March 18, 2014

System definition: to collect and manage particular information relating to the entity's…

System definition: to collect and manage particular information relating to the entity's core interests. Those particular informations are distributed in a way that integrates the entity's holdings with the internet steam.
Mission: to capture the discursive constellation.

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Evidence Based Discourse; Promoting subjective narrative

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March 18, 2014

I'm trying to recreate my thinking from circa 1997/99

cMap and Compendium … I was working with VRML at the time … "organization of movement in an ethology lab, funded by cog-psych at Dalhousie. It was all about taxonomy / ontology / modularization."Meaning acts like a strange attractor, around which concepts trace their trajectories." –BD Tremblayhttps://twitter.com/bentrem/status/445987853546577920 (full version at Twitlonger: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s11ja6)The 3 axes that in-form the design and the method can be demonstrated quite easily:1) A person posts a naked URL. Whatever platform (Twitter, FB, GPlus, or any of the chat clients. Even by phone text.) it remains no more than what it is: a person (X) makes a substantial statement of fact (Y). Substantial, but not very communicative. (Creating a link, which is comprised of the URL along with descriptive text, is much more communicative and meaningful, if not unambiguous.)2) A person Favorites a Tweet, or simply ReTweets it. (Notice that the product of these two are materially different.) Or a person "Likes" a post on FB, or clicks "+" on GPlus. (The equivalent to merely ReTweeting would be to Share an item with no text added.) Simplistic, but communicative. a person (X) has an affective response (Z) to something (Y).The design challenge has been to capture those three axes in a manner that is effective (UX), efficient (cognitive ergonomics), parsimonious, and subject to capture in a well formed data system. These 3 axes comprise what I call "the discursive constellation".I address this complex (a veritable Tower of Babel) as a set of "impedance mismatches", where interconnections fail due to differences in the information being exchanged; quality, density, velocity, granularity etc etc etc. Drawing on my experience with ontology/taxonomy "in the wild" (i.e. industry and not for profit) I have devised a method that draws together the common strands in a way that integrates and harmonizes the various streams. Paradigmatic: all the news items on issue X are connected back through their various stems to their common root.I came up with an approach that lends itself to a variety of situations. Roughly, it has 2 modes of operation: one is as a "discourse-based decision support system" (It's aimed at such as business decisions or policy decisions , the latter not being restricted to government.) and the second as a discourse system that "mitigates flames while surfacing and nurturing the subjective narrative". This second mode can buttress online learning. These are the 2 fundamental modes: one is discourse meant to establish facts that can be shared, and discourse concerning different values, or the meaning of shared facts i.e. implications and ramifications.

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January 28, 2014

+Michael Cooke FWIW / by way of context:

+Michael Cooke FWIW / by way of context:
I kept notes as I surveyed the domain … dates back to 2004? http://gnodal.livejournal.com
Slightly older, where I blogged about tech. [Just peeked; back to 2002.] This blog, like all my others, is long dusty: http://mozdawg.blogspot.com

p.s. late 70s I spent some time in Vancouver. Had the job situation not been so tight I'd like have done the communications program at SFU.

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Gnodal
The sort of mind-blurt I email myself from time to time. (Quite a collection, over the years.) Innovation and Collaboration How do institutions and corporate entities enable innovation? I’m looking to a consortium of strategic partners to support an information initiative.

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December 20, 2013

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"I will provide some examples and key success factors for most of these identified trend. As an introduction and an element of context, have a look at the Figure 1 below which describes a vision of the open innovation ecosystem and dynamics."

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10 Prospects and Trends for Open and Collaborative Innovation | Innovation Management
Over the last 5 years, Open Innovation has been evolving quite a lot in the ways it can be defined and implemented. Rather than proposing one more definition or describe one specific way to approach it, here is a set of trends I foresee based on the numbers of projects I have been involved in and the evolution of needs from organizations, would they be major corporations, SMEs or Public Services.

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December 19, 2013

the start of something … dead-tree texts => OCR => HTML … I decided to cut some together into a single slab and export to PDF.

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December 17, 2013

"Political culture is the set of attitudes, beliefs, and sentiments which give…

"Political culture is the set of attitudes, beliefs, and sentiments which give order and meaning to a political process and which provide the underlying assumptions and rules that govern behavior in the political system. It encompasses both the political ideals and the operating norms of a polity….[and]is the product of both the collective history of a political system and the life histories of the members of that system, and thus it is rooted equally in public events and private experiences." –The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

From "Getting Back to Legislating: Reflections of a Congressional Working Group" <democracyfund.org/media/uploaded/Culture_Congress_Report.pdf>

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Search form. Search. About · Who We Are · Annual Report · Founders · Board of Directors · Governors’ Council · Senior Fellows · Scholars · Staff · Contact Us · Mailing List · Media Inquiries · Jobs · Internships · Support Us · History of Bipartisanship …

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December 17, 2013

MT "@mlane"( +Mike Lane)  "A designer's guide to collaboration;…

MT "@mlane"( +Mike Lane)  "A designer's guide to collaboration; Structure, design and understand" by @EssiSalonen #LongForm
DesigningCollaboration.com

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Designing Collaboration | How to structure, design and understand collaboration
This work is based on research on combining the design process and collaboration structure, both important to the work of a designer Based on research of various collaborative projects, this site equips you with a theory and a practical structure for your own collaborations by combining these theories of collaboration models and the design process. Since collaboration projects are evolving, changing things, you can use a tool for planning the str…

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October 27, 2013

via Development Gateway ‏(@DGateway)

"Both of these ToCs [Theories of Change] assume that because data/information is accessible, people will use it within their decision-making processes.
They also both assume that intermediaries play a critical role in analysis, translation, interpretation, and contextualisation of data and information to ensure that decision makers (whether citizens, policy actors, or development practitioners) are able to make use of it. Although access is theoretically open, in practice even mediated access is not equal – so how might this play out in respect to marginalised communities and individuals?"

"Do citizens have the agency to take action? Who holds power? What kind of action is appropriate or desirable? Who is listening? And if they are listening, do they care?
Linda finished up the panel by raising some questions around the assumptions that people make decisions based on information rather than on emotion, and that there is a homogeneous “public” or “community” that is waiting for data/information upon which to base their opinions and actions."

see also:
Institute of Development Studies; Knowledge Services: http://ids.ac.uk/team/knowledge-services
The Transparency and Accountability Initiative – Empowering citizens to hold their governing institutions to account: http://transparency-initiative.org/
http://access-info.org/

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September 25, 2013

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Making All Voices Count – A Grand Challenge For Web Development
Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling-up, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

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September 25, 2013

Is my discussion system doomed because it doesn't expose personal information…

Is my discussion system doomed because it doesn't expose personal information to data mining techniques? I have to wonder. And worry.

See, //you// are the product here on FB. And, to a lesser extent, on Twitter. (Maybe most of all on Google, but there it's more hidden.) Not many of you know that, perhaps. Of those who know, practically none really care. So there's no real down-side.
On the up-side for those companies? Millions of dollars of revenue.

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