Working Group Alpha is our team of technologists who contribute to the concept and design of Visual Y. Work with an amazing assortment of people to revolutionize how humans reach our potential by finally addressing complexity and systemic knowledge – the stuff that really makes the world go round.
OUR LONG TERM OBJECTIVE
To derive and invent a participative real time browser based generative systemic engine for the creation, storage and utilization of complex systemic knowledge. To design, code and embed a dynamic semiotic modeling language that translates the complexity of what we learn into knowledge, meaning and value. To enable the entire system, Visual Y, to be open, robust, scalable, transparent, documented, universal, intuitively simple and honest.
Our short term objective (and our shorter description): To derive the principles, the architecture, the technology, the R&D and the evolution of Visual Y. Together we will craft a way to create dynamic cellular ontological models in connected layers filled with pattern and sound. Ultimately, we will be building a very rich video game.
We know you are busy with your current life. We ask you to give us some time to introduce your fellow participants to you, to discuss the challenges we will ask you to help solve, and to explain the complexity and excitement of this project.
The following is a collection of references and web tools that are important to the Working Group Alpha Team and Project.
Eyeo: a festival that brings together the most intriguing and exciting artists, designers, and coders today.
Haptic-Data: a processing library.
KVS Studio- Portfolio: a collection of visualizations.
Learnable Programming: how we get people to understand programming- by Bret Victor
Processing: an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions.
PowWow: Free collaborative screen sharing.
Pivotal Tracker: Project Management Site
Cloud9: A web based IDE
Gobby: A downloadable collaborative text editor for coding.
Stackoverflow: Developer forum and Q&A site.