sexta-feira, fevereiro 24, 2006

scripts

... or, to me, boundary scripts.
Roger Schank, Information is Surprises, excerpted from The Third Culture: Beyond the Scientific Revolution by John Brockman (Simon & Schuster, 1995), chapter 9:

"We all expect the world to work out in certain ways, but when it does, we're bored. What makes something worth knowing is organized around the concept of expectation failure. Scripts are interesting not when they work but when they fail."



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sábado, fevereiro 18, 2006

Weekend food

"We can talk all we want about tools and protocols, mandates and rewards. But what we are really asking ourselves to do is start to behave like a network brain, a hive mind. Not a bunch of individuals who are required to dump their knowledge into the pot."

"We are drawing on social networking sites, blogs, RSS aggregators, bookmarklets, toolbars, extensions, plug-ins. Some people may be developing elaborate digital identities, a personal 'bricolage' of network services. Others are less actively constructive (...)"

sexta-feira, fevereiro 10, 2006

A Pattern Language for Doctoral Students

Joseph Bergin, in A Pattern Language for Doctoral Students, among many other things, states that:

"Research is only useful if it is published."


This makes me blush considering that i've still haven't published a paper about my work... and it's been 10 months since i defended my master :-(