Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

And my self continues to write about collapse, and about living better, and about human nature and culture and how the world seemingly works, and about whatever else comes into my mind that seems, to my weary and bewildered and lost and scared self, worth writing down.

2018 75

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society. Technology on its own will not enable change.

2018 225

Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

Because one day, without knowing it, your words might change someone’s life. Because you know that stories are how people from different cultures and with different experiences communicate, empathize and grow to understand each other.

2018 193

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Another research study concludes it’s too late to prevent runaway climate change , and explores the consequences. Climate Change Performance Index: An international organization maps policies and progress on addressing climate change , by country.

2018 59

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

As signs connect and become transformed in ever-changing contexts, new signs are created as part of an ongoing open-ended process of interpretation, growth and development.’ Semiotics, edusemiotics and the culture of education.

2018 217

From Changing Tools to Making Progress

Michael Sampson - Currents

In order for the new tool to have a practical impact on the existing setting, it needs to be embraced into the setting; it needs to change what is already there. This involves a degree of de-stabilisation – of change to the existing setting.

2018 116

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

Steve’s response started with “ you can please some of the people some of the time, but … ,” and after a pause, said: “ One of the hardest things when you are trying to effect change, is that people like this gentlemen, are right … in some areas.

2018 116

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

I remember in 1999 how stimulating it was to go to a conference on the newly published report – All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education. How will the fine arts change if they become a result of consensus. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. The musical duo Anna and Elizabeth do a bit of cultural anthropology, in two-part harmony.

2018 46

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

This was our abstract: Open education aspires to democratize education, promote inclusion and effect change through social justice. At the beginning of this year my colleague Mariana Funes and I published a paper in which we argued for ‘both/and’ thinking, as opposed to ‘either/or’.

2018 148

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

All civilizations end, and a study of them shows that there are usually two precursors to their collapse: widespread cultural acedia , and then a period of chaos. This is cultural acedia. Our Culture / Ourselves Preparing for Civilization's End

2018 74

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

A change of mindset, culture and beliefs will be needed, if new approaches to assessment which take advantage of the distributed web are to be adopted. This week Stephen invited Viplav Baxi to join him in a discussion about this week’s topic – Recognition – for the E-Learning 3.0

2018 139

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment. It’s a wide-ranging concept that shows how positive change happens. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 182

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Take us down — all those cringing provincials who still think climate change is a hoax, that being transgender is a fad or that “socialism” means purges and re-education camps. Is Civilization a Wetiko Culture?: image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Using Data Analytics on People for Better Decision Making

Michael Sampson - Currents

In cultural transformation, by crunching comparative data on things like managerial interaction with direct reports, and the effect of different levels on employee engagement scores. Having data on the difference can bring real data to change programs. Culture & Competency

2018 116

Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

I was more skeptic because I saw how great the influence of culture and the way people react to technology is. Another phase change from the past was the invention of the language. Social changes in history are almost always driven by technology.

2018 141

Plus Ça Change

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“Everything had changed, but nothing seemed different” — Meg Hutchinson, True North. If this is so, what is this apparent change that ‘I’ have gone through? Our Culture / Ourselvesphoto by the author.

2018 46

Iain McGilchrist and the divided brain

Jenny Connected

He believes that signs of this are in a loss of sight of the natural world and embodied culture, treating our bodies like machines, creating art, music and poetry that is too explicit, and religion becoming important or unimportant for the wrong reasons.

2018 130

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment. It’s a wide-ranging concept that shows how positive change happens. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 130

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

It is excruciatingly difficult to contort our language into something that can convey feelings, passion, anything long-term — or anything but the simplest and most obvious changes to the way we do things. Their scale is small enough that they can change quickly. Our Culture / Ourselve

2018 88

Evidence of a friendship

Mathemagenic

She changed the tickets to mid-January and we are up for a visa quest again. Across cultures life NLA friend from Moscow, who was coming to our house to celebrate my birthday with me was refused a visum.

2018 116

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

The parts of an organism are not static, they are constantly changing. The feeling we have of experience happening – that even if we stop doing anything and just sit and stare, time is still passing, our bodies are changing, our senses are picking up sights and sounds, smells and tactile sensations, and so on – is an expression of the fact that life comes to us. For McGilchrist the answer is to create a different world and change our culture.

2018 109

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Understanding the state of play helps us to discover an important secret, and that is, the inclination of the system to change. Imagine an organization whose culture is fragmented and siloed with petty conflicts and turf wars over resources.

