pattern languages for ICTs

| 2 TrackBacks

From Seb's site, a link to an interesting article called Academics on the Web: finding each other /ourselves.

There has been a recurring problem in academia concerning how people find each other rather than just the officially published work and how people find themselves or position themselves as part of a wider /global community. The Web and Internet technologies now provide opportunities to create presence 'out-there' of self and work but collectively we could also try to find ways to critically re-evaluate our work and debate and question the moral basis for what we find ourselves doing.

It's from a CPSR program called Shaping the Network Society: Patterns for Participation, Action and Change. As a part of that, they've created a system to store and share "pattern languages for living communication."

A related article on the site, Uncovering and Understanding Our Common Language by Doug Schuler, includes several of those patterns.

Guess I need to read up more on the whole concept of pattern languages. I understand it in a broad sense, but it's cropping up everywhere these days, and I think I need a better/deeper understanding of exactly what it is.

2 TrackBacks

I've just posted an entry to mamamusings about pattern languages for communication technologies, especially academic communication. Seems relevant to the Read More

mamamusings: pattern languages for ICTs is from liz lawley's blog and would seem to have useful commentary and links about Read More

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry published on November 25, 2002 12:22 PM.

changing mail packages was the previous entry in this blog.

new links pages is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.


Category Archives