Welcome to the project-site of WikiDaemon. This site will provide background information on the project ideas and update you on the development progress.
WikiDaemon is one kind of a tool with whom we prepare for the unforeseen. The tool is being created as a free online and nonprofit platform. This platform is an art-science initiative created and designed for experimental reasons. In the tradition of a collaborative library, WikiDaemon will provide access and participation to anyone, while at the same time it focuses specifically on the prospection of unintended side effects, uncertainties and risks, that we map out to forecast our future disasters. This experimental platform aims to encourage
anticipating the consequences of human action or events and evaluating the desirability and moral quality of consequences”. (Renn, O. & Klinke, A., 2012): Space Matters! Impacts for Risk Governance. In: The Spational Dimensions of Risk, Müller-Mahn. D., p.1.
It is a trying to work on our future, a future that is unpredictable or hard to calculate, to repel the agents of the coming disaster. With this promising tool we see the possibility to foreground and vision the various ways risks and uncertain knowledge is generated and managed by humans and their technologies. The entity and interconnectedness of decisions of the past and the now are put into focus, to cope with the future on all scales. It is meant as a forum that aims to encompass the complexity of causes, impacts and responsabilities that result from politics, economics, science and society, in fields of ecology, technology and culture.
The platform will provide us diverse interfaces and styles to open access, combine and edit contributions.
Interfaces are designed to treat discursive, audiovisual, graphical material, and issue tree and mathematical processing.
The platform allows anyone on basis of ethical standards to map out, anticipate, reason and peer review future catastrophic consequences, adverse side effects, scenarios and prognoses of risk.
(c) project by Svenja Schüffler.