Category Archives: Method

Games and the Unconference

One of the traditions of FooCamp is playing Werewolf. I really did not enjoy playing the one time I tried there but for the folks who do it. They love it. Another Game we played there was the Reverse Scavenger … Continue reading

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Create a Welcoming Inviting Space

I am a bit stunned at the aggressive nature of ‘the rules of bar camp‘ that have been put forward. I guess I am not surprised because they are parodied from ‘the rules of fight club.’ Going back up to … Continue reading

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Unconference Methods: Speed Geeking

Speed Geeking is a great way to share projects in a community it is a method innovated at Penguin Days lead by Allen Gunn director of Aspiration. This process comes from Penguin Day. This process is great because it 1) … Continue reading

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Unconference Methods: Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology created originally by Harrison Owen, is a great process to support agenda formation amongst technical communities meeting to accomplish work together. Before the day of the meeting participants can put forward ideas they have about sessions they … Continue reading

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Unconference Methods: Community Mapping

I recently did this exercise with the Identity Community to reflect on where we have come from. Someone called it a 1980’s wiki. Using large paper and a wall a map of the community can be made. It could document … Continue reading

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Unconference Methods: A Strong Wind Blows

A Strong Wind Blows is a fun group introduction method that I learned from attending Penguin Day lead by Allen Gunn director of Aspiration. It is play with a group of between 20 and 100. The whole point is to … Continue reading

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Unconference Methods: Spectrogram

The Spectorgram is fun opinion surfacing method that I learned from attending Penguin Day lead by Allen Gunn director of Aspiration. The spectrogram is a way to surface opinions in a group and spark dialogue on critical issues. The goal … Continue reading

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Unconference Methods: Fish Bowl Dialogue

The Fish Bowl is a way to support dialogue in a community about critical issues. It is called a fish bowl because a center circle of people have a conversation and those sitting around them watch. The form looks like … Continue reading

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Feedback from my BayCHI Talk

My talk at BayCHI on Tuesday went really well. reinventnow: daily reinvention of who we are wrote about their experience. He talks about a pattern that did not make it out to the whole group. The fact that meeting people … Continue reading

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