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Community network mapping: just get going!

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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).

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

Making CommunitySense

We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment.

2018 182

Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

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Tilburg is at the heart of a region in the southern Netherlands which has traditionally been very socially innovative. This tradition is celebrated annually during the European Social Innovation Week, recently renamed to the Dear Future week. The TilburgsAns open source typeface.

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

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

2018 130

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: Mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

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A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on. After my post on mapping some Rotterdam Centres of Expertise , I now continue my series with the work I have been doing on mapping the collaboration in the URBACT BoostINNO project.

2017 193

Protected: PARTICIPATORY mapping of agricultural collaborations in Malawi

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This post is password protected. You must visit the website and enter the password to continue reading. Uncategorized agriculture community mapping CommunitySensor Malawi methodology participation

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

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My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year.

2017 191

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

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Collaborative sensemaking. Communities are the building blocks of collaboration in today’s networked organizations. They consist of people working together for mutual benefit, developing strong relations, and weaving a web of vibrant interactions.

2016 205

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

Making CommunitySense

We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment.

2018 130

The Tilburg story of knowledge sharing for social innovation

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Last October, I gave an invited talk at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University , USA. Topic of my talk was “Knowledge Sharing for Social Innovation: The Dutch Tilburg Regional Case” I published the slides of my talk in a previous post.

2015 239

The right tool for the job: my first 750words.com story

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I am fascinated by online tools. Tools in the proper sense, of technologies fitting the job. It never ceases to amaze me how clients often think that “anything goes” when digital tools are concerned.

2016 193

March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

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Yesterday was a momentous day in the history of science. Never before did so many scientists and science supporters take to the streets in such huge numbers across the globe. Mass demonstrations took place in over 600 events , from the North Pole to the Antarctic. This went way beyond just anger about budget cuts and petty research politics.

2017 156

Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

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Tilburg is at the heart of a region in the southern Netherlands which has traditionally been very socially innovative. This tradition is celebrated annually during the European Social Innovation Week, recently renamed to the Dear Future week. The TilburgsAns open source typeface.

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New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

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de Moor (2017). CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. The Journal of Community Informatics , 13(2): 35-58. Abstract.

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New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

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de Moor (2017). CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. The Journal of Community Informatics , 13(2): 35-58. Abstract.

2017 130

Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field

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On October 8th, Michael Gurstein – founding father of the field of Community Informatics – sadly passed away. I first met Mike when I stumbled into the wrong” workshop room at the first Communities and Technologies conference in Amsterdam in 2003, the workshop being chaired by Mike.

2017 130

Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field

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On October 8th, Michael Gurstein – founding father of the field of Community Informatics – sadly passed away. I first met Mike when I stumbled into the wrong” workshop room at the first Communities and Technologies conference in Amsterdam in 2003, chaired by Mike.

2017 130

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

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It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia.

2017 130

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

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It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia.

2017 130

New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

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Copeland and A. de Moor (2017). Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust. AI & Society, [link] (download preprint or read article online ). Abstract.

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New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust

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Copeland and A. de Moor (2017). Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust. AI & Society, [link] ( preprint ). Abstract. Digital storytelling has become a popular method for curating community, organisational, and individual narratives.

2017 130

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

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A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on using my participatory community mapping methodology with online network visualization tool Kumu.

2017 130

My first MOOC: diary of 1 of 24,000 students following a truly “Massive Open Online Course”

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Massive Open Online Courses are all the rage. A truly exciting and massive one (over 24,000 students enrolled!) is the Learn Creative Learning MOOC organized by MIT Media Lab, which will run from February- May 2013.

2013 253

Happy birthday, CommunitySense!

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10 years ago to this day, I took the plunge. On April 1, 2007, I walked into the Tilburg Chamber of Commerce, and registered my very own company, CommunitySense. From the application form: “CommunitySense is a research consultancy company in the field of community informatics.

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Happy birthday, CommunitySense!

Making CommunitySense

10 years ago to this day, I took the plunge. On April 1, 2007, I walked into the Tilburg Chamber of Commerce, and registered my very own company, CommunitySense. From the application form: “CommunitySense is a research consultancy company in the field of community informatics.

2017 130

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

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My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year.

2017 130

New publication – Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand

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Just published: A. de Moor (2015). Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand. In Proc. of the 12th Prato Community Informatics Research Network Conference, November 9-11, 2015, Prato, Italy , pp.51-64. ISBN 978-0-9874652-4-5. Abstract. Society consists of a web of interconnected communities. A large body of research and practice exists on how to make communities work.

