Global Sensemaking

Tools for Dialogue and Deliberation on Wicked Problems

November 2008 Blog Posts (9)

Early Compendium

Hi all,

Some might be interested in a series of posts tracing Compendium's early history. There are connections to some of the themes discussed in the Philosophical aspects of sensemaking and operational definitions thread, which I'm just now belatedly reading.

The series starts here.


Added by Al Selvin on November 25, 2008 at 13:55 — No Comments

Not much of a post, but ...

... this snippet I sent while in conversation with David is something like a snapshot:

To give you a sense of where I'm at on my secondary project (something to start driving some income), this is what I'm welding into the main page of my new MultiUser WordPress theme, the anchor for the "retail" aspect of my project:

1ace-click-scroll-div uses dolphin.js ... but… Continue

Added by Ben Tremblay on November 21, 2008 at 2:30 — No Comments

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

Added by David Price on November 17, 2008 at 23:30 — 17 Comments

Praxis ... can't actualize it without _techne_.

Teche, as Heidegger used the term in this essays on technology.

An example / case in point (Shows how dealing with the concrete conditions ratiocination?):

I know that one of the promised benefits of E2.0 is "emergence" in the sense that it "surfaces" (active verb!) innovative thinking.

That "surfacing" function is, for me, key to a sense-making system. Take a typical good thread in, say, ...… Continue

Added by Ben Tremblay on November 14, 2008 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

A flurry ... perhaps a cluster ... someday, a constellation?

A shoe dropped last night. Perhaps not "the other" shoe, but ...

... in any case I finalized (a good beta?) of my issues list. No, that's wrong. I stopped twiddling with it. Well ... stopped for a while.

But looking at it gave rise to another idea for a site.

So I've deployed WordPress "Multi-User" and brought into… Continue

Added by Ben Tremblay on November 14, 2008 at 18:38 — No Comments


Pierre Lévy posted a bookmark at Twine to WikiScience. From that page, we find this description:

WikiScience is devoted to mass collaboration and the use of Science and ingenuity to address the problems of desertification and the effects of global climate change. It is meant to provide a canvas to enable both scientists and Citizen Scientists alike to work…

Added by Jack Park on November 13, 2008 at 15:50 — 4 Comments

DeepDebate: Better Decisions through Collective Intelligence

Another player in the field? Basically seems to offer Pro and Con arguments with user-ratings on them, so that the top items float to the top.

Added by Mark Szpakowski on November 13, 2008 at 14:50 — 1 Comment

The natural order of things

I can't think of a single instance where dealing with a task in the field allowed me opportunity to use a deprecated method.

On the other hand I can think of a number of times when someone with superior rank / status / standing made declarations for action that were entirely inappropriate ... and entirely ignored.

At the risk of yet.again being cryptic: the society that doesn't acknowledge the social dynamics of innovation is bound for catastrophe.

Tactic… Continue

Added by Ben Tremblay on November 12, 2008 at 21:00 — 6 Comments

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… Continue

Added by Simon Buckingham Shum on November 10, 2008 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

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