The Democracy Project

How to Save the World

He sees OWS and its sister movements in Europe and the Mideast as important experiments in rediscovering the potential of a real democracy, and a society which retains real freedoms, even at a cost. What is democracy, in its essence? Democracy was never really “invented” at all.

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

Twitter is so similar to the blogosphere – and so good at helping information networkers do their job – it’s almost as if it were specifically designed for that purpose.

Core Principles for the New Economy: Human Agency & Enlightened Self-Interest « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

emergent by design. Everything in economics has to be adjusted for people, first, and abandoning the illusory numerical analyses that inevitably put numbers ahead of people, capitalism ahead of democracy, and degradation ahead of compassion. What is Design Thinking, Really? Design Earth. Follow emergent by design. Skip to content. future of facebook project. future of money project. support. who’s the architect?

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The Divine Right of Capital: A Little Rebellion

Alchemy of Change

CEOs : pioneer true models of economic democracy, rewriting corporate bylaws, testing state statutes to protect stakeholders rather than buckling to takeover raiders. We need new organizations to step forward in the cause for economic democracy.

2011 142

Tapping the Network to Facilitate Innovation « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? The problem is, humans weren’t designed for mechanization. We were designed to create. The Beginnings of a Competency-Model Foundation Social Network Analysis Case Studies (Valdis Krebs) What makes an effective knowledge worker? i think that as new economic models are put into place that support social production, this idea will take off at a larger societal level.

Presentation at the National Research Council Canada

Making CommunitySense

We outline a conceptual model of online collaborative communities. We introduce the use of collaboration patterns for defining socio-technical design solutions for activation problems. Posted in activation, collaboration, community informatics, e-democracy, patterns, seminars. Tags: patterns collaboration e-democracy activation seminars community informatics

Canada 100

Designing for Civil Society: Do communities need boundaries?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Designing for Civil Society David Wilcox on social media, engagement, collaboration ABOUT Mainly about engagement and collaboration using social media and events, with some asides on living in London. You need a business-innovation model.

2008 39

Do unto others: on the appropriation of citizen empowerment

Neighbourhoods

'This pioneering project led by the RSA in partnership with Peterborough City Council and Arts Council England East, will experiment with different ‘models of social change’ across a range of spheres including civic behaviour, education, local enterprise, rehabilitation and treatment services.' But isn't there a slight danger that without some evidence of citzens at the heart of the project this will look like social architecture designed in John Adam Street?'

2010 50

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Chart of group satisfaction by size, from Life With Alacrity E lisabet Sahtouris wrote an article in 2005 called The Biology of Business ,which began with a dubious recapitulation of Darwins model andexplanation of evolution, and then attempted to apply this model tobusiness ecosystems.

2008 51

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

September 17, 2007 Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur? Likewise I dont believetechnologies will save us, because, as James Kunstler points out, theyare designed to enable us to continue to live the unsustainable way wedo now, a little longer. Some of these working models will be better, responsible, sustainable ways to live : Models of radical simplicity, love and generosity, let-self-change, self-sufficiency and intentional community.

2007 35

Open Policy Making promises engagement as well as digital innovation

Social Reporter

As William explains, the Grey Cells model is focusing initially on digital inclusion, Better Services, Elders as Assets and Digitising Government.

2015 182

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

How can we model and use rich, situated context that informs socio-technical systems design without constraining community behaviors? (C&T) It’s a systems design question. Political activism , new ways of shaping democracy. I’m currently in Siegen, Germany.

2014 201

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

M y book on Natural Enterprises proposes a partnership model for new enterprise formation and sustainability. Is the corporation, as a model, a hopelesscase, or can it be reformed or reinvented? Thedysfunctional model of the corporation will suffer the same fate asevery other institution and entity that has ceased to evolve, innovateand serve our collective interests. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

June 25, 2007 Living a Natural Life I mentioned in a recent post that I am torn between the temptation to create Natural, Intentional Communities and NaturalEnterprises as working models that can help the survivors of ourcivilizations inevitable collapse later this century, and the temptation to just walk away, be selfish, live aradically simple lifestyle (a non -working model?),and Global Democracy · The Political Process.

2007 35

Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Wikipedia prefers consensus to democracy, i.e. decisions are not reached by voting but by consent, which does not necessarily mean agreement. Wikipedia software is designed to focus on creating a space for interaction and keep the software out of the way.

