Category Archives: Methodologies associated with CI

A Project for a New Humanism: an interview with Pierre Lévy

Pierre Lévy is a philosopher and a pioneer in the study of the impact of the Internet on human knowledge and culture. In Collective Intelligence. Mankind’s Emerging World in Cyberspace, published in French in 1994 (English translation in 1999), he … Continue reading


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The confession of a recovering radical connectionist

I’m a recovering a radical connectionist. I used to believe that the scope of the we-space and the depth of our CI will increase as more of us link up into the nervous system of the emergent Civilization 2.0. I … Continue reading

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Meaning flows more smoothly if we compact before we ship

There was a skype call between @ffunch, @sebpaquet and @technoshaman on July 9, 2010. Below is a small pattern offered as a self-running demonstration of its content, inspired by our rich conversation. Can you think of any additional heading for … Continue reading

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Conversation transcript-> mindmap-> semantic web-> sane sentient AI

Imaginal cells in the protoplasm, from which the new civilization is emerging, discover the current state of their fluid identity, by being engaged in generative conversations with one another.  When we collaborate using the currently available tools, we are able … Continue reading

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Practices and Processes for boosting CI

…we need to develop methods of information harvesting and storage that are able to co-evolve with the contributions and constantly improving insights of the collaborators.
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The social tetrahedron: a step towards prototyping Indra’s Net

“The user profile can also show people and initiatives that one values as part of an ‘extended’, empathic self. This can be done by dragging and dropping other profiles into one’s tetrahedron, much as Twitter allows one to follow admired … Continue reading

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Message to Venessa Miemis about her “Pay It Forward Business Model”

Venessa wrote a fascinating blog entry  on “A Pay It Forward Business Model [in transition to a new global society].” It prompted the following open message to her. Dear Venessa, Your “pay it forward” model is hugely inspiring in all of … Continue reading

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Chaordic Chat Practice / social media jedis / ContemplaTweet

Chaordic Chat is a practice for social media jedis, I don’t use the “jedi” metaphor lightly but in its original meaning: jedis are bound to a code of morality and justice and are trained in the use of the light … Continue reading

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Intersubjectivity in an organic pub

Every event has at least as many different stories as participants. That’s because our narratives come through the unique mix of sensibilities, attitudes, interests, etc. that we bring to the event. If so, let collective intelligence benefit from that uniqueness. This entry gives an idea of how.
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Knowledge Mapping

Knowledge mapping offers a tremendous resource to enhance the collective intelligence of deliberations about issues or problems. We can lay out what we collectively know, visually clarifying relationships among the relevant factors, actors, sectors, etc., involved with the problem. This can be done before, during and/or after any particular deliberation, containing and delineating the complexity of the issue or situation in a confrontable, usable form, embracing the full spectrum of arguments and options. Different groups working on a particular problem can simultaneously or subsequently can add their insights to the maps. If a group is working on a problem similar to an earlier group’s, the later one can use the other’s maps as a template for launching their own. Websites and publications based on issue maps could inform the public in an unbiased way, and councils of citizens, stakeholders, legislators and/or administrators could be informed by and/or create such issue maps.
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