Sunday, April 05, 2015


k-web.org will remain online for archival purposes, but pls refer to our new Facebook page for updates:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Burkes-Knowledge-Web/1636642569892667

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Play with the Mystery Tour prototype 


James is "noodling away" (as he says), on the new book.  Graham has been doing yeoman's work assessing user interface options, and there's renewed interest in making a Magic style card game.  You can play with a mock-up of K-Web Mystery Tours here: http://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/C6015FA0-82BF-F1FA-9D05-0EA9FD7F845E#-2763  We can configure colors, icons etc, so pls feel free to send feedback

Our hope is to do something similar from a database, but failing that, we may just have to crowdsource data entry, and/or have individual create comtent pages.  Lemme know if you'd like to help with that.

Monday, September 10, 2012

New talk by James/Card game 

Here's  audio of a new talk by James Burke:  Admiral Shovel and the Toilet Roll.  A number of people have separately proposed a Connections style card game, and are brainstorming about that.  let me know if you'd like to be involved.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

We have some interesting experiments in 3D navigation and are creating a team to develop a "Magic" style card game using historical content (let me know if you'd like details).  Thanks to Joe for an excellent new k-web biography of the poet W. Owen, tragically killed in WWI.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The teacher videoconference prompted really interesting conversation, and I was struck again about the kind of inquiry, the depth and quality, even quite young students do when using k-web (cobbled together of online as well as physical manifestations such as paper and string, and card game by Chris Inhofe (see early posts).  A game developer is looking into taking that concept further.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Teacher videoconference is this coming Saturday; still a few spots left. Interesting ceramic mural project based on a k-web "mystery tour." We're looking a for volunteer webmaster.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

James is working with Katy Borner at the University Indiana data visualization lab on a museum exhibit featuring the Knowledge Web. We're hiring someone to implement our GUI (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cpg/2889557930.html). As soon as next week, we'll be doing a videoconference with teachers to design a classroom to encourage k-web curriculum and thinking. Pls let me know if you'd like details on any of these at pmmckerc@ucsc.edu

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