2018 166

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

September 3, 2007 The Next War of Independence: Natural Community, Natural Enterprise, Natural Economy T heindependent media have been telling us for several years now that theUS is no longer a free country, nor is it any longer a democracy. The mainstream media arepropaganda machines designed to dumb usdown so we dont realize what has happened to us, and they neverpresent information threatening to or critical of the corpocracy. Its time to build a new model, a betterway of living.

2007 35

Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

The word “medium&# can mean a “material used by an artist or designer to create a work “, or it can mean “the storage and transmission channels or tools used to store and deliver information or data.&#.

2011 224

More media power-to, less power-over vanities

Social Reporter

A day at the excellent POLIS conference about Media and Power, and participation in a panel on DIY Media Democracy, led me to think about two sorts of power in democracy, politics and community action. . I’ve been arguing that the Media Trust model of news hubs in which professionals support citizen journalists may not be what we need to support the way the community organising and development is going.

2011 126

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Following is a partial listing of some of the ways in which your consortium member organizations have abrogated the spirit and substance of our long-standing agreement with you, leaving us no alternative but to take this step: Representative Democracy LLC: Your “representatives” have not represented us at all. They have not uphold the laws designed to protect us or our environment, and have instituted laws that do the opposite. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

In this model, unless we use some really loose definitions of task and relationship then solidarity, alliance, alignment and accompaniment are not engagement. I am struck that engagement in the model is not regenerative.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I need some assistance from readers to finalize a titleand subtitle, and to design the web tools that will accompany the book. Should I set up a very simple wiki orsome other tool to talk through its design? I doubt that anyonewill be able to make money developing them -- my hope is that they willserve as working models for other applications that need similarenabling processes and infrastructure. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

2007 35

Redesigning Civil Society, collaboratively

Social Reporter

The Guardian piece comes in the wake of a letter from Steven Clift , who has been promoting e-democracy and engagement across world for the past 15 years. It also gives me a nudge to do some joining up with guides I’ve written on participation and partnerships , and dig back into some entries on my old blog Designing for Civil Society.

2010 133

Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education

SocialTech

The scope of draft aims are to ensure young people have an understanding of UK governance and how citizens engage in democracies, the role, production and implementation of law, understand the importance of and develop a commitment to volunteering, and personal financial management. .

2013 101

Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

Relationships that are Twitter’s Golden Egg about 2 months ago - 2 comments Twitter is an example of a new breed of company; organized on a new kind of business model – one that’s deliberately designed to tap the power of people outside its organization. Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Climate Skeptic Monument Are You Tapping “Third-Order&# Engagement?

"Collaboration and Community" by Scott London

John Tropea - Delicious Community

How does it differ from other models of cooperation? 16] Collaboration vs. Other Models of Cooperation Collaborative partnerships can be broadly grouped under two headings: those aimed at resolving conflicts and those designed to develop and advance shared visions for the future.[17] where the need and intent is to change fundamentally the way services are designed and delivered." 132; Pamela Varley, "Electronic Democracy."

2008 56

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Twitter’s data model and messaging system is so primitive compared to Facebook’s, or even that of Buzz or MySpace or Friendster or Digg etc.

Localgovcamp enlightens cultivating the digital garden

Social Reporter

If we want to use social media to improve public services and local democracy, build social capital, and tackle every other known social ill, innovatively (of course) in the face of spending cuts (inevitably) then there isn’t one big idea and intervention that will work. There no point doing smart things with internal data if what’s then pushed out doesn’t match local needs because local interests haven’t been involved in the design.

2009 100

Creating a whole kit (and caboodle) for community enablers and agents of change

Social Reporter

As I said yesterday, enablers might be councillors, community organisers, people running local groups, citizens developing a campaign and/or generally working to revive local democracy. I should offer congratulations to NatCAN for keeping going, but generally I don’t think the conversation/knowledge hub model works too … about which more later. The many models for People Powered Change.

2013 146

Links of the Quarter: September 29, 2015

How to Save the World

A problem like this (a “wicked problem” is the technical term) will frustrate almost any country, and particularly the United States, where government is designed to be both weak and responsive to its citizens.

2015 91

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Is ChinesePod setting industry standards?

Ken Carroll

The role of the instructor (or practitioner ) is that of modelling and demonstrating, rather than as arbiters or controllers. This is one of the most visionary aspects of the ChinesePod model, in my opinion. The model is simple, and it look like you’ve kept the website lean.

