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Is Massively Collaborative Mathematics Possible? Yes, Here's How!

Clay Shirky http://www.shirky.com referred to this blog post in his talk today “Social Media, Curating, and Convening: Getting Value from Group Interaction” http://www.extension.iastate.edu/broadcasts/nevc2011/


The post is about The Polymath Project on Growers blog Clay talked about how to harvest collective wisdom on complex problems.


Intro:


"Of course, one might say, there are certain kinds of problems that lend themselves to huge collaborations. One has only to think of the proof of the classification of finite simple groups, or of ar of a rather different kind of example such as a search for a new largest prime carried out during the downtime of thousands of PCs around the world.


****But my question is a different one.


****What about the solving of a problem that does not naturally split up into a vast number of subtasks?


****Are such problems best tackled by people for some that belongs to the set ? (Examples of famous papers with four authors do not count as an interesting answer to this question.)


Here's a highlight from this piece: Think of the implications in other areas of collaboration in ways that are valuable to your community.


**Suppose one had a forum (in the non-technical sense, but quite possibly in the technical sense as well) for the online discussion of a particular problem. The idea would be that anybody who had anything whatsoever to say about the problem could chip in.


**And the ethos of the forum — in whatever form it took — would be that comments would mostly be kept short. In other words, what you would not tend to do, at least if you wanted to keep within the spirit of things, is spend a month thinking hard about the problem and then come back and write ten pages about it.


****Rather, you would contribute ideas even if they were undeveloped and/or likely to be wrong. This suggestion raises several questions immediately. First of all, what would be the advantage of proceeding in this way?


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Why canalising the collective intelligence turns us into leaders

Why canalising the collective intelligence turns us into leaders | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

I found this fascinating article about collective intelligence on Howard Rhinegold's topics, right here in the scoopit community. He has several amazing pieces in his topic infotention, take a look around, this will expand your mind and usher you into the future......thank you Howard for continually bringing us quality content that makes us think!!


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"I have recently finished reading the book 'The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few' by James Surowiecki and I can strongly recommend it to anyone that is interested in how opinions are conformed, and why self-organisation might...


http://digitalministry.com/UK/articles/1460/Why%20canalizing%20the%20collective%20intelligence%20turns%20us%20into%20leaders%20/1


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Defining the Big Shift

Defining the Big Shift | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

John Hagel from Edge Perspectives has written a thought provoking and insightful post about the shift in our culture and its impact on business.


Here's an excerpt>


Given the growing uncertainty in the world around us, we must master a new set of techniques required to access, attract and accumulate resources to unleash peer based learning in far more flexible ways than conventional push programs permit.


But perhaps this is too high level.


It may help to develop this perspective just a bit more in the context of “from-to” contrasts. About one month after the release of our Shift Index report, one question that keeps coming up is whether we can offer a succinctly define what the Big Shift is that our Shift Index seeks to measure. Given the magnitude,...


http://edgeperspectives.typepad.com/edge_perspectives/2009/08/defining-the-big-shift.html

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E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez » Communities

E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez » Communities | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it
Luis Suarez writes on knowledge management, collaboration and thinking outside of the inbox...

Here’s the actually blurb I shared across the main KMers Web site to get the conversation(s) going:

“For several years now, Knowledge Management has been having some trouble reconciling with the world of Social Computing. To the point where they do not seem to enjoy keeping each other’s company within the corporate world anymore. To many of those social networkers, KM is an oxymoron (How can you manage knowledge?), and, as such, KM might have its days numbered. Imagine that; imagine that, for a moment, KM is gone from the knowledge sharing, social computing & collaboration landscapes within any organisation“
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