The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

For me there remains a topic which perhaps needs further discussion, and that is, what do we mean by quantified self, qualified self and connected self, what is the difference between them and why do we need to know? That leaves the Connected Self.

2018 148

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 76

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.

2018 225

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Scientists and doctors are also looking at microdosing these substances to improve social connection, increase creativity, and reduce the psychological and physical symptoms of Civilization Disease. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves Preparing for Civilization's End

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

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

She believes in remix as a culture, transparency of work and multi-media work and has a website and many videos to prove it. For Amy a computer can create art, but she asks where is the backstory that touches her heart and makes the emotional connection. stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018.

2018 148

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

A purpose, however, can also be a much more fuzzy theme , such as “contributing to culture and heritage” (see, for instance, how we used the EU URBACT “urban topics” to map and connect European social innovation iniatives ).

2018 219

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

Connectivism and connective knowledge: Essays on meaning and learning networks. Connectivism seems to be the learning theory most applicable to the distributed web, proposing that: Knowledge is literally the set of connections between entities.

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. They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 182

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Rotten: Td0s writes about our culture’s unwillingness to do things well, and to pay to maintain the infrastructure we build and depend on : Doing something well, making something that will last, is not prized in this culture. Is Civilization a Wetiko Culture?:

2018 46

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

This kind of format requires an outcome focused on connection. If it’s connecting, consider a network-based format. Collaboration Employee Engagement Organizational CultureIt’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long.

2018 130

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. The holos is a connection of all people and machines via artificial intelligence.

2018 141

Iain McGilchrist and the divided brain

Jenny Connected

The right hemisphere (RH) is the one that understands implicit meaning, the one that has a much richer connection with the body (an important point for those interested in the mind-body relationship), the one that understands the unique.

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. They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 130

Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. Every Friday there is an interesting #ldinsight Twitter chat. I joined one Friday when the topic was about social learning. I struggled going from my tweetchat back to twitter and hootsuite trying to keep up with replies :).

2018 130

Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

The nature of the medium calls for immediate feedback and interaction on new ideas, which results in an interrupt-driven always-connected work style. Culture & Competency Microsoft Office 365 Tools & Technologies

Chat 116

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

Skilled, thoughtful discourse is essential to human connection, health and survival. 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).

2018 65

November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

Next to all the obvious things this was also about reconsidering my connections with Russia, where she and the appartment where she lived provided a sort of embilical cord for being connected with the family, the country and the culture. November turned to be a strange month. I went to Moscow for a week, without the kids and, for a first time in many years, without a real to do list. It was good to recharge, reconnect and reconsider.

2018 89

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. But our brains are constantly looking for patterns and connections, and reasons, when there are none. Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 51

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Imagine an organization whose culture is fragmented and siloed with petty conflicts and turf wars over resources. You can’t simply command a culture to change. . And people may say that they want a place that is more collaborative, more connected, and more fun to be at.

2018 80

Love Story

How to Save the World

Our cultures are mostly about the shared stories we have come to believe. They (still) are: It gives pleasure, emotional connection, often through imagery. Our Culture / OurselvesH umans are obsessed with stories. Most of our communications are stories.

2018 56

Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

These diseases, he says, have in common that they occur when “the default mode network” (a series of connections in various parts of the brain that usually launch our thinking and reacting processes) becomes overly rigid, and caught in repetitive loops. Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 60

True Story

How to Save the World

With casual acquaintances we tell stories about what we do or did “for a living”, usually in the hope that may lead to a connection, professional or personal. Our Culture / OurselvesCartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man.

2018 51

Fragments

How to Save the World

There is no me, beyond the fantasies of the brain trying desperately to draw equivalence and connection between things that are just, apparently, happening. Our Culture / OurselvesW hat we think of as our ‘life’ is actually just an infinite series of fragments.

2018 50

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 Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

To our surprise, they don’t look or act at all like the vestigial 20th century indigenous communities untouched by civilization culture that we have studied. True, they do have extensive ornamentation over their bodies and in their hair, which is likely a way of expressing their culture.

2018 50

From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

I’m moving these posts to Monday morning and will try to provide a theme each week to connect the five links. Back in 2015, Dave Snowden took on 12 aspects of organizational and corporate culture that were basically enemies of complexity thinking.

2018 56

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Identify those who are Active (regularly meet or talk with), Dormant (once close but not in a while), and Passive (distant connection enough to know your name or at least probably be able to recall you if you tell them what your connection is).

2018 46

Remoteness as a colonization strategy

Chris Corrigan

When you look at a map of the Hebrides, you can see that these islands are beyond the ends of the world, connected as it is these days by roads. For a culture based on the sea, places like Iona are at the very centre of the world. Community Culture Featured First Nations Travel

2018 46

Listening is love

Chris Corrigan

Erich Fromm studied love and connection as his life’s work. These aren’t acute disputes but rather long simmering cultural characteristics of exclusion, mistrust and a loss of meaning in work.

2018 49

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

2019 95

RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM Connections has been a staple at RBS since at least 2011, and IBM Connections gives all of the functionalities and capabilities that RBS is looking to Facebook at Work for.

2015 142

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: When we live in an insane culture, we should not be surprised at what it wreaks.

2017 60