Oct 30, 2012

information artefacts on the move

Ciclo de Seminários sobre Estudos de Informação
Ciclo de Seminários sobre Estudos de Informação (June 14, 2009), exINETI, Lumiar. 
The "social life of information": displays of information artefacts in a small event. From personal workspace to event workspace and back. «Memory of the event» created and shared between participants: web object with embedded information used in the event, meta data about used information, summary of talk, and visual memory.

Oct 3, 2012

search for meaning

"If you don't recognize a young man's will to meaning, a men's search for meaning, you'll make him worse, you'll make him doll, you'll make him frustrated." (video below)


"Freedom, however, is not the last word. Freedom is only part of the story and half of the truth. Freedom is but the negative aspect of the whole phenomenon whose positive aspect is responsibleness. In fact, freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast." (wishlist)

"Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., PhD (26 March 1905, Leopoldstadt, Vienna – 2 September 1997, Vienna) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of existential Analysis, the "Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy". His best-selling book, Man's Search for Meaning (published under a different title in 1959: From Death-Camp to Existentialism, and originally published in 1946 as Trotzdem Ja Zum Leben Sagen: Ein Psychologe erlebt das Konzentrationslager), chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most sordid ones, and thus a reason to continue living. Frankl became one of the key figures in existential therapy and a prominent source of inspiration for humanistic psychologists." (link)

Jun 15, 2012

plain paper artefact

Scrapings by a participant to register important temporary information as an auxiliary to perform a future task. Different types of registered information include: words, numbers, drawings, ideas, standards, to-buy-list and instruction details and measures for performing the future task.
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Registering in plain paper artefact, June 2011

Apr 5, 2012

traces of change

"A brand new pro account for keeping all the conversations. Hurrai :-) Thank you, i can't wait to explore all the new stuff" (WC / 2006 / social networks / keeping / exclusiveness / social ties / explorations / novelty / use / trial / ICT / social layers / technology in making traces visible).

Mar 21, 2012

fronteiras nos espaços de transição

"Toda a mobilidade reverencia uma mesma ordem, para onde convergem (porque nela vivem) os desequilíbrios, as desigualdades, a suposta desordem, a insalubridade, a pobreza. (...) A fronteira é o sinal da mobilidade. A fronteira, zona de contacto, é o espaço da instabilidade, do desassossego, do que se acostumou chamar de crise, de transição." in:
 

Jan 16, 2012

Beyond borders

European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), ECIS 2013, June 5-8, Utrecht University, Utrecht Science Park 'de Uithof': 

"The transition to a more inter-dependent and connected world is ongoing, and offers up a range of new complex research challenges. A further challenge is that the way research is conducted is changing and requires greater collaboration between researchers, as well as between researchers and industry, to integrate capabilities to face today’s challenges.
(...)
 “Beyond Borders”. It suggests having an open mind towards new ways of doing research and establishing novel partnerships for conducting research. It also refers to the multi-disciplinary nature of the field of Information Systems where we often work outside IS and collaborate with researchers in diverse disciplines."