www.Metamaps.cc is for Collective Intelligence
For me... this G+ community, Metamaps, and collective intelligence are all directly linked.
About 2 years ago I was learning about collective intelligence for the first time, and was REALLY excited about its implications. I looked at it from a perspective of untapped human potential (I still do), and at the time I was associating it with another term that was also new to me: #CognitiveSurplus
(coined by +Clay Shirky
Serendipitously, Google+ released the communities feature right around this time... and I used it as an opportunity to discover others that had something to share about this idea that had captured my attention. (I can thank +George Pór
for the creation of this space) I was hungry for a place to play
with collective intelligence in a more experimental and collaborative way, rather than just as an academic topic of study.
I soon after created the following post, called I want a collective intelligence playground! http://bit.ly/12APiG8
, with the intention of finding others looking for a similar #CICW
experience. It is actually one of my most popular G+ posts. (If you are pinged in the comments it is because you engaged on that original post)
It was through this community of ours, and that early post of mine, that I discovered the Metamaps
). I quickly decided to, more or less, treat Metamaps as the collective intelligence playground that I was seeking. Metamaps is an open source project, and is open
in so many other ways than just this... The team guiding the project is open
, we are experimenting with a new form of collective governance and approach to commons-based peer production which some call an #OpenValueNetwork
. Even the direction that the team is heading is open
to influence and emergence, this includes the team's projects. For me, Metamaps was a sufficiently open vessel into which I was able to pour all of the big ideas and dreams that were constantly swirling around in my head. Whether anyone else knew I was doing this but me, didn't really matter... Metamaps was something concrete on which I could place my next steps. (To learn more about Metamaps itself, check out the blog post embedded in this post below. You can also check out this new video created to introduce the project http://vimeo.com/113154814
So why resurface all of this now? Well.. Metamaps has just released a new version of the platform and I am very excited about its new ability to host things such as: Collaborative sense-making, creative conversation, collective knowledge management, event facilitation, systems modelling, and more... I would love to find others who want to play with me on Metamaps, and experiment with new forms of conversation and the co-creation of digital artifacts. So contact me if you are!
One of the first things I am specifically interested in exploring is hosting a chaordic chat on the the Metamaps platform.http://blogofcollectiveintelligence.com/2009/04/16/chaordic_dialogue_practice/
I am no expert in Chaordic Chat, and the chat's topic or theme can be entirely emergent, but I am definitely drawn to this idea. The non-linear nature of a Metamap would seem to offer a nice open canvas for such conversations to unfold.
I have created a map for the purpose of hosting an emergent chaordic chat here: http://metamaps.cc/maps/1048
If you want an invite to Metamaps, they are really quick and easy to get here: http://metamaps.cc/request
(Or just message me directly and I will give you an invite code)
I will also PING my ELL friends, and anyone else I think might be interested. Feel free to invite others yourself too!http://emergingleaderlabs.org/ #CollectiveIntelligence