Old research systems

A couple of sites running software I developed in the early 2000s

CoFIND – a development of my PhD work that used tag clouds before tag clouds had a name, and fuzzy tags before I had a name for them (here called ‘qualities’). This is not the version that sprang directly from the PhD and is less radical than the original version. Sadly, that one used ASP that is no longer supported or supportablem but you can read about it in my PhD┬áthesis.

Dwellings – an attempt to apply Jane Jacobs’s principles of city design to a web site. Technologically inept and far out of date by today’s standards, and it never scaled beyond a handful of users, but I still like the idea. As well as attempting to mimic city dynamics, it makes a lot of intentional use of stigmergy so that the aggregated behaviour of individuals influences and changes the behaviour of those that follow.

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