Nov 29, 2014
Metamaps.cc is a free and open source web platform that supports real-time sense-making and distributed collaboration between individuals, communities and organizations.
Using an intuitive graph-based interface, Metamaps.cc helps map out networks of people, ideas, resources, stories, experiences, conversations and much more. The platform is evolving for a range of applications amidst a growing network of designers, developers, facilitators, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and artists.
Metamaps.cc is created and maintained by a distributed community of contributors passionate about the evolution of collaboration, alternative forms of value creation and increase of collective intelligence through the lens of the open culture and the peer-to-peer revolution.
Metamaps.cc is an initiative of affiliates of the Metamaps Open Value Network, an evolving network of peers working together to create shared value. Metamaps continues to be a constantly developing experiment in progress.
The peers behind Metamaps have their own respective backgrounds as artists, designers, engineers, advocates, activitists, filmmakers and systems thinkers and share a deep commitment to the creative culture they support.
Robert Best, Benjamin Brownell, Marija Coneva, Devin Howard, Bashar Jabbour, Raymon Johnstone, Shai Mor, Ishan Shapiro, Connor Turland
Iconography within Metamaps is a distinctive and subtle art. We thank the following creators of icons used throughout Metamaps for the courtesy of sharing their work under Creative Commons licenses:
Ryan Oksenhorn, Leonides Delgado, Matheus Antúrio, Nicholas Menghini, useiconic.com, Icomatic, AnsteyDesign, P.J. Onori, Michael Zenaty, Edward Boatman, Garrett Knoll, misirlou, Dmitry Baranovskiy, Nathan Thomson, Alex Auda Samora, Bernar Novalyi, Jeremy J Bristol, FivebyFive, Thibault Geffroy, Gavin Keech
We are also indebted to The Noun Project, an invaluable resource for iconography on the web, and also where many of the above creators' icons can be found.
We make extensive use of open source software for the various technologies, architectures, and interfaces that run Metamaps.cc. We would be unable to offer the service as we envision it without these publicly developed projects.
These are the tools and services that the Metamaps team uses to work together and build the platform. Wherever possible, we link directly to a place where we work via a linked asterisk*.
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The Metamaps.cc project has been bootstrapped through our own pockets, passion, and patrons - including a couple of small grants which have gone to supporting our core contributors. Some of us have used Metamaps.cc as a tool for our own freelance consulting practice, and we are starting to create hosted and customized installations of Metamaps for different clients as one business model.
We will continue to bootstrap this project and experiment with alternative business models that are aligned with our values and mission and do not involve exploitation of our users, exclusivity or privatization of the technology.
Financial contributions in the form of patronage/donations/gifts are greatly appreciated in support of our work. You can donate Bitcoin directly or give us a weekly gift of gratitude for the work we do on Gratipay using the links below.
If you'd like to know what your money is going towards, we publish our financials transparently - everything is recorded through our value accounting system.
Please Donate To Bitcoin Address: [[address]]
Want to help with design, code, community building, or communications for Metamaps? We're an open value network, which for us means we want to invite and empower peers to participate in creating value together.
To be a USER, request an invite! We'll expect you to abide by our terms of service.
To be a CONTRIBUTOR, simply enter our spaces and join the conversation! We'll expect you to follow some guidelines.
MEMBERS are contributors who act as stewards and guardians of the collective and are responsible for maintaining our culture and purpose. We're working on a set of agreements to formalize what it means to be a member.
We welcome people of all skillsets to create value within our network. There's open possibilities for designers, researchers, academics, strategists, and facilitators to contribute. If you're a developer, help us advance the code and take a look around our Github.
Thanks for your interest in helping out with Metamaps! Hopefully this gets you pointed in the right direction to get involved. The next step is to read the links on this page and then contribute!
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