I want to insert a plug for an exciting project I'm working on called Mycroft. It's still in the very early stages, but we've got an extremely alpha prototype up, and some web content (quickly evolving). Check us out at mycroftnetwork.com. Very soon you'll also see the prototype appearing on these blog pages as well.

I'll be posting more about this project (probably a lot more) in the coming weeks and months. What I love about it is that it's a wonderful synthesis of the technical and the sociocultural. It's a research platform and a practical tool, and I get to do design and coding as well as anthropological fieldwork. You'll get the gist from the site, but I'll be interested in starting some discussion about the specific sociocultural issues later on. In the meantime feel free to post comments here, or email the team at mycroftnetwork@gmail.com.