Transforming experience in open knowledge

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Open knowledge is not just about statistics and data , it also has to do with the unwritten everyday knowledge and experience. The ” know-how ” is one of the most valuable assets and intangible and yet it is very difficult to convey. The IDB are aware of their value and, therefore , we are developing a methodology to those working in the world of development share their professional experience. Klave, that ‘s how we named our tool to share key learnings on various topics works.

“>: The most important thing is to define what we want to convey knowledge , who it is for and what they need to know . For this we need to put all ideas on the table and define a hierarchy of questions that allow us to understand the major issues we want to address and we need to answer specific questions . This can be done in many ways , such as working groups or online. There Trello web applications that allow you to collect and organize ideas from his team.

  • When we think of knowledge , we tend to think of paper and items , but believe me , true knowledge does not always get the text of an article. All information from the interviews, videos and articles in the tabulated one document where we sort and order using the questions we defined in the first step. Thus we get a complete picture of the subject consists of multiple perspectives on each question. This phase involves a real team effort that requires ordering a large volume of information , and clarify in what contexts it might be useful.Integrating multiple viewpoints is critical to contextualize the information and allow readers to understand the value of learning and understanding how that can be reused.
  • Put our knowledge on the networkWhen we have configured our “knowledge base ” put it online in a format that makes the content available to our target audience. To do this, you can use many management systems free content such as WordPress , Drupal, or Joomla with which you can create your own website. You can check this website to find out how they work.
  • Connecting content and community: Put our knowledge and share active network is a fundamental step to maintain knowledge always updated . “>Briefly, these are the 5 stages of our process to convert what we know in open knowledge What other ways of systematizing and sharing implicit knowledge have worked for you ?

    Finance Klave Verdes is a tool to share experiences on how to develop green credit lines in Latin America that used this methodology. If you are interested in the topic, you can participate in a webinar presentation on April 25.

  • The Evil Machine: Sci-Fi and the Fear of Technology

    Originally posted on Writer vs the World:

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    I don’t read a lot of sci-fi, so I can’t comment on the mechanics of the literature. But, over the years, I have watched a number of movies that revolve around the idea of AI. Movies that utilize this storyline typically involve a man versus machine plot line. Man has overstepped his boundary and decided to play God. This, of course, backfires on him. The machine gets out of hand and begins to assert his own autonomy. War, death, struggle and suffering ensue. Someone comes out on top.

    Depending on the movie that you are watching, the issue of man deciding to play God is either of prime importance or a moot point. Regardless on man’s position, he is nearly always the victim. This makes sense though because man is making the movie and selling it to other humans. He is unlikely to make a film where…

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    Facebook Acquires Fitness And Activity Tracking App Moves

    Originally posted on TechCrunch:

    Facebook has acquired the motion tracking app for Android and iPhone ‘Moves, ‘ the startup announced today via a blog post . The company’s founders say that the Moves crew will join Facebook’s team to “work on building and improving their products and services” and that the Moves app will continue to operate on its own as a standalone experience.

    Currently, Moves says that there aren’t any plans to bring Moves data to Facebook’s social graph directly, or change how it operates, so this sounds like it could be another case similar to that which Facebook employs with running WhatsApp and Instagram. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed his company’s broader app strategy in an interview with the NYT, and in that discussion, he acknowledged that the company would be building a number of experiences, some of which would carry FB branding and some of which would…

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    France Joins Open Government Partnership

    Originally posted on TechCrunch:

    French minister Marylise Lebranchu announced earlier today at the Paris Conference that France is joining the Open Government Partnership . It’s the logical next step following France’s work on open data and open government. In particular, a small entity called Etalab acted like a startup within the French government to release a new version of Data.gouv.fr . Many open data advocates praised France’s work in this area.

    What does it actually mean when you join the open government partnership? The French government has 12 months to draft a comprehensive report on what it plans to do to become more open. If you’re interested in government innovation, this initiative is very interesting.

    In particular, there are four key areas in the partnership — members need to “promote transparency, fight corruption, empower citizens, and harness the power of new technologies to make government more effective and accountable.”

    Lebranchu surprised everyone by saying…

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    Robert Moses Vs. Jane Jacobs, The Central Drama Of Urban Planning, Will Be An Opera

    Full text by Shaunacy Ferro for FastCo.

    New York City’s seminal 1960s urban design battle will be turned into an opera, with a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner poet Tracy K. Smith. Here’s why that is not such a weird thing.

    A legendary 1960s battle over the urban design of New York City is getting its dramatic due. The struggle between urban planner Robert Moses and journalist/activist Jane Jacobs over Moses’s proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway will become an opera, thanks to composer Judd Greenstein and director Joshua Frankel.

    Moses and Jacobs had deeply divergent visions of New York City’s future. Moses was the powerful planner behind a swath of New York City expressways that displaced half a million people during his reign as the city’s master builder. He envisioned a city built for easy driving. Jacobs, who popularized the idea of eyes on the street–the notion that streets are safer and more vibrant when there are pedestrians on them–vehemently opposed Moses’s plans to raze Washington Square Park and much of Greenwich Village, where she lived, to build yet more miles of highway.

    Panorama of the City of New York, a scale model of NYC conceived by Moses to celebrate municipal infrastructure. Photo of the model by Joshua Frankel.

