Knowledge mapping - what don't I know? #1

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blahah commented Oct 8, 2015

Major topics that I know I don't know enough about:

  • history of academic publishing
  • [history, science, strategy, process] of [activism, changing institutions, changing laws, changing people's minds]
  • history of open science - people, projects, successes and failures, battles
  • propaganda, corporate fraud, etc. (major cases, examples, effects)

What I've done so far:

  • reached out to historians, open science veterans, and legal experts for advice about key sources of information
  • arranged to get some 'brain dump' time with my mentors, in which I fire questions at them and record their responses, designed to get a big pile of ideas and facts that I can then learn more about on my own time
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I know a reasonable amount about copyright and other intellectual property. But this could be greatly expanded. Add some IP law experts to my brain dump request list.

Stuff to read:

  • UK copyright law + database law
  • EU copyright law + database directive
  • US copyright law
  • EU intellectual property review proposals and current status
  • UK/EU/US case law and prominent battles

People to approach:

  • Charles Oppenheim
  • Julia Reda
  • Kenny Crews
  • local experts, starting with
    • Peter Murray-Rust
    • Jenny Molloy
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blahah commented Oct 10, 2015

I know a reasonable amount about copyright and other intellectual property. But this could be greatly expanded. Add some IP law experts to my brain dump request list.

Stuff to read:

  • UK copyright law + database law
  • EU copyright law + database directive
  • US copyright law
  • EU intellectual property review proposals and current status
  • UK/EU/US case law and prominent battles

People to approach:

  • Charles Oppenheim
  • Julia Reda
  • Kenny Crews
  • local experts, starting with
    • Peter Murray-Rust
    • Jenny Molloy
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[history, science, strategy, process] of [activism, changing institutions, changing laws, changing people's minds]

some reading suggestions from Greg Wilson:

suggestions from a friend, a former historian who does corporate top team coaching and management consulting:

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[history, science, strategy, process] of [activism, changing institutions, changing laws, changing people's minds]

some reading suggestions from Greg Wilson:

suggestions from a friend, a former historian who does corporate top team coaching and management consulting:

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Discussion with two historians on history of change

  • most of history that studies change is about how people have failed to create change
  • in general any attempt to bring about change on an ideological level has failed except where violence has been applied
  • need motivating underlying philosophy
  • and penalising factors for bad behaviour
  • difference between socialised power (impact?) and personalised power (status), and money

Discussion with corporate management people on affecting publishers:

  • look at what large corporations (e.g. RELX group) care about - quite probably the owning companies realise publishing is unsustainable
  • look at influencing shareholders (get analyst report on concentration of shareholding) - likely mostly pension funds
  • look at carbon disclosure project (official site | wikipedia), experienced at influencing shareholder behaviour as a drive of influencing corporate behaviour
  • HSBC has also been responsive to this kind of shareholder lobbying
  • what would it be like to be this company? (e.g. RELX) - look at their analytics (ask my corporate contacts to get these reports)
  • think about organisations like CUP, OUP. What makes the academic publishing arm tick, what would incentivise them to change their publishing arm
  • a good route would be to consult senior economics ppl within Cambridge about how these publishing systems work, how they could be
  • talking to learned societies - different business model and different kind of prestige gatekeeping

David MacLelland (Harvard) - Human Motivation <- about types of power
Motives & values - myers briggs

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Discussion with two historians on history of change

  • most of history that studies change is about how people have failed to create change
  • in general any attempt to bring about change on an ideological level has failed except where violence has been applied
  • need motivating underlying philosophy
  • and penalising factors for bad behaviour
  • difference between socialised power (impact?) and personalised power (status), and money

Discussion with corporate management people on affecting publishers:

  • look at what large corporations (e.g. RELX group) care about - quite probably the owning companies realise publishing is unsustainable
  • look at influencing shareholders (get analyst report on concentration of shareholding) - likely mostly pension funds
  • look at carbon disclosure project (official site | wikipedia), experienced at influencing shareholder behaviour as a drive of influencing corporate behaviour
  • HSBC has also been responsive to this kind of shareholder lobbying
  • what would it be like to be this company? (e.g. RELX) - look at their analytics (ask my corporate contacts to get these reports)
  • think about organisations like CUP, OUP. What makes the academic publishing arm tick, what would incentivise them to change their publishing arm
  • a good route would be to consult senior economics ppl within Cambridge about how these publishing systems work, how they could be
  • talking to learned societies - different business model and different kind of prestige gatekeeping

David MacLelland (Harvard) - Human Motivation <- about types of power
Motives & values - myers briggs

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Intersection of IP and history of (academic) publishing

suggestions from Charles Oppenheim

I'll follow up by meeting with Charles after reading Burke & Pedley.

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Intersection of IP and history of (academic) publishing

suggestions from Charles Oppenheim

I'll follow up by meeting with Charles after reading Burke & Pedley.

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Orthogonal to all the subjects covered so far - I used to have a strong interest in design. Time to revive this with a focus on design of materials for communicating and teaching science, for convincing and motivating audiences. Collecting some resources here:

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Orthogonal to all the subjects covered so far - I used to have a strong interest in design. Time to revive this with a focus on design of materials for communicating and teaching science, for convincing and motivating audiences. Collecting some resources here:

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blahah Oct 18, 2015

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General relevant reading recommendations from Titus Brown:

  • Gabriella Coleman - Hacker hoaxer whistleblower spy
  • Thomas Leitch - Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority and Liberal Education in the Digital Age
  • Jaron Lanier - Who owns the future
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blahah commented Oct 18, 2015

General relevant reading recommendations from Titus Brown:

  • Gabriella Coleman - Hacker hoaxer whistleblower spy
  • Thomas Leitch - Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority and Liberal Education in the Digital Age
  • Jaron Lanier - Who owns the future

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Found the graffiti lettering book in Modulor in Berlin! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Street-Fonts-Graffiti-Alphabets-Graphics/dp/050051559X

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Found the graffiti lettering book in Modulor in Berlin! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Street-Fonts-Graffiti-Alphabets-Graphics/dp/050051559X

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