Network maps need conversations to be useful, and conversations benefit from mapping … the dynamics of civic operating systems

The latest interview by Christine Capra with Aldo de Moor suggests that a map with conversations is nothing … and without some form of mapping conversations are fragmented. Christine and Aldo talk through a process of participatory network mapping which I think brings life to the ideas for civic operating systems which I posted earlier. … Continue reading “Network maps need conversations to be useful, and conversations benefit from mapping … the dynamics of civic operating systems”

Stuff happens: could company operating systems for uncertain futures provide insights into what’s needed for civil society?

Lisa Gill headlines her excellent report from a two-day business forum with a quote from speaker Gary Hamel: “The future is surprisingly indifferent to our preferences” … which might by summarised as “stuff happens”. That’s as true for communities as it is for companies. Unfortunately communities have even less control over their futures. For example, … Continue reading “Stuff happens: could company operating systems for uncertain futures provide insights into what’s needed for civil society?”

How mapping visionaries for responsible tech could help develop a people-centred approach to Smarter London

Doteveryone is underpinning their mission to champion responsible technology for a fairer society by mapping who else shares that vision. I think there’s scope for linking up with our Networked City mapping on the same theme, and using that to organise a group promoting people-centred design for London’s smart city. Doteveryone have worked with the … Continue reading “How mapping visionaries for responsible tech could help develop a people-centred approach to Smarter London”