2018

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

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

A video harvest…forever grateful!

Michelle Laurie

It’s a challenge to prepare, be the trainer on site and capture what is happening in the room for sharing. Early on, my co-conspirator Nancy White and I found it helpful to have a social reporter.

2018 195

What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts. The premise being that we need to do things differently – maybe not big things, sometimes the smallest of acts can make a huge difference.

2018 194

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

More Trending

Blog>> Taxonomy and Search Patterns for Search and Discovery

Green Chameleon

So you have built and implemented a taxonomy but search is still not returning the desired results. What do you do? Taxonomy alone is limited in what it can do. Search alone is also limited. Together, they become much smarter.

2018 176

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

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

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

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

Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

Lovely facilitator drawing by Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire. I recently read an article that states, “ a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.” ” And apparently everyone can benefit!

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

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 200

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. Smarter London Together starts on the road to people-first design. Can it also lead to strong civil society?

2018 159

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

Have you ever been frustrated trying to find the person you needed at a busy conference? I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. sumApp’s founder, Christine Capra , interviewed me about the experience.

2018 138

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

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

Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

(by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots. In the southern Pacific Cost of the country, the Golfo Dulce region contributes to a rich biodiversity thanks to mangrove and other wetland ecosystems.

Blog>> Synaptica’s Vivs Long-Ferguson Interviews Patrick Lambe

Green Chameleon

In June this year, Patrick sat down (virtually) with Vivs Long-Ferguson of our partner Synaptica for an interview. Among the things they spoke about was how Patrick viewed the KM and taxonomy landscape. Here’s the transcript of that interview

2018 130

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

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

New Workshop: Prince George, BC, Aug 15-16th

Michelle Laurie

Want to learn more about engaging beyond words? There are a handful of graphic facilitation workshops in major city centres, mostly in the USA. I’ve been offering one in the interior of southern BC, Canada for 8 years. Now I’m doing one this August 15-16th in Prince George, BC.

2018 151

Where the Magic Happens

Michael Sampson - Currents

The past two weeks have been the busiest of my year, and it has taken all the hours I have available in a day to get everything done.

2018 142

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 181

Climate Change Transformation Requires a New Research Approach

Networking Action

Ioan Fazey , Councillor – SDG Transformations Forum; Professor Social Dimensions of Environmental Change – University of Dundee. The world is becoming a confusing place, with change all around us. Issues are ever more complex and interconnected and humanity is … Net Dev

2018 141

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

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project. A team of teachers and staff have organized a SPOC (Small Private Online Course), supported by me and Sibrenne from Ennuonline.

2018 141

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. Abstract. Addressing societal wicked problems requires collaboration across many different community networks.

2018 130

Painting of New Orleans Jazz Fest Singer

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" square acrylic painting of a jazz singer at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. It is from a photo that I took. Have done two others and wanted to try it again on a larger scale to allow for more detail. 

2018 130

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

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

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

Markers – ready!

Michelle Laurie

It’s always fun getting ready to host a graphic facilitation workshop and I have one coming up Aug 15-16 in Prince George (a few spaces left in case you are keen). What I love is the opportunity to sift through my books, resources and extensive marker collection!

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