Awakening Technology Projects
From 1988-91 we convened and facilitated our Awakening Technology Virtual Learning Community with a series of on-line self-development seminars, workshops, and other activities. We developed our own tailorable computer conferencing system to support this work and our action research into creating high-trust safe spaces via computer. This led to publication of a new theory of groupware embodying living systems principles.
In 1996 we designed and convened our on-line Community of Inquiry and Practice, a five-month long collaborative exploration of knowledge-generating conversational practices in cyberspace using a custom-tailored Lotus Notes application.
We are at home with group process, on-line facilitation, telecommunity development, and organizational learning. We do our own groupware applications and Web site development. We are multi-platform (Wintel, Mac, and UNIX) and multi-lingual (C, LotusScript, HTML, Java, and some oldies). We currently have in-depth experience with Lotus Notes and Domino which we are using for this site and current projects. However, we are system agnostic. We use whatever works best for the situation.