    Greenstein and Frankel decided to collaborate on an opera after working on Plan of the City, their 2011 animated short film depicting the architecture of New York City blasting off to Mars. Both grew up in New York City and have personal connections with the spaces Jacobs and Moses clashed over, places that would have been radically altered if history had gone differently.

    “It’s very much a 20th-century story,” Greenstein explained at a recent panel discussion that was organized by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

    The opera grapples with opposing visions of what a city should be. Moses’s ideals of a clean, orderly city where cars took priority was not unlike the model many American suburbs were built upon. Jacobs, on the other hand, embraced the messiness of urban life, preaching density and diversity of neighborhoods and arguing against top-down, high-handed methods of city planning.

    It was an epic David and Goliath struggle and is certainly ripe fodder for the stage. Moses was one of the most influential men in New York. Jacobs was dismissed as a simple housewife who didn’t have a college degree. “Robert Moses wasn’t a person who really lost very often,” Greenstein noted at the panel. Jane Jacobs wasn’t the only person to best him, but “she was one of the first.”

    “But the main character of our opera is New York City itself,” the creators explain on their website, “represented through a combination of the nameless people who make up the bulk of history, telling its truest stories, and a visual palette of found and designed images, turned into animation and incorporated into a three-dimensional set that will bring the transformations of New York to life.

    The project is still very much in the initial planning stages–Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith has come on board as the librettist–but the piece is still referred to as an “Untitled Opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs. It will likely be a few years before it premieres. Until then, urban design aficionados will just have to be content with the Broadway interpretation of city planning.

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    The Earth Has Changed But Earth Day Remains the Same

    Originally posted on Offbeat and Quirky:

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    Earth Day’s Popular Beginning

    Earth Day was first proposed in a United Nations UNESCO meeting by John McConnell in the fall of 1969. By spring 1970, the American event had become a reality with Earth Day celebrations occurring across many US cities and campuses. The largest celebration occurred in NYC, where Mayor John Lindsey, closed several major thoroughfares and as a result over a million people flooded Central Park to partake in the festivities.

    Earth Day was assigned to late April so as not to conflict with Easter, Passover or Spring Break
    Earth Day was assigned to late April so as not to conflict with Easter, Passover or Spring Break

    Why April 22? 

    From the  U.N. meeting, the original concept was picked up by Gaylord Nelson of the U.S. Senate, who envisioned the holiday as an environmental teach-in on American campuses. The late April date was chosen, so as not to conflict with final exams, spring break…

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    Dynamic Seaweed Habitats within the Ningaloo Reef Landscape

    Originally posted on ningaloo atlas blog:

    Some of you may remember the talk that Dr Chris Fulton gave at the Ningaloo Marine Research Exposition in February 2013 on the extent, complexity and dynamism of seaweed habitats at Ningaloo.  Below is an older talk that Chris gave at a symposium for the ARC Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies   which covers much of the same territory that he covered in his talk in February:
    • Seaweed habitats are dynamic in their persistence and extent;
    • Their biomass, extent and complexity is comparable to coral habitats at Ningaloo;
    • They are vital in the facilitation and support of marine creatures (including those considered commercial resources) and habitats.

    To see the slides from Chris’ February 2013 presentation click on the link below:

     “Wrack on and wrack off”

    or see an article based on his work on the Atlas site

    http://ningaloo-atlas.org.au/content/sea-temperature-drives-seasonal-cycles-ningaloo-seaw

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    Neulich nochmal in Singapur

    Originally posted on pau hana - there is a life beyond work ;-):

    Foto_22_Bildgröße ändernLetzten Sommer hatte ich nicht gedacht, so schnell wieder im Stadtstadt dicht über dem Äquator zu sein. Aber wenn man schon mal eingeladen wird… Das Sands, den Singapore Flyer (das Riesenrad links der Bildmitte) und das irre Gebäude des Technologiemuseums gleich links neben dem Sands konnte man am besten vom Standort des Merlion, des Wahrzeichen Singapurs, sehen. Dafür war der/die/das Merlion jedoch zum Leidwesen hunderter Touristen hinter Bauplanen versteckt.

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    Ein abendlicher Besuch in den Gardens by the Bay fehlte auch diesmal nicht. Schließlich gab es dort das ganz hervorragende Konferenzdinner, das auf einem Spaziergang anschließend verdaut werden wollte.

    Sands und Singapore Flyer bei Nacht dürfen natürlich auch nicht fehlen. Ist schon verrückt, dass man allein 20 Euronen für den Besuch des Dachgartens dieses spektakulärsten Hotels in Singapur zahlen soll.IMG_4136

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    Auch wenn das letzte Bild für heute so anmutet, gibt es keinen Grund nostalgisch zu werden. Demnächst folgen weitere Berichte aus…

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    Japanese Tiny Houses

    Originally posted on Constants Are Changing:

    I’ve always had a fascination with how well space has been used in places like Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.  They have a different mind set from us in the West about infrastructure, architecture, and how to use space effectively and efficiently.  For obvious reasons, the way they build is due to lack of land and huge populations.

    Check out these Japanese Tiny Houses after the jump.

    While I was living in South Korea, I noticed a brick wall next to the expressway where I lived (Bundang) which brought you in and out of Seoul.  The wall had an inscribed message that read “Land is Life.”  Yes, in English oddly enough.  That message absolutely rings true for anyone around the world, but there’s a deeper philosophy behind it for South Koreans.  With 50 million people living in a country roughly the size of Indiana, every little bit of land…

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