Jason Swarts

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For years Wikipedia has come to symbolize the potential of Web 2.0 for harnessing the power of mass collaboration and collective intelligence. As wikis continue to develop and move into streams of cultural, social, academic, and enterprise work activity, it is appropriate to consider how collective intelligence emerges from mass collaboration. Collective(More)
The effects of intravenous (iv) administration of the opioid antagonists naloxone and naltrexone on the restraint-induced suppression of the pro-estrous LH surge were studied in cyclic female rats. To minimize stress during repeated blood sampling, the rats were provided with a jugular vein cannula. Restraint stress for 6 hrs starting at t = -1 h (the onset(More)
In this paper I will discuss how process documents, video recordings of a person's writing, mediate the way people collaborate with one another to construct texts. First, I talk about tacit knowledge and how it is inarticulate without a medium that supports articulation. I then talk about cognitive tools that support collaboration and how video, as such a(More)
Does leptin play a vital role in initiating puberty in female rats and can it overrule a nutrionally imposed (i.e. a 30% feed restriction, FR) delay in puberty onset? Prepubertal female rats were chronically infused for 14 days with leptin (icv or sc) or leptin-antiserum (icv) while puberty onset was monitored by means of scoring the moment of vaginal(More)
The effect of intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) injection or infusion of various doses of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) on the LH and FSH surge was studied in pro-oestrous rats supplied with a jugular vein and an i.c.v. cannula. Additionally, we investigated if arginine vasopressin (AVP) was involved in the CRH-induced alterations to the surge of(More)
Written communication and its accumulated principles of applied design often serve conservative and preservationist goals. Literacy and its various, sprawling technological apparatuses of production and distribution preserve ideas and prepare them for uptake and adaptation. What is preserved in writing speaks with greater reliability over time and choices(More)
What is communication design? The term may represent, along with technical communication, information design, and content development, the latest permutation of how the work once known as technical writing has been re-named and re-professionalized. This is a reductive answer, of course, since the terms emphasize different qualities of that work and all are(More)