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.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Our #1 source of food, world over, before agriculture, was wild figs, and their disappearance from our diet explains why our bodies often don’t get the fibre they need. The ecological consequences, especially for the world’s rivers, are devastating.

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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. OER World Map.

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‘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. We seem to live in a world dominated by ‘either/or’ thinking.

2018 148

Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

Because you know that stories are how people from different cultures and with different experiences communicate, empathize and grow to understand each other. TenReasonsToKeepWriting 3:35pm · 26 Oct 2018. One of the people I enjoy following on Twitter is the author Joanne Harris.

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

Jenny Connected

How do we ensure that what we project to the world is what we want to project, both as teachers and learners? 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?

2018 187

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World ), with a view to learning more about the implications of this work for education. For example on p.134 of his book he writes: ‘Our attention is responsive to the world, but the world is responsive to our attention.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

Neither, he says, does space or anything in space really exist: “The world is made of events, not things”, he explains. Time is the form in which we beings whose brains are made up essentially of memory and foresight interact with our world: it is the source of our identity”, he writes.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social MediaIt takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 173

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Students are required to work in teams to solve simulated ‘real-world’ problems. I remember in 1999 how stimulating it was to go to a conference on the newly published report – All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education.

2018 148

Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

For the last 10 years, I've been traveling the world, working with all kinds of companies, eating great food, staying in (sometimes) posh hotels, speaking at conferences and it's been awesome. You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome.

2018 192

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

The so-called leaders of most of the world’s most powerful nations are incompetent and unstable, and this has been the case at least since the events of 2001. This is cultural acedia. the need to be regularly and closely in touch with the natural world.

2018 74

Cultural Isomorphism

How to Save the World

” I think what makes me most excited about the world after the current collapse, is the near certainty that the emerging human societies — necessarily tiny and local and low-tech and reconnected with and not disruptive to the rest of life on Earth — will be staggeringly diverse.

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

In the world of centralized platforms, such data collection would be risky and intrusive, but in a distributed data network where people manage their own data, greater opportunities are afforded. Beyond Assessment – Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World.

2018 139

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. Rid the world of all our outmoded opinions, vestigial prejudices and rotten institutions.

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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. Civic intelligence, properly taking root in the real world out there, is a necessary condition for any progressive movement-with-impact to build.

2018 182

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social MediaIt takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 130

#XED is Essential for #DEX

Michael Sampson - Currents

Because with AI, machine learning and other mega trends coming down the pike that threaten many jobs, learning to see the opportunities and positioning yourself and your team with the skills and abilities to thrive in the new world of work is essential. Culture & Competency

2018 116

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

Two of our favorite formats are Open Space and World Café. Collaboration Employee Engagement Organizational CultureIt’s Day Two of the convention and my body aches from sitting in one place for so long. I’ve heard experts tell me what to do and how to do it.

2018 130

Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

For the last 10 years, I've been traveling the world, working with all kinds of companies, eating great food, staying in (sometimes) posh hotels, speaking at conferences and it's been awesome. You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome.

2018 130

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 people before the invention of language could not imagine the world with language either.

2018 141

Iain McGilchrist and the divided brain

Jenny Connected

The Divided Brain and the making of the Western World, and his recent thinking. Iain McGilchrist believes that the answers to these questions help to explain why our world is as it is today. As mentioned above, Iain believes that we are currently living in a LH dominated world.

2018 130

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

At Silverside , we are all about effecting change; about helping people and organisations transform from an email culture to a collaborative culture. The way the world communicates and interacts has shifted. There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds.

2018 116

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. Civic intelligence, properly taking root in the real world out there, is a necessary condition for any progressive movement-with-impact to build.

2018 130

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

But the world in which almost all human characters now live is decidedly non-tribal and decidedly untrusting, and that situation is getting much worse very quickly. In our modern global human culture there are huge rewards for dishonesty. Our Culture / Ourselves

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Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

Attention skills: We live in a world of attention deficit, distraction and information overload. In such a world, listening and paying attention are challenging and take practice. Our Culture / OurselvesThis is the first part of a two-part article.

