A. de Moor (2018). Participatory Collaboration Mapping in Malawi: Making Mike’s Community Informatics Idea(l)s Work, The Journal of Community Informatics, 14(2-3):109-115. Abstract In this tribute to Michael Gurstein, we first summarize three of his key concepts: Community Informatics, Effective Use, and Community Innovation. We then apply his … Continue reading New publication: Participatory Collaboration Mapping in Malawi: Making Mike’s Community Informatics Idea(l)s Work
A. de Moor (2017). CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. The Journal of Community Informatics, 13(2): 35-58. Abstract Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. We introduce the CommunitySensor methodology under construction. After summarizing earlier work, we show how the methodology uses a … Continue reading New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology
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
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!
Last year, Michael Gurstein, one of the "founding fathers" of the field of Community Informatics, interviewed me on Skype as part of a series of interviews he held with researchers and practitioners around the world. Here's part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSGwRHHOJpg As the connection was lost, we finished the interview a while later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW1-jdLTUfE
Today, the Web's been around for 25 years, hip hip hurray! In this excellent interview, founder Tim Berners-Lee makes some remarks that should be particularly close to the hearts of fellow community informatics researchers and practitioners, e.g.: - "I've been very satisfied with the international spirit. It's wonderful how the Web has taken off as non-national thing. I … Continue reading Happy 25th birthday, World Wide Web!
I'm currently in Siegen, Germany. attending the Communities & Technologies Future Vision workshop. A main goal of the workshop is to build more common ground between the two very related fields of Communities & Technologies (C&T) and Community Informatics. We're having very positive, fruitful discussions. To give you a flavor, here are the notes I … Continue reading Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics