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This is the list of participants and contributions to the Second International Workshop on Knowledge Federation, titled Self-organizing collective mind, that took place October 3-6, 2010, in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and a part of the Knowledge Federation wiki

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  • Tanja Aitamurto is a journalist and researcher, and a recipient of best article award at the recent Innovation Journalism conference at Stanford University (see her brief biography). In her abstract she wrote: “Instead of big, self-sustained media houses, the future of journalism will be about self-organized knowledge workers. This development is already occurring at large in the US, where journalists are working in heavily outsourced models such as the Patch and recently Yahoo-purchased Associated Content.” The title of her article is New ecosystem in journalism: Decentralized newsrooms empowered by self-organized crowds.
  • Eddie Choo is a young talent that Jack Park discovered during his visit to Korea where Eddie was serving as an intern on the Global Climate Change Situation Room being constructed in Gimcheon, South Korea. His article, titled Social Perspectives on Compendium introduces a way to make Dialog Mapping (Compendium) more conducive to collective intelligence by combining ideas from Piercean semiotics and Actor Networks.
  • Stian Danenbarger is a senior consultant (information architect and technical concept developer) at Bouvet, Norway, and a socio-semantic technology expert. His role in Bouvet is to bring projects to a good start, by identifying suitable approaches and technical tools.
  • Rolf Guescini is currently with Cerpus AS, working on knowledge and content management and pedagogical IT solutions. Earlier, as a student at the University of Oslo Humanistic Computer Science program, he was for several years on the support and development team for the University of Oslo Information Design course (an early experiment in federated education). Cerpus is a partner in Norwegian effort to digitize, systematize and integrate (by using TM technology) all learning resources in Norway and make them available online. Rolf´s abstract is titled BrainBank– Building Conceptual Topic Maps E-portfolios for Meaningful Learning.
  • Alf Martin Johansen is the founder and Executive Chairman of Induct Software. “Induct integrates Enterprise 2.0 technology and social networking concepts with a flexible and customizable innovation process management framework.The result is a service-based platform that allows companies to easily practice true “open innovation” through the creation of corporate Innovation Communities™”
  • Christopher Lund is a journalist, founder and CEO of Newswire, a news agency that has been successfully practicing a federated journalism for the past 17 years. In his article, titled Newswire AS he will describe Newswire and highlight the relevant experience and insights.
  • Sinan Masovic - a financial analyst in RBA Consulting, Croatia, and an award winning business plan designer, Matko Maravic - a University of Michigan Honors Business Graduate, founder and president of Rotaract Zagreb and one of leading Croatian tennis players, Antonios Fiorakis - marketing and branding specialist and Ross Branningan - international marketing, strategy and online business specialist - will join us as business plan developers, and more broadly of young and creative entrepreneurs prepared to turn the ideas developed in Knowledge Federation into real world action where they will have impact. Their business plan draft is titled Episto.
  • Theva Nithy is with the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, where he is involved in a Malaysian effort to radically reform education. “I see "classrooms" where teachers write one word and students take it from there, using visual cues, social skills, online content knowledge, instant advise from someone somewhere... I am developing a manual for this.[...] It will be for software that will help students form connections between subjects and people whom they can then get in touch with, and collaborate with. Imagine an Educational networking site, just like Facebook, but made up of classroom units all over the world” he wrote to us in a recent email.
  • Dejan Rakovic is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade with Ph.D. in quantum physics and an impressive research record, which includes highly innovative work on the nature of creativity (see his biography by clicking on his name and opening his personal page). Dejan is pointing us toward a most interesting direction for knowledge federation research - how to enable (collective) creativity through (mediated) social organization of knowledge work. His article is titled On Nature and Control of Creativity - Tesla as a Case Study.
  • Øystein Rakkenes is an award-winning documentary film maker, writer and veteran radio and TV journalist in Norwegian National Broadcasting. He helped Dhalai Lama and his team establish Radio Free Asia and remained the advisor of this project for ten years. Øystein will take part in the workshop, and also tell the story about Knowledge Federation through the camera.
  • Carolina Rossini is a Fellow with the Cooperation Research Group at the Berkman Center, and an attorney with experience in intellectual property, international development, innovation policy, internet policy, the digital commons, and the impact of technology on cultures. Carolina also coordinates the Brazilian Open Educational Resources Project:Challenges and Perspectives funded by the Open Society institute. See her online biography.
  • Ishan Shapiro (@notthisbody) is a technographer, transmedia producer, filmmaker, consultant and conceptual practitioner. He maps concepts, networks, actions and narratives in the context of the ongoing sophistication of our senses and interactions using technology and is actively involved in the development of transmedia narratives, collaborative software platforms and philosophy, through his involvement with the Polytopia Project at SpaceCollective. His abstract is titled A telesynaesthetic approach to infocology representation.
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