The Collective Intelligence for the Common Good Workshop: a real success
Organised by the The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute in its London campus on September 28-29, 2014, the Collective Intelligence for the Common Good Workshop has been attendeed by 31 participants coming from all over Europe and beyond.
Featuring the CATALYST project and chaired by Douglas Schuler (Evergreen State College & The Public Sphere Project), Anna de Liddo (Open University, UK), Fiorella de Cindio (Universita di Milano, Italy), Mark klein (MIT, US) and Simon Buckingham Shum (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), the two- day event was composed of 17 presentations, answering the following open questions:
- In what ways have the contexts for collective intelligence for the common good changed? And how might they change in the future?
- What examples of collective intelligence for the common good historically and currently do we see? Why do they demonstrate collective intelligence for the common good? What might we see in the future?
- What new socio-technological systems are currently being developed now to promote collective intelligence for the common good? What’s their significance? What problems or challenges are they facing? Where might they go in the future? What obstacles or challenges are these new systems intending to address? How might these systems / approaches be instrumental in addressing significant real world problems?
- Researchers and activists focus on various aspects of collective intelligence such as sensing, deliberation, memory, focus, etc.
- How might these diverse approaches and systems be linked to each other – and how?
- What methodological approaches are relevant?
- How do disparate perspectives, disciplines, and attitudes relate to collective intelligence for the common good?
- How might these systems / approaches be instrumental in addressing significant real world problems?
- What roles do “ordinary” people – citizens with or without legal rights – play in designing and developing these approaches?
- Who are the stakeholders and what roles are they assuming in relation to collective intelligence for the common good? What roles might they assume in the future?
- What has been, is currently, and what could be, the relation of the citizen to citizenship? of citizens to associations? of citizens to citizens?
- How do face-to-face and other “real-life” encounters integrate with online communication and other uses?
- What can we do to work with “proof of concept” models to ensure that systems get developed and maintained that are built on the findings?
- How do we go about developing the necessary diverse set of partners and how might we work together?
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With deep discussions and sharing of ideas, the workshop greatly succeeded in opening a path for the establishment of an Open Research and Action Community Network, aiming at creating synergies and thus allowing joint-work with practitioners and researchers from all relevant fields.
The CATALYST consortium was proud to be part of such an important meeting and invites you to stay tuned to discover some pictures of this event in the photo gallery!
Finally, access the complete programme and participants’ list by clicking here and go on Twitter (#CI4CG) for additional insights!