Betsey Merkel, Co-Founder, Director, The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) contributed this paper to the COINS 2009 conference at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) October 8- 11, 2009. Learn more at http://coinsconference.org/
This paper describes I-Open's approach to a higher level of organization, process, and tools needed to build networked collaborative communities from our experience working in the "Civic Space" (everywhere outside the four walls of any organization) over a six year period from 2003 to 2009. It offers a starting point for us to take a closer look at how to integrate COINS and apply CONDOR, an analytic and mapping software tool, to improve creativity, collaboration, and communications to accelerate Open Source Economic Development.
Learn more about COINS and Condor on the Swarm Creativity blog here http://swarmcreativity.blogspot.com/ and here http://www.swarmcreativity.net/
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