Images from Carpi Italy

Portals and KM

Here are late October photographs from  Carpi , a beautiful small town outside Modena, Emilia-Romanga, Italy. You can click on a picture to enlarge it. 

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Images from Verona Italy

Portals and KM

Here are some late October photographs from  Verona  Italy taken on a rainy day. 

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images from Castellarano Italy

Portals and KM

Here are late October photographs from Castellarano , a beautiful small town south of Modena, Emilia-Romanga, Italy. There is core part of the city that dates from the Middle Ages. You can click on a picture to enlarge it. 

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Images from Reggio-Emilia Italy

Portals and KM

Here are some late October photos from  Reggio-Emilia , another wonderful Emilia-Romangna city in Italy

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Images from Bologna Italy: Part One

Portals and KM

Here are some photos from  Bologna , a wonderful city within Emilia-Romagna, Italy. They were taken in late October.                            

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Images from Bologna Italy: Part Two

Portals and KM

 Here are more images from Bologna , a wonderful city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.  Next weekend more from the area. 

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Images from Modena, Emilia-Romagna Italy

Portals and KM

Here are some late October photos from  Modena , another wonderful Emilia-Romangna city in Italy

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Net-Map class in Italy in June!!! Not July!!!

Net-Map Toolbox

Sorry, the last post has a confusing mistake: We are planning to hold our Net-Map class in Vicenza, Italy on the 27 and 28 of June. Not July. Sorry for the confusion

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Net-Map Class in Italy: East Pasta, draw Spaghetti diagrams…

Net-Map Toolbox

How about Vicenza, a UN World Heritage site close to Venice, Italy. They made Vicenza World Heritage Site for a reason. I believe in having your cake and eating it. If you want to have a seminar and learn something you are really interested in, why not do it in a beautiful place?

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Farm Houses and Vineyards in Emilia-Romagna Italy

Portals and KM

Here are some late October photographs of farm houses in the Emilia-Romagna countryside. Many of the farms are vineyards. 

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Enterprise 2.0 conference at Varese, Italy

Governance in a Networked World

conference,organised by my good friends at Open Knowledge in Varese International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 , Italy on the 25th June. I had the great pleasure of being part of a very succssful Enterprise 2.0

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italy rome mobile internationaldevelopment ngf sharefair sfromeChoconancy1 posted a photo: Nancy White. nancyw@fullcirc.com.

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Nancy White

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Nancy White

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Organising Knowledge » Conference on Dynamic Taxonomies and Facetted Search

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Conference on Dynamic Taxonomies and Facetted Search There’s some very interesting work being done in Europe (and some great folks in Italy) working on taxonomies, folksonomies and search.

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The Variety of Espresso in Emilia-Romagna

Portals and KM

Having a cup of espresso is one of the great pleasures of visiting Italy. This concludes my series on Emilia-Romagna. Here are some of the many cups available with a tea pot and cookie thrown in at the the end and a cappaccino in the middle.

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Net-Map introduction workshop in Lueneburg, Germany (29th October)

Net-Map Toolbox

Learn mapping - like the participants at our Net-Map Summer School in Italy. Esther Kreuz, one of the newly certified Net-Map facilitators, who attended the certification course in Italy, will help me with this workshop: She will be the Net-Mapper in the room while I will do most of the teaching online, from my office in Washington. My readers often ask me: When do you give the next Net-Map training in my part of the world.

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

Making CommunitySense

of the 12th Prato Community Informatics Research Network Conference, November 9-11, 2015, Prato, Italy , pp.51-64. Just published: A. de Moor (2015). Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand. In Proc. 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.

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The Tale of Six Breakfasts

Michael Sampson - Currents

Monday, Italy (Rome). It's been a busy 6 days - with breakfast each day in a different country: - Friday, New Zealand. Saturday, Hong Kong. Sunday, London. Tuesday, Sweden (Stockholm). Wednesday, Norway (Bergen). Perhaps it's no wonder I feel tired! Tomorrow I break the pattern - it's back to Sweden

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New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

Making CommunitySense

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

Images from the Food Shops of Bologna

Portals and KM

Here are some photos of the a few of the many food shops in  Bologna, Italy , taken in late October. They were all tempting. It is known as one of the food centers of the country. I ma sure they were really busy leading up to today. 

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Paper makes Social Science Research Network's top 10 downloads

Governance in a Networked World

My co-author of a paper I presented at an Intellectual capital conference in Matera, Italy last year posted the paper up on the SSRN web site last week. I haven't had a paper posted there before so I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email to say it was in the top 10 downloads. The paper is entitled "The Role of Corporate Social Capital on Business Innovation Networks" and is available for free download here

New publication: Towards Sheltered Communication Systems Design – A Socio-Technical Perspective

Making CommunitySense

of the 9th Community Informatics Research Network Conference, Prato, Italy, November 7-9, 2012. The proceedings were just published containing my paper: A. de Moor (2012). Towards Sheltered Communication Systems Design: A Socio-Technical Perspective. In Proc.

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Jazz Italian Style by Anna Harrell Celenza: A Brief Review

Portals and KM

Jazz Italian Style by Anna Harwell Celenza explores an interesting, and mostly obscure topic, jazz in Italy in the 1930s under Mussolini and how it might have influenced American jazz. Jazz was first introduced into Italy after World War One by US servicemen.

