Co-Creating The Game-Changing Game

30 September – 5 October 2012        Send to printer

Course directors

Dino Karabeg, University of Oslo, Norway
Mei Lin Fung, Institute for Service Organization Excellence, United States
Jack Park, Topic Quests Foundation , United States
Ramon Sanguesa, University of Catalonia, Spain

Course description:

Our best ideas and technology will fully benefit us only when they are fully integrated and implemented within real-life societal systems.

In Knowledge Federation we have developed a straight-forward approach to this task (systemic innovation): We develop a prototype of a new systemic solution, and a transdiscipline around it to improve it continuously, and to strategically put it into real-world use. A typical transdiscipline includes knowledge media researchers and domain experts, as well as other experts and stakeholders as needed. In this way living societal systems are created — capable of responding to 'environmental changes' by adapting and evolving.

At this third meeting in Dubrovnik, we shall continue developing our journalism / public informing transdiscipline, which has lately been our focus; and we will also initiate transdisciplines around health, research-and-innovation and education.

The first day of the workshop is planned as a series of inspiring social events through which we will be acquainted with Dubrovnik and with one another. Each of the remaining three days will be a self-contained workshop where we will be focusing on a specific application area, and developing a distinct transdiscipline. The mornings are reserved for brief main-idea presentation of contributed articles, followed by a discussion. In the afternoons we will be creating together, first in groups and then in plenum (by using the World Cafe technique). Time and ambients are provided for conversation and recreation.

Accepted articles will re-edited and published in CEUR-WS online proceedings after the workshop.

Systemic Innovation for Collective Creativity


An international group of professionals from various disciplines met at the IUC from the 30th until the 5th of October 2012 for a workshop dubbed Knowledge Federation Dubrovnik 2012. In an unusually self-organizing format of discussions, academics, specialists and students deliberated and proposed solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues. There was talk of systemic solutions for questions of healthcare, science andinnovation, education and journalism, to name only some. The idea behind this meeting was to achieve cross-disciplinary collaboration to reach systemic solutions to these questions. It consisted of an array of presentations, workshops, discussions and classes and extended into time and cyberspace well beyond the confinements of IUC walls. We are looking forward to witnessing the future of the Knowledge Federation’s magnanimous efforts. You can learn more about and join their activities at http://www.knowledgefederation.org/Main_Page

Work Schedule

The mornings are reserved for seven-minute article idea presentations followed by a discussion. In the afternoons we will be creating together, first in small groups and then in plenum, by using the World Cafe technique. Time and ambients are provided for creative interaction.

Day 1 Sunday, Septemger 30. 11am Introduction to Dubrovnik by Suad Ahmetovic, author of the acclaimed Curiosities

of Dubrovnik. Walking tour of Dubrovnik and the Lokrum island. Private welcome concert in St. Rosary Chapel. Reception.

Day 2 Monday, October 1. Monday article presentations. Lunch and walk. Weaving the Basket of Health Workshop.

Day 3 Tuesday, October 2. Tuesday article presentations. Lunch and walk. Transdiscipline Workshop.

Day 4 Wednesday, October 3. Wednesday article presentations. Lunch and walk. University Course Reformatting Workshop

Days 5 and 6 will continue as international Knowledge Federation course. This is a first step towards an internationally federated course, where the learning resources will be created by experts and students globally, and used by learners worldwide. This course will be offered as an accredited graduate course to students from international universities, through the Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik.

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