This video of David Isaacs talking about how collective intelligence emerges and is harvested in the World Café process, is one of a series by documentary videographer Martin Rausch.
David’s interview is part of a film Martin is currently working on called The Blindspot – Unleashing the Power of Collective Intelligence.
Canadian mate Chris Corrigan has been doing some absolutely brilliant thinking about harvesting, and publishing much of it on his blog, “Parking Lot“.
His latest “Sense-making in a World Cafe” outlines a proposal for a World Cafe designed to harvest complexity. In it, Chris details a complex but very effective process that offers valuable clues for how to frame and manifest participant-driven evaluations/harvests.
A quick search for “harvesting” on Chris’ blog will yield rich results for all World Café hosts and other participatory practitioners. Start with his seminal piece on Harvesting as a verb and you’ll never look back!