How do we chart the history, and potential future of innovation?
How do we visualize current interconnection between ideas?
What sources and visualizations (underlays and overlays) are widely used to explore and contribute to these things?
I have been thinking about how we chart the history and interconnection between ideas, what more we might do that doesn’t exist, and what sources and visualizations can help explore this space.
I started working on a summary here: <link> And would welcome your thoughts or input.
Interlace of Patents to other docs
Reliance on Science - patents to scholarship
IProduct - patent to product
MAG + S2 + IArch Scholar
SOLVE, Solve for X, Lever
Integration: Social sources
UL: Personal KGs
OL: Personalized news feeds
Curated catalog of popular datasets + vetted metadata
Extended catalog of repositories (re3data)
View into available streams of new data
Individual contributions (community members, orgs, R1)
Continuously-updating search catalogs (Lens.org, Google)
Infrastructure for catalyzing better contributions to the above
visualization of what’s involved in producing common results
People trying to build the simplest possible thing (for some use)
BigQuery [ Ian Wetherbee + team ]
PatCit [ et al ]
Historians [‘history of tech’, ‘technology/civilization tree’]
How Things Work / xkcd / Tim Urban