2008-05-05

giving people better maps

Another part of it is this - adapting to a radically changed world is going to involve people finding a way of understanding that world. Taking away people’s maps of the world means giving them new ones.

Source: Casaubon’s Book - Sharon Astyk’s Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future

I hope to be, in my role of maintainer of ID and involved in what will be based on ID in the future, a part of making new and better maps for all of humanity. I am particularly inspired by the following presentations at TED:

TED - Hans Rosling - Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen
TED - Hans Rosling - New insights on poverty and life around the world
TED - Blaise Aguera y Arcas - Jaw-dropping Photosynth demo
TED - Johnny Lee - Creating tech marvels out of a $40 Wii Remote

I would like to use something like these tools to help implement an AQAL Gapminder, or an AQAL Seadragon, or an AQAL Photosynth powered by Seadragon. My vision is to use hacked haptic devices such as the Wiimote and the iPhone/iPod Touch with these AQAL tools to implement naviagation tools. These are tools to help people and collectives navigate through the journey of their lives, navigate through the journey of the Kosmos, and navigate through every holon in between.

1 comment:

abbefromru said...

Hi! My name is Anatoly, I'm from Nizhny Novgorod city, Russia. About month ago i have opended a first site about Spiral Dynamics in russian: http://get.metalevel.net

I published some pictures from your blog and flickr albums there. I'm very glad to meet you! Welcome to my SDi site! :)