The Call of the WildWild content is everywhere. In archives and in attics. In office cabinets and on bookshelves. In cc:Mail and in WordPerfect. On CD-ROMs and on old hard drives. On Sketchfab in exotic 3D formats like OBJ and FBX. In photo albums and local iPhoto collections. On Facebook, Twitter and eBay. And, of course, it’s buried on millions of websites. How are we going to make this content useful? How are we going to preserve it? How are we going to track it? Bring it to the classroom and the research lab? In short, how are we going to tame it? We decided to call our company “Coherent Digital” because we think many of the tools that could help us meet this challenge are there, but they don’t work together. We’re collaborating with librarians, technologists, publishers, and faculty to create a system that tames large bodies of content with orders of magnitude more efficiency and speed, to make it cohesive, understandable, harmonious—coherent. We seek to do this in an open, fair, collaborative, and socially conscious way. We welcome your input and we look forward to working with you! Get in touch
Our two first initiatives are:
Millions of policy reports, briefs, videos, speeches, datasets, and other gray content from more than 5,000 IGOs, NGOs, and think tanks are not used to their full potential. Many are hard to find, poorly organized, and lack identifiers. Key reports appear, move, and disappear without warning, leading to broken links. Smaller NGOs and think tanks struggle to get their messages out.
The Policy Commons is a membership service that works with the community to address these challenges.Press release ›
Virtual reality, simulations, and other interactive and immersive experiences are essential tools in the training and treatment of mental health issues. From PTSD treatment to home assessments to interview skills, these emerging technologies have proven to help increase student engagement, improve clinical outcomes, and enhance empathy.
However, these tools are truly wild! Dispersed, hard to find, largely untagged, and tied to dedicated software and hardware — many have yet to make it to the web. The Mindscape Commons membership service works with the community to address these challenges. Faculty, students, and practitioners can collaborate, discover, upload, standardize, preserve, and share, using a wide range of immersive and interactive tools to deliver substantially better learning and treatment outcomes.
For more details: contact Elizabeth Robey.Press release ›