Once again, the promise of a knowledge commons is best made evident in the disagreements and difficulties in determining who and how it should be managed
1 Elsewhere in the garden
Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).
- all fork / no merge (found via Phil Jones)
- some good food for thought on p2p knowledge commons
- chemacs2. I've been wanting to give Doom Emacs a spin for a while, but also not wanting to be left stranded with stuff not working as I get familiar with it. Looks like chemacs will help with that nicely - it lets you switch easily between configs.
- Undoing Optimization: Civic Action in Smart Cities
Related to this I really like Powell's idea around "friction". This is part of her "undoing" of optimization. Messy data, missing information, conflicting accounts or ideas, is not always a bad thing. It can be these moments of uncertainty and friction that bring people together to discuss their city, and help build community resilience and work out a solution together. Powell argues for "minimum viable datafication" of the city - just enough to surface the things that matter to a populace, and ideally with the citizen data held as part of a stewarded knowledge commons.
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