we are supposed to “Incorporate a scientific layer into your project.”
some scientific layers i’m interested in thinking about are 1. yochai benkler and 2. network theory.
benkler writes and speaks about open source economics, and i want to flip through his book the wealth of networks.
and i’m thinking about network theory because of tom’s class. i don’t necessarily think it’s appropriate to apply mathematical concepts to social worlds, but there may be a dataviz or something in the weak links that are cultivated through open source projects of a certain size.