New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

On this last day of 2018 I have spent some time, here in Kerala, under blue skies and in beautiful surroundings, reading an interview that Jonathan Rowson conducted with Iain McGilchrist in 2013.

2018 139

cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

2018 130

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.

2018 166

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Communities and social networks overlap.

2018 219

Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen Oct 24, 2018 Online Learning 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Contact North. AI in Education Symposium – Introduction : Oct 24, 2018 Arti?cial Conversation with Shelly Blake-Plock Oct 24, 2018 Week 1 of E-Learning 3.0

2018 194

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

It is about being in a conversation in a community. “Using local knowledge to describe the OER ecosystem, the OER World Map will visualize the world of OER and support a range of widgets and tools, including powerful statistical analysis.”

2018 225

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The relative standing of the individual with respect to community, institutions, and governments was shifted, for better or worse. What examples do we have of ‘the relative standing of the individual with respect to community, institutions, and governments’ being shifted for better or worse.

2018 187

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. Community and organization are different social entities that represent different ways of participating in our human world. The two interact and we switch back and forth between an organizational and community view often without noticing.

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My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch

Communities of practice are powerful but not appealing A powerful things happened in the very last session at 17.00 However the topic of building communities of practice or social learning was not high on the agenda of the conference (neither was performance support).

2018 130

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society. Why we need a Community of Practice for networking London civil society.

2018 207

Painting of Shrimp Poboy New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

It’s actually a global organism that grows information : insights, discussions, work methods, human relationships, and open questions as well as a massive amount of software and all the resources that document or support it. Communities of practice R resources Technology

2018 169

Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

The place was bustling with activity intended to bring families together and support their educational goals. This was a fitting start as much of what we do as graphic facilitators is try to understand how our tools can be of service to support others in their path. I am inspired.

2018 164

Painting of Marigny, New Orleans, Dauphine and Spain

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Two

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Sea Shell Number Two New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting in the Marigny, New Orleans.

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Yellow Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Duck Confit with Duck Fat Fries

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlily at Giverney Number 2

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Networked City development

Social Reporter

Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit. We are developing a network and communities of practice. Could this extend to support for civil society organisations? I’m currently writing for a new Networked City blog which complements our NWC wiki and NWC forum.

2018 159

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. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

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Painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart at Chicki Wah Wah, New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Stone Barn Wye Valley England

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Three

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

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

Making CommunitySense

Instead, we should tap into the growing bottom-up and middle-out capacity around the world for civic intelligence : the collective, citizen-driven, (where possible institutionally supported) capability to think and work together. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 130

Painting of Waterlilies at Giverny, France

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

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Painting of Sunflower Shadows

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of French Tomatoes

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Painting of Apples in a Blue Bowl

Portals and KM

This was done as a demonstration for the painting class at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.    My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce.

2018 130

Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

To engage in mangrove conservation the Civil-Society Organisation (CSO) Fundación Neotrópica set up a Community Blue Carbon Project. Together with the local communities, mainly the fishermen, they promote conservation activities in wetlands. (by Barbara Schroeter).

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.

2018 46

Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

We all have a passion, whether it’s for cooking, supporting a sports team, restoring cars, or watching Game of Thrones every week. This is ours (thank you for the support). Super Fans believe the community they engage in is theirs.

2018 127

Painting of New Orleans Drum Major Number 3

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 141

Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

We all have a passion, whether it’s for cooking, supporting a sports team, restoring cars, or watching Game of Thrones every week. This is ours (thank you for the support). Super Fans believe the community they engage in is theirs.

2018 116

Painting of New Orleans Jazz Fest Singer

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans #2

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Arsene DeLay New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Lafayette Cemetery New Orleans

Portals and KM

  My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce. The proceeds go to support the excellent work of Community Commitment Center, run by  Nicole Bouie , as do a portion of the sales of the paintings.

2018 130

Painting of Oranges New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of oranges completed as a demonstration for the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans.    My paintings are also for sale at the Community Commitment Center on Leonidas and Spruce.

2018 130