Complexity, micro-narratives and SenseMaker®. Tony Quinlan’s talk from the UN Data Innovation Lab , Nairobi: March 2017

It’s a couple of months ago now, but Narrate’s Chief Storyteller, Tony Quinlan, was invited to talk at the fourth UN Data Innovation Learning Lab event, held in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2017. The event focused on “making data meaningful and making the invisible visible“. The video of the talk Read more…

Catching up – Learning From Incidents slides

It’s been an “interesting” few weeks at breakneck pace, so I’m a bit behind in putting things up.  So, catching up bit by bit – here are the slides from the ESRC Learning From Incidents seminar at Southampton University on 15th October, along with some reflections from the morning. Download Read more…

Details for the Cognitive Edge European Network meeting

As promised, here are more details of next week’s European Cognitive Edge network meeting, kindly hosted by Mark Woodman. Date: Friday 18th February 2011 Venue: Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London Time: 10.30 to 16.00 GMT If you’re coming, can you please register at EventBrite here as we want to Read more…

It’s not the information, it’s not the overload, it’s not even trying to be rational

Interesting article from the New York Times surfaced yesterday – “In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly”. It paints a picture of a difficult situation in Afghanistan where 23 Afghan civilians died as a result of a mistaken attack by US helicopters. In some ways, it reminds me of Read more…

In-depth looks at Complexity, Narrative and Children of the World

The pilots for Children of the World have been fantastic – collecting over 7,000 stories around the world. Working on them with Cognitive Edge was fascinating, challenging and fun – the ideal project! While we gear up for the next iteration and roll-out, I’m conscious that I don’t think I Read more…

Practicalities and applications – SenseMaker in application

Two great sessions last week at the QEII Conference Centre with Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge. The shift from theory to practical application of new management techniques based on principles of complexity, cognitive neuroscience, anthropology and others has been remarkably swift in recent years – and even for those who’ve Read more…

Seminar workshop: Practical approaches to intractable problems

I mentioned this on Wednesday. Details are finalised: Practical approaches to intractable problems Prof Dave Snowden, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge Thursday 4th November, 9.30-12.30; 1.30-4.30, QEII Conference Centre In recent years, techniques and tools are making it possible to exploit complexity and anthropological approaches to solving intractable problems – Read more…

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