March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

Yesterday was a momentous day in the history of science. Never before did so many scientists and science supporters take to the streets in such huge numbers across the globe. Mass demonstrations took place in over 600 events, from the North Pole to the Antarctic.  This went way beyond just anger about budget cuts and petty … Continue reading March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year. This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building … Continue reading Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

On the research road... In the spring, I decided to go on a "research road trip" to Silicon Valley and Northern California. The overarching research theme of my road trip was to engage in some deep learning and sharing on my main current R&D focus: community mapping. I was going to visit and stay over at friends … Continue reading On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

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

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

I'm currently in Siegen, Germany. attending the Communities & Technologies Future Vision workshop. A main goal of the workshop is to build more common ground between the two very related fields of Communities & Technologies (C&T) and Community Informatics. We're having very positive, fruitful discussions. To give you a flavor, here are the notes I … Continue reading Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

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