The Associative Knowledge Network (2009)

ThisIsLike.Com is the associative knowledge network, based on an online user-run database of associations at its core. It fuses the features of social networking systems and recommendation engines taking an innovative approach.

Using the network, members can discover and connect to people, places, and things that are similar to each other around the globe. They can also collaboratively learn by adding and linking new items, thus jointly expanding the web of associations and building clusters of inter-related items online.

It is also an ongoing net art project attempting to create the largest open system of free human-made associations on the internet, based more on subjective perception and associative thinking, and less on categories and words. ThisIsLike.Com attempts to realize the new kind of knowledge, which is the relation itself, emphasizing associations without making them secondary to concrete substance. Therefore, the association or the relation is conceived of as a creative ...

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ThisIsLike.Com is the associative knowledge network, based on an online user-run database of associations at its core. It fuses the features of social networking systems and recommendation engines taking an innovative approach.

Using the network, members can discover and connect to people, places, and things that are similar to each other around the globe. They can also collaboratively learn by adding and linking new items, thus jointly expanding the web of associations and building clusters of inter-related items online.

It is also an ongoing net art project attempting to create the largest open system of free human-made associations on the internet, based more on subjective perception and associative thinking, and less on categories and words. ThisIsLike.Com attempts to realize the new kind of knowledge, which is the relation itself, emphasizing associations without making them secondary to concrete substance. Therefore, the association or the relation is conceived of as a creative act, an "event", putting the thought and action at the forefront of the knowledge network.

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