Luca Sorgiacomo

Associate, H-Farm
Venice, Italy

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English, Italian

Areas of Expertise

Creativity & Innovation

An idea worth spreading

Financial Commons - The right of property is essential, but who said that each single penny must be owned by one single person? Taxes are an example of this principle, but a limit that taxes have is that they are managed in a non-transparent way, and the people who contributed to that public fund have no real authority over them on how to spend it. I believe that today's technologies can allow a different management of public spending, and a different way, and a more democratic one, of governing too.

I'm passionate about

Collective Creativity, Collaborative Initiatives, and the democratic technologies that make them possible. I also deeply love music and enjoy physics.

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Public Administration Innovation, Education reform and Creativity.

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Luca Sorgiacomo
Posted about 3 years ago
How do we capture the collective wisdom and engage the global TEDx communities?
We must make the change the conversation and the collaboration paradigm, so that each contribution gradually leads toward a single solutions. The problem with forums is that the more contributors they get, the more confusing and hard to follow it is, which I believe is a contradiction, since "collective" implies the "many". And I believe in the power of many. But how can we really weight others views and suggestions and build on each other? There are so many comments that it's impossible to read them all and understand where the community is actually going. I suggest a different kind of interactivity on this website: instead of qualitative data (comments) only, each contribution should link to all the others that relate to it, in a sort of a surfable 3-dimensional web of contribution. Drill down (even visually, it helps) to see more contributions that address an issue in more detail (replies and direct comments), roll up to see aggregated data. Each contribution should be processed so to provide quantitative data also, even if just a simple "yes/no" on a topic, which in aggregated form would help sift through the different solutions provided. It's just an option, but I believe the solution is in this direction.
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Luca Sorgiacomo
Posted almost 4 years ago
Tim Berners-Lee: The next web
Look up Wolfram Alpha. It's already a sneak peak of what the future of global data could be. Also think of Gapminder, and how powerful these tools can be in generating new knowlegde, and also as an authoritative reference. Hacking can be effective only up to a certain level. As far as I see it it would be quite hard to hack so much data to tweak results on global elaboration. Raw data should be made available. Whatever data will be made available is greater knowlegde available. Even if much of it will never be disclosed never mind. Whatever comes more, in this case it will be better than less.