FoT Day 2 Planning

Christopher Gutteridge proposed two questions we need to answer and said: The second, cultural change, question is at least as important as the question about technology. Some great projects and ideas have gained no traction because they only concentrate on technology. Open access, while flawed, corrupted and diluted, is an idea that is now rooted in academic culture – maybe we can learn from that?


In terms of interactive text:

* how do we want the world to be

We want textual discourse to require less effort (freeing more energy for work thought away from ‘how to do work’ thought’) and to deliver more cognitive benefit in terms of deeper understanding of the issues, while authoring and while reading.

* how do we get there from here

We will need to develop tools and infrastructures (for meta-informaiton and more) as well as engage with the user communities to raise their expectations.