Intrigued by this:
"The graph as a form of content can be contrasted with traditional narrative structures. A narrative is linear, perhaps threaded, beginning from a premise, state of affairs, or other truth, and leads logically and conceptually to a conclusion. None of this is true of a graph. The story, if there is any, is in the connections, in the links. The source of truth, is there is any, lies in how those links are created and maintained." -- Stephen
@jgmac1106 @dogtrax it's (or can be) a depiction of the interface, and it's not the graph that is the truth, but the understanding of it. Especially if "it's" about the interactions/relations. It can be concepts and constructs instead of data points.
I agree that you can't distill or engineer truth #el30
@lauraritchie @jgmac1106 That concept of the graph showing the underlying connections as opposed to the surface data is what I am thinking about. Invisible threads. As always, things will likely remain hidden, unspoken, unaccounted for, tilted. It's a reminder to never to rely on one device for understanding, but many (if possible). And to question what we are given as representative of anything. #el30 (I appreciate the conversations here. Thank you)
> I don't think we will ever engineer our way to truth.
The word "engineer" here is misleading. We grow networks, we don't construct them (this is my primary disagreement with constructivists).
This growth occurs in a physical structure - a brain, a society, an economy, a language - and caused by physical events - experiences, interactions, transactions, inferences.
And if this isn't what produces truth, if this isn't what produces meaning, what else does?
Must also mention the indigenous and other marginalized groups that have known for so very long how many of our "facts" should be rethought.
For me, "truth growing" needs to involve systems, opportunities, communities, networks, etc. that cause critical engagement with ideas, beliefs and ways of thinking that are foreign, perhaps even contrary to our own. And not just on the content level, but embedded within the fabric of the system et al itself.
I like this:
"For me, "truth growing" needs to involve systems, opportunities, communities, networks, etc. that cause critical engagement with ideas, beliefs and ways of thinking that are foreign, perhaps even contrary to our own. And not just on the content level, but embedded within the fabric of the system et al itself. "
Unpacking it will be worth the work.
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