“Finely calibrated moments of risk”

Full Circle Associates

Melching, a native of Illinois, is widely credited with ending female genital cutting (FGC) in Senegal. I’ve had this snippet in my queue for a while and decided to just BLOG it. I love the idea of “ finely calibrated moments of risk. ” Sounds like my life!

What will our values look like in action?

Hildy Gottlieb

Photo Info: The Truth Is Closer Than It May Appear (shot by Hildy in Southern Illinois). It’s been an intense and energizing few days, exploring with a pair of brilliant visionary strategists with whom every exploration seems to lead to even more exploration.

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Going it alone

Endless Knots

According to Univ of Illinois Professor Reed Larson,] teenagers weren’t necessarily happier when they were alone; adolescence, after all, can be a particularly tough time to be separated from the group. Some heartening research for introverts.

Harvesting from a harvest

Chris Corrigan

Last month I was in Chicago working with a great group of Art of Hosting practitioners in the Illinois community of practice. We ran a three day Art of Hosting and then did a one day Art of Harvesting workshop with about 40 members of the community of practice in Chicago. The focus of the day was on the art and practice of harvesting. Our design was simple…we began in circle with a check in around questions and thoughts about harvesting.

Accomplishing the Impossible

Hildy Gottlieb

In my lifetime, the town of Skokie, Illinois had to go to court to keep the KKK from parading their hatred along Skokie’s streets.

Productivity Effects of Information Diffusion in Networks by Sinan Aral, Erik Brynjolfsson, Marshall Van Alstyne :: SSRN

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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eLearn: Best Practices - Online Course Design from a Communities-of-Practice Perspective

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Southern Illinois University Measuring Success: Raid on Deerfield Revisited (3/06/08) By Lynne Spichiger, Project Manager, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA Learning through Blogging: Graduate Student Experiences (2/29/08) By Robert Davison, City University of Hong Kong What Do You Mean When You Say "Usability"? Best Practices How Will Online Courses Weather the Economic Downturn?

Cloud Computing: Uh Oh, Now It’s Getting Serious

Green Chameleon

The institutions supporting the test bed include the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the National Science Foundation, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. The beauty of cloud computing was that it was something you just did without having to think too hard about it. Now, apparently, some people are trying to think very hard about it. HP, Intel, and Yahoo!

The Persuasion 73

Endless Knots

He was talking so fast that he sounded like he was calling a horse race: He was attending Fuller’s World Game seminar in New York, which he’d heard about in advance from Marvin Gable, another friend, who was studying with Fuller at Southern Illinois University where he’d finally gotten an institute devoted to his work in Carbondale. “Call Teddy,” said the note in Tonin’s handwriting taped to our front door.

Take a bow, Boston

Endless Knots

While things have improved quite a bit since we trudged around the country, interviewing fire safety officers in such far-flung places as Arlington Heights, Illinois, Riverside, Calif., Readers of The Boston Globe may not have noticed yesterday's astonishing headline on Page 1 of Metro, even though it occupied prime real estate: " Boston escapes '09 with no fire deaths." " John R.

When bad things happen

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Wednesday morning, September 29, 1982, 12-year-old Mary Kellerman of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, died after taking a capsule of Extra Strength Tylenol. Adam Janus of Arlington Heights, Illinois, died in the hospital shortly thereafter. Bad things happen in this world, it is a sad fact.

Team of Rivals: Weaving a Diverse Network

TNT - The Network Thinker

150 years ago, a tall skinny guy from Illinois focused on connecting a severely divided nation. Now, another tall skinny guy from Illinois faces a differently divided nation and needs the best team possible to move this country forward. Congratulations Mr. Community Organizer.

Story Week Monday: How did Obama do?

Engineers without Fears

You may remember Monday's story - as told by a little-known former junior senator from Illinois. Some of you have been asking about Story Week. Well, our team of researchers have been combing the data and here are some initial results.

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

JCMC Home Submit Issues Author Index Editors About JCMC boyd, d. & Ellison, N. 2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication , 13 (1), article 11. link] Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship danah m.

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johnnie's response - kiva chain

Engineers without Fears

In loaning someone else's money to Lay Sok, I join Paul from Illinois, Ville from Helsinki and Frode from the other side of Sydney harbour. Meet Johnnie. He wanted a poem about action points. Johnnie's has decided on what his response will be - a Kiva gift certificate.

Swarms on primetime TV

The Bumble Bee

Killers bees mount an attack on an international football match in Costa Rica, while in the US the Illinois River literally boils with leaping silver carp, an alien species that has hijacked the river smashing into boats and injuring people.

Collaborative Solutions - Six Key Components

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Spotlight: In Rockford, Illinois when the Violence Prevention Collaborative wanted to engage the African-American community they offered small minigrants to African-American churches to support summer youth activities.

Reframing failure

Chris Corrigan

A few months ago at an Art of Hosting workshop in Springfield Illinois, Tenneson Woolf and I had a great conversation about failure. I love working with engineers. They are curious and always looking for ways to make things better. They sometimes suffer a little from bringing a mechanistic problem solving mindset to complex living systems, but more often than not what they contribute to processes is a sense of adventurous experiment. This video shows why.

"Collaboration and Community" by Scott London

John Tropea - Delicious Community

David Mathews, Politics for People: Finding a Responsible Public Voice (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1994), p. By Scott London Civic collaboration is a process of shared decision-making in which all the parties with a stake in a problem constructively explore their differences and develop a joint strategy for action.

News Updates (June 24, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Intel have created a system that can support collaborative physical activities from different geographical locations. "We Central Desktop Status Updates. Central Desktop added a Status Updates feature to its collaboration service. Today, we officially launched and released a fully integrated micro-blogging tool into the Central Desktop platform.

Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

ACM Press: Chicago, Illinois.

Insights on the nature of the times

Chris Corrigan

I am here in the Morton Arboretum in Chicago where we are at the end of the first day of an Art of Hosting with our friends in the Illinois community of practice. We have just been harvesting out of a World Cafe that was held on the question of &# What time it is in the world?&# We used a design I have been using with teams and communities that are needing to do deep sensing.

SSRN-The Role of Corporate Social Capital in Business Innovation.

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Seven reasons I think "Datamasher" is so cool (and deserves your vote!)

Influence

For me, that means great satisfaction comparing the wonders of my home-town Wisconsin to our less-fortunate neighbors in Illinois. I'm very excited that our Datamasher web site is one of the three finalists in the Sunlight Foundation's " Apps for America 2 " Contest! The other two finalists are very interesting sites, but here are my thoughts on why Datamasher is very cool and deserving of your vote! by September 7th. So, in brief, what is Datamasher ?

'Not a Site, but a Concept': Tapping the Power of Social Networking - Knowledge@Wharton

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Conference presenter Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University professor of sociology and communication studies, studied a diverse group of students attending the University of Illinois at Chicago and found that 43% failed on a search task, based largely on their misunderstanding of Internet terminology and on their inability to navigate links.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

February 15, 2008 2:40 pm Link One interesting use of facebook which might contribute something to this discussion was highlighted in the Chicago Tribune’s reporting on the tragedy at Northern Illinois University. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Opinion World U.S.