Helping Others to “See Differently”

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s was a great celebration of life and living, and we enjoyed seeing family and friends share the dancing, food, fun and speeches of the night. While seeing differently can start with one, it can’t succeed without more.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. For those still on FB, this group , which offers a very different and very human answer, is way ahead of the curve. Guess who’s subsidizing the difference?

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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’.

2018 130

Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

They were well aware of the differences between the ideological intent related to the creation of OERs and the practical steps needed to ensure an ethical approach. and went on to say that we need a really easy interface, that is more user-friendly.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. is riveting, with bands of up to 110 drummers playing up to 12 different parts at a blistering pace (114 bpm but with 16th and even 32nd notes) show their stuff. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

The bedroom must be big enough for a wheelchair and the bathroom must be wheelchair friendly. In particular the corridors were very narrow, the lift was tiny, the bar was up some steps, and our bathroom was right on the edge of being wheelchair friendly.

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Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

The world is filled with different people. I’ve felt the random rush of people, all moving on different missions, in Shinjuku. They are our friends. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

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What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends. It is this that makes us different from machines. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 170

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? This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity.

2018 148

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

My understanding of why these experiences are important and different is that they are ‘embodied’ and elicit an emotional response to a given topic. Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

I am also aware that if I started afresh and drew this tomorrow it would be different because my identity and how I think of it is fluid and evolving. We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 148

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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E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

My second reaction was to offload onto a long-suffering friend, by sending a long moan/rant by email. My friend persuaded me that the task might not be as bad as I thought. What is the difference between me going to my Feedly account and going to the course site.

2018 139

Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

 Painting with oils is so much different, for me at least, than acrylics. It is treat to try a different medium and begin to understand the differences. Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches

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Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

The world is filled with different people. I’ve felt the random rush of people, all moving on different missions, in Shinjuku. They are our friends. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

2018 130

Even Microsoft Struggles With It

Michael Sampson - Currents

The way the app launcher works in the video is no more; now it’s done differently. The layout of the admin center interface is also different. For people new to Office 365, seeing the video with one interface and then experiencing a different name, layout and more is confusing.

2018 116

Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

I bet their problems are not that different from yours, but they will have some very different solutions to them, solutions that might make you sit back and think. Attend a conference in a different industry. Friends in a different industry. Colleagues of friends.

2018 116

Evidence of a friendship

Mathemagenic

A friend from Moscow, who was coming to our house to celebrate my birthday with me was refused a visum. It is still on, but will be different without her physical presence here. Because, between the other things, they couldn’t see clearly why she was coming.

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Fluid structures: a climbing frame

Mathemagenic

Our house in the Netherlands was no different and for many years we had a small scale climbing structure ( Early start ) in the middle of our living room, used extensively for physical activities, lounging and playing. 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

Winter rhythm 2018-2019

Mathemagenic

choir, all kids at three different levels (Alexander and Anna do two levels each). And I have learnt to keep short school holidays (where Dutch regular activities stop) as free as possible from the homeschooling group activities, so we have more time to spend with family friends with school-going kids, travel, picking things from a wide array of interesting holiday activities for the kids or just live structureless, which I personally always appreciate.

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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May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog. What if things were different in that… ? What if the new competitor didn’t exist; what would we do differently?

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Homeschooling over time

Mathemagenic

Friends are found, choices made, routines are working. And a big question, can you actually build something what would make all this effort of “doing things differently” worth the trouble. I keep on thinking how needs of a homeschooling family change over time. No data-based generalisations here, just observations. In the beginning it’s all about role-models and information.

2018 89

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Leadership must go tot the mountain of enlightenment and bring down a new set of brilliant teachings to lead the people in a different direction. Jake offered a different view, based on the Great Law of Peace , which is the set of organizing principles for the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

2018 83

True Story

How to Save the World

With friends we tell stories about what apparently happened, what we thought, how we felt, to use them as a sounding board for making sense of what happened, to fit it into our Story of Me. Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man.

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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.

2018 50

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And I enjoy the company of friends. It’s possible that their use might lead to a long-term or even permanent different way of thinking, feeling, “being”, or even the disappearance of the self ( I wish ). photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

2018 46

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

The bee’s virtual world is different from our virtual world, and while they both are rooted in the same objective reality, they are [utterly] different interpretations of it… . [We This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter.

2018 46

Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. After 20 minutes stop them all, have everyone stand up together and move to different groups. He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community.

2018 51

Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

So I offer this reflection this morning to remind us that the practice of “calling out” has it’s place, to shake the foundations and remind us of the important truths of difference. And to remind us that we have a unique opportunity this community because we are also gracefully and beautifully “called in” by our friends and mates to notice how the bigger systems of which we are a part guide our own behaviours and patterns and address them.

2018 46

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.  Is this a one off the situation is quite different. 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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