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

Jenny Connected

Silvia and Jutta talked about how they are working to give vulnerable young people in Colombia, who have different and diverse learning needs from the norm, and are therefore marginalised by the education system, opportunities for finding their voice and identity, through shared storytelling.

2018 185

Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

Here are some reflections and an exercise. 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. ” This is not a diagnostic exercise.

2018 90

What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

So, George asked, why are we teaching in a counter-intuitive way when systems/machines can do it so much more efficiently and in 50 years time we will all be working with robots? In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 168

Networked City development

Social Reporter

The Mayor of London, and chief digital officer Theo Blackwell, launched the Smarter London Together roadmap after a listening exercise, with more emphasis on the “people first, technology second” philosophy urged earlier by organisations including Doteveryone. The Hub for London, set up by Greater London Volunteering and London Funders to create new support systems for civil society, has appointed Margaret Cooney as its first chief executive.

2018 159

Networked City development

Social Reporter

The Mayor of London, and chief digital officer Theo Blackwell, launched the Smarter London Together roadmap after a listening exercise, with more emphasis on the “people first, technology second” philosophy urged earlier by organisations including Doteveryone. The Hub for London, set up by Greater London Volunteering and London Funders to create new support systems for civil society, has appointed Margaret Cooney as its first chief executive.

2018 100

The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

An extravagance, perhaps, but it’s the only exercise device I’ve ever kept using. I can do almost anything while exercising (so the tedium vanishes). Heating systems: In affluent nations we’re living in bigger houses yet in smaller families than ever before.

2018 67

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Or to blame the capitalist system that almost inevitably makes us that way. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

2018 74

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

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Neo-Liberal Education Services LLC: The officers and “ministers” of this organization have created a massive and dysfunctional centralized system that has neglected our young people and forced many of them into indentured servitude to your other member organizations. We are abolishing the entire system. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

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 49

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. But first, I want to introduce a thought exercise to support some of my predictions.

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

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. I have seen very few instances where people in conflict left the bigger container, even if the exercised the law of two feet and left their breakout space.

2018 59