Explain Science Commons in 2 minutes? Yes we can.

Posted by: Emily McManus

Via boingboing: Director Jesse Dylan made the beautiful video for Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion (as well as a little something called “Yes We Can.” Now he has created an elegant 2-minute clip for Science Commons, explaining why this is a Good Thing. Watch and learn:

Comments (4)

  • alan buchanan commented on Mar 10 2009

    Yeah very interesting video, Some things are better kept a secret, but some things should be shared to help us move forward.
    my internet business

  • sachin kumar commented on Dec 8 2008

    I completely agree that that certain information be quarantined to prevent its spread to would-be terrorists.


  • Dean Hovey commented on Dec 8 2008

    It strikes me that the move to make scientific knowledge more accessible is consonant with the growth of information technologies but counter to Bil Joy’s belief that certain information be quarantined to prevent its spread to would-be terrorists. Joy, remember, was the co-founder of Sun Micro Systems and is now (that is, the last I heard) a partner in KPMG, where he reviews potential investments in education, the environment, and pandemic defense.

    Is Joy being paranoid? Or does the Science Commons pose a threat to civilization? (Or, Factor X, am I just looking at things too simplistically?)

  • Daniel Robles commented on Dec 11 2008

    Brilliant video, spot on, and essential topic – I am not sure that even the authors know exactly how important these ideas are. Conceptually, there is nothing wrong with the financial system but there is something seriously wrong with our innovations system…oh, yeah, what innovation system? We do not have one. There is no knowledge inventory in society, there is no search engine to match knowledge deficit with knowledge surplus, and there is no innovation bank that houses the algorithm for diversifying risk – but these three things exist on Wall Street.

    Human suffering aside, we have a 53T dollar financial obligation and the only way to service that debt will be an astonishing increase in innovation as these authors imply. Knowledge tangibility is the discussion we should all be having.

    The Ingenesist Project (http://www.ingenesist.com) has specified 3 web applications which if deployed to social networks would allow knowledge to become tangible outside the construct of traditional corporations (silos) in inside social media. The effect would very much enable what the authors of this video are saying. There is a business case in an innovation economy.