I read most recently of Boundary Objects in Ambient Findability, Peter Morville where he references Susan Leigh Star with the discussion of taxonomy as a boundary object, “…Susan Leigh Star, 1988, “boundary object” describes artifacts or ideas that are shared but understood differently by multiple communities. ”
I’ve commentedabout this same topic before I guess, but the Mathmegenic post led to some interesting links to capture here.
“A popular blog might play the role of boundary object between different networks. See Ambient Findability by Peter Morville, p 119, and Knowledge-at-work, and others. The Knowledge-at-work post, hits it, I think: “boundary objects serve as point of mediation and negotiation around intent” ”
Someone posting on a topic you’re interested in may rein in your attention….the next post may be something you didn’t know you should be interested in: synthetic serendipity. Blog and the blogger are playing the role of Paul Revere, the boundary spanners, or all three: the mavens, the connectors, and the salesmen, as in Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point
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