Today, we hardly spend any time at all phoning on our mobile “phones.” Our portable devices have become internet terminals without our hardly noticing it. Soon, they will metamorphose again – and become our personal antennae, sensing devices to feed us very contextually sensitive information based on who, where, what, and how we are at any moment. Ray Gallon prepared this look at the near future for the TC Europe 2016 conference in Porto.
Ray Gallon presented a talk at the SOAP 2015 conference, in Krakow, Poland, applying theories of Nemetics to technical communications. The problem of complex technical information, and threading our way through it, can be perceived as a “wicked” problem – one which is highly dependent on sensitive conditions, and which is nearly impossible to solve. Nemetics provides an effective approach, not for solving, but for managing this complexity.
The forces inﬂuencing higher education in a digitally globalized, plurilingual, and intercultural world present a real and current challenge. This chapter by Neus Lorenzo and Ray Gallon from the book, New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship, proposes some new directions for the evolution of higher education practice, with illustrative case studies.
In this training session Neus Lorenzo explains the nemetics system. Nemetics provides a mechanism for analysing complex communications and transmedia interactions. It uses units made up of conversational routines that can be quantified, visualised, and mapped in different shapes, according needs and the type of information treated. These visualisations are powerful tools for dealing with complexity.
This white paper by The Transformation Society was prepared for Adobe. It explores how content professionals are facing the breakdown of traditional boundaries that affect their subject matter as well as their professional functions. Among the issues that are influencing this evolution are: the disappearance of physical space, asynchrony of time, and the phenomenon of users as producers, including how consumers raise corporate consciousness.
In this white paper for Adobe, Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo explore how the evolution of communications technology has modified behaviour, culture, and value systems. Research going forward needs to focus on how the changing communicative context is affecting individuals, through their interconnection with electronic objects, and what transcendent values will define the collective vision of reality.