Djotjog - intuitive, visual, heuristic tools for unstructured data
What does djotjog mean?
The Javanese word djotjog describes a kind of community storytelling
whereby the truth is in the parts that everyone shares.... [Click to read more]
It refers to a state of being where the "parts" affirm,
define, and validate the "whole". In the context of storytelling, djotjog is not two people saying the
same thing; rather, it is many people telling slightly different stories that reinforce
some common theme among all of them. Even if it is not conscious in the minds of the individual
storytellers, this emergent theme will resonate with most of them when presented back to them.
To djotjog is to harmonize emergent themes using our shared experiences.
As a computational goal, djotjog tools enable numbers and stories to send a clear signal
from citizens to actors and decision-makers in the world of non-profit "development" organizations. Here
you will find computer algorithms based on heuristics (meaning they organize information
by looking at the natural order of things). Language is a form of rich, structured
information. Ideas have a natural connectivity that we often ignore when we try to
organize them into our arbitrary frameworks.
Start with the tutorial , then try play with the tools.