Sunday, June 03, 2007
One of the highlights of the Canada Humanities Congress was listening to Jean-Claude Guedon. His work focuses on new technology, communication and research. He presented an excellent overview on the relationship between technology, publication and knowledge through history as a basis for predicting future trends. Wiki technology may well be more significant than we realise – Guedon argues that the last three centuries of scientific knowledge could be seen as a slow, dispersed wiki. The future is pre-figured in the past in this sense. Here’s a link to some of Guedon’s work…and here’s some more.