Future Text Institute
(We are in pre-launch at the moment and working on getting all the right pieces together)
The Institute endeavors to investigate, develop and promote the potential of interactive text to augment our ability to learn, think and to and communicate.
The result we are aiming for will be a deeper literacy where authors and readers are better equipped to deal with text in large volumes and textual dialog at high speed, to better verify the veracity of claims & citations, and to better view & interact with text to develop wider perspectives and deeper insights–to see and generate useful connections–in ways which can be shared optimised for further reading and interaction. In other words getting a better handle on our text.
People & Organization
The Future Text Institute will be formed as a non-profit organization, most likely in the US. Aspects of formations are currently under advisement. We are a bunch of passionate People who hope that you will maybe join us in some capacity.
Our Deliverables include recorded dialog and code, aimed at fulfilling our goal of enabling deeper literacy. Success will be measured in terms of advances and collaborations with wider organizations for further implementation and development. The FTI aims to be an inspiration as well as a leader in interactive text research, not isolated and inwards facing: The more our insights, techniques and inventions are ‘stolen’ the more successful we will count ourselves as being.