cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Climate science denier instead of climate skeptic. ” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up.

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

Jenny Connected

In social science, agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Bacon thus anticipated the science of semantics. Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. just did a podcast in which he says: You want to know why the universe is, you’re not going to get a satisfactory answer. You’re not going to be happy.

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping).

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Trust, Truth, Consensus and Community on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As John Kay wrote way back in 2007 in his article ‘Science is the pursuit of truth, not consensus’, ‘Consensus finds a way through conflicting opinions and interests’. The seventh topic in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Community.

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You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Epistemic curiosity is a desire for knowledge and knowing, the driving force behind science. This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project.

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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.

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On Interpretation and Artistry

Michael Sampson - Currents

They are good for the science and repeatable process side, but the art side? There is a lot of thinking and repeatable process in re-imagining effective work. Learning how to examine a current process to understand its intent, its current form, and the actors involved.

2018 127

Goals Not Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

science working with maths. 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. One of his points created an a-ha in my head.

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My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

A humbler, more equanimous approach to science and other human endeavours might serve us, and our world, well. Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). On the Shoulders of Giants (Feb 2018) (Short Story)*. Interview with Dean Walker (Jun 2018) (Video)*.

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From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

This post is an index to some of their episodes that have helped them understand and and explain complexity science and complexity thinking. . I’m moving these posts to Monday morning and will try to provide a theme each week to connect the five links. Enjoy.

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AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

From the Wikipedia entry on AI: “In computer science AI research is defined as the study of “ intelligent agents “: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. [1]

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

Science is built on the former, and spirituality on the latter. Not to science and technology, but to those who have outgrown spirituality and are looking for a better representation of reality than gods and quarks and strings. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

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The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

There is no helping that, but, perhaps for some with a passion both for science and philosophy, another metaphor might be useful, or at least interesting.

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How to Save the World

And we wondered, as well, why there aren’t millions coming together to discuss such an awe-inspiring, liberating, elegant, curious, internally-consistent, science-supported message. cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti.

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Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

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

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

Chris Corrigan

The battle now, especially now that science itself is under attack, is to make these research methods widely understood and effective in not simply evaluating the work of the plural sector but also shunting a light on the clear patterns at play in our economic system. Most of my work lies with the organizations of what Henry Mintzberg calls “The plural sector.” ” These are the organizations tasked with picking up the work that governments and corporations refuse to do.

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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 Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

It could of course be argued that even if that is correct, it’s useless knowledge, a model without value — science as currently constituted can’t do anything with the realization that there is no time, no space, and no one. image: from Martijn Meijerink on, cc0.

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Separation Anxiety

How to Save the World

Science, and the brain, hate anything too complex to be known and understood and acted upon — it prevents them from doing their work, and casts profound doubt on their hard-won models of what is.

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On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

They’re science fiction writers. This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. . Image: Stepping Stones , by Paul Stevenson, CC BY 2.0.

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The pithiest description of strategy in complexity you’ll ever need

Chris Corrigan

Mark O Sullivan is a soccer coach in Sweden who does remarkable work using complexity theory, learning theory and cognitive science to develop youth footballers at AIK. Yesterday he shared a twee t that simply and directly captures everything you need to internalize and learn about working in complexity. Complicated machine-like systems follow 1 path to achieve a specific end are predictable and vulnerable.

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Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

Phil and his colleagues, Phil Benachour and Murat Oztok have submitted a paper on this to the Learning Sciences Conference 2018, and a recording of Phil’s seminar will ultimately be posted here – [link] Tagged: discussion forums , FutureLearn , MOOC , online interaction.

2017 141

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

2018). Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 43(2), 146–155. For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other. Why is it that so many people write about it and make such a big thing of it?

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Crafting Research

Jenny Connected

His talk was based on a paper they are working on, in which they are exploring the significance of crafting research in business and management, although having heard this talk the ideas presented seem relevant to social sciences research in general. 2018 4th edition).

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If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

It will be interesting to see if they are followed through in the next conference in Zagreb, Croatia, 2018, and how much our thinking and ideas will have moved on. Social Studies of Science, 24(4), 641-671.

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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?: T he events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse.

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