Knowledge Federation Prototype

Knowledge federation is positioned—and that was the intention behind its creation—to revolutionize academic work; and the handling of information in general. A prototype of knowledge federation has just been completed. The design challenges and solutions it presents, or its design patterns as we call them, point to the vast and magnificent creative frontier that is opening up. "The tie …

In Conversation with Noah

We could ignore our civilization's ills. Or we could sound an alarm, and be alarmed. But a third option is now available—to co-creatively reverse the destructive trends. And look at the future with optimism. As of January 1, holotopia is no longer only an actionable strategy; it has become a buddying project and initiative. Hear what happened.   "Why can't …

Tesla and the Nature of Creativity

Have we misunderstood and mishandled creativity? What would it mean to federate a research article? These seemingly unrelated questions are here answered together, by discussing the way in which an unordinary research article about the nature of creativity has been federated. An unordinary way to handle academic creativity is thereby also proposed.  If I knew where the good …

Knowledge Federation in a Nutshell

Knowledge federation might be the simplest and most natural idea ever proposed to academia. By acknowledging that knowledge and information are human creations and the very lifeblood of society, we propose a transdiscipline that continually reorganizes and recombines them. Knowledge federation treats knowledge and information as we treat other creations – matching them with the purposes …

Knowledge Federation dot Org

In what way shall we understand and handle the issues that challenge our lives and times? How shall we best take advantage of our key resource—creativity? Knowledge Federation proposes to create a guiding light! I am grateful to Vibeke Jensen and David Price for reading versions of this text and suggesting improvements. If you had …

My Career as an Experiment

Acknowledgment: I am grateful to David Price and Fredrik Refsli for reviewing an early draft of this essay and suggesting valuable improvements. As explained in other posts in this blog,  my work during the past two decades has been on an emerging academic and innovation frontier, where structural or 'paradigmatic' changes in the way information is created and used are being …

Eight vignettes to evangelize a paradigm

  Imagine people seated around a table, with some Lego blocks-like pieces of technology scattered on its top. (This is of course a metaphor: CollaboFramework – those "pieces of technology" – resides on a server hosted by our institute at the University of Oslo, which those "people around the table" can access through their PCs, while being physically located anywhere …

The Garden of Liberation

A few weeks ago, at the Drammen Sacred music festival near Oslo, I gave a talk titled "Buddhadasa's Buddhism and Nurbakhsh's Sufism - Different Roads to the Same Destination". With that talk and this blog post, The Garden of Liberation project or prototype has begun to exist. Bringing religion or spirituality to bear upon our impending cultural …