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Seminar about online collaboration

by Michael Nielsen on November 6, 2008

In my book about the future of science, I’m currently working on the chapters about online collaboration.

As a result of this work, my thinking about online collaboration has condensed sufficiently that I’d like to give a seminar on the topic sometime soon, to get some feedback on my current thinking, and (ideally) to meet more people with related interests. As an indicator of the kinds of things I find interesting, an early draft of part of those chapters is my article on Kasparov versus the World. A seminar would cover far more, though, and include a general discussion of what makes some online collaborations succeed, and others fail, and of the long-term prospects for online creative collaboration.

Ideally, I’d like to speak somewhere in the greater Toronto (broadly construed) area, probably in December, and to an audience with a broad spectrum of backgrounds, including some who are already knowledgeable about online collaboration.

If there’s anyone out there who’s interested in hearing me speak on the topic, and willing to arrange a seminar, I’d love to hear from you (!

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  1. I’d definitely be interested in hearing you speak about this, so it would be great if you could give the talk somewhere where it would be recorded. Alternatively, perhaps the most appropriate venue would be to do the talk online using collaboration software. Rob Spekkens is keen to arrange a fully online conference at some point in the future and we have been testing out some of the available platforms. is the best of the bunch so far, and it would be great to test it out on a real seminar. I’m sure some of the FriendFeed regulars would be interested.

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