resources, tools and collectives

Today’s political, social, environmental, and economic landscape is confronted with challenges that are not addressed, or solved sufficiently by policy-makers using known methods. Despite increasing calls, current systems for social change seem to also lack knowledge and skills to collaborate effectively. However, new platforms and resources grow in numbers, spreading new thinking to solve old problems. Here are some sites we like, use, or draw upon as inspiration. Please add more in you comments!

Collaboratories
The Hub: http://www.the-hub.net
OpenIDEO: http://www.openideo.com
HCD Connect: http://www.hcdconnect.org
Jovoto: http://www.jovoto.com
Wreck A Movie: http://www.wreckamovie.com
Skillshare: http://www.skillshare.com
The Civic Crowd: http://www.theciviccrowd.org
COLAB, Sydney: http://www.colab.com.au

Online Collaboration Tools
Trello: https://trello.com
Mindjet: http://www.mindjet.com
Basecamp: http://basecamp.com
GitHub: https://github.com
My Experiment: http://www.myexperiment.org
Figshare: http://figshare.com
Amazon Mechanical Turk: https://www.mturk.com
Future of the Book: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/complextelevision

Hubs and Events
U-Lab at the University of Technology Sydney: http://ulab.org.au
General Assembly: http://www.generalassembly.com
Hybrid Platform, Berlin: http://www.hybrid-platform.com
Copenhagen Game Collective: http://www.copenhagengamecollective.org
Insight Labs: http://www.theinsightlabs.org/
Global Service Jam: http://www.globalservicejam.org/
Groundbreaker: http://www.groundbreaker.com
We make it, Switzerland: http://wemakeit.ch
Union Docs Collaborative, New York: http://www.uniondocs.org/uniondocs-collaborative

Resources
MEDEA Malmo: http://medeamalmo.tumblr.com
HASTAC – Humanities, Arts. Science And Technology Advanced Collaboratory: http://hastac.org
P2P Foundation: http://p2pfoundation.net
Change – a Massive Open Online Course: http://change.mooc.ca/week01.htm
Appropedia: http://www.appropedia.org/Welcome_to_Appropedia
Businessmodelgeneration: http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/book
Transmedia resources: http://www.transmediaresources.com
Open Space: http://www.openspaceworld.org/cgi/wiki.cgi?ResearchActivities
Co-Working News (mostly German): http://www.coworking-news.de
Stanford Social Innovation Review: http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/channeling_change_making_collective_impact_work