An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

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emergent by design Home who’s the architect? A synapse fired, a new connection was made, and I was brought to a new level of consciousness, a new way of seeing the world. It seems like the wealth of the entire nation is being funneled right to a couple thousand fortunate people, and all of us are still working pretty damn hard to make ends meet, yet ultimately supporting that model. I took it one a little mind journey that got to this model.

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Binding affordances and GIS in hybrid places

Taming the spaces

An Affordance-Based Model of Place in GIS. This paper presents a methodology to model places with affordances. Modeling places with affordances integrates cognitive and engineering aspects, therefore leading to a knowledge-representation that comes closer to the user. The integration of affordance-based models of places into future GIS will lead to a better communication between users and systems. Designing with Affordances in Mind.

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The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online

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Culture : Culture Reviews The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online By Kevin Kelly 05.22.09 These folks, he said, were a "new modern-day sort of communists," a malevolent force bent on destroying the monopolistic incentive that helps support the American dream.

Why Companies shouldn’t build Online Communities. « The Complete Innovator

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The Complete Innovator New thoughts on Innovation from Innovation Strategist, Boris Pluskowski Home About The Author Contact Boris! … Possibly related posts: (automatically generated) 24-year old CEO: New Black history being made To Curse or Not to Curse, that is the question.

Global Neighbourhoods: OnLine Tribalism & the Future of Social Media

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It has to do with those whose roots are in heartlands or the burrows of New York City, or the barrios of Mexico. Difficult organizations and different cultures use different leadership models (autocratic to democratic; centralized to decentralized; individual vs. group). Conclusion The RSS Feed Design by Ethan Bodnar Photo by Hyku (c) 2008 Shel Israel

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Is MySpace Good for Society? A Freakonomics Quorum - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog

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Our survey included questions designed to assess students’ “social capital,” a concept that describes the benefits individuals receive from their relationships with others. William Reader , professor of psychology at Sheffield Hallam University and social networking site researcher : From a psychological point of view, it is difficult to answer the question with any degree of certainty; the technology is simply too new and the research too equivocal.