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Sense about Science – Equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
"We are a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion."
science  public-understanding  understanding  charity  country(UK)  sensemaking 
january 2012 by tsuomela
Codename: Geronimo | Savage Minds
"A little excess social capital couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. Playing Indian is a dynamic practice, changing with time as American anxieties change from one generation to the next. Giving Bin Laden the code name “Geronimo” rises out of the need to address the ambivalence Americans have over the value of the current war. By imbuing it with Indians the war is legitimated but it is also made comprehensible. The current war is made legible in terms of previous wars. In fact, the ideology of American/ Indian martial conflict and the contradictory imagery of Indians as Us and Not-Us plays itself out, over and over again, in every American military conflict. This is part of American culture and shows how we make war make sense."
war  terrorism  metaphor  identity  native-american  sensemaking 
may 2011 by tsuomela
Visualizing Big Data: Bar Charts for Words
The biggest challenge of the Petabyte Age won't be storing all that data, it'll be figuring out how to make sense of it. Martin Wattenberg, a mathematician and computer scientist at IBM's Watson Research Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a pioneer in the art of visually representing and analyzing complex data sets. He and his partner at IBM, Fernanda Viégas, created Many Eyes, a collaborative site where users can share their own dynamic, interactive representations of big data.
data-exploration  visualization  language  sensemaking  people  ibm  research 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Matching activities supported by a weblog to different stages of idea development — Mathemagenic
In the study of my logging practices (Chapter 3) I looked at my weblog from two perspectives: focusing on its uses as a personal knowledge base (using insights from the research on personal information management to identify those) and the ways it supports the process of growing ideas over time (awareness and articulation, sense-making and turning them into a product). The table below matches those, summarising how different stages of idea development are supported by the activities around the weblog content: low-threshold creation of entries
weblog-analysis  practice  pkm  knowledge-management  sensemaking 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Harold Jarche » Effective knowledge sharing
We should move away from central digital information repositories (KM, Doc Mgt, LCMS, etc.). I’m not advocating tearing down any existing IT infrastructure
knowledge-management  sensemaking  personal  learning  pkm 
may 2009 by tsuomela

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