Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Some novels about post-collapse society describe communities and ‘tribes’ permeated by cults. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago. Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

MOOC is Community. I struggled last week to understand how the concept of ‘Recognition’ was being interpreted in relation to the distributed web, and I suspect I am going to struggle this week to understand how the concept of community will be interpreted.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Elections Don’t Make Democracy: Our world is holding more elections but is simultaneously becoming less democratic. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Stories about it are cautionary tales against excessive acquisitiveness and disconnection from community. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Two links in the feed this morning had me thinking about democracy, participation and local governance. But democracy is not simply about voting. While the voting process is important, it is what happens in-between elections that shows the mark of a mature democracy.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post. Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social MediaIt takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

America, democracy, and a civil planet lose with every post. Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social MediaIt takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things.

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Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

She has been working hard for the past 8 years to articulate a model of power, justice and relations that can deeply inform the Art of Hosting community of practitioners, certainly in the North American context if not elsewhere in the world. I was gifted with the chance to witness the development of her work since the very moment she encountered our community and I want to speak to it now to name that it has influenced my own ideas about power, relationship, grace and multiplicity.

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Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

As we have sunk further and further into the 40 year experiment of neo-liberalism , governments have abandoned the space of care for communities and citizens especially if that care clashes with an ideology of reducing taxes to favour the wealthy and the largely global corporate sector. Democracy Evaluation FeaturedMost of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.”

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. Being Culture Democracy Featured Wordpress

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