Taming the spaces

Ontobrands as prototypical stories attract stigmergic narrative mediation and swarming

Taming the spaces

Social media environments together with geographical locations can be conceptualized as a “hybrid ecosystem”, provided that participants of social media have ecological dependence of the particular set of mediators that they use as their niche for taking action.

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Chocolate example: self-organized symbol-generation

Taming the spaces

It is in this hierarchical system that things in the environment become elements in triadic-dependent processes, i.e., signs come to be associated with objects in such a manner that their relationship depends on the mediation of a learned association (i.e., In Web 2.0

2010 153

organizational responsiveness

Taming the spaces

Kent et al (2003) use the term mediated responsiveness and explained that more dialogically oriented an organization “appears,” the more likely an organization is to actually respond to its stakeholders.

2010 153

Team as my tool

Taming the spaces

The most interesting in this model is that it enables to see three types of mediators of action (’tools’) that individuals use to achieve their objectives: - material tools, services and resources (any kind of social software for example).

Teams 141

Human cognition as a chance-seeking system

Taming the spaces

I tend to believe that in the moment of any action the internal and external representations could be considered as one distributed mediation system. If that features would be available culturally and in the environment these may sharpen persons’ attention and trigger them to extend certain cognitive resources similar way as they had already used them as mediators.

Swarming to write narratives in hybrid ecosystem

Taming the spaces

user-created ontologies, tags) as mediators of action. Recent month i have been trying to write together with Mauri Kaipainen about the “Narrative ecology&# course results.

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Hybrid ecosystem of narratives

Taming the spaces

The study points out that narratives serve as the mediators for externalizing tacit knowledge without writer’s full consciousness. Many (that i refer below) have already assumed that learning through developing and discussing narratives in social web spaces has become a new innovative form of learning.

2009 100

The Spectrum of Computer Mediated Collective Action and the Collaboration Funnel - LLiu's Community Zen Master Blog - CommunityZenMaster.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

collaboration teams socialnetwork_km community

KM 41

Reading Joyce’s Dubliners With Imaginary Friends | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The Human Behind Humans of New York

Leading Virtually

It reinforced the continued importance of the human element in a world where our interactions are increasingly mediated by technology. Culture Digital age leadership Human issues Leadership Social media digital-age leadership e-leadership HONY leadership leading via technology technology-mediated leadership social mediaA little over a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend a talk at Cornell University by Brandon Stanton, the author of Humans of New York (HONY).

Theorizing On Network Ties & Structures

Collaborative Thinking

Extending this argument further (that networks underpin everything), we might consider how the enterprise, as a mediator, influences formation of a wide array of social structures well beyond teams and communities. Whether we are examining reporting chains in a business unit that denote ties within a management structure or the formal workflow sequence that denote role-based ties within a process structure, we might consider these relations (ties) as enterprise mediated networks.

2011 172

Digital Habitats for project teams

Digital Habitats

All of the discussion about permeable community boundaries will apply in those situations because team members may need to bring an expert into a few technology-mediated conversations, not involve them in the whole project’s work-space.

Compounding Small Variations

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a Facebook-mediated world where all those triangulating viewpoints are not available, slight falsehoods will destroy friendships much more rapidly. A tiny variation between two numbers compounded many times results in a huge variation between the two numbers when the compounding ends. The example that easily comes to mind is the difference between 0.99 to the power of 365 and 1.01 to the power of 365. The calculation results in the 0.99 being reduced to 0.03, while the 1.01

2019 89

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

Lee Humphreys has delivered a truly original revision of ‘mediated memories’ and a much-needed update to the age of connectivity. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity. We have tried to answer questions such as: How do we know who someone is?

2018 146

HUMAN – sci-fi meets aid

Viv Mcwaters

As a long-time fan of science fiction, I was delighted to hear that J. was writing a new novel, the world’s first humanitarian science fiction. is a fabulous writer as his previous books – fiction and non-fiction, all with humanitarian themes – attest.

2016 173

Cultivating community in IMCoPs

Community Capers

Ok so this is happening later that I would have liked but here goes… In the next three weeks I will unpack some of my research findings about the common factors found in the cultivation of community in successful Internet-mediated communities of practice (IMCoPs).

2008 130

#OpenedMOOC Week 6: The Triumph of the Immaterial

Jenny Connected

Algorithms are not neutral and if we can’t avoid the biases of the developers getting into the systems then we need transparency to mediate this. This is the final week of the #openedMOOC and my final post. Like Matthias Melcher I have surprised myself by reaching the end of this MOOC.

2017 151

SIKM community presentation

Digital Habitats

In a face-to-face setting we can see when people are “out&# but that’s much harder in a tech mediated environment. February 16, 2010. Theme: Rethinking Ourselves (KM People) as Technology Stewards.

2010 159

Digital Habitats for project teams

Learning Alliances

All of the discussion about permeable community boundaries will apply in those situations because team members may need to bring an expert into a few technology-mediated conversations, not involve them in the whole project’s work-space.

Welcome to Community Capers!

Community Capers

The first community will be introduced in June of 2008 and for the coming three weeks I will unpack some of the key findings of my research into successful community building in Internet-mediated Communities of practice (IMCoPs) as a background to our first capers. Community Capers is a place to showcase and case study some of the most successful online communities out there.

2008 100

“It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social media systems design for open innovation communities

Making CommunitySense

A very strange and powerful experience of, literally, “extreme computer-mediated communication&# !

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

It posits that since we use signs to interact with the world, then it follows that signs shape our experience, and human experience is an interpretive structure mediated by signs.

2018 216

Platform Architectures

Collaborative Thinking

The central role of "platform" products and services in mediating the activities of disaggregated "clusters" or "ecosystems" of firms has been widely recognized. Among the most stable elements in a platform architecture are the modular interfaces that mediate between the platform and its complements. Interesting read. The Architecture of Platforms: A Unified View — HBS Working Knowledge. Abstract.

Orchestrating Accidental Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

While technical mediation of these legacy human communication modes is interesting, it is not where most of the power and potential lie. A couple of years ago Billy Cripe wrote about the difference between intentional and accidental collaboration.

2012 124

Movable Distance, technology and remoteness

Joitske Hulsebosch

The implicit assumption is that mediated conversations introduce impurities, because we use lesser senses. Yet, as the essay points out the mediated communication can provide kinds of knowledge not available through face-to-face communication.

2007 130

Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Mejias believes that a lot of our social biases are being mediated through our social devices and that we don’t even think about this. Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see.

2019 146

World Autism Awareness Day

Jenny Connected

At the same time, the way in which children on the autism spectrum learn in a responsive environment designed especially for them ( MEDIATE ) has featured as a case study in both the most recent research papers I have been working on with Roy Williams and Simone Gumtau. Today is World Autism Awareness Day. In the last couple of years I have found myself doing more and more work related to autism.

2012 115

10 approaches to digital inclusion

Social Reporter

Mediated access approaches accept that some people. support to mediate between their needs for information, entertainment. Tim Davies has produced an excellent analysis here of themes from the recent Digital Inclusion and Social Capital seminar at the RSA, that I mentioned the other day.

Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project

Collaborative Thinking

The work builds on research from boyd and Ellison regarding online social network sites (SNS) where the SNS plays the role of mediated public. The idea of a mediated public where people “perform” in serious or playful manners aligns with research from Pearson regarding the front-stage and back-stage nature of a SNS. Mediated Communication , 13 (1), 210-230. Mediated communication occurs in the context of broader cultural forces. better technology mediation).

To Be Successful, Write About Success

Ken Carroll

I ask you to mediate on some of this. I’m going to help you become more successful. That’s my mission. So, here’s how you’re going to do it: You''re going to succeed by helping others succeed. You can rest assured that people the world over want to be successful.

2015 183

Representational Democracy is Dead

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Today Caucus votes in Australia as to who will Lead the Labor Party – our current Prime Minister Julia Gillard, or our ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – and ultimately be Prime Minister.

Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

21st Century Organization

Yves Caseau, Executive Vice-President, Bouygues Telecom At Bouygues Telecom’s Dr. Yves Casea u is responsible for “Technologies, Services and Innovation” but his presentation focused on organization theory, social networks, CMC (computer-mediated communication) and information flows.

2012 169

MirandaNet: Place

Community Capers

Network communities are a form of technology-mediated environments that foster a sense of community among users. MirandaNet Fellowship has two Internet-mediated communication systems. One of the design dimensions of network communities is developing a sense of persistent, shared space as an environment that frames the presence of multiple actors and provides mutual awareness.

2008 100

National Initiative for Social Participation +White+Paper+-+6-02-09.pdf (application/pdf Object)


June 2, 2009 draft of a working group proposal "to promote dramatically increased research support and educational opportunities for technology-mediated social participation especially as related to national priorities" Tags: online_community online_interaction system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

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World Autism Awareness Day

Jenny Connected

At the same time, the way in which children on the autism spectrum learn in a responsive environment designed especially for them ( MEDIATE ) has featured as a case study in both the most recent research papers I have been working on with Roy Williams and Simone Gumtau. Today is World Autism Awareness Day. In the last couple of years I have found myself doing more and more work related to autism.

2012 100

Reading Joyce’s Dubliners With Imaginary Friends

Nancy White

As you know, I am curious and entranced with electronically mediated communications, relationships, work and learning. Dear Readers. You may NOT know that I’ve never read James Joyce beyond snippets.

Distributed Agile: communication and common ground


Most of the solutions in respect to building the common ground in distributed Agile teams still rely on making sure that there are opportunities to visit each other, while there is a lot of space for a technology-mediated ways to do so next to the f2f. *

Unschooling structures: shape and focus


Here I bump into the same thing that I encountered when Alexander was a few months old: a lot of our current practices are conceptual, technology-mediated and are difficult to observe for a child, also because “adults work” and “kids learn” are two different worlds. One of the things that is on my thinking radar now is what I call ‘unschooling structure’ – the things that help to shape and focus learning.

2015 89

Social Network Sites As Connective Infrastructure

Collaborative Thinking

However, the organizational value is the more compelling aspect re: how these sites mediate the type of interactions and relationships necessary to master new roles and identities. Using multiple regression and structural equation modeling, he demonstrates that supportive and social-informational uses of social network sites in transition exert a direct and mediated positive effect on overall adaptation.

Who would you like to sit near at work?

Governance in a Networked World

The science of social networks can assist in mediating the politics that regularly pervade office space allocations. Sounds a simple enough question, but likely to provoke a mix of emotions that strikes at the heart of the social and business dichotomy.

2014 153

Leadership is becoming harder!

Leading Virtually

With an increasing amount of our interaction mediated by technology, that influence process cannot remain the same, can it? What if I told you that leading others has just become harder? And that it will become increasingly challenging in the future?

2015 55

Book Review: The Moral Imagination – The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Viv Mcwaters

What became clear as I read the book was its message is just as relevant to facilitation as it is to those working in mediation and peace building. Not long after my return from London late last year I met with friends in Melbourne for lunch.

2011 141

Reporting on my sabbatical in Shambhala

Learning Alliances

This is certainly true for mostly-distributed, mostly-technology-mediated communities. Last week Nancy White and I were in “the hot seat” for the Networked Learning Conference.

2013 130