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

Jenny Connected

Looking up definitions of the word agency reveals explanations related to business and organisations, but a search for agency in education resulted in the following two definitions: Agency is the capacity and propensity to take purposeful initiative—the opposite of helplessness.

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). What goals or themes are the interactions about?

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AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

has / have specific goals to make progress towards. Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study. We think future communities will thrive with AI if the ultimate goal of the community is enabling member agency and purpose.

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Conversation and Silence, Part One

How to Save the World

If not to relate information, tell a story, get clarity (ie learn), reassure, show affection, or entertain, what purpose does real, collaborative, interactive, iterative conversation serve? This is the first part of a two-part article. photo by Maren Yumi on flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

The head of the organization had charged us, the conference designers, with two seemingly simple goals: (1) Help people take ownership for the coming year’s goals and (2) Increase collaboration across the “white spaces” (organizational silos). The second goal was the trickier one.

2018 130

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Many times when clients contact me they ask if I can help them come to consensus or alignment on their shared purpose or desired outcomes. Complex solutions are for all practical purposes, infinitely unpredictable.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

There was nothing to do but return to meditating dualistically on contents of consciousness, with self-transcendence as a distant goal. There is only ‘this’, no thing apart, nothing separate, no time or space, no purpose or meaning, no life or death. image from Pixabay, CC0.

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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?: talk — to commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an impulse without purpose.

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