PONTE stands for using the creativity of the crowds for bridging barriers of perception and sensemaking and moving into an exchange of ideas, opinions and viewpoints.
In a post-Covid world, we have to radically rethink how to make social life meaningful. We are bringing together two key human capabilities that distinguish us from machines, namely the use of art and the use of narrative to create new meaning and opportunity. We will combine technology platforms, narrative data and art in a new way. It will prompt people to engage with original artworks depicting the big issues in society, such as fake news and fragmentation.
We repurpose and further develop existing software, SenseMaker®. It is designed to capture and sort micro-narratives where the respondents apply meaning to their own narrative. Building on the self-interpreted data, the artist curates the data to inspire cohesive interpretations and collective understanding of mass data sets, illuminating pathways of connection.
We’re a transdisciplinary team with expertise in tech, art, participation, conflict resolution and transformation, and nine languages between us. We’re all about bridging different parts of society; and we are a living example of innovation in action:
Startups: EZC.Partners, The Cynefin Centre, Artist: Annika Varjonen, Team members: Bettina Geiken, Dave Snowden
SenseMaker®. For more information, have a look at our MediaFutures Data Catalogue for Experiment Support.