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Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

Affect, self-awareness and networking abilities are all traits that separate mankind from machines and will be important for work and life in an increasingly automated world. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. For McGilchrist the way forward is to recognise the nature of the problem, that we are living in an increasingly left hemisphere dominated world. For McGilchrist the answer is to create a different world and change our culture.

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Storytelling for Leaders – Auckland on May 29

Michael Sampson - Currents

Staff and customers are spread around the world. Culture & CompetencyShawn Callahan is presenting his Storytelling for Leaders workshop in Auckland in a couple of weeks: Anecdote’s Storytelling for Leaders program will teach you the techniques you need to better influence, engage and inspire others – just as thousands of leaders already have, from Melbourne to New York, London to Singapore. Organisations are changing quickly.

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SharePoint Swoop – The Intranet Makeover Show

Michael Sampson - Currents

Welcome to a world of enterprise reality TV. A world where the journey of a growing pop culture business intersects with three superhero Microsoft MVPs. Microsoft published Season 1 of SharePoint Swoop: The Intranet Makeover Show , where three well-known MVPs swoop into an organisation for three days and make some SharePoint and Office 365 magic happen.

2018 104

On Compassion: Michael Dowd Sermon

How to Save the World

M ichael Dowd based his sermon this past weekend on my Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care post, focusing in particular on the eight essential human needs listed above. Our Culture / Ourselves Preparing for Civilization's End

2018 61

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

It also means, if you care about the terrible world we’re leaving for future generations and for the more-than-human creatures we share this tiny globe with, that you need not feel bad about it. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

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Risky Business

How to Save the World

E very year, an organization called the Global Risk Forum presents the corporate and political elite attending the Davos World Economic Forum conference with a snapshot of their assessment of the greatest risks this elite and its vested interests should be aware of.

2018 67

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. Part of it is diving deep into myself to see what exactly from my past experiences I would like to bring into the world. November turned to be a strange month.

2018 89

May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

and finally, a few adapted from Arthur Aron’s famous 36 questions :) Given the choice of anyone living in the world, who would you want as a dinner guest? Our Culture / Ourselves Working SmarterImage from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

2018 61

Conversation and Silence, Part Two

How to Save the World

But only a tiny proportion of the massive firehose of talk that pervades our dying culture has anything to do with calling to account, or with real conversation as I defined it in part one of this article. And this is not to say there is no place for prose in our world.

2018 53

How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

Instead, ‘we’ navigate the world through the intermediated model that our self has constructed to represent reality. ‘We’ Creative Works Our Culture / OurselvesLas Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan ; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0.

2018 48

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

The Mushroom at the End of the World (Jan 2017) (Long) (Book review/summary)†*. The Dark and Gathering Sameness of the World (Apr 2006) (Book review/summary). The increasing homogeneity of our world threatens our survival and diminishes our lives. T he inimitable Rev.

2018 61

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. The people need to be changed in order for a new world to arise.

2018 81

Love Story

How to Save the World

Our cultures are mostly about the shared stories we have come to believe. A story in which the world, finally , makes sense, works well, and is under control. Life is still life, love is still love, the world is still the world, and they are wondrous and wonderful.

2018 52

Useless Advice

How to Save the World

To heal from the damage this terrible industrial world has inflicted on us, we need respite and escape from the upsets of the moment, but the healthiest distractions calm us rather than ‘righteously’ stirring us up. Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 54

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

” “Environmentalists and systems thinkers underscore the fundamental distinction between extractive and interdependent modes of interacting with one another and the natural world. ” Building an Innovation Strategy from Cultural Insights.

2018 50

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

SEVILLE: I’ve made a first pass at the ‘Elevator Pitch’ to explain non-duality to our unsuspecting and cynical world. exasperated sigh) Sorry, I just expect better of the world’s supposed leading thinkers. image from Pixabay, CC0.

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