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Contested Collective Intelligence: Resilience, Complexity & Sensemaking

by Professor of Learning Informatics at Open University UK on Apr 04, 2011


PARC: Apr 1, 2011 ...

PARC: Apr 1, 2011

Contested Collective Intelligence: Resilience, Complexity & Sensemaking

Simon Buckingham Shum & Anna De Liddo

Knowledge Media Institute, Open Learning Network Project
Open University UK


To thrive, organizational entities (learning communities; teams of analysts; formal companies) must make sense of a complex, changing environment. Our interest is in how sociotechnical “collective intelligence” infrastructures may augment this capacity. We are seeking conceptual lenses that illuminate this challenge, and draw ideas from resilience thinking, sensemaking, and complexity science. We propose that these motivate the concept of Contested Collective Intelligence (CCI), and give examples of how the Cohere platform is being designed in response to these requirements. This is a social/semantic web annotation and knowledge mapping environment, with tools for monitoring networks of ideas and generating novel analytics. We also report experimental integration with the Xerox Incremental Parser, in order to evaluate human+machine annotation of knowledge-level claims expressed through rhetorical moves in documents.

Simon Buckingham Shum is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Director (Technology) at the UK Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), where he leads the Hypermedia Discourse Group. Following a PhD at U. York in HCI/Hypertext/Design Rationale (sponsored by Xerox EuroPARC) he has developed a human-centered computing perspective to the challenge of computer-supported sensemaking, reflected in the books Visualizing Argumentation and Knowledge Cartography. He co-founded the Compendium Institute and

Anna De Liddo is a Research Associate in KMi, where she works with Simon on the Open Learning Network project (, focusing on the design and development of a Collective Intelligence infrastructure for the Open Education Resources movement. She gained her PhD at Polytechnic of Bari, investigating ICT for Participatory Planning and Deliberation, after which she held a postdoctoral position in KMi evaluating human-centred argument mapping for Climate Change.



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