June 6, 2010

Kate Ray's semantic web mini-documentary

Kate Ray's Web 3.0 mini-doc explores the potential for the semantic web.

Web 3.0 from Kate Ray on Vimeo.

This documentary offers some interesting insights into how difficult it is to both develop and predict the next iteration of the Web. I can't help but feel, however, that human cognition is missing from the discussion; in my mind, the next iteration of the web has to be further conceptualized as a part of the exosomatic brain. Anything we can do to better streamline the process of accessing and processing information will be a step in this direction. Put another way, how can we blur the divide and reduce the friction that currently separates the human mind from the internet?

Maybe that's Web 4.0 stuff....

1 comment:

sarahaallison said...

I love this documentary. It poses some really interesting questions about the Semantic web and its possibilities. I favour the many endless benefits that may come from this but can also see how the discussion of structure is an important one.