Cyberspaces as Boundary Objects for Communities

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WebVisions 2011 presentation, examining three projects of Ecotrust and partners through a Community of Practice framework.

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Cyberspaces as Boundary Objects for Communities

  1. 1. Cyberspacesas Boundary Objectsfor CommunitiesHoward Silverman, Ecotrust@peopleandplaceWebVisions 26MAY11
  2. 2. sustainability
  3. 3. Monitoring MethodsG Zone the marine Connect value chains for Develop shared ontologyO environment for protected local/regional foods (data structures andA areas, wave energy, && (business-to-business vocabulary) and interoperableL (governance) relationships) standards for counting salmonS (ecoinformatics)P Agency staff, scientists, Farmers, ranchers, Agencies, Tribes, BonnevilleE commercial and recreational fishermen, processors, Power Administration, PacificO fishermen, industry reps, distributors, chefs, food Northwest AquaticP conservationists, && service operators, retailers, Monitoring Partnership, fieldL && scientists and practitioners,E &&D University of California at ISITE Design, supported by Sitka Technology GroupE Santa Barbara, Ecotrust, The EcotrustV Nature Conservancy
  4. 4. Sensemaking across community boundaries Source: Wenger 1998 Design: rocketeye.com
  5. 5. CommunityCommunity--- mutual engagementPractice--- shared repertoireDomain--- regime of competence Source: Wenger 1998 Illustration: tmcm.com
  6. 6. Platforms for community formation Mutual engagement (community) does not exist, exists but might (t=0) Shared repertoire(practice) in does not exist, • MarineMap • Monitoringa regime of but might (t=0) • FoodHub Methodscompetence (domain) • Skype • Ning exists • Gmail • Meetup • fmyi Thanks for the conversations: learningalliances.net ** Caution: massive generalizations above
  7. 7. What do you think? howard@ecotrust.org @peopleandplace

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