Global Sensemaking

Tools for Dialogue and Deliberation on Wicked Problems

ESSENCE: E-Science/Sensemaking/Climate Change

Hi everyone,

We've been busy building the website for ESSENCE: E-Science/Sensemaking/Climate Change:

We're fast approaching the stage where we will approach external groups of stakeholders to invite them to try out our sensemaking tools. The website is not yet being publicly announced with any fanfare until we have populated it with more examples and partners.

So, we would like to invite you to browse the site, and:

1. feed back to use anything you think doesn't work in terms of communication

2. start to populate the wiki with topics for Challenges you want to explore, your Participant profile, or add your own Tool if you can commit to supporting it to some degree with any of the Taskforces who want to use it.

3. send me the names and websites of organisations whom we should approach to participate, or support it. We would like to have a strong list of sponsors/partners on the front page.



Dr Simon J. Buckingham Shum
Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Media
Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
T: +44 (0)1908 655723 F: +44 (0)1908 653169

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Comment by Simon Buckingham Shum on January 20, 2009 at 16:37
Hi all: due to a change in my work circumstances, the f-f Edinburgh meeting has been put on ice, possibly to be reconvened at a future date. However, ESSENCE continues as an online activity as we convene teams to work on challenges. Local groups may wish to meet up of course, and we can call synchronous online meetings as required.


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