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

Jenny Connected

As content and media become more sophisticated and more autonomous, how do we bind these to our personal cultural and ethical frameworks we want to preserve and protect? The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

2018 187

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

What goals or themes are the interactions about? 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).

2018 219

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

Mariana Funes & Jenny Mackness (2018) When inclusion excludes: a counter narrative of open online education, Learning, Media and Technology, 43:2, 119 138, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2018.1444638.

2018 148

#XED is Essential for #DEX

Michael Sampson - Currents

Because it enables and furthers your goals. Culture & CompetencyDEX, or Digital Employee Experience, is the new thing to orient around. The term “intranets” has been deprecated for a while, and even the term digital workplace could become last year’s idea.

2018 116

Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

They are about using a deliberative process to move beyond the fixed thoughts and ideas in our own heads and to appreciate others’ ways of thinking and seeing, with the goal of achieving agreement and cohesion with others we live and work with. Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 74

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

The head of the organization had charged us, the conference designers, with two seemingly simple goals: (1) Help people take ownership for the coming year’s goals and (2) Increase collaboration across the “white spaces” (organizational silos). The second goal was the trickier one.

2018 130

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. . But changing the culture of a team or and organization can be easier if you work at the level of patterns.

2018 80

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

There was nothing to do but return to meditating dualistically on contents of consciousness, with self-transcendence as a distant goal. The apparent character or body continues to behave seemingly exactly as it did before, based on its embodied and cultural conditioning.

2018 57

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Wielded unconsciously, evaluation can be a colonizing tool introducing ways of knowing that are alien to the cultures of the communities that are doing the work. I have seen many examples of these stories over the years: An orderly sequence of steps will get you to your goal.

2018 83

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Step 4: Begin to identify your Target Organizations (those in your Target Market), and gather information on what their culture and values and challenges and needs and prevailing trends are, and who’s who in them.

2018 46

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 61