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Out of the heads and botton drawers


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Joint paper with Siddharth Nair within our Putting Community Knowledge in Place special session at the Knowledge Cities World Summit in Melbourne, November 2010.

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Out of the heads and botton drawers

  1. 1. Out of the heads and bottom drawers of non-traditional owners Tony Smith President, Moonee Ponds Creek Co-ordination Committee Siddharth Nair PhD Student, Spatial Information Architecture Lab A proposed ICT framework for mobilizing community knowledge
  2. 2. 1860 The Moonee Ponds Creek in Melbourne
  3. 3. 1860 2009 The Moonee Ponds Creek in Melbourne
  4. 4. 1860 2009 The Moonee Ponds Creek in Melbourne So what has really changed in the way we perceive (and engage with) the environment/contexts that we inhabit and navigate everyday?
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Changing Nature of Interaction- </li></ul><ul><li>- Digitally mediated connections and communication </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Changing Nature of Experience </li></ul><ul><li>- Multiple perspectives, from Earth-view through to Street-view </li></ul><ul><li>- Collaborative tagging, dynamic layering </li></ul>
  7. 7. 3. The Change in the Rate of Change - Emerging technologies and digital overlays as mediators - The ubiquitous and pervasive nature of Mobile and Web based tools
  8. 8. An overview of the Strategic Planning process today - Comprehending and dealing with complex and dynamic contexts, diverse participants and continual change - Numerous ‘gaps’ and limitations in the system Policymakers Environment – Built & Natural Owners/ Inhabitants
  9. 9. Case Studies – Riddells Creek & India Biodiversity - Comprehensive and participatory Web platform - Operates in the gap between Owners/Inhabitants <---> Policymakers
  10. 10. Case Study – Neat Streets - Integrated Mobile & Web platform - Operates in the gap between Owners/Inhabitants ---> Policymakers
  11. 11. <ul><li>Case Study – MIT’s Trash Track </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by ubiquitous Sensors and Mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Operates in the gaps between Environment ---> Owners/Inhabitants and Environment ---> Policymakers </li></ul>
  12. 12. Proposed changes to the Strategic Planning process, with inputs from cases studies - Making optimal use of the tools and technologies of today - Completing the ‘feedback loops’ of the coupled Human-Natural-Technological complex system Integrated ICT platform, Web-based Feedback Loops, Mobile-driven
  13. 13. An (ICT-based) Interface to Complexity - A proposal for a framework for mobilizing community knowledge, making use of today’s ubiquitous technologies