2016 147

New publication – Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case

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Just published: A. de Moor (2015), Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case. In Adjunct Proceedings of the Communities & Technologies Conference (C&T 2015), Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 (to appear in International Reports on Socio-Informatics ). Abstract. Urban farming communities often consist of many disjoint initiatives, while having a strong need to overcome their fragmentation.

2015 166

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

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I’m currently in Siegen, Germany. attending the Communities & Technologies Vision workshop. Goal of the workshop is to build more common ground between the two very related fields of Communities & Technologies (C&T) and Community Informatics.

2014 201

New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

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My joint book chapter with Mark Aakhus, “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” ” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. Lundström et al. eds.), Managing Open Innovation Technologies , Springer, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-642-31649-4.

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Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

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Introduction: The Tilburg Urban Farming Community. The Tilburg Urban Farmers Community is part of the Urban Farmers for a Liveable Brabant project. The project aims to strengthen and expand the urban farming communities in the cities of Tilburg, Den Bosch and Oss in the southern Dutch province of North Brabant. More precisely, its objective is to “create a larger impact of urban farming on the economy and society in a bottom-up way”.

2015 164

Powered by Social Innovation – Seminar Community Mapping

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Binnenkort geef ik een Powered by Social Innovation-Seminar Community Mapping bij het Midpoint Center for Social Innovation. Hier de uitnodiging: Seminar Community Mapping.

2015 141

New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

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Just published: A. de Moor and R. van den Assem (2013), Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts. In Proc. of the 10th Prato CIRN Conference “Nexus, Confluence, and Difference: Community Archives meets Community Informatics”, Prato, Italy, Oct 28-30 2013. Abstract. Public libraries urgently need to reinvent their role in society.

New publication: Communities in Context: Towards Taking Control of Their Tools in Common(s)

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Just published: A. de Moor (2015). Communities in Context: Towards Taking Control of Their Tools in Common(s). In The Journal of Community Informatics , 11(2). Abstract: In this exploratory paper, we outline some issues of inter-community socio-technical systems governance.

2015 141

Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

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Preparing for the future. On April 3, I attended the Chi Sparks 2014 conference on human computer interaction, to present my paper on the Kids’ Knowledge Base.

2014 170

March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

Making CommunitySense

Yesterday was a momentous day in the history of science. Never before did so many scientists and science supporters take to the streets in such huge numbers across the globe. Mass demonstrations took place in over 600 events , from the North Pole to the Antarctic. This went way beyond just anger about budget cuts and petty research politics.

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The Future of Community Informatics: interview by Michael Gurstein

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Last year, Michael Gurstein , one of the “founding fathers” of the field of Community Informatics, interviewed me on Skype as part of a series of interviews he held with researchers and practitioners around the world.

2014 158

LinkedIn Maps: art or science?

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LinkedIn is a great resource for exploring professional profiles. However, when your personal social network starts to grow into the hundreds of contacts, it becomes very hard to – quite literally – still see the bigger picture.

Nieuwe publicatie: Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken

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Onlangs verschenen: A. de Moor (2015). Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken. Bol, T. Cornet (eds.), Stadse Boeren voor Leefbaarheid: De Kracht van Groene Lijm , De Conceptenbouwers, Den Bosch. ISBN 978-90-823832-0-1. Abstract: Stadslandbouw is helemaal in. Stadse boeren hebben een sterk gevoel bij een globale beweging te horen. Deze ‘sense of community’ is een belangrijke noodzakelijke voorwaarde om iets te kunnen bereiken.

2016 122

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

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On April 25, Social Innovation Meetup #4 , organized by Hivos and Kennisland, was held in Amsterdam. Theme: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” Social innovation labs are very popular as instruments for “changing the system” However, what actually happens in these labs?

2013 182

New publication – CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design

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Just published: H. He, N. Memarovic, A. Sabiescu, A. de Moor (2015), CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design. In Avram, Gabriela; De Cindio, Fiorella; Pipek, Volkmar (eds.) 2015): Proceedings of the Work-In-Progress Track of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies , Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 , pp.153-156. Filed under: culture , design , technologies , tools. culture design technologies tools

2015 130

New publication: The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society

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Just published: A. de Moor (2014), The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society. In Proc. of Chi Sparks 2014, The Hague, the Netherlands. The Hague University of Applied Sciences , pp.108-111. Abstract. Universities try to reinforce their connections with society in many different ways. Introducing children to science at an early age is an important part of this mission.

2014 148

New publication: Learning 3.0: Collaborating for Impact in Large Development Organizations

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Just published: Nancy White, Rachel Cardone and Aldo de Moor (2014). Learning 3.0: Collaborating for Impact in Large Development Organizations. In Knowledge Management for Development Journal , 10(3):21-37.

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