Pierre Lévy : Collective Intelligence –Footnote: Knowledge Tree

eJournal: uffmm.org, ISSN 2567-6458, 18.March 2022 – 18.March 2022
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Author: Gerd Doeben-Henisch
Email: gerd@doeben-henisch.de


In the uffmm review section the different papers and books are discussed from the point of view of the oksimo paradigm. [1] In this text the author has a small comment to a footnote in the introduction of the book “Collective Intelligence. mankind’s emerging world in cyberspace” by Pierre Lévy (translated by Robert Bonono),1997 (French: 1994)[2]

Footnote: Knowledge Tree and ‘A Blog, not a Book’

The starting page of the uffmm-Blog begins with some philosophical remarks titled ‘A Blog – Not Book’.

At the time of writing these remarks about the character of Blog-Writing the author did not yet know the wonderful book of Pierre Lévy about ‘Collective Intelligence’. Although the whole book can be related to the special idea of Blog-Writing, the author encountered during his reading of the book an interesting footnote no.5 in the introduction of the book.

Graphical interpretation of footnote 5 of the Introduction of the book of Lévy. The subject there is ‘Knowledge Tree’.

The basic idea sees a group of experts with different skills, resulting from different learning processes, which can be projected in real-time into a dynamic knowledge tree showing the individual profiles as well as the landscape of a whole group. This allows many interesting evaluations serving as a constant feedback to improve the individual skills.


[1] Gerd Doeben-Henisch,The general idea of the oksimo paradigm: https://www.uffmm.org/2022/01/24/newsletter/, January 2022

[2] Pierre Lévy in wkp-en: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_L%C3%A9vy