One of the on-demand project briefings we’ll be including in our upcoming membership meeting will be a talk by Peter Kaufman, of MIT Open Learning, on his new book, The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge. As Peter describes it, the book delves deeply into the verification, and the verifiability, of knowledge. More about the book is at https://www.sevenstories.com/books/4278-the-new-enlightenment – it is licensed CC-BY. The roll-out of the “book” (and there’s more to it than a traditional, fixed book) is complex, and it will involve making multimedia materials available on PubPub. Peter will speak to this in his presentation. But at the very least, you can order a copy directly from the link in an electronic or traditional printed copy right away.
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI