The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

The “quantified self” will give way to the “qualified self” and ultimately to the “connected self” as we begin to define ourselves not merely by simple measures of ethnicity, language, religion and culture, but through thousands of shared experiences, affinities, and inclinations.

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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. I’m glad he’s tracking it all; I can no longer bear to.

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

Viplav and Stephen discussed the role of Artificial Intelligence in tracking students and scaling up assessment, a real need for Viplav in India given the huge numbers of students requiring assessment and recognition.

2018 138

Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

It is very easy to lose track of the essence of a conversation, and become caught in the vortex of apparent urgency. Culture & Competency Microsoft Office 365 Tools & Technologies

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Shopping for Inspiration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The intent doesn’t spring from a slavish desire to merely duplicate the exact technical configuration in your own organisation—blind to the cultural and organisational differences between them and you—but rather as an eye-opening experience to see what you haven’t seen as possible before.

2018 127

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 arises because we increasingly share, track, mix, filter, etc.

2018 141

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

Throughout his various projects, of which there are too many to track, he focuses on education’s potential to develop the capabilities that make humans unique. For McGilchrist the answer is to create a different world and change our culture. I have been puzzling over George Siemens ’ idea that learners need to develop ‘being skills’ if they are to cope with what it means to be human in a digital age.

2018 109

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

All you have to do is bring in the experts, design a good implementation plan for a good solution and have project managers keep everyone on track, step by step. Imagine an organization whose culture is fragmented and siloed with petty conflicts and turf wars over resources.

2018 80


How to Save the World

Our Culture / Ourselvescartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti. T his past weekend I attended a get-together of about 20 enthusiastic, knowledgeable people on the subject of radical non-duality, organized around the (rare) visit of Jim Newman ( Non-Duality Dude ) to North America.

2018 46

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

I had a few reasons for wanting to take a break: Facebook was a huge time waster, and earlier last year I deleted the app from my phone ( it and Messenger and Instagram track your life your life and serve you ads based on what you’ve been doing ).

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