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Global Sensemaking Agenda and Action Plan?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Park Jun 5, 2008.

What shall we call ourselves? [New Deadline 23:59 PM GMT 10th May]
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About me:
I am a co-founder—along with Peter Baldwin, the former Australian cabinet minister—of, a creative commons, social venture that aims to make the best arguments on all sides of complex public debates freely available to all, and continuously open to challenge and improvement by all.

I have a doctorate (in organisational learning and environmental policy) from the University of Cambridge, I'm a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and live with my wife and three children in Somerset, UK.

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What Should Obama do Next? (an example of an embedded debate graph)

David Price's Blog

Launching the Program for the Future Challenge – December 9, 2013

A joint post by Dino, David and Sam:

A recipient of the Turing Award, the National Medal of Technology and a couple of dozen other highest honors,…


Posted on December 7, 2013 at 16:30

Mapping a Planet Under Pressure 2012

Debategraph is collaborating with the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference team to weave together the arguments, evidence and policy options discussed at the conference into a coherent, dynamic knowledge map that can be shared with, and explored by, a global public audience in the build up to the UN…


Posted on March 25, 2012 at 21:03

Making Sense of Copenhagen?

During the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, The Independent newspaper is using Debategraph as a new kind of global citizen reporting tool to help people around the world make sense collectively of what's happening and not happening at the UN conference.

The process builds on The Independent’s existing cluster of… Continue

Posted on December 9, 2009 at 15:48

ESSENCE and the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

During COP15 you can keep track of, and participate, in the various GSm ESSENCE sensemaking projects via the links below:

The MIT Climate Collaboratorium team

The Open University Cohere COP15 team

The Copenhagen Summit map… Continue

Posted on December 9, 2009 at 15:47

What should Obama do Next?

In the build up to Obama’s inauguration on 20th January 2009 and across the new administration's first 100 days, Debategraph has teamed up with The Independent newsapaper in the UK to give the world a chance to map and think through what Obama should do next.… Continue

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 23:30 — 17 Comments

Comment Wall (37 comments)

At 15:15 on April 4, 2008, Jack Park said…
Thanks, David. I'm still trying to figure out what to do next. A bit over-extended given proposals, thesis writing, and normal day job activities, but we press on.
At 17:44 on April 4, 2008, Jack Park said…
I see in your blog that you are able to use an iframe to transclude a map. It strikes me that the GENIS project could make ready use of that capability. Right now, there is no easily apparent way to know which particular Resource URL to address in a particular iframe for a specific map found at Is there an easy way to identify a specific map for transclusion?
At 22:22 on April 4, 2008, Jack Park said…
Cool! I just tried it at

At 15:22 on April 7, 2008, Mark Aakhus said…
Thanks David for getting us all connected. If the 24th comes open, I'll update right away.
At 19:12 on April 8, 2008, Luca Iandoli said…
thanks. I am very excited to join this initiative

At 23:53 on April 14, 2008, Robert Muetzelfeldt said…
Thanks for the welcome, David. Simon Buckingham Shum pointed me here. In the past, we've talked about tryingto get something going on argument mapping the climate change debate, and it's great to see things are now gelling. My own background is in that no-man's-land between the environmental science community and the informatics community, so maybe I can help in as an interpreter in both directions.
At 3:06 on April 15, 2008, George E. Mobus said…
Thanks David. And how do you do?

I'm eager to learn more about your efforts. I will be exploring more over the next week. Right now I am loaded with extra teaching duties, carrying a three-course load vs. the normal two. So I don't have as much time to inhale everything as I would like.

At 23:16 on April 27, 2008, Al Selvin said…
Thanks, David, and Mark. I hope to help out on the Compendium front. Now if I could just get my login to work...
At 2:10 on April 30, 2008, Brenda Young said…
Hi David, Thanks for the welcome. I am interested in community management, collaborative types of work and learning and other areas of Web 2.0. I have worked in tech and telecom and while working in wireless became interested in alt energies (because a network without a source of energy isn't much of a network). -- I was looking at a review of a new book on the evolution of technology and the Internet by Jonathan Zittrain ("The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It") and found a link to your site in one of the comments reviewing the book. -- Your research sounds very interesting. -- By the way, are you on Twitter? It might be another media form to add to your research repertoire. I have been using it for a few months, following people in Web 2.0 and new media areas for the most part. If interested, I am @4byoung if you want to follow. Check out some of the people I follow and see if you want to start by following them.
Also, here's a link to one Twitter user's reason for using Twitter that may resonate with this group: or
At 2:29 on April 30, 2008, Brenda Young said…
New ways to measure and illustrate the social graph.

Visualization of an inventor's network:

Here's a larger group of graphics.

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