Since the modern system of knowledge is understood as a multimodal system of navigation endowed with universal orientation, the question of the topos or the site of the local is linked to the question of epistemology and knowledge both in its analytical and synthetic dimensions. It will be argued that the local – like the global – is not a datum given a priori. Instead the determination of the local is a procedural task always threatened by the impotency of the generic perspective and the localist myopia of the particular. We shall argue that the task of localization needs to be understood as an oblique procedure that operates by means of certain ‘perspective operators’ and ‘epistemic mediators’.
An real event within a network is an occurrence that produces the new topology: the edges between the nodes that didn’t exist before, the constellations that transcend the already existing field of possibilities. Using Alain Badiou’s propositions from “Being and Event” as well as a recent study from LIP6 lab in France, we bring together the philosophical and scientific explanations for an event, which has the capacity to change the context.
Blog posts that originate in several different blogs that are semantically related have a better chance of being disseminated throughout the blogosphere – but only if the stories are picked up by the blogs that have different thematic as well.
How the new Facebook Graph Search promotes network thinking but keeps you within the filter bubble of your immediate surrounding.