The right tool for the job: my first 750words.com story

I am fascinated by online tools. Tools in the proper sense, of technologies fitting the job. It never ceases to amaze me how clients often think that "anything goes" when digital tools are concerned. Everybody would agree that a carpenter needs a whole toolbox full of different hammers, drills, and screwdrivers. Yet, when discussing the … Continue reading The right tool for the job: my first 750words.com story

New publication: Communities in Context: Towards Taking Control of Their Tools in Common(s)

Just published: A. de Moor (2015). Communities in Context: Towards Taking Control of Their Tools in Common(s). In The Journal of Community Informatics, 11(2). Abstract: In this exploratory paper, we outline some issues of inter-community socio-technical systems governance. Our purpose here is not to solve these issues, but to raise awareness about the complexity of … Continue reading New publication: Communities in Context: Towards Taking Control of Their Tools in Common(s)

New publication: Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Just published: A. de Moor (2014), Expanding the Academic Research Community - Building Bridges into Society with the Internet. In T. Denison, M. Sarrica, and L. Stillman (eds.), Theories, Practices, and Examples for Community and Social Informatics, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne. ISBN 978-1-921867-62-0. Abstract Academic research is under threat from issues like lack of resources, fraud, and societal … Continue reading New publication: Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

New publication: The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society

Just published: A. de Moor  (2014), The "Kids’ Knowledge Base": Connecting Junior Science to Society. In Proc. of Chi Sparks 2014, The Hague, the Netherlands. The Hague University of Applied Sciences, pp.108-111. Abstract Universities try to reinforce their connections with society in many different ways. Introducing children to science at an early age is an important part of … Continue reading New publication: The “Kids’ Knowledge Base”: Connecting Junior Science to Society

Collaboration Patterns for Social Innovation: The Dutch – US Connection?

As part of my visit to the  University of Alabama in Huntsville I gave a presentation "Creativity Meets Rationale - Collaboration Patterns for Social Innovation" at the College of Business Administration. It was based on the book chapter with the same title that was published earlier this year in the book "Creativity and Rationale: Enhancing Human … Continue reading Collaboration Patterns for Social Innovation: The Dutch – US Connection?

Expanding the Academic Research Community: Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Below the slides of the honors lecture I just gave at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The slides can be downloaded here. The talk is based on a book chapter with the same title that will be published by Monash University Publishing in the fall.  A preprint of this chapter can be downloaded here. … Continue reading Expanding the Academic Research Community: Building Bridges into Society with the Internet