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RDF / Linked Data #20
I was just trying to wrap my head around how to use RDF with dat.
Here are a few points that I came up with that seem to be relevant?
After some convo last night, I think it'd be cool to interface with Linked Data discovery platforms. Perhaps, for starters, in the
If we put that dat into a discovery platform, like dathub or ckan, you can imagine being able to traverse all of the links that people have reported.
Please please please!
And, check out JSON-LD, which is also linked data and has all the RDF power but in very clean, simple json.
On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 1:35 PM, Karissa McKelvey
I'm pinging everyone associatable from my perspective, as I feel highly insecure about some of the statements below and would like to invite for a fair portion of critique here.
Please allow me to reemphasize the TransforMap community story first, before sketching our interest in using
a commoning economics community
Within an - as far as I can tell - unique topology, actors of the emerging field of Commoning economics initiated what was then called Mapping all alternatives. A pretty representative set of organised and practitioning opponents against the global hegemony of capital, though reaching from Commons and Social Solidarity Economy, Transition Networks or Degrowth academics to the Collaborative Economy and a so-called Global Ecovillage Network. The list would just be too long, as it's still a very polymorphous interest group.
One of our shortest descriptions reads as follows:
While we made it easy for groups and individuals to express their intent in working with and for us, being such an advanced narrative of civic self-organisation brings a higher viscosity and lower comprehensibility to the process. Thus we depend on cleverly interfering and resonating with fitting value flows inside the free and open source and open data ecosystems.
I'm writing this two weeks after turning 30, perfectly broke, hungry, living in a painful post-socialistic debt which before '89 we didn't imagine could be possible. And I am in a good mood, happy; as I have probably never been. @WardCunningham told me once in a @federated-wiki Hangout one needs a so-called day job to gain resources and stability for working on open source software, especially in these experimental environments. I don't accept this. Why I consider working on TransforMap a full time occupation which doesn't allow to get tainted by the corporate world, because it is just too important for itself. For it will help us to make the day without money.
A brief history of Linked Open Data and the Federated Social Web
Of course I am confused. When Linked Open Data turns out to be a dialect of quantum mechanics and a Federated Social Web is the unixoid ideal of the « old » Web 1.0 still existing next to the centralised social silos, SoLiD is of course a slap into the face of what the Internet (here: protocol family) is for the Web. Even Sir @timbl himself cannot deny the flourishing diversality, as opposed to universality, of furious hacks and any non-HTTP-based RX/TX protocols.
But with Information Centric Networks like NDN or IPFS around the corner, while schemes and patterns further get drastically intermingled, infrastructural developments often remain within or circling around the frameworks of hierarchical organisational structures, namely States, Corporations and Academia, thus networked organizations. Yet the alternating world of resistants often doesn't fit within those prescribed social conglomerates and precariously nourishes and promotes downscaling economies of need, not greed. As informality and low-to-none resources come together, vulnerable organized networks intrinsically rely on distributed trust models in their everyday practice.
Our task is - as for many - to communicate one specific part of the complexity of the world precisely and caringly back to the Public Domain. In doing so we are strictly bound to collaborative work modes and often highly experimental collective governance constructs. A definition of the semi-permeable fringes is often doomed to fail, lacking explicit articulation of and agreement upon the shape of the sociotechnical artefacts to be expected from what one calls TransforMap. Do you have a test for that?
Particular technological constitutive outsides to this process are OpenStreetMap and Wikidata, both which represent more the autodidact and exploratory way of patching their Commons, next to more formal work done by OGC and W3C. Being fully aware of the joint Spatial Data on the Web WG (@philarcher1) and what's been done over at the Social Web WG, it is often hard for me to justify remaining in a slow pace and to argue for seperated concerns between a federation of Commons, instead of falling into the productivists' trap while implementing another incompatible silo.
The role of the