & stories of stories. Also a lot of mapmaking sharing and following. Not being concerned with 'science' but with rigorous practices of knowing and capability making makes the S-practice just a local-historical fashion? And while anything can be rendered as data, eatable by digital mills, surely it ain't foundational?

@jonny
My own instinct says practices like Alexander pattern language(ing) - which incorporate pieces of community-story within a more formal-patterned matrix - are a way to go. Not least, bcos they are intrinsically community practices. Doesn't mean they're not p2p. But does mean they're not essentially individual. A vision of individually owned data seems bleak to me, if architectures of community and historical story are not providing an infrastructure for THAT infrastructure?

@mike_hales
keep reading then because I am thinking of linked data less as data and more as a means of realizing vernacular expression, and systems for building them together in overlapping and fluid social systems is the idea :)

@jonny
'Vernacular' is a good commitment :)

Although . . 'rigorous' matters equally. And might be harder to grasp.

One more for luck: pluriversal. I don't like these polysyllables! But think: opposite of modernist globalist colonial 'universal' - plural, respected, well founded, mutualised worlds and narratives.

@jonny
Skimming . . I come across Leigh Star as a source on 'infrastructure(ing)'. Good place to go to ;-)
"Infrastructure becomes manifest when it breaks down."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Le

Equally, infrastructuring-by-design is a characteristic hubristic commitment of post-Fordist capitalism: impossible (bcos infrastructure is ecolology, evolving in-place, in relationship) but obsessively attempted.

@dsalo
if ya get around to it would love to hear any thoughts that come up :)

@jonny I'm only a few chapters in, but I have to say this is really magnificent. I'd love to pick your brains about it when it's done, as it covers a lot of territory I've been thinking about for many years (since Aaron Swartz was killed, basically).

I think you'll find your proposals have a lot of overlap with the general approach to science me and my coeditors adopt in our new magazine's manifesto:

strangematters.coop/new-ontolo

@jmcolony
I am flattered, and yes taking a read now and I love it. I'll be starting to organize some groups across domains to work together after a bit of a break and will definitely be reaching out. there is much to do to unfuck the world

@jmcolony
and also yes feel free to pick away whenever

@jonny Oh you absolutely shouldn't feel flattered, I'm an innumerate poetry nerd with some crazy friends who threw together a little magazine like everybody else and their uncle in Brooklyn; whereas your proposal is extremely precise, erudite, technically sophisticated, and widely read across a number of important literatures concerning the history and infrastructure of the Internet and the philosophy and history of science. If anything, the honor is mine!

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