Lived Experience and Folksonomy

I recently blogged about Bigfoot2.0 (size 15 feet?) and the concept of noise in folksonomy. It was based on a rather wonderful blog about Forteana. The point I was aiming at was that web2.0 is probably as full of the random misunderstandings, mistakes and mischief that life1.0 is. I just came across an interesting take on this on Integrating Fragments. The author, Mary, responds to Mark Nunes' book Cyberspaces of Everyday Life:

But what Nunes adds here, that I haven’t thought about, is that these 'errors' are "an essential feature of emergent, enactive hypertextuality." Nunes argues for a lived, experiential aspect of cyberspace interconnected with the 'virtual' and the physical, a space of lived experience. So what then does this mean when thinking about Folksonomies? Not sure…

Like Mary, I'm uncertain as to where this train of thought goes. I don't think that folksonomies necessarily represent cultural memory but, rather, that they represent cultural understandings and dialogues that are firmly grounded in the present. I suspect that there will be "noise" and "error" and these will help produce culture. It may, however, be misguided to think of them as "noise" and "error". Perhaps they will be new vectors of creativity. As forms reproduce and mingle online, web2.0 may add enough randomness to generate creative expressions that we can't currently guess at.

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  1. Lived Experience and Folksonomy

    The following is cross-posted from Transliteracy.com. I recently blogged about Bigfoot2.0 (size 15 feet?) and the concept of noise in folksonomy. It was based on a rather wonderful blog about Forteana. The point I was aiming at was that web2.0…

  2. Telling stories with tags

    An interesting piece of digital performance occurred recently using Last FM. Last FM is a “social music” site which has made great use of folksonomy and is often given as one of the examples of successful tagging. (For those interested,…

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