What if . . . we start now?

Science of Team Science
1st annual conference
Chicago

Discourse patterns and outliers

By all measures, the first conference on the Science of Team Science is a resounding success. The speakers are excellent, the overall mood enthusiastic, questions and engagement from the audience compelling, and the basic organization flawless. I’ve met intriguing people doing fascinating stuff, and I couldn’t be happier … Read more...

An experiment for the science of team science

Science of Team Science
1st annual conference
Chicago

Bill Trochim spent some time at the poster on “Bringing the Social to Team Science,” wondering out loud if it is possible for some kind of “social concerted action” to come out of this conference. I posed the question to the folks I had dinner with: “If we were to actually come … Read more...

choice, serendipity, censorship, and chaos

Science of Team Science
1st annual conference
Chicago

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“Choose your adventure!”

I pitched our project to twenty people, learning also about their interests – some are attending the conference to learn, others are presenting posters or are part of the official program. I was shy to tweet anything except to record who I met, partly because I wanted to have … Read more...

Group Dynamics and Discourse Diagnosis

Science of Team Science
1st annual conference
Chicago

The Cooperative Nature of Communication

As I showered this morning, I considered the incredibly cooperative nature of communication. If there is a center to the object of study that James Cumming and I have made of the Science of Team Science conference, it has to do with the types of cooperation and … Read more...

The Science of Team Science Conference

with James Cumming, Chaos Management, Ltd

***Ethnographic, participant-observation data was recorded, and

the conversation continues on Twitter at #teamsci10***

21-24 April 2010
The Science of Team Science Conference
Northwestern University: Clinical and Translational Sciences Unit
Chicago, IL

Poster Session Proposal
Despite decades of leadership from the health sciences, progress in resolving barriers to interdisciplinary research appears static. One reason … Read more...

A Massive Leap of Imagination: Beyond Coal

If we had not argued so vigorously, I would not have thought so much about the potentials of pursuing this conversation...to set the planet on the path to climate recovery requires unprecedented cooperation across borders and among peoples. My friends' critique was targeted at U.S. unilateralism. Is Beyond Coal simply a(nother) movement by the (mainly white) middle-class so we can feel good about ourselves without giving regard to the consequences of our good deeds upon others? (Disclosure: I am white and middle-class.) "We need an unprecedented outpouring of human generosity, a massive leap of imagination, a kind of creativity that the world has never seen."
If we had not argued so vigorously, I would not have thought so much about the potentials of pursuing this conversation...to set the planet on the path to climate recovery requires unprecedented cooperation across borders and among peoples. My friends' critique was targeted at U.S. unilateralism. Is Beyond Coal simply a(nother) movement by the (mainly white) middle-class so we can feel good about ourselves without giving regard to the consequences of our good deeds upon others? (Disclosure: I am white and middle-class.) "We need an unprecedented outpouring of human generosity, a massive leap of imagination, a kind of creativity that the world has never seen."