Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Vice versa, out of social networks, communities often naturally emerge.

2018 219

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

It is emergent, which means that it exists only by virtue of a process of recognition [pattern recognition], as a matter of subjective interpretation. . As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

2018 206

Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

It emerges from understanding each other. As John Kay wrote way back in 2007 in his article ‘Science is the pursuit of truth, not consensus’, ‘Consensus finds a way through conflicting opinions and interests’. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community.

2018 148

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

excitement versus anxiety Litman states that curiosity can emerge from two different emotions, an action to reduce a sense of insecurity, or an intrinsically motivated state of excitement to get to know something new.

2018 169

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

How economies really work and how we could prepare for the economy that will emerge after civilization’s collapse . A humbler, more equanimous approach to science and other human endeavours might serve us, and our world, well. Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018).

2018 65

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

From the Wikipedia entry on AI: “In computer science AI research is defined as the study of “ intelligent agents “: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. [1] Emerging Use Cases for AI .

2018 51

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

Science is built on the former, and spirituality on the latter. Not to science and technology, but to those who have outgrown spirituality and are looking for a better representation of reality than gods and quarks and strings. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

2018 57

How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

Their sense of separateness emerges after birth (and is of course thereafter reinforced by every encounter with other humans who conceive of themselves as separate). image: from Martijn Meijerink on, cc0.

2018 51

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

I like the bit about us being emergent properties of the creatures that make us up, and about the brain being a feature-detection system that evolved for their benefit, not ‘ours’ But the ending makes no sense at all.” They’re science fiction writers.

2018 46

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

Chris Corrigan

It’s fristrating for so many on the frontlines and it has led for calls for much more unrestricted granting in order to allow organizations to effectively allocate their resources, respond to emerging patterns, and learn from their work. Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.” ” These are the organizations tasked with picking up the work that governments and corporations refuse to do.

2018 42

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

This resonates with my own research using the footprints of emergence , where we argue that prescribed learning spaces are no less important than emergent learning spaces. Social Studies of Science, 24(4), 641-671.

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