----- Original Message -----From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">M.J.R. van de WijnckelSent: Monday, November 22, 2010 11:26 AMSubject: Shared whitespace - participants & funding~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more information go to: www.metaphorum.org For the Metaphorum Collaborative Working Environment (MCWE) go to: www.platformforchange.org METAPHORUM eList Archive available at - https://listserv.heanet.ie/ucd-staffordbeer.html Archive of CYBCOM eList available at - http://hermes.circ.gwu.edu/archives/cybcom.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The last days we have been exchanging messages on “shared whitespace”.
Paul Pangaro is the originator of the concept and naming of shared whitespace.
Following the latest messages here, I use “shared whitespace” as a working name.
Isn’t this space a “conversation space”? Pask called it a “shared modeling facility” I believe.
Anyway, a proper name will be one which is accepted as a shared language by the participants in such a space.
Through exchanges with Paul and others, one outcome is the intention to form a work group to produce a first prototype.
I want to include Paul in this work group, since I estimate he has both the requisite background in Conversation Theory AND the expertise to design such a prototype.
Some of you on this listserv have expressed interest to participate.
For those interested, could you specify what kind of contribution you would like to make?
A very practical issue is finding funding for such a project.
Despite the “huge” potential value, Paul Pangaro hasn’t found an investor to produce this prototype over the last years.
I have experienced that Dutch government “innovation funding” is largely non-innovative, so I believe that is no option to proceed on.
So does anyone have suggestions on how to fund such a project and which parties could be of interest?
I’m looking forward to your responses.
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