Liveness and Liveliness
Questioning liveliness becomes a methodology to understand it
1. Working definitions
Liveness : relative popularity detected by frequency measures.
Liveliness: variation over time, changing associations and composition.
- update frequency, activity
- actors involved
- composition: growing, expanding, contracting, decay
- activity (live)
- variation in time
- and its relation to stability?
- responsiveness, affection
- comparability, how do different objects come together?
- impact, which effects? What does that lead to?
- linearity and non-linear time
- Different conceptions of liveliness, different forms of relevance?
- Liveliness significance
2. Questioning liveliness
- What does distinguish liveliness from mere activity?
- getting beyond resonance and mere virality
- Researchers follow the medium too much
3. Context specific liveliness
- Software as lively, custom scripts, context being written into >> Liveliness of scripts, liveliness of tools, liveliness of issues
- Flatness of indicators?
- Pace as intensity of liveliness?
- Liveliness as inherently topological: invariance under deformation (Duffy 2006). Requires variation, morphing, remixing, changing actor compositions.
- Liveliness re-assemble machine: changes the internal composition, focal points and associated themes of an issue.
- Critique of resonance?
How yould platforms like Twitter look like if they would prioritise liveliness as opposed to liveness?