Things are getting smaller faster better in every way. There are some trends that are a bit intersting:
- People are wearing tech
- The web is getting better (despite identit, offline access)
- Everything is connecting to PLACE
- Presence – Where are you, are you moving, etc
- Life Logging – Its comming! Should the default be to stream everything?
- How do we wanange multiple identities (second life, second life work, personal, etc)
- Establish common vocab
- Preserve knowledge
Mr Jim Gee
- find solutions
The passion communities with (amateur knowledge) often come up with better solutions! So why are we leaving the hard stuff to politicians? There are passion communities around everything (sims, modding wow, etc) and have/create experts in that field who are very unlikely. Ex: the failure girl who learns photoshop at an expert level to design clothes for the sims and has 400 people downloading her designs.)
These people are PROSUMERS
Producing, but not for money. They get social status, control, fun
Same girl, still no good at school, now moved into second life. When interviewed, she doesn’t want to be a fashion designer. She wants to work with computers because they give you power.
The future of education is not to design games, but game like systems.
Let’s talk about Portal. The whole game has you running around in a bunch of labs using the portal gun, but the last phase puts you in a real world, with sno suggestions. You have to transfer to succeeded. The game wants to give you a tool that let’s you see the world in a new way. It let’s you see the (my word) AFFORDANCES OF THE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM.
Empathy for a complex system.
Example: Modding – Experts theorizing their play and building a tool to support that theory. Better than the designers!