Using Game Cards

and digitize the results… to enable them on a semantic database.

explanations :

more :

also see :

Editorialize a bit maybe

Hey Dante, I have been looking through some of your mission reports, but I must confess I have some difficulties. This one, for example, is a collection of links to a wiki. You clickthrough, and you find references to a card game that, possibly, COULD be used to build a network of interactions that then you could encode as a social graph. However, there is no mention of it ACTUALLY having been used by you or anyone else to that effect. In other words, it is not experiential data.

Edgeryders is trying to chart out what European young people are doing to improve their lives - specifically, for this mission,  how they build their networks. From what I know of you you did not build yours that way, and I would be surprised if “everyone you know” had.

I am sure there are deep connections somewhere, but I, for one, need much more guidance in the mission report text to understand the reference. Absent that, you would probably end up with very few interaction with other Edgeryders! (the average mission report has 6-7 comments).

Hi Alberto,

Perhaps this is where some of our natural talents can become complementary.


I do notice there are a number of missions that are not only about what we already did,

but about plausible approaches we can take together, today, for the future.


Perhaps a better explained version of how this vision relates to this specific mission :


I have difficulties in Marketing / Selling some ideas - I feel little need to convince,

and hence, at first, am tempted to talk with people who already share such kind of understandings / ideas and interest.


When I spend time with friends, and use this very simple protocol to express very complex contexts and desired systems, some start to develop an interest in it, understanding its usefullness.

The card game is a “simple” interface.

People can reproduce it at home, and use it.

The further aim is to enable larger connected data graphs through a digital format, online.

These are projects that still need support to develop, though already in an advanced ( programming ) stage.

See for example a project called Netention :

I am not a programmer, hence until such softwares are fully ready to use,

I wish to use the same principles, with game cards, to express and share current contexts, and future desired contexts.

SuperStruct Game + Jane McGonigal

Alberto,perhaps you have known about this game ?

"Superstruct was a massively multiplayer forecasting game, created by the Institute for the Future, and played by more than 8000 citizen future-forecasters from September - November 2008.

Although the game is no longer live, you can still learn about it and explore some of our archived game content:

Also see :

Jejune Institute
Jane McGonigal ( Ted Video )

Social Wiki - Wagn + Federated Wiki

Wagn Cards :

I recently noticed :

I personally look forward to using such approaches in combination with  Linked Data protocols ( ) ,
and then re-use such data / metadata easily across the internet / various platforms,
as graphs.
example of a federated wiki :
video - presentation by Ward :
It has been suggested ( if I understood properly ) in past conversations on global survival, that there could be a combination between a federated wiki approach and a graphed/linked data approach ?
If I understood properly, in a federated wiki , each topic can have parallel pages , related to each user, hence not needing to cut out information / allowing various parallel versions ?
I realize it is also possible to relate wiki(media) pages to specific semantic vocabularies
but did not use it yet.  
I am also aware of freebase, but did not really make full usage of it yet :
I personally look forward to facilitate input and visualization of data through certia ntools in development :
I particularly appreciate the netention application vision