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The following is a list of current and past projects related to Street Epistemology. If you are interested in learning more, please email us at admin@streetepistemology.com.

 

OPEN PROJECTS

 

Street Epistemology YouTube Channel

Status: In progress

A dedicated channel for promoting Street Epistemology-related content. An excellent option for people looking for a way to distribute videos of their SE-based discussions without having to edit the footage or build up a large audience on their own. This channel will be monetized to help cover the expenses needed to promote this method.

 

Street Epistemology Logo Reboot

Status: In progress

The SE community has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years.  With many groups and site devoted to SE, it's become clear that a well designed logo/design to tie them all together is in order.  To that end, a small team has started work on giving all of these communities a common look.

 

Street Epistemology Children's Activity Workbook

Status: In Progress

It's never too early to teach critical thinking and Socratic questioning to kids. And soon we will have a fun activity workbook with professional illustrations to introduce basic Street Epistemology to children and young adults in a fun way!

For more information contact admin@streetepistemology.com

 

Encourage Research in Street Epistemology

Status: In Progress

SE appears to be effective. However, in order to move beyond qualitative findings, we need to encourage researchers to study Street Epistemology from a variety of angles. This effort intends to inspire and support as necessary people interested in researching SE.

 

After-Care Solutions

Status: In Progress

What happens after a person meets with someone using Street Epistemology? Where can they turn? What resources are available for a doubting believer? We're building solutions and partnerships to make sure we have a solid answer to these questions.

 

SE Vignettes

Status: In Progress

This innovative project will attempt to convey several important Street Epistemology-related concepts to a wider audience in the form of short, high-production videos. Our first attempt at macro SE.

 

SE for Secular Buddhists

Status: In Progress

Secular Buddhists are working to leverage Street Epistemology and help Traditional Buddhists re-evaluate the supernatural claims associated with their beliefs and build a template so people who have left other religious denominations can do the same.

 

SEBot

Status: In Progress

This project attempts to make an automated system that performs Street Epistemology. The system takes the role of the interviewer (SE) and the user of the system is the interlocutor (IL). The short-term goal is a proof-of-concept that can explore whether or not it is possible/practical to map out conversations in terms of the types of socratic questions asked, and the types of answers typically given to them and what is then the most productive "next" socratic question to subsequently ask. The long term goal is to hopefully use what we learn in a more sophisticated systems that can actually parse written or spoken language and then choose or construct written or machine-spoken responses. Current working prototype can be found by clicking →HERE←.

Experts in this kind of technology who are interested in collaborating on this project are encouraged to contact us at the address (top of page).

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

The Street Epistemology Website

Status: Completed (Yet On-Going)

Migrated the SE Website from WordPress to a custom architecture that allows for member account creation, ability to join/leave the List of 10,000, and improved security.

 

The Street Epistemology Guide

Status: Completed (Yet On-Going)

This field guide was created by a team of people who have read AMFCA and are experienced in conducting SE conversations. It is the perfect resource for anyone who is interested in learning how to perform SE in a variety of venues.

 

The Street Epistemology Blog

Status: Completed (Yet On-Going)

Added search-engine crawlable blog to showcase member posts. Includes an author-narrated audio version and member commenting.

Note: Learn more about the blog submission process here.

 

SE Transcribe

Status: Completed (Yet On-Going)

A team is transcribing SE videos in order to not only build a repository of text that can be used to help a PhD linguistics researcher studying the method, make the videos more search engine friendly, allow others to read rather than watch the encounter, and perhaps form the foundation of a possible chatbot, but to standardize the transcription process so additional volunteers can help widen the data set in a more efficient manner.

Visit the transcripts page.


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