Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

In a recent discussion that Iain had with Jordan Peterson, Peterson said that death is a friend of life (in Iain’s words, a friend of being) and a necessary stage in life. Neither did she die alone, but was surrounded by those who understood that ‘death is a friend of life’.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

It also helps us to develop ourselves. Cheryl and Sukaina had their feet firmly on the ground as to what can realistically be achieved in the creation and sharing of OERs and the development of open educational practices at the present time.

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Failing to Create a Content Addressed Resource for the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC

Jenny Connected

Due: Nov 23, 2018. I have understood the gist of what this is all about, and I can see the importance of developing a distributed web with distributed open educational resources, but I think I will follow Montaigne’s advice when meeting these types of difficulties and ‘give them over’.

2018 139

What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

I’d spoken with my friend Izzy Gesell – someone who has written books on humour – and his advice was to notice stuff. Knowing when to quit, and knowing when to keep going, is one of those intangible skills that facilitators develop over time.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And if your friends are around you (the term voice waveform fingerprint seems to be voice mapping). yeah turn off location tracking, go to the pub with friends, and presto, your location is tracked. Asking for a friend. But it sets the stage for further development.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

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

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

emerged with the development of ‘catastrophic’ agriculture (intensive, high-maintenance, large-scale monoculture). Howe Sound Ballet: My friend Bob Turner captures astonishing footage of seals, sea lions and massive schools of anchovies right in Snug Cove, Bowen Island.

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Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

After returning to Apple for his second run as CEO, Steve Jobs fronted various sessions at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in 1997. There’s much more to come from Silverside as 2018 unfolds.

2018 116

Shoes That Tell You Where To Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

Several years ago, Ducere Technologies developed a footwear prototype that used haptic feedback to guide the wearer. Sending a notification to a friend or colleague to meet you at a particular place – and letting the footwear guide you there.

2018 116

Fluid structures: a climbing frame


Russian households have a long history of indoor climbing frames, created as a space for a physical development and play. When the kids grew out of it, I sold it to a friend with a newborn and promised to the kids that we will create something similar that can grow with them further.

2018 89

Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Quinn Patton gives a useful heuristic for developing effective principles for complexity work. If I was evaluating the Dalai Lama’s approach to peace making I might use a principle like: The development of individual mindfulness practice twice a day is essential to peace.

2018 83

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

How to Save the World

Hearing follows a bit later, so that the infant will immediately be able to recognize voices as mother, friend or stranger, not as words, but as tones — safe or dangerous, reassuring or alarming — and react accordingly.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And I enjoy the company of friends. The appearance of selves would seem a logical, if unfortunate, evolutionary development of large brains trying to make sense of sensations to advance the survival of the creatures which evolved those brains for other purposes (ie optimal feature detection ).

2018 46

Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

I was gifted with the chance to witness the development of her work since the very moment she encountered our community and I want to speak to it now to name that it has influenced my own ideas about power, relationship, grace and multiplicity.

2018 46

Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

Likewise on the corporate side a singular focus on shareholder return and the pursuit of capital friendly jurisdictions with low tax rates and low wages means that corporations can reap economic benefits without any responsibility for the social effects of their policy influence. Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.”

2018 42

Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis

Portals and KM

Jillian said numbers are your friends, but data analysts are needed. There will be 190,000 data analysts needed by 2018. Jillian realized she needed to develop her analytical skills as a community manager. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow. I attended session - Got Numbers?

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: T he events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse.

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