New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

We continued with the current IMAP based email system for the next few years, but the quality of the threat protection was such that I was growing increasingly worried that one or the other would click on something nefarious, and then we’d have a nightmare situation to resolve.

2018 116

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

As George said, that first MOOC, CCK08, The Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Course came at a time of mass explosion of technology, extensive innovation and the emergence of shared intelligence. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 170

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

We have set up the Connecting Londoners group , and collaborated with Our Way Ahead , a network of London networks and community groups promoting community-based approaches to support systems.

2018 207

Digital Badges as Recognition of Success

Jenny Connected

Will badges stifle creativity and emergent learning? I wondered whether the badge system would promote the ‘completion of tasks’ approach to learning, more than a focus on developing a depth of understanding.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

My identity begins to emerge from the graph, without me having to specify it. Is he asking about ‘source of truth’ as defined in information systems? We are now in the fourth week of this E-Learning 3.0 open course/MOOC.

2018 148

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

What a network knows is not found in the content of its entities, nor in the content of messages sent from one to the other, but rather can only be found through recognition of patterns emergent in the network of connections and interactions. Competency & Skills System (CaSS).

2018 139

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

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

Organizations depend on a larger social or economic system, laws, money, and produce “outcomes”. The community’s memory can keep an organization true to its purpose and its conversations can alert the organization to emerging needs. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International.

2018 100

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

While that is helpful for situations in which you have a high degree of control and influence, and in which the nature of the problem is well ordered and predictable, these are not useful with complex emergent problems. They are non-linear, unpredictable and emergent.

2018 102

Skills for ‘Being’ in a Digital Age

Jenny Connected

He says we are necessarily entering a ‘being age’ because the technological systems around us are more intelligent than we are. George said that he has only just started this work, and that his ideas are still emerging/forming, but I wondered how philosophy and ethics will fit into his future work. 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

What do I need to understand before I act?

Chris Corrigan

A couple of weeks ago, I took a deep dive into Glenda Eoyang’s Human Systems Dynamics , learning about her theory of complexity and getting my hands on the tools and methods that HSD uses to work in complex adaptive systems. This is what happens in most complex systems.

2018 82

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

We have set up the Connecting Londoners group , and collaborated with Our Way Ahead , a network of London networks and community groups promoting community-based approaches to support systems. The main idea to emerge from the workshop was developing a Community of Practice for people who want to take forward our ideas.

2018 100

The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

For tiny apartment kitchens (counter-top stoves, toaster ovens, kettles, coffee-makers, blenders, and yes, even microwave ovens), for emergency first aid (heating pads etc), and for unmatched pleasure (vibes etc) it’s hard to imagine how we ever did without these labour-saving devices.

2018 70

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 . How complex systems work and how they are leading to the inevitable collapse of our economic, affordable energy and ecological systems. T he inimitable Rev.

2018 65

November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

One line of it is exploring my personal and professional histories from a perspective of 12 archetypes system of Carol S. All of it is still very much “under construction” to write about, but I’m happy to have it as a way to digest the past and to help emergent things to find their place. November turned to be a strange month. I went to Moscow for a week, without the kids and, for a first time in many years, without a real to do list.

2018 89

Facilitating Strategic Planning in Complex Contexts

Full Circle Associates

Emerging possibilities. collaboration complexity creative destruction evaluation facilitation international development Liberating Structures systemsMy clients have been asking for more support in planning for the future.

2018 56

Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

Patterns are the emergent results of repeated interactions between actors around attractors and within boundaries. To make change in a complex system therefore, we are looking to shift interactions between people and parts of a system to create a beneficial shift in the emergent patterns.

2018 90

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

I point out that in complex environments you don;t get to predict outcomes and you need to look for emergent practices and emergent solutions. We are looking for the patterns and dynamics that keep the system stuck in a place that isn’t working.

2018 80

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study. Emerging Use Cases for AI . Leveraging AI for communities demands we extend our capabilities as social systems engineers. Artificial Intelligence is arguably the buzziest of buzz words these days.

2018 51

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

They are preyed upon by a system that exploits and intensifies their misery and inexorably increases these inequalities. That system is untrammelled, unregulated, undemocratic, oligarchic, unsustainable industrial capitalism. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

2018 57

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

How to Save the World

This is how the brain evolved — as what Stewart & Cohen call a “ feature-detection system ”. But the centralized feature-detection system seemed to work well, evolutionarily, and that’s how it evolved in humans.

2018 51

Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The Art of Hosting is predicated on the ability of hosts to hold space when we are uncertain of outcomes and dealing with emergence. Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting.

2018 57

Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

Background is here if you’re interested in my take on how it will occur, due to the interconnection between our global economic and energy systems and the planet’s vulnerable ecology. That will make planning, and coping with emergencies, a difficult and complicated process.

2018 46

What Happens in Vagus…

How to Save the World

Another early evolutionary trick was the emergence in the mammalian autonomous nervous system of neuroception, the autonomic fight/flight/freeze response when danger is sensed by the nervous system. But tell that to my autonomous nervous system!

2018 46

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.”

2018 46

Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

And we listed five ways a signal can be weak that have to do with the system in which the observer is embedded : Rare – It just doesn’t happen often. Art of Harvesting Cynefin Emergence Facilitation Featured

2018 46

The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

But the problems that AI is now be deployed upon are complex and emergent in nature, and therefore instead of producing certainty and replicability, AI is being asked to provide probabilistic forecasts of the future.

2018 52

How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Specifically she has been riffing on Cilliers’ seven characteristics of complex systems and the implications of complexity for organizations. Complex systems consist of a large number of elements that in themselves can be simple. . Complex systems are adaptive.

2018 46

Safe enough in Open Space

Chris Corrigan

What is remarkable is that safety is an emergent phenomenon in Open Space, a true artifact of a self-organizing system. Most often a kind of “neutral ground” emerges in Open Space: near the agenda wall, around the coffee table, sometimes outside on a nice day.

2018 60

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

Chris Corrigan

I’m increasingly understanding the role of a great deal of superficial evaluation in actually restricting the effectiveness of the plural sector so that they may be relegated to harm reduction for capitalism, rather than pursuing the radical reforms to our global economic system that will lead to sustainability. Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.”

2018 42

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

The title of her talk, which was delivered on May 22 nd 2018, is Knowledge in Education: Why Philosophy Matters. It is personal, but also expects a consensus to emerge. This is the third theme I have selected from Iain McGilchrist’s book, The Master and His Emissary.

2019 155