New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

On this last day of 2018 I have spent some time, here in Kerala, under blue skies and in beautiful surroundings, reading an interview that Jonathan Rowson conducted with Iain McGilchrist in 2013.

2018 139

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Here’s an excellent 8-part explanation of why our economy is so fragile and over-extended, and what it will mean when it collapses beyond the capacity of bankrupt governments to put back together, from economist Mari Werner.

2018 75

Data, personal learning and learning analytics

Jenny Connected

Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen Oct 24, 2018 Online Learning 2018, Toronto, Ontario, Contact North. AI in Education Symposium – Introduction : Oct 24, 2018 Arti?cial Conversation with Shelly Blake-Plock Oct 24, 2018 Week 1 of E-Learning 3.0

2018 194

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

Jenny Connected

The relative standing of the individual with respect to community, institutions, and governments was shifted, for better or worse. What examples do we have of ‘the relative standing of the individual with respect to community, institutions, and governments’ being shifted for better or worse.

2018 187

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

2018 166

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

The destruction continues under the new NDP government. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

2018 59

E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future. Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update . Government of Canada , 2018/11/01. The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

Read back through the archives and you'll find explorations of collaboration, governance, design, food, relationships, movies, art, music, and so forth. You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome.

2018 192

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes & Jenny Mackness (2018) When inclusion excludes: a counter narrative of open online education, Learning, Media and Technology, 43:2, 119 138, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2018.1444638.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

2018 46

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment.

2018 182

Creating Purposive Transformation

Networking Action

Every day we see signs that the environmental, political and social structures of the 20 th century are crumbling: plummeting bio-diversity, fracturing of governments and rise in autocracy, and … Net DevWhether to transform is not a choice. Our world is transforming.

2018 158

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Political entities from nations to states/provinces to municipalities will remain stable or roughly as they have been for the last 70 years or so, as will governments. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

Where the Magic Happens

Michael Sampson - Currents

Value-added sales taxes of 10%-20% in various countries around the world (higher in some), which generates a nice additional stream of income for the government to help fund its expense streams.

2018 142

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down. Gemeinschaft is more important in small congregations than in large ones, but it never quite goes away!” — Dan Hotchkiss, Governance and Ministry: Rethinking Board Leadership (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 2016), pp 100-101.

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Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

Read back through the archives and you'll find explorations of collaboration, governance, design, food, relationships, movies, art, music, and so forth. You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome.

2018 130

Information Protection in Windows 10 and OneDrive

Michael Sampson - Currents

What should this person have access to based on their job role and their tasks is a governance question for organisations, that’s enabled by technical capabilities offered by vendors.

2018 116

Information Protection: The What

Michael Sampson - Currents

Specific types of information that could cause harm to a specific business (or government agency, organisation, non-profit, etc.) When thinking about information protection , one of the key questions is what: what specific information should be protected?

2018 116

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

For example, to change policy you need to be influential enough with the government in power to be able to design and enact your desired changes with politicians and policy makers.

2018 102

Latest posts from Networked City

Social Reporter

Why Government and funders might give more support to community technology, social infrastructure and connecting citizens. Here’s the latest posts from the Networked City blog. See earlier posts for more about our development – or the Networked City wiki. Network maps need conversations to be useful, and conversations benefit from mapping … the dynamics of civic operating systems.

2018 100

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment.

2018 130

Who influences the EU’s green infrastructure strategy?

Net-Map Toolbox

It’s not just about information flow and regulations: Social pressure considerably influences biodiversity governance in Europe. Using social network analysis to identify key stakeholders in agricultural biodiversity governance and related land-use decisions at regional and local level. Further, our analysis provides information on institutional backgrounds and governance settings for green infrastructure and agricultural policy.

2018 89

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

That won’t take long now that real (not the fake ones governments report) inflation and unemployment numbers, massive and soaring corporate, government and personal debt levels, and artificially suppressed interest rates have reached utterly unsustainable levels.

2018 88

Re-Imagining Aluminum Smelting

Michael Sampson - Currents

And Apple has partnered with both aluminum companies, and the Governments of Canada and Quebec, to collectively invest a combined $144 million to future research and development. From Apple: Aluminum is a key material in many of Apple’s most popular products, and for more than 130 years, it’s been produced the same way. But that’s about to change.

2018 89

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

It is entirely possible for settler-colonial governments to do work that benefits indigenous communities without that work contributing towards reconciliation. I was happy to be able to spend a short time this week at a gathering of Art of Hosting practitioners in Columbus, Ohio.

2018 81

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Governance affords very little opportunity for meaningful citizen participation. Maria Popova’s favourite books of 2018. Onaubinisay (Jim Dumont) is an important teacher of Anisinaabe governance and spirituality.

2018 50

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

2018 74

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

This is the vision I have been asking for from our governments. Some interesting links that caught my eye this week. Why Black Hole Interiors Grow (Almost) Forever. Leonard Susskind has linked the growth of black holes to increasing complexity.

2018 50

Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

We have participants coming from a variety of sectors including business, education, social services, churches, local and indigenous governments and philanthropy. Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting.

2018 56

The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

Many OPEC countries’ governments, already struggling with unruly political movements, and a permanently unemployed youth workforce, were getting antsy. T he clueless gamblers that speculate on stock and commodity prices have been having a field day recently.

2018 64

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

What appears can take any form, which means that it can appear to evolve according to an apparent set of rules (like the apparent rules that govern evolution).

2018 54

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

Chris Corrigan

” These are the organizations tasked with picking up the work that governments and corporations refuse to do. As we have sunk further and further into the 40 year experiment of neo-liberalism , governments have abandoned the space of care for communities and citizens especially if that care clashes with an ideology of reducing taxes to favour the wealthy and the largely global corporate sector.

2018 41

A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Two links in the feed this morning had me thinking about democracy, participation and local governance. Threats to the voting system are global, affecting every country and every level of government. How are you involved in your local governments?

2018 48

Plus Ça Change

How to Save the World

That I thought things would be better if we worked to elect different governments or “reconnect with the Earth”? photo by the author. “Everything had changed, but nothing seemed different” — Meg Hutchinson, True North.

2018 46

Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

Governments will desperately print more money and give it essentially interest-free to the rich to get money circulating again, but the rich will just hoard it, rather than risking investing it. I t’s been a while since I posted about the collapse of our industrial civilization.

2018 46

Remoteness as a colonization strategy

Chris Corrigan

People were moved , villages relocated, children stolen and housed in residential schools so that the colonial governments could “care for” their wards. . . Governance, ownership and leadership should lie with the people who best understand the land and seas.

2018 46

Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

government, health care, private) are welcome! Source: » Liberating Structures 2017 Image by Tracy Kelly As I noted in yesterday’s post, I’m heading up to Vancouver to co-host a couple of workshops.

2018 70

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Think of European cities sharing social innovation lessons learnt or Malawian farmers and other stakeholders jointly improving their agricultural governance practices. In March 2018, we conducted a mapping experiment with around 35 librarians of the Prague public library.

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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?: opposition — the party that prevents the government from running amok by hamstringing it.

2017 55