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Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design

Making CommunitySense

On October 28, I presented my paper “Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design&# at the Community Informatics Research Network 2010 Conference (CIRN 2010) in Prato, Italy. Here are the abstract of and link to the paper , as well as the presentation. Abstract. Activation of collaborative communities is hampered by the communicative fragmentation that is at least partially caused by their distributed tool systems.

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Heading for New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have had a great two weeks in Europe (Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the UK), but now, it's time to go home (a journey of about 34 hours door-to-door). I've had a great couple of days in London - a User Adoption Strategies masterclass yesterday with AdeoPoint - and a series of meetings around the city starting from 7am this morning. Now it's time to head for New Zealand.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Elsua

A couple of months back you would remember how I put together a couple of posts over here in this blog where I shared some of the highlights from the recent Social Business Forum 2011 event, which took place on June 8th in Milan, Italy.

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International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 - Milan

Governance in a Networked World

I'm on my way to speak at [link] this time in Milan, Italy. There was a big crowd last year in Varese and apparently the numbers will exceed 500 this year so the event appears to be recession proof! And what better way to survive a recession than to collaborate more with E2.0 tools. My talk is less technical though and more on the underpinning corporate social capital theme. We will also be doing an affinity sociogram for the attendees (c/- Cai Kjaer).

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

Portals and KM

Lucca, Italy. Lugano, Italy. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places.

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Antique Maps and Prints for Sale

Portals and KM

  Original 1638 map of Frankfurt Germany nicely framed 19" x 22"   Original map of Italy 1704 purchased in Rome - nice frame 27" x 30"   Original French 1835 map of North America with many interesting historical points. 

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Blue Highways Quotes

Portals and KM

Having just done some observations on beaches and beach bars in Italy (see Rating the Beaches of Italy: Part One - Rating System ), this was an interesting twist on assessing quality. Spending a month on the Greek island of Samos, I have been thinking about travel writing.

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Community Technology Spidergram Evolves Again

Digital Habitats

Gabriele Sani from World Vision in Italy has recently done this with the Community Orientations Spidergram from our Digital Habitats book.

Red Gravy: Great New Orleans Brunch

Portals and KM

The eggplants were done from a photo taken on a prior trip to Italy and the tomatoes were painted from life as a neighbor in Samos had given me some from his garden.

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Rare opportunity: Learn Net-Map in the UK!

Net-Map Toolbox

The last time I have taught Net-Map in Europe was the Summer School in Italy , and that was in 2011. How about hanging out at the beach, learning Net-Map and meeting about 1000 highly intelligent social network analysis experts of every discipline, who do everything from crazy complex quantitative stuff to anthropologically observing network development on the ground?

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Evangelists and Connectors? common attributes.

Governance in a Networked World

During by recent trip to Varese, Italy to present at the International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 The day after the forum I was in Matera in the south of Italy to present at the International Forum for Knowledge Asset Dynamics.

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Secret of my (our) success

Viv Mcwaters

Other talented people I’d like to hang out with more are all over the planet - in Canada, Zambia, the US, England, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, New Zealand (and there’s a few others in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth…) But I digress. Half jokingly I often say that I hang out with talented people, and that’s the secret of my success. It’s only partly a joke because it happens to be true.

Meaning of “the only thing that could have happened”

Learning Alliances

But even though I was disappointed that the session wasn’t “popular,” learning the following made it worthwhile for me: In the scramble, it was impressive to find that Marc Smith, who was in Italy for a conference, somehow found time to help out behind the scenes.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Reinventing Conference Events

Elsua

As mentioned in previous blog posts, here I am, once again, putting together this particular series of articles detailing some of the various highlights from the recent Social Business Forum event held in Milan, Italy, on June 8th, that I attended and presented at. Forum in Italy.

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Congratulations, Mr. Ambassador

Endless Knots

Ambassador to Italy. Such is the case with David Thorne, to us, half of "Rose and David," whose confirmation is titled this way in Glen Johnson's piece in today's Boston Globe: " Newly named ambassador to Italy has longtime ties to Kerry."

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Media coaches game a digital neighbourhood

Social Reporter

I’m at the EuroMeduc conference in Bellaria, Italy, which is proving a great opportunity to meet a range of teachers, researchers, librarians and policy people interested in media literacy … which is helping people gain access, understand and use different media.

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From training to practice

Net-Map Toolbox

The Net-Map Summer School in Vicenza, Italy, wasn’t just fun as it lasted. I am excited! Our participants were also well prepared to use what they learned in their work. One participant who works in an institution for disabled young men explored the use of Net-Map to make hard but necessary decisions: How to deal with a highly disruptive patient, who is difficult to keep but also difficult to place in another institution?

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Collaboration Patterns as Building Blocks for Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

From 4-6 November 2009, the 6th CIRN Community Informatics Conference was held in Prato, Italy. As in previous years , the conference brought together an interesting mix of researchers and practitioners from North and South, discussing ways to effectively use information and communication technologies to foster community building. This year’s theme was “Empowering Communities: Learning from Community Informatics Practice&#. I gave a keynote address at the conference.

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