cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

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Planning meetings? Can visuals help? Learn the basics at our 2018 Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

When looking at ways to think and write together, I surfed through the list serve of one of my favourite networks ( www.km4dev.org ) which is full of people who help bring knowledge beyond the individual.

2018 130

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Communities and social networks overlap.

2018 219

Networked City development

Social Reporter

I’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum. Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Recent posts at Networked City. New Hub for London role to develop civil society networks and civic tech.

2018 159

Networking Myths Busted!

Partnering Resources

The New Networking , a project of Partnering Resources, is busting traditional networking myths! Networking Myth #1: My Network is Terrible! Do you think you have a terrible network? Networking Myth #2: Lots of Business Cards –> Lots of Success.

2018 150

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

In the traditional model the server is in the middle (see image below), but in this new model, a network of servers is geographically distributed, meaning that when you click on a website you will get content from the local server; it will be accessible from the nearest convenient source.

2018 225

New publication – A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2018). A Community Network Ontology for Participatory Collaboration Mapping: Towards Collective Impact , Information 2018, 9 (7) : 151. Addressing societal wicked problems requires collaboration across many different community networks.

2018 130

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Each of the major developments in the internet – from the client-server model to platform-based interoperability to web3-based consensus networks – has been accompanied by a shift in agency. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

2018 187

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society. Why we need a Community of Practice for networking London civil society.

2018 207

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. There is a counter-movement as well, also consisting of complex networks of communities. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 182

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. In his blog post Kevin Hodgson wonders whether a community is the same thing as a network or affinity space. Mike Caulfield described Fed Wiki as a ‘neighbourhood’ , not a community, nor a network.

2018 166

Latest posts from Networked City

Social Reporter

Here’s the latest posts from the Networked City blog. See earlier posts for more about our development – or the Networked City wiki. Network maps need conversations to be useful, and conversations benefit from mapping … the dynamics of civic operating systems. How maps and network building can contribute to Barking’s vision of inclusive growth. All posts Networked City

2018 100

Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

We used Net-Map to investigate the network of this project. Particularly, we wanted to find out about the role of the CSO in the whole network. (by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots.

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

I agreed of course that in social networks we are the product and that we are being exploited by large corporations such as Facebook and Twitter, who are selling and making a profit from our data, and I was encouraged by Stephen’s suggestion that in Web 3.0

2018 174

E-Learning 3.0 : Graph

Jenny Connected

I decided to only include comments from people in the EL30 course, whereas participants who already have an established network and blog, have received comments from people not participating in the course. The Neural Network Zoo. Neural Networks are types of graphs.

2018 161

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

From software and analytics to secure and safe data storage and networking resources, everything can be delivered via the cloud. Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update .

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PechaKucha presentation on “The Power of Communities”

Making CommunitySense

I introduce my CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping and show how it has been applied, together with network visualization tool Kumu to strengthen agricultural collaborations in Malawi, as described in more detail in this post.

2018 130

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Content distribution networks and live streaming are transforming real-world events into hands-on learning experiences. Workplaces, and especially distributed workplaces, are beginning to create self-organizing consensus-based co-production networks.

2018 148

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If the reported location of a user device is near a movie theatre, and the user’s waveform fingerprint matches the soundtrack of a particular movie, the social networking system may access an online database of the show times for the theatre in the user’s vicinity.

2018 203

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Neighbourhood’ may be a more appropriate term for a city, as Mike Caulfield suggested for FedWiki – which could be described as a decentralized distributed wiki (see my previous post for further discussion) and ‘network’ may be more appropriate for the distributed web.

2018 148

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

Even earlier than this in 2007 Stephen was writing about connectivism as follows: At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks.

2018 206

Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

This is the real challenge, i.e. moving from thinking and seeing knowledge in a linear way to thinking and seeing knowledge as a network/graph. el30 betweenness distributed networks Graph Iain McGilchrist knowledge matthias melcher stephen downes Think Tool Truth

2018 139

Digital badges and the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

When I saw the topic ‘Recognition’ I thought we would be digging into how knowledge is distributed across a network and how we identify or see this as knowledge. I thought this might lead to further discussion about how we learn across a distributed network.

2018 148

Networked City development

Social Reporter

I’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum. Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Recent posts at Networked City. New Hub for London role to develop civil society networks and civic tech.

2018 100

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

In the event, it became obvious that not only is it possible to create the graph without referring to me, but also that doing this clearly demonstrates that knowledge of my identity is in the network rather than any specific node. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

Connectivism and connective knowledge: Essays on meaning and learning networks. In the future we will have our own personal servers and will personally manage our multiple identities through public and private social networks.

2018 139

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. There is a counter-movement as well, also consisting of complex networks of communities. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 130

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

She was invited by Adam Herman, OACB’s Communications Director, who had heard her speak about networks. He wanted boards to understand networks so they could use that knowledge to communicate more effectively within counties and with colleagues across the state.

2018 138

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

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Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

Looking back through this blog, I see that I have written a few posts about identity, the first about ‘Identity in the Network’ in 2008. The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity.

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

In that batch, I found two cool efforts to gather and analyze Tweets that were produced during the conference that are worth reading: [link] (a comprehensive how-to do it post that includes sentiment analysis, network structure, etc.). R is not just software.

2018 169

My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

People are aware of the power of networking and connections but may think it is automatic. For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Rent Now, Buy Never: Vancouver is using modified shipping containers to create a network of neighbourhood lending libraries for tools and recreational gear that people only use occasionally, each run by a neighbourhood co-op. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Recovering from NotPetya – the DLA Piper Story

Michael Sampson - Currents

– due to having a flat network structure, NotPetya was able to spread very quickly. In order to decrease the likelihood of a future attack having such widespread impact, DLA Piper is now: – segmenting its network, isolating and separating offices.

2018 153

You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch

Furthermore, there was a correlation between diversity of the Twitter network and the quality of ideas. Loose Twitter networks are better for ideation. Interviewees said: It’s not the number of people you follow on Twitter that matters; it’s the diversity within your Twitter network.

2018 151

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Or maybe connecting people to opportunities or strengthening the networks of the people you work with is an explicit goal of your work? If you don’t know how the networks looked before you started, how much can you learn from a snapshot, just one point in time?

2018 116

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

A knowmad wants meaningful work and is using online networks and resources to learn. Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? Is self-management also self-directed learning? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ).

2018 138

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

In a story about a young pastor who fired a church organist only to be fired himself, Dan Hotchkiss writes: “Informal networks kill silently, so it is not easy to retrace their steps. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International.

2018 100

Shopping for Inspiration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Shopping for inspiration is easy in our networked world: Look at the case studies available from vendors. Attend a local user group meeting in your city, to network with others. Join a for-fee professional networking group in your city or country.

2018 127

Protecting Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

The service looks at what’s happening on devices, with applications, with the content of messages, with the types of network traffic going through the device … and makes a determination whether all is well or starting to go rotten (slowly or quickly).

2018 116

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society. Our aim is to help introduce innovative ideas and practice into The Way Ahead official plans for the new Hub for London , following closure of the umbrella body for some 120,000 groups, networks and charities. Extending the Hub to build networked civil society.

2018 100

Information Protection in Windows 10 and OneDrive

Michael Sampson - Currents

Choosing to sync your OneDrive contents to a local machine is great for productivity – everything is immediately available whether you are connected to the network or not.

2018 116

Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

Now that I think about it: I get most of the book tips via my Twitter network. I read two books by Kevin Kelly about technology, one on my kindle and one on paper (not the same book by the way :). The first was What technology wants ; the second the Inevitable. I found both through Twitter.

2018 141