2008 162

Reality Isn’t What We Think It Is

How to Save the World

Our understanding of what was, is a model pieced together by the brain, not something experienced directly. ‘We’ The simplified, artificial model of reality that the brain constructs is attuned to fitness (survival), not to truth.

2017 49

List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Small World Labs “Small World Labs provides the design, implementation, and hosting services for your online social or professional network.&#

2008 55

Will the Collapse of Civilization Begin With Global Corporatist Totalitarianism?

How to Save the World

It also eschews Charity (“a degenerate form of gift that cannot be reciprocated; a handout designed to please the benefactor”). STAGE. WHAT COLLAPSES. SIGNS OF COLLAPSE. E.G. OF CULTURE AT THIS STAGE. COPING/RESILIENCE MECHANISMS. Financial Collapse.

2013 102

More collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

And it prompts me to wonder if James Rs model is actually more of a maturity profile around the management of collaboration tools than about tool adoption per se. My experience, though, is that we need to "capture the high ground" in these models, explicitly including the longer-term vision. Without this, these models are too quickly ignored when a "sexier" approach comes along.

The Twentieth Century was Wrong :: Blog :: Headshift

John Tropea - Delicious Network

The Twentieth Century was Wrong This weeks LIFT Conference was a fantastic and quite inspiring event looking at the future of design, technology and socialisation. Some people see new social technology and networked culture as dangerous and new, and they fall back on their experience of technology and organisational culture in the late Twentieth Century as the established model. He took on the "mass" models of the chin and the arabic khans.

Links of the Month: Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to Save the World

” From Dmitry Orlov : In case you missed it, the US is not a democracy. (I suppose I should start calling this “Links of the Quarter” since that’s about how often I’ve been posting it.).

2014 88

Collaboration tools

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

As ever, James is practical & clear in his thinking and suggests a 5 phase model (0-4) for organisations thinking about collaboration. These rich networks will almost certainly be a federated model. And I wholly agree that the model looks too static, at all levels and phases of the progress. Engineers without Fears Tuesday, September 11, 2007 Collaboration tools James Robertson has been thinking about collaboration tools. Which is interesting because I have as well.

Links of the Quarter: December 2016

How to Save the World

” Our understanding of what was, is a model pieced together by the brain, not something experienced directly. The simplified, artificial model of reality that the brain constructs is attuned to fitness (survival), not to truth.

2016 62

Thinking about the Big Shift and the Social Enterprise – confused of calcutta

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The construct of the Social Enterprise is institutional innovation: innovation in engagement, in sales, in marketing, in service, in product engineering and design. I think I can see, with some clarity, the emergence of institutional innovation across the customer base; the construction of creation spaces; and the gentle growth of collaboration curves based on increasing-returns models. democracy argument, also useful in the current disruption… And creativity!

2012 60

A Methodology for Web 2.0 Collaboration Experiments (in Reluctant Organizations)

How to Save the World

Design & Create Experiments: Then, with this knowledge and some inexpensive infrastructure inplace, the organization can start launching, and encouraging, the mostpromising collaboration experiments. Instead,watch for successes, and craft stories that explain how and why they worked, in the context of your ownorganization -- these will be the models that will spawn othersuccesses. Global Democracy · The Political Process.

Civilization Systems: How would hunter-gatherers run the world? (pssst. They Do!)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Democracy (and the many forms of scaled representation whether via election, sortition or other method) arose as a response to authoritarianism and its unsuitability to human creativity and development… i.e., its inevitable failure.

2010 37

6 characteristics of a wiki champion

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

blog boris mann business CeBIT change change management citizen journalism city Clay Shirky cognition collaboration Collaborative Technology collective action Community Confluence conversation Course Using Wiki creativity culture customers data center David Weinberger Design & Branding Digital Democracy digitallearning DITA documentation earmarks EDUCAUSE2006 email encyclopedia enterprise 2.0 Hira on the Gen Y workforce Design & Branding Art.

Wiki 28

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dustin Rivers explains how the industrial education model helped damage indigenous culture, and why the unschooling, natural in-community education model of aboriginal peoples was so much more effective. Urban designer Kate McMahon is trying to make her own neighbourhood of Melbourne ecologically sustainable. Global Democracy · The Political Process. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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