re-configuring Weinberger’s “Too Big to Know”: experimenting with a meta-analysis

Adventures in Digital Humanities” (Spring 2015) may be over as a formal course, but the adventures on the open web continue! Members of Dr. Katherine Pandora’s research group are thinking through how to unlock the further potential contained within the content the class created and shared via the class website and the group blogs we provided. (We set up these digital spaces thanks to OU Create.)

Here is our first experiment: an analysis by Paul Kelly Vieth of David Weinberger’s Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (Basic Books, 2012). His analysis is particularly significant in two ways: its source material is not only Weinberger’s book but is also curated from the commentary from the entire class, and the structure he conceived for making visible and accessible the diversity and depth of interpretations the class put forth. With this visual/textual meta-analysis, Vieth explores putting everyone in conversation with one another.

Here is his meta-analysis, as a prezi:

Plus: PKV explains the motivation behind his reconfiguration.

PlusThe original blogpost material.

 

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