2018 80

Storytelling for Leaders – Auckland on May 29

Michael Sampson - Currents

Organisations are changing quickly. Culture & CompetencyShawn Callahan is presenting his Storytelling for Leaders workshop in Auckland in a couple of weeks: Anecdote’s Storytelling for Leaders program will teach you the techniques you need to better influence, engage and inspire others – just as thousands of leaders already have, from Melbourne to New York, London to Singapore. Structures are flatter and reporting lines more complex.

2018 89

The Collaborative Workspace: Improve Productivity Through Engagement

Jenny Connected

This can even be a benefit for larger companies seeking to change their office environment. If you’re looking to change where and how you work, then check out collaborative workspace options for your company. With a shared workplace, you can develop a more social company culture. Find out how changing your work environment can improve your company’s productivity.

2018 100

Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

But only a tiny proportion of the massive firehose of talk that pervades our dying culture has anything to do with calling to account, or with real conversation as I defined it in part one of this article. Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 53

May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

Scenario: You and your family are entrepreneurs worried about climate change and the state of the economy. Our Culture / Ourselves Working SmarterImage from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

2018 61

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

In work that involves social change, poorly designed evaluation can narrow the work to a few isolated outcomes, and leave people with the impression that complex problems can only be addressed by linear and predictable planning practices.

2018 81

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

A Culture of Dependence (Oct 2010)†*. We can’t hope to change a culture whose systems we’re utterly, helplessly dependent on. Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). On the Shoulders of Giants (Feb 2018) (Short Story)*. T he inimitable Rev.

2018 61

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

In our modern global human culture there are huge rewards for dishonesty. Of course, I know that since selves do not really exist, they cannot have changed or caused anything. Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 51

Non-Duality: Three Ways of Describing the Elephant

How to Save the World

Our Culture / Ourselves _ UncategorizedI t’s now been 7 years since I began striving to become more “present” and 4 years since I gave up the struggle and accepted that there is no path to presence, liberation, awakening, enlightenment, or (fill in your favoured word here).

2018 58

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

If there’s nothing I can do, if it changes nothing, and if I can’t ‘get it’, not really, other than in a kind of simple abstract intellectual sense, why is this clown going on an on about this?” How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 54

Risky Business

How to Save the World

Absolutely nothing has changed since SARS, other than slightly better monitoring. How the World Really Works Our Culture / OurselvesLast year’s Davos Global Risk Forum “landscape” Larger clearer version with legend here. .

2018 67

True Story

How to Save the World

In the song True North it’s the juxtaposition of constant change with the unchanging, and the realization that life consists of a balance of both. Our Culture / OurselvesCartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man.

2018 51

Love Story

How to Save the World

Our cultures are mostly about the shared stories we have come to believe. You cannot change your story, unless your embodied and enculturated nature and conditioning, under the particular circumstances of the moment, had already made it inevitable that you were going to change your story.

2018 52

Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us. Our Culture / OurselvesPainting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from pxhere.com.

2018 55

Useless Advice

How to Save the World

We can’t change who we are, and we have no free will or choice over what we do each moment, or what we believe. Our Culture / OurselvesI am watching a pair of violet-green swallows trying to get to their nest, which happens to be in the powder room vent of my house.

2018 54

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

It might look small to those with apocalyptic perspectives, but to she who not so long ago could not vote, or drink from the same water fountain as her fellow citizens, or marry the person she chose, or live in a certain neighbourhood, such incremental change feels enormous.”

2018 50

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

However, a person must change his plane of focus to realize this. When that happens, nothing actually changes — it was all imagined. The apparent character or body continues to behave seemingly exactly as it did before, based on its embodied and cultural conditioning.

2018 57

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

Without free will, ‘my’ self can only believe, and do, what its biological and cultural conditioning can believe and do given the circumstances of the moment. Our Culture / Ourselvesphoto by geralt at pixabay CC0.

2018 46

How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

The fetus has evolved over millions of years to respond to changes in its environment safely and healthily. Creative Works Our Culture / OurselvesLas Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan ; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0.

2018 48

The Wheel of Blame

How to Save the World

Our Culture / OurselvesI don’t know who invented the “wheel of blame” I first saw it on the refrigerator of Tree’s community house kitchen.

2018 50

How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

Until we notice, in some of the tropical rainforests (which due to climate change are not in the same places they are today), and along some of the warmer coasts, some rustling in the trees and darting movements along the forest floor. Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 48