Archives / 2013 / November

What is a superhero space? The search for a definition…

There is no definition of a superhero space yet. That’s a work in progress. There are however three long quotes which I have found particularly helpful in this search for a definition: “Creation spaces offer the potential to shift the dynamics of collaboration in a profound way. Rather than focusing on short-term, zero-sum transactions in which your gain is my loss, creation spaces fos ...[Read More]

Superhero Spaces in Amsterdam

We were in Amsterdam earlier in the week to check out some of the many superhero spaces there. On Monday Helene from Urban Fair guided us through the immense NDSM, located in the old shipping docks in the rugged, decaying industrial landscape which is the Northern part of the city. So what is NDSM? From the NDSM website: “NDSM is the historical remainder of the largest shipyard in Amsterdam, ...[Read More]

Edge to Edge Communities

I’ve been thinking a lot about the evolution of peer to peer (P2P) and emerging  creation spaces like Hub Australia (where I work) and other co-working-making spaces. John Hagel, John Seely Brown and Lang Davidson write in the Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion “The fact that richer knowledge flows and even elements of creation spaces—which are characteristi ...[Read More]

What is Superhero Spaces?

Superhero Spaces is a not-for-profit organisation which illuminates and strengthens a global network of “superhero spaces”. Excuse me? What’s that? What’s a superhero space? Futurist and Writer Venessa Miemis suggests the following; “superhero school. center for disruptive innovation. continuous learning zone. collective intelligence. live/work startup incubator. comm ...[Read More]