Contested Collective Intelligence

Cohere Poster, CSCW 2010 CI Wkshp

There’s a workshop coming up at CSCW 2010, focusing on Collective Intelligence In Organizations: Toward a Research Agenda. I look forward to reporting on what looks to be a very stimulating gathering…

Anna and I took the opportunity to develop some thinking around how Hypermedia Discourse and sensemaking (as embodied in our Cohere web app) locate themselves within the broader CI landscape:

De Liddo , A. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2010). Cohere: A Prototype for Contested Collective Intelligence. Workshop on Collective Intelligence in Organizations: Toward a Research Agenda, ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2010), February 6-10, 2010, Savannah, Georgia, USA. Available as ePrint:

Abstract: This paper presents the rationale for treating Contested Collective Intelligence (CCI) as a significant and distinctive dimension of the broader Collective Intelligence design space for organizations. CCI is contrasted with other forms of CI, and building on research in sensemaking, and the modeling of dialogue and debate, we motivate a set of requirements for an ideal CCI platform. We then describe a social, semantic annotation tool called Cohere, which serves as our working prototype of the CCI concept, now being deployed in several communities.

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