[hackerspaces] Communication within the space
ssutton4455 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 01:52:16 CET 2014
Thanks for the link! His thesis is definitely worth the read. He basically
examines balancing the need for consensus in non-hierarchical organizations
with the need to get things done quickly and not get bogged down in
bikeshedding. Good reference material.
President, Freeside Atlanta
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 5:06 PM, Edward L Platt <ed at elplatt.com> wrote:
> Here's an interesting (possibly beta) tool for communication in
> cooperative groups by Charlie DeTar: htttp://intertwinkles.org
> Charlie's phd thesis contains a really thorough history of technology
> that's already been thrown at this problem.
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:57 PM, James Arthur <iam at jamesarthur.info>wrote:
>> Information Architecture is a hobby of mine I've been exploring. This,
>> in my opinion, is one of the single biggest problems in any community
>> oriented group.
>> There are a few criteria to consider in any communication.
>> *Longevity*: How long should the information last?
>> - Speaking to someone in person or on the phone expires quickly,
>> whereas a book or Wiki may last a lot longer
>> *Accessibility:* How easy is it to access the information?
>> - Who can access the information?
>> - When is it available?
>> - Does it require the ability to read or speak a certain language?
>> - Does it require the person to understand certain jargon?
>> - Does it require technical savvy to access? [Logging into a site is
>> a challenge for some]
>> *Relative Importance: *How vital is the info?
>> - How important does the community think this information is?
>> - How important does the person receiving the info think it is?
>> *Method:* There are many but...
>> - Speaking
>> - Texting
>> - Calling
>> - Emailing
>> - Social Media
>> - Wiki
>> - Website
>> - Static [Printed] Signage
>> - Dynamic [White board, Electronic] Signage
>> - Augmented Reality [Something I think could be very for hacker/maker
>> spaces, especially when HUD's become more viable
>> - Etc.
>> Much more to hash out, but I'm a little busy right now. Would love to
>> start a side exploratory discussion about this topic with a group of
>> interested parties.
>> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 4:31 PM, Steven Sutton <ssutton4455 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> One of the things that we're discussing a lot at our space is how we
>>> keep communication open between members. We have several different tools
>>> (wiki, mailing list, weekly meetups, monthly meetings, etc) that each sorta
>>> have their own audience.
>>> But if we want to get consensus on things like "do we want to be
>>> involved in this event" or "how should we invest this money" or "hey, watch
>>> out for this in the space" we really aren't reaching the majority of our
>>> members because it's being lost in the noise of the other stuff happening
>>> on the mailing list.
>>> Have any of you tried something different for helping people coordinate
>>> with each other that really worked for your space?
>>> Steven Sutton
>>> President, Freeside Atlanta
>>> Discuss mailing list
>>> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
>> *James Arthur*
>> iam at jamesarthur.info
>> Discuss mailing list
>> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
> Edward L. Platt
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