On October 8th, Michael Gurstein - founding father of the field of Community Informatics - sadly passed away. I first met Mike when I stumbled into the wrong" workshop room at the first Communities and Technologies conference in Amsterdam in 2003, the workshop being chaired by Mike. This was the first time I learned about … Continue reading Tribute to Michael Gurstein – founding father of the Community Informatics Field
It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia. It was a wonderful meeting of minds of people from all over the world working on and passionate … Continue reading Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange
S. Copeland and A. de Moor (2017). Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust. AI & Society, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-017-0744-1 (download preprint or read article online). Abstract Digital storytelling has become a popular method for curating community, organisational, and individual narratives. Since its beginnings over 20 years ago, projects have sprung up across … Continue reading New publication – Community Digital Storytelling for Collective Intelligence: towards a Storytelling Cycle of Trust
A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on using my participatory community mapping methodology with online network visualization tool Kumu. After my post on mapping some Rotterdam Centres of Expertise, I now continue my series with the work I have been doing … Continue reading Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: mapping the BoostInno network collaboration
Yesterday was a momentous day in the history of science. Never before did so many scientists and science supporters take to the streets in such huge numbers across the globe. Mass demonstrations took place in over 600 events, from the North Pole to the Antarctic. This went way beyond just anger about budget cuts and petty … Continue reading March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”
10 years ago to this day, I took the plunge. On April 1, 2007, I walked into the Tilburg Chamber of Commerce, and registered my very own company, CommunitySense. From the application form: "CommunitySense is a research consultancy company in the field of community informatics. It offers a range of consultancy services for developing innovative … Continue reading Happy birthday, CommunitySense!
My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year. This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building … Continue reading Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”