2018

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio. I’ve felt the random rush of people, all moving on different missions, in Shinjuku.

2018 204

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).

2018 219

Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video? My live feed of the Congress hearings cut out right near the end, but did anyone ask these questions?

2018 203

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.

2018 207

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

2018 192

More Trending

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

R is not just software. It’s actually a global organism that grows information : insights, discussions, work methods, human relationships, and open questions as well as a massive amount of software and all the resources that document or support it.

2018 169

Recovering from NotPetya – the DLA Piper Story

Michael Sampson - Currents

DLA Piper , a global law firm with a presence in more than 40 countries, was hit with the NotPetya ransomware attack in June 2017. It caused significant damage to its global IT infrastructure (hat tip, ITNews): – every data centre and Windows-based server was impacted.

2018 153

Painting of New Orleans Drum Major Number 3

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a drum major at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took. Have done two others but sold them and wanted to try it again on a larger scale. 

2018 141

Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. I have studied how to make plans. In 2007 I received my certification to be part of the American Institute of Certified Planners. I have been recognized for making good plans.

2018 194

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

Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Ancient history? From Beacon to Cambridge Analytica, and Quantium. How Facebook and Twitter work with big data companies in Australia and beyond.

2018 199

Do You Have a Productive Partnership or a Tug of War?

Partnering Resources

They’re supposed to be your ally. Your co-conspirator. Your partner. But instead it feels like every conversation is a struggle. This isn’t how it is supposed to be. In the best partnerships, people create something that neither could have accomplished on their own.

2018 141

When Inclusion Excludes ….

Jenny Connected

counter narrative of open online education. This is the title of a new paper, co-authored with Mariana Funes and published today in Learning Media and Technology, by Taylor & Francis Online. Abstract.

2018 141

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

Michelle Laurie

I’m planning a meeting for May where a group of scientists will come together to plan their reporting on five years of study. In their case they have been monitoring glaciers and snow melt. I am tasked with helping bring together the different studies to come under one technical report.

2018 130

Blog>> Rapid KM Assessment - a video introduction

Green Chameleon

Late last year we released our 1-day Rapid KM Assessment workshop , for organisations who want to figure out quickly where they stand in KM and in which direction they could proceed. The videos below give an overview of the workshop. Rapid KM Assessment Part 1. Rapid KM Assessment Part 2.

2018 130

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

Would you like to show off at work with great ideas? This week I did some intakes for a course about learning technologies which is starting next Monday and I realized that actually very few people are using Twitter.

2018 151

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.

2018 130

Re-Imagining Effective Work – the SAMR Model

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ruben Puentedura developed the SAMR model to categorise how educational technology can be used to enhance education.

2018 146

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans #2

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" square oil painting of the Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans completed on site. I did a larger one on a sunny day to capture the dappled light.This one is a detail of the larger one now done in full shade.

2018 130

Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome. For the last 10 years, I've been traveling the world, working with all kinds of companies, eating great food, staying in (sometimes) posh hotels, speaking at conferences and it's been awesome.

2018 192

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

Facebook Subscriptions 2018 – Stop the Whining

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What does Facebook Paid Subscriptions really mean? I don’t like my data being sold more than anyone but I recognise a free service has to monetise in some way. So offering ad-free Facebook subscriptions – which NO ONE will actually take at least long term – is an option.

2018 180

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? You probably don’t.

2018 138

Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

Jenny Connected

What does it mean to live an authentic, fully human life? What distinguishes us from other animals? Are we truly set apart in some way? How should we think of ourselves? What are we? What should we do?

2018 130

Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words. We will learn simple techniques to increase participation, attention and productivity in your meetings and work by utilizing more visual tools.

2018 130

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Are you planning or implementing complex projects, that aim at social change? Are you wondering how innovations spread through a given social system? Or maybe connecting people to opportunities or strengthening the networks of the people you work with is an explicit goal of your work?

2018 116

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

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 ). I started reading 70-20-10 boek van Jos Arets, Vivian Heijnen en Charles Jennings but this is not an easy book to take with you on the train. So Laloux got priority.

2018 138

Creating Purposive Transformation

Networking Action

Whether to transform is not a choice. Our world is transforming. Every day we see signs that the environmental, political and social structures of the 20 th century are crumbling: plummeting bio-diversity, fracturing of governments and rise in autocracy, and … Net Dev

2018 158

What is Working? A Question of Discovery

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the questions to ask when evaluating a current work activity or process (at whatever level you engage with that – e.g., business model, system) is what is working? What is going well?

2018 136

Painting of Arsene DeLay New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" x 24" acrylic painting of the New Orleans singer, Arsene DeLay.m It is from a photo that I took of her singing at Jazz Fest 2014. I have always enjoyed her singing at places like Buffa's and the Spotted Cat. 

2018 130

Focus and Finish

Evolving Web

Be like Mark: Ignore Facebook. Today I have three things to do: write this blog post, format a follow up package for our classes in Iowa last week, and get my cleaning to the cleaners so I have clothes for New York next week. Oh, and get a ticket to New York. four things.

2018 184

Factors Determining Digital Learning Ecosystem Smartness in Schools

Taming the spaces

It has taken a while to jointly prepare an empirical data-collection in three countries from different economic background together with my two PhD students James Quaicoe and Eka Jeladze. Based on the observation grid to investigate schools as learning ecosystems the unified dataset was formed to answer the questions i was interested in how digital […

2018 100

Quick Social Media Planner and Course Planner #UdemyLive

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

2018 152

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

It’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long. I’ve heard experts tell me what to do and how to do it. I’ve seen ten PowerPoint templates and seven videos. I’ve been promised the Next Big Thing. What I haven’t been is inspired. Or even very engaged.

2018 130