Thursday, August 14, 2008

◙ The Semantic Maps show that the information is not Flat ◙ or Leonardo's Microcode ◙

[[On of my comments, posted at on of the discussions withing the Wikiprojects pages of Wikipedia more than a year or two before today, this is about the need of semantic map a informational and navigational tool, in principle a semantic map of the sorts, So I want it to keep it fresh, as I continue working in my metasemantic experiments, for my record and for sharing these ideas with you, again I am posting them as-is in here]]

  • It is an interesting question. But first your rationale is strong and I accepted as not only plausible but followable.
  • Now, answering your question, it is at first look, obvious, "I don't think we need to reinvent the wheel", but we need to look if the colors are a big deal after all.
  • I think an encyclopedia owe to be delightful, inviting and attractive, but informative and up to the point, there are not an exact way or formula to obtain all of this.
  • Perhaps we can envision more quality by reinspecting the ""wheel of colors" and tune our palettes a little bit more. You have done it very well indeed, for instance, with the Peru Wikiproject's logo. It look much better. Ir really does! What I going to write about your logo? It is better, and so it is an improvement over what was done before, that is it.
  • * Therefore, we should go for it, we might don't change a thing, but perhaps if we would like to expand our geographical aspirations, we need first, work at the lower level by building a color-coded matrix, based upon a simple table, then perhaps, build the respective microformat.
  • This project could expand very fast in a very globally and useful ways of depicting and encapsulating, multiple layering data, to aggregate and disseminate several layers of topographical intelligence including real time navigational information from Wikipedia to the users. Google will more than happy if we improve this and we will be better off doing it anyway, because it is fun, and if we don't somebody else might, in Wikipedia, I meant.
  • Now, I think that we should go ahead with the color-coding for now, then wait and see. In the mean time we might want to find somebody who knows something about Micro-formatting well or we might learn to do it as well. Again, I am not referring to templates, those colors look fine and decent, and they do contain the information need it for the tasks for which they were created.
  • I am talking about in concentrating for mapping information, taxonomically based on geographical delimitation, containing or embedding multiple layers of information. For giving you a clearer idea, evenly we can linked historical information, not to mention navigational and other sources or feeding as points of reference for the onlookers. In this way we are looking at a map which is more than the territory itself, because it is capable of showing more things than that 2D or 3D information, it is a massive aggregated, a condensed directory, that include most of the objects that we know or have the capability to know that have existed or are existing inside its boundaries. Now, I am imagining that Alfred Korzybski is jumping about all this. I call it the semantic map as a matter of fact "Korzy" started to do something on this regard, and Tim Berners-Lee is following him up with the Semantic Web, "We can go in-line with them by working on-line on the topic." It can be done, in the exercise to depict: Verifiable, published by authorized reliable sources, neutral facts and information. All of what could and should be encapsulated in a map. Therefore, with one wheel at the time, we could make a car and then the wings so we can fly looking at our territory or evenly virtually visiting a neo-geo-reality based on our wikimaps" ◙ JMK ◙ What do you thing?"

JMK @ June 2007 (UTC) Wikipedia

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