Thursday, July 30, 2020 | RECENT NOTES

Nomic: all you need to know

Bouncing around on the web, searching for information, I took a wrong turn and ended up somewhere totally unexpected. As you do. It ended up at a page about the game Nomic.

According to Peter Suber, who invented it, “Nomic is a game in which changing the rules is a move. In that respect it differs from almost every other game. The primary activity of Nomic is proposing changes in the rules, debating the wisdom of changing them in that way, voting on the changes, deciding what can and cannot be done afterwards, and doing it.”


When it comes to love

When we drive anywhere in the car we listen to Radio X3M. This summer I have found it impossible to avoid hearing the same few songs over and over again.

This one has successfully drilled its way into my head: When it comes to love by HAYES, featuring dePresno. Perhaps I should apologise…


Sunday, August 2, 2020 | THE TIME OF DAY


Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | ESSAYS

Hypertext & Pedagogy

This paper addresses the question: is there a politics of representation concerning digital knowledge schemes?

I will look at the history of hypertext, and locate it within a specific trend in cultural politics. I will then show how some of the ambitions of the hypertext visionaries, specifically Ted Nelson, have been realised in general terms in the world wide web, and in educational terms in a software called CmapTools.