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The Four Fold Practice

Chris Corrigan

This video on The Four-Fold Practice was made by Kevin McKeever for InCommons , the initaitve we were working with last month in Minnesota.

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10 Brilliant videos on the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Over the past few years Jerry Nagel and a group of practitioners in Minnesota have been working deeply with the Art of Hosting in the state. The Bush Foundation, who has supported a lot of this work, helped create 10 fantastic videos on the Art of Hosting and some of the methods of the process. Enjoy! Art of Hosting

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The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning in a MOOC

Jenny Connected

University of Minnesota Press.). on Friday June 27 th . Source of image: Sylvano Bussoti. Five Pieces for Piano for David Tudor: [link].

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What is the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Paul, Minnesota. There were many leanings for me this week here in St. Host others with good process. Co-create a way forward together.

Principles for Rhizomatic Thinking

Jenny Connected

A Thousand Plateaus , University of Minnesota Press. The first post was – The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Teaching and Leaning in a MOOC. often.

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A short distillation of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

InCommons is the primary sponsor of much of the flourishing of the Art of Hosting here in the Minnesota and Dakotas region. A busy first day in the Twin Cities. We met today with friends and partners in the InCommons network, an initiative supported by the Bush Foundation. Art of Hosting

Rhizo 14: Emerging Ambiguities and Issues

Jenny Connected

A Thousand Plateaus , University of Minnesota Press. The first post was – The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Teaching and Learning in a MOOC . felt).

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Extending the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

A couple of weeks ago in Minnesota while we were preparing our teachings I saw clearly how we were extending what we know about the Art of Hosting.

Exploring the Divided Brain – Final Reflections

Jenny Connected

University of Minnesota Press. 22 nd August 2016 pm – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Day 4 (pm). Introduction to the Divided Brain.

Do Only English Speakers Pay Taxes? Government Websites and Multilinguals


Our recent work with a number of states (California, New York, Minnesota) has brought us face to face with an uncomfortable fact: state websites are generally English-only. Here at Forum One we’ve worked on many multilingual sites (including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Kurdish, and Chinese). read more. Influence Government

Support for making marriage fully legal

Chris Corrigan

In Minnesota last week these were being handed out to people who wanted to show support for marriage equality.

The silence of the big things

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I spent an hour sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River near Albertville, Minnesota. the little things were chattery and noisy.

Learning in the New year

Chris Corrigan

Jerry Nagel, Stephen Duns, Kathy Jourdain, Roshanda Cummings and Dave Ellis are offering Growing Hosting Artistry in Minnesota that is more focused on deepening personal hosting practice for those that have tasted that aspect at other Art of Hosting workshops. You’ll see on the sidebar a bunch of different offerings for this year.

Long day coming home

Chris Corrigan

A long day of traveling home from Minnesota made longer by a bout of flu and a cough. Hopefully I didn’t poison anyone in the way home.

Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics

Chris Corrigan

We’re really pleased to announce that we are coming to Minnesota May 6-8, Staffordshire UK July 8-10 and Ontario this fall.

Dispatch from the northern forest

Chris Corrigan

Surrounded by lows

Chris Corrigan

Early morning trip to Minnesota on a holiday Monday. I’m off to Minnesota where I’m looking forward to sunshine and thunderstorms

Interior transformation

Chris Corrigan

On the plane to Minneapolis for 12 days of teaching, learning and co-creating with the Art of Hosting. It