Exploring the Knowledge Society

Venet 2Lines

       Bernar Venet, Indeterminite Lines, Steel, shown in Hong Kong 2012

Innovation boundary spanning between the public and the private sector

Seeking out ideas in different systems and linking them across the boundaries of different groups in society is needed to move knowledge and advance learning and development, whether within organisations, networks, cities or countries.

Managing knowledge in cities and organisations

The Society for Knowledge Management (GfWM) published their 5th dossier on “Knowledge Management Essentials”. I contributed an essay on “Managing knowledge in cities and organisations” which discusses different concepts relating to cities as informational spaces, particularly those that explore the relationship between knowledge and (urban) space. The idea of a city as a knowledge space draws on a wide range of disciplines, from urban planning to sociology, communication studies, computer science, human geography and economics. Could insights and practices from knowledge management contribute to a better understanding of cities? Does a knowledge city approach add a new dimension to existing perspectives on cities and can it contribute to addressing the great urban challenges? Full text https://www.gfwm.de/dossier-kmessentials-cities-organisations/

Redefining Digital Keywords

What is an “event” in the physical, social and digital reality of the pandemic? The term “event” has many meanings; it can refer to a social happening or gathering, in science terms it also means  “an occurrence” or “a point in space at an instant in time”.  Re-visiting Benjamin Peters’ collection of Digital Keywords, published in 2016, the Digital Studio at the University of Melbourne is organising an interesting series of webinars on “Redefining Digital Keywords”.  Curated by Dr. Natalia Grincheva, this series invites to reflect on the meaning of words in a digital world. How has the meaning of “event” changed in the pandemic reality? How do we experience an event now? Can events still be a common experience with a shared narrative? Zooming in and out of events is shaping a different experience for us, a different type of engagement and relationship with the other participants and the content of an event. Will we keep a memory of the event and will it be recorded as experience at all? Can the often fleeting nature of digital events create meaningful and trustworthy relationships? https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/research/digital-studio/news-and-events/announcing-our-semester-2-seminar-series-digital-keywords