Size of networks

Having witnessed the IT development in Bangalore since the 1950s, Geetha Narayanan argues that it is time to
ask how lived practice generates knowledge. This includes determining the role technology can play in evolving knowledge other than by mechanisms created by a per- petuating thing of hits, tags, social media etc.

Self-organization, complexity, co-evolution and adaptation have been the dominant paradigm for the last decades The complexity of current networks is unviable providing the ground for mass hysteria. Narayanan juxtaposes this paradigm by proposing to create a better understanding of knowledge systems of lived practice, to focus on simpler networks and more meaningful networks, in smaller area’s and at smaller scale (interview Narayanan 2008).