Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

And my self continues to write about collapse, and about living better, and about human nature and culture and how the world seemingly works, and about whatever else comes into my mind that seems, to my weary and bewildered and lost and scared self, worth writing down.

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Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

I have just returned from a 4-day course with Iain McGilchrist , author of the ‘Master and his Emissary – the Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World’ For reasons which I will explain later in this post, I was keen to hear Iain’s thoughts about life, death and dying.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society. OER World Map.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Our #1 source of food, world over, before agriculture, was wild figs, and their disappearance from our diet explains why our bodies often don’t get the fibre they need. Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

This reflects something that I have heard Iain McGilchrist author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , say, i.e. that death is no longer freely talked about. As I wrote in a previous post, death should be a friend of life.

2018 177

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

The world is filled with different people. It’s the people that make this world what it is. 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 I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

Belina hosts Sustainable Stand-Up courses around the world – ‘helping important ideas become human, engaging, and deeply funny’. I’d spoken with my friend Izzy Gesell – someone who has written books on humour – and his advice was to notice stuff.

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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. Neither, he says, does space or anything in space really exist: “The world is made of events, not things”, he explains. What we “experience” as the world is merely our mental model of it.

2018 46

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students. Students are required to work in teams to solve simulated ‘real-world’ problems. Content distribution networks and live streaming are transforming real-world events into hands-on learning experiences.

2018 148

E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

“Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps” (see Wikipedia ).

2018 148

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is.

2018 173

12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you . RULE 6 / Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Sometimes I feel as if I’m in possession of a great and important secret, but I live in a world where (almost) everyone else speaks a strange foreign language, so no one can understand me. Rid the world of all our outmoded opinions, vestigial prejudices and rotten institutions.

2018 46

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is.

2018 130

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

The world is filled with different people. It’s the people that make this world what it is. They are our friends. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio.

2018 130

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

The way the world communicates and interacts has shifted. The smartphones in our pockets and purses (it’s a pocket for me) give us an incredible ability to stay in contact with others, to learn what’s happening, and even to micro-coordinate with friends and family.

2018 116

Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

To see what business and civic leaders are thinking through, planning towards, and taking account of in how they deal with the world. Friends in a different industry. Colleagues of friends.

2018 116

The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. I’d worked my ass off to be a small part of helping the idea of online engagement, social media, and community building take root in the world since the mid-90s. I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. I’d worked my ass off to be a small part of helping the idea of online engagement, social media, and community building take root in the world since the mid-90s. I was the guy who bugged his friends and family at parties about the internet in the 90s. Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy.

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. How the World Really Works

2018 74

November in review: transitions

Mathemagenic

As the kids of our homeschooling friends grow there are new priorities and a need to find a new balance between adults and kids in the group. Part of it is diving deep into myself to see what exactly from my past experiences I would like to bring into the world. 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. It was good to recharge, reconnect and reconsider.

2018 89

Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. Instead I advised him to use a World Cafe for reflection process to produce the elements of a shared vision. World Cafe is perfect for this. Learn more about The World Cafe. Conversation Facilitation Featured World Cafe

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Risky Business

How to Save the World

E very year, an organization called the Global Risk Forum presents the corporate and political elite attending the Davos World Economic Forum conference with a snapshot of their assessment of the greatest risks this elite and its vested interests should be aware of.

2018 69

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

If you point out to a friend hallucinating because of a drug, or a drug withdrawal, or a mental illness, that from your perspective the terrible hallucination isn’t real, it just might help them cope a little bit better. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 54

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

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. Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

2018 63

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Defence & Security Partners LLC: Your generals and chiefs and head wardens, and their business friends who manufacture weapons, have made our planet and people much less safe —unsafe in fact, squandered trillions of dollars needlessly, encouraged and armed wars between our people, militarized law enforcement, and made imprisonment into a cruel, profiteering enterprise. How the World Really Works Preparing for Civilization's Endimage from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

Sometimes called “epistemic violence” this kind of intervention devalues and erases the ways participants themselves make sense of their world, know about their work and the standards by which they value an action as good. The people need to be changed in order for a new world to arise.

2018 83

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

I am perhaps the world’s most blessed agnostic, but no one controlled that; it was a combination of the accident of my birth and of my life’s experiences (which were determined by my conditioning and the circumstances of the moment). And I enjoy the company of friends.

2018 46

Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

All facilitation work happens within containers and those containers are separated from the rest of the world by thresholds. When you enter a meeting, you are removing yourself from the world and entering into a space where specific work is being done. Re-engaging with the world.

2018 55

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

Red’ is a vivid construct of our minds, which we plaster over our perceptions by projecting them back into the outside world. There is an objective sense in which the outside world is red too – it reflects light of an appropriate wavelength.

2018 46

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

I’m retired, and hoping I won’t ever have to return to the work world, but I know most of the world doesn’t have that luxury, and many aren’t happy with the work they are doing as employees, freelancers or contractors (or they are unemployed, or unhappily self-employed).

2018 46

Tuesday Ryan-Hart’s work on power

Chris Corrigan

She has been working hard for the past 8 years to articulate a model of power, justice and relations that can deeply inform the Art of Hosting community of practitioners, certainly in the North American context if not elsewhere in the world. I have met so many people and voices in our community around the world who aren’t afraid to speak to power in our midst.

2018 46

World’s Largest Reading Lesson – New Orleans

Portals and KM

The New Orleans Public Library is starting a literacy campaign, Turn the Page, to make New Orleans the most literate city in the world by 2018. To bring attention to the effort, they organized the world’s largest reading lesson with about 500 kids at the main library.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement.

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Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Community Metrics and Analysis

Portals and KM

But where in the world do you start? Jillian said numbers are your friends, but data analysts are needed. There will be 190,000 data analysts needed by 2018. 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? Community Metrics and Analysis led by Jillian Bejtlich, Community Manager, Autodesk.

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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?: ” When the World is Going Crazy, Sing: The phenomenal “pop-up” Toronto Choir!

2017 60