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Does a community need a "Place"? by Mind Map: Does a community need a "Place"?
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Does a community need a "Place"?

What new questions could we ask?

What's the difference between market & mall?

Do Malls kill interaction?

Do we have technologies that are useful to build marketplaces or to build malls?

What evokes a sense of place

Different perspective of owner vs other

Practices for "concentrating place"

versions in practice

Mall

prescriptive

order

formal

Uniform

Private

Clone town

comfortable

predictable

controled

intentional

Marketplace

informal

Bazaar

public

smelly, dirty, chaotic

unproductive

active

evolving

open source

emergent

unknown

distributed

multi-language online

automatic translation

http://www.google.com/language_tools

http://www.altavista.com/help/free/free_searchbox_transl

collaborative glossary building

reputation system -> database, e.g. translators CoP http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1947280

Is it important for a CoP?

Untitled

real stuff happens in f2f, online is a weak place?

efficiency

individual variance

holographic nature

Sense of community confounded with sense of place?

Ability to migrate

Practices to deal with lack of?

What does place mean?

Creating an identity

Metaphors

swimming in the same stream

Beth Kanter's image of the NPtech community

place = identity

technology allows multiple places so multiple identities

individuals create it, it creates them

Safe harbor

Embodiment

Home

Language

common narrative

Accent as indicator of knowledge

shared assumptions

collusion, the collusion of anonymity

MY place vs COMMUNITY space

Third place

Harbor between home & work

English pubs

Technology issues

Using email threads and a wiki to organize the Setubal conference was kind of a mess

practice

affordances of specific applications

Shared places

Naming

attractive

agenda-setting

Do we have technologies for building maketplaces no Malls?

Neccessary practices

What can technologies & our use of them do?

Examples / times as cases

Bron

Mirandanet has f2f events

Doctoral research, Safe harbor for teachers

Foundations workshop, Opening week is like coming home, Bound up in role

Bev

Equal has money for online

Derek

Project grou

Being together

Tryst, one-dimensional, pier/cafe

Maarten

Holland as a place, View as exile

Josien

Moving around in the world

Portable groups

Portuguese neighbors who can't imagine moving

John

Plaza in Humacao

Alasdair

Setubal, Familiarity of the scene, memory of people who are absent

Bev

Setubal

Blog

BP2 - Web Crossing, No longer

Feed

Joao

Online community where you felt at ease, accepted

destroyed by "owners"

Shirley

Facebook, for some like email to check, different communities

Values

Structure

Intentional

Setubal, not so convenient, lack of privacy

Hotel

Insider / familiarity / comfort

Anxiety

fluiditiy

alternation of comfort & anxiety

control over comfort & axniety

self-selective

Scale / holographic

Sponsorship

Project

Self-supporting community

Purchasing a CoP

Go to the doctor for a prescription

intention

I want to manipulate students

scaffolding

Diagnoses

Books & references

Cathedral & the bazaar

Alexander: pattern language

Oldenburg: The Third Place

Alexander: Timeless way of building

Bron has: socialy autistic online spaces