Re: Austin's "The Problem(s) with success" (Stephen McAdams )

Subject: Re: Austin's  "The Problem(s) with success"
From:    Stephen McAdams  <Stephen.McAdams(at)IRCAM.FR>
Date:    Mon, 18 Sep 2000 09:31:25 +0200

Al Bregman a =E9crit : > > We had thought of just putting up demos on our own website, but that do= esn't > address the question of funding, and the funding agencies seem to requi= re > some refereeing process. Al, I think the funders are thinking in 20th Century terms, not 21st Century terms. What's the point of refereeing in such a situation? I think the idea of the Web is that you could include online refereeing with the demos; that is have the possibility for users to critique the demo as they try it under various conditions, perhaps specifying under what conditions it works and under what conditions it doesn't. These could all be available online, like the book reviews on Once a clear trend emerges, someone could take it upon themselves to improve the demo. This way the demo could evolve according to collective opinion. A classic editor/reviewer refereeing process in such a situation seems to me to be completely absurd and kills the very interactivity that such a site should embody. Steve -- Stephen McAdams Equipe Perception et Cognition Musicales Ircam-CNRS (UMR 9912) 1 place Igor-Stravinsky F-75004 Paris, France tel: +33.1.4478.4838, fax +33.1.4478.1540

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