Collective Intelligence, the Future of Internet and the IEML


  • Massimo Lollini University of Oregon
  • Arthur Farley University of Oregon
  • Pierre Levy University of Ottawa



Collective Intelligence, the book in French, that Pierre Levy wrote before the existence of the worldwide web, when only the Internet existed, it's a philosophical vision of the future, a philosophical vision of what could be a global civilization based on the digital and the general interconnection of all the computers. In the interview, Levy addresses the creation o the WWW by Tim Berners Lee as a form of collective intelligence. He then discusses Berners Lee's proposal for a reform of the WWW to avoid its confiscation by the big platforms, such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Then, he introduces his most recent project the IELM as a tool for semantic metadata and a code between the natural languages and the algorithms, and all the apparatus of computations.

Author Biography

Massimo Lollini, University of Oregon

Professor of Romance Languages and Participating faculty in the Comparative Literature Program.