Collecive intelligence tools for supporting global cooperative work

The stellar line up of workshops at the upcoming ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work reflects the edge of CSCW research, with profound implications for the global-scale cooperative work needed to mach global challenges.

Technically, it has become possible to connect constellations of CI pools of any size. That possibility, when coupled with the passion of social innovators and the wizards of social process technologies, is a key enabler of the current and much needed shift in the evolution of how we organize ourselves as societies and as the crew of Spaceship Earth…

Back to the ACM Conference on CSCW, I’ve just learned that there will be a workshop on software tools to support Collective Intelligence in organizations. I’m wondering whether the designers/organizers of the conference envisioned to wrap it into a blanket of advanced CI tools and methods, as to augment the CI of the field of CI tool makers, itself?

The program doesn’t say anything about it, probably because the focus is CI in organizations, as it should be, not what it can do for solving world problems. Nevertheless, I believe that there will be a good number of people among the delegates, speakers, panelists, and interactive poster presenters, who feel inspired to address the broader implications of frontier research in CSCW for the world.

What could crystallize that interest so that during the conference a “Big Picture” caucus can form (under any other name) and explore research questions of common or adjacent interest? This blog entry is a message in a bottle, thrown into the digital ocean for someone interested in that question…


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2 Responses to Collecive intelligence tools for supporting global cooperative work

  1. Bertil Hatt says:

    Got your message-in-a-bottle. Glad I did.
    Improving the world, one tiny mistake at a time…
    (The other motto for science, after “On the shoulder of giants”)


  2. Greetings,
    It has been my long-time visualization, that science and religion would unite and co-exist for the betterment of humankind. In an effort to offer my contribution to this communion, my book, “21st Century Jedi,” ( was published in 2009. Much of my scientific research has focused on the development of human consciousness.
    Whether one is pro-science or pro-religion, my discovery of a quantum pathway reveals how God consciousness connects with human consciousness. I have united ancient religion and philosophy with scientific discoveries and written in modern language. A preview of the book can be seen on The diagram of this universal connection (Page 40), continues to give to those who have made this realization substantial benefits in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual areas of their lives.
    Much of my time is spent engaging in sending this new knowledge to an international audience. I hope you find my research enlightening in your constant search for truth.
    Dr. Damon Sprock


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