Liquid | View
A live, deeply interactive and connective thinking environment.
The Liquid | View Project is based on the premise that if you change the view of your information you change our perspective resulting in new insights based on being able to see connections and make them in new ways.
The benefit of using non-linear, free-form environments to lay out thoughts or concepts has a long history in augmented thought, from the basic post-it notes on the wall and the Japanese KJ-Ho Method, to the elaborate ‘murder wall’s on TV shows where the protagonist is trying to get their head around wildly disparate aspects of a situation. The rationale is that this method employs the users occipital lobe to augment their prefrontal cortex.
The Liquid | View uniquely allows the user to connect to data sources and also to allow the user to interact with that source live, so that any substantive changes beyond layout are communicated between this systems.
This means that a blog, wiki, glossary, academic document repository or even a local word processing application or similar can be connected to–and depending on privileges granted–this can be a one off connection, a live feed or even a live two-way connection.
Christopher Gutteridge has produced a prototype available to try at: LiquidView.info