Microsoft Build 2018 – Keynote Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Build 2018, a major conference hosted by Microsoft for its developers, was held in Seattle during the past week. CNET cut the multi-hour keynote into a 12-minute highlights reel. – the importance of data privacy to Microsoft (as it should be).

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E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

Ben spoke of the bottleneck being hosting, not web technology, and spoke highly of Reclaim Hosting. Reclaim Hosting provides institutions and educators with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control.

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Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting. Over four days and three nights, we will be diving in with each to explore powerful tools for participatory leadership, engagement and hosting conversations.

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What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts. Being a host of Radical Acts got me thinking about what would be a radical act for me.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Particular embodiments of the special purpose client application hosted on a mobile device of a user may be configured to continuously or periodically capture ambient audio waveform data using a microphone or sensor subsystem in the mobile device.

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

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society.

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Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

From the moment I set-up to the time I finished, I knew hosting this workshop was one of my best decisions. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page. 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. “Hey!”,

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Markers – ready!

Michelle Laurie

It’s always fun getting ready to host a graphic facilitation workshop and I have one coming up Aug 15-16 in Prince George (a few spaces left in case you are keen).

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Helping Others to “See Differently”

Michael Sampson - Currents

We hosted a party last night, for our second son who turned 21. It’s was a great celebration of life and living, and we enjoyed seeing family and friends share the dancing, food, fun and speeches of the night. We hired a local hall we’ve never hired before.

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A beautiful reflection on the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Since 2004 there has been an annual Art of Hosting learning event offered by a really solid team of my most deeply experienced and connected friends and colleagues. Art of Hosting Being Bowen Facilitation Featured LearningBowen Island is where I live and work.

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(Microlearning) tool of the month: Guidiance

Joitske Hulsebosch

What else can you do in Guidiance as a host? Microlearning is a trend in online learning, so the tool of the month is a microlearning tool: Guidiance. Microlearning originated from the idea of learning on the fly, via your mobile.

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More Human Moments from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

After a pretty good run, Microsoft Office 365 had a major outage in San Antonio TX this week.

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Who Switched the Drawers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

From hiding files on a personal drive to hosting them in SharePoint or OneDrive. I have 21 drawers by my office desk.

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Goals Not Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

Several years ago at the Australian SharePoint Conference (hosted by ShareThePoint ), Lou Zulli presented a session called Making Sure That the SharePoint Solutions Your Team Has Created Don’t Go to Waste.

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Evidence of a friendship

Mathemagenic

Her offer to host three of my kids when I was up to the last stretch of emptying the house I grew up? A friend from Moscow, who was coming to our house to celebrate my birthday with me was refused a visum. Because, between the other things, they couldn’t see clearly why she was coming.

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Webinars, Reflections and Chat

Full Circle Associates

Webinars, Reflections and Chat Last November I participated in a webinar on designing and facilitating webinars hosted by GFAR. I had intended to do a deeper dive and reflection, but as I clean up old blog post drafts, some things must be let go! ??

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

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society. Our aim is to help introduce innovative ideas and practice into The Way Ahead official plans for the new Hub for London , following closure of the umbrella body for some 120,000 groups, networks and charities.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Cynefin Evaluation Links PhilanthropySome 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.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

I was happy to be able to spend a short time this week at a gathering of Art of Hosting practitioners in Columbus, Ohio. People had gathered from across North America and further afield to discuss issues of racial equity in hosting and harvesting practices.

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Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

Good participatory meetings have the characteristics of the Four Fold Practice within them: people are present and hosted with good process. ” That has rung true for the thousands of conversations I have hosted and participated in over my life.

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From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

My friend Ria Baeck has been writing a book for years that combines her thinking about self, source, hosting and theory with harvests from the workshops and conversations she has hosted over the past decade.

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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. She took the challenge of entering into the Art of Hosting word because it was worthy on its own merits as a place full of promise with respect to social justice and she added stuff to make it better. Art of Hosting Democracy Power

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Webinars, Reflections and Chat

Full Circle Associates

Webinars, Reflections and Chat Last November I participated in a webinar on designing and facilitating webinars hosted by GFAR. I had intended to do a deeper dive and reflection, but as I clean up old blog post drafts, some things must be let go! ??

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Listening is love

Chris Corrigan

Over the last few months I have been hosting gatherings among groups of people that have some conflict, which isn’t at all unusual. Art of Hosting Conversation Featured PracticeErich Fromm studied love and connection as his life’s work.

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In the wind of change

Mathemagenic

The combination of WP, add-ons and hosting didn’t work anymore, so we changed the hosting and updated everything that could be updated. Lots of unfinished and half-started posts make it more difficult to start writing again. I feel as I should did something about the backlog first, but new things are coming up and waiting becomes less and less of an option. So, I’ll write. And at some point I finish whatever has been started and post it backdated, who cares. Anyway.

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A journey towards mastery

Chris Corrigan

Over the past few years, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to develop artistic mastery in facilitation/hosting practice. The Art of Hosting is a practice founded on tools, rooted in theory. Art of Hosting Being Facilitation Learning Practice

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Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from pxhere.com. M ichael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us.

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Developing Communities for Collaborative Innovation: Recap of CMX Online Workshop

Online Community Strategy

In studying the types of innovation communities, we feel the range can be narrowed down to 3 categories: Brand-Hosted Communities: Where a single brand hosts an innovation community focused on the brand’s products, services or business model.

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

How to Save the World

Las Vegas street mural “sensory perception” by Jef Logan ; flickr photo taken by wiredforlego CC BY-NC 2.0.

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The Wheel of Blame

How to Save the World

I don’t know who invented the “wheel of blame” I first saw it on the refrigerator of Tree’s community house kitchen.

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How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I was teaching an Art of Hosting here in Calgary, where we were looking at Cynefin and then followed with a discussion about how the nature of complex systems compels us to make important design choices when we are facilitating participatory processes to do work in organizations.

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Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

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.

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