September, 2018

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

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

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How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

Joehoe! I am very proud of the result of three creative online sessions, resulting in a blended design. Sibrenne and I have just completed a design process for a blended trajectory with WWF. The special thing about this project is that the whole design process took place online.

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Painting of Sunflower Shadows

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of sunflowers and their shows in Talance, France, just outside Bordeaux. This is the second work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

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How to Livestream a Canon EOS M50 eg YouTube or Facebook Live

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I have an EOS M50 camera and I wanted to use it for livestreaming on both Facebook Live and YouTube Live. It was challenging to work out but I did it! ??. How I connect my Canon EOS M50 to Facebook Live or YouTube Live or Twitch via OBS. 2018 version. Took me a while to figure out, so here it is ??.

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Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

One of my favorite speaking topics is super fans… those crazy, wonderful people who love your brand so much, they invest their body and soul into the product and experiences.

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Why No Lessons Learned Microsoft?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week saw the first major service disruption to Office 365 in several years.

2018 116

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World ), with a view to learning more about the implications of this work for education.

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More Trending

Painting of French Tomatoes

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of  tomatoes I found where we stayed in the Loire Valley. They were intensely sweet. This is the first work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

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Protected: PARTICIPATORY mapping of agricultural collaborations in Malawi

Making CommunitySense

This post is password protected. You must visit the website and enter the password to continue reading. Uncategorized agriculture community mapping CommunitySensor Malawi methodology participation

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Confessions of a Super Fan

Community Guy

One of my favorite speaking topics is super fans… those crazy, wonderful people who love your brand so much, they invest their body and soul into the product and experiences.

2018 116

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.

2018 116

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. It is my pleasure to share more Net-Map work done by capable colleagues. Jennifer Hauck , Jenny Schmidt and Anja Werner analyzed the key actors that influence the implementation of the European Commission’s green infrastructure strategy.

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Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

It’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

2018 116

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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May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0. M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog.

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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. So where have I been for so long? Why cut back the speaking and blogging and meetuping? I’m glad you asked. Buckle in, there’s a story ahead.

2018 89

The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

An interesting review essay by John Quiggan looks at a new book by Ellen Broad called Made by Humans: The Ai Condition.

2018 57

Hello world!

Hildy Gottlieb

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing

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Dealing with resistance and difficulties

Mathemagenic

This is something that was in drafts for a while and I hesitated about publishing it – it is personal and about difficult things. Yesterday we had a discussion with other homeschooling parents about “everything is cool and easy” picture that you usually get from the social media profiles of others and the importance of talking about the reality which is challenging enough.

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Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

Introduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach.

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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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The Second Act: Community Guy Rises

Community Guy

Hello. I’m Jake, the Community Guy. You may not recognize me… I know it’s been a while. Or you have never heard of me, since I’ve been a bit of a recluse lately. But I’m the guy who loves online community and has spent the better part of my career trying to bring community engagement to life in the most impactful, world changing ways possible. So where have I been for so long? Why cut back the speaking and blogging and meetuping? I’m glad you asked. Buckle in, there’s a story ahead.

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Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

All facilitation work happens within containers and those containers are separated from the rest of the world by thresholds. When you enter a meeting, you are removing yourself from the world and entering into a space where specific work is being done.

2018 57

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house. A forest is visible through the picture window; the sound of surf can be heard in the background.). Characters: Darien, an aging hippie, taken to wearing cutoffs and sandals.

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Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community.

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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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The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

This little guy, unlike ‘us’, is completely immersed in the game of life; while he thinks and feels and senses, he takes nothing personally. He is just a part of all-that-is, in no way separate.

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Chris Corrigan on Complexity Principles and Participatory Process Design

Full Circle Associates

Ah, Kismet! Chris Corrigan posted a great blog a while back about complexity and participatory design process. I had slipped the quote into a draft post and rediscovered it today. I want to build on his brain dump! He is building on Sonja Blignault blogging on Paul Cilliers’ work on complexity. See Cilliers’ seven characteristics of complex systems and the implications … Continue reading Chris Corrigan on Complexity Principles and Participatory Process Design. Source.

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Building an Online Liberating Structures Practice 90 Minutes at a Time

Full Circle Associates

Liberating Structures has become central to my practice over the years. I have dabble with using LS online, but the call to do more online is getting stronger, particularly in introducing people to LS and getting immediately to hands on use. I wanted to share some 90 minute “studios” that I have been facilitating in … Continue reading Building an Online Liberating Structures Practice 90 Minutes at a Time. Source.

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Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

Introduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach. With a set of Liberating Structures we can create a more adaptive and actionable strategy for project design and development that contextualizes the plan into a fuller picture of the landscape within which it operates. This is a very belated follow up … Continue reading Adaptive Strategy Development. Source.

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Chris Corrigan on Complexity Principles and Participatory Process Design

Full Circle Associates

Ah, Kismet! Chris Corrigan posted a great blog a while back about complexity and participatory design process. I had slipped the quote into a draft post and rediscovered it today. I want to build on his brain dump! He is building on Sonja Blignault blogging on Paul Cilliers’ work on complexity. See Cilliers’ seven characteristics of complex systems and the implications … Continue reading Chris Corrigan on Complexity Principles and Participatory Process Design. Source.

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Criticisms & Cures for Facilitating in Complexity

Full Circle Associates

My friend and colleague Eva Schiffer asked the most delightful question after I wrote about Facilitating in Complex Contexts. “How do you dive into and acknowledge complexity and then get s*&% done?” ” I love that Eva framed this as a classic Wicked Question focusing on the AND versus either/or! I’m finally circling back to share what I learned. … Continue reading Criticisms & Cures for Facilitating in Complexity. Source.

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Criticisms & Cures for Facilitating in Complexity

Full Circle Associates

My friend and colleague Eva Schiffer asked the most delightful question after I wrote about Facilitating in Complex Contexts. “How do you dive into and acknowledge complexity and then get s*&% done?” ” I love that Eva framed this as a classic Wicked Question focusing on the AND versus either/or! I’m finally circling back to share what I learned. … Continue reading Criticisms & Cures for Facilitating in Complexity. Source.

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