In our current world of “All-At-Once-Ness”, knowledge trees and informational routes have become more and more like a 5 year warrantee and less and less seen and known as something relevant. Yet without Thales we wouldn’t have had Aristotle, without Aristotle we wouldn’t have had either Gregor Mendel nor Charles Darwin, and without them, there would be no Human Genome Project.
Well, why do we need these people now that we have The Human Genome Project? The answer is very simple and direct:
“Have we taken all the Loot?”
“What other incubating marvels have been left untouched?”
“What kind of confluence can we create from “old” knowledge, and what amazing things might we be led to discover?”
Talked about during the past 30 years or more has been the concept of Johari’s Window. There are various different versions, but all say the same thing:
1. There exists what we know
2. There exists what we think we know
3. There exists what we do know that we don’t know
4. There exists what we don’t know that we don’t know
Basically, this is how we deal with knowledge. Obviously, number 4 is the trickiest aspect of Johari’s Window, and is often ignored.
One could say that Data Mining covers this. While Data Mining is extremely useful, it only covers Johari’s Window # 1 through 3 and may resolve issues or push explorations within those 3 segments.
To deal with Window # 4 – we have to cast our nets into a very wide area. Yet this work can be made efficient in various ways. One of these ways is book review.
Media Redux will review accessible, but often not know books that explain the various pathways of media as an entity and media within the realm of practical and applied use.
Media Redux will do this with an eye towards practical, current use of ideas and the exploration of near and future possibilities.
This will be a regular feature on this blog.