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July 30: Paul Culmsee – Mapping for multistakeholder dialogue and intellectual capital

Paul_CulmseeWe are delighted to announce that Paul Culmsee from Seven Sigma will be visiting UTS on Thurs 30 and Fri 31 July, running two interactive workshops in the Business School on the Thursday, as described in the flyers below, with some scope for follow-up meetings on the Friday:

Paul will be introducing the rationale behind the design of an open source web application called Glyma, which supports the individual and collaborative mapping of interviews, dialogues and debates (as hypertext networks), including the annotation of videos. The workshops will present two different kinds of case study from his work with clients in the field.

Glyma will be hosted in UTS for all interested staff and students to use, and since it is open source, also provides a platform for student coding projects, and as a tool for research projects. Based on over a decade’s R&D with tools such as Glyma, there is now a substantial body of evidence on how it can be used in academia by teachers, students and researchers, and by professionals to help make sense of complex problems (some examples on the event website).

Paul is an engaging speaker and transdisciplinary thinker to the core. We look forward to welcoming you on the 30th to an extremely stimulating day.

Please forward to relevant staff and students. It’s first come first served with limited room capacity, so register promptly as per the instructions on the attached flyers. If you can’t hold your booking, please let us know so we can reassign your seat.

This short video demonstrates how to read Glyma mapsGlyma introduction:

How to read Glyma maps

WATCH: How to read Glyma maps






Glyma demo movie: embedding multimedia in Issue MapsEmbedding multimedia sources in a map:


WATCH: glyma-demo-movie






Learn more…


Paul Culmsee, Seven Sigma, Perth
Glyma: http://glyma.co
Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati (2011). The Heretic’s Guide to Best Practices: The Reality of Managing Complex Problems in Organisations. iUniverse. http://hereticsguidebooks.com
Paul’s work is grounded in, and extends substantially, a research program into visualising dialogue and debates:

Research and scholarship into knowledge cartography and Contested Collective Intelligence:
Selvin, A. and Buckingham Shum, S. (2015). Constructing Knowledge Art: An Experiential Perspective on Crafting Participatory Representations. Human-Centred Informatics Series. Morgan & Claypool.
Okada, A., Buckingham Shum, S. and Sherborne, T. eds. (2008, 2nd Ed. 2014). Knowledge Cartography: Software Tools and Mapping Techniques. London, UK: Springer.
Kirschner, P.A., Buckingham Shum, S.J. and Carr, C.S. eds. (2003). Visualizing Argumentation: Software Tools for Collaborative and Educational Sense-Making. London, UK: Springer.
Glyma is an enterprise, collaborative web version of open source, hypermedia mapping software called Compendium, which developed since 2002 by Simon Buckingham Shum at The Open University UK, in collaboration with Verizon:

Example applications:
Urban Planning: Towards a Long Term Transport Plan for Stirling. Seven Sigma case study: http://bit.ly/1aQ0pNu
Delta Dialogues, Groupaya (2012). http://bit.ly/14e5fjS
See specifically the public Dialogue Maps produced in Compendium: http://bit.ly/110g4Dn and the Compendium examples in the final report (pages 10-11, 16) http://bit.ly/1astJ8V


University adoption:

An introduction for doctoral students on mapping for researchers: http://simon.buckinghamshum.net/2011/03/research-as-hypermedia-narrative

Swinburne University of Technology: Supervision of design practice research students: http://bit.ly/17lgEfU

Imperial College London, Dept. Mechanical Engineering: Student design projects: http://bit.ly/12VreH9

Multimedia choreographers using Compendium to document their practice. Part of the British Library Growing Knowledge exhibition website, documented as a news story in our Research Council funded project: http://bit.ly/16LXXF5
Argument Visualization in Online Science Debates. News story on Compendium Institute by a journalist mapping a public and parliamentary debate in Germany: http://bit.ly/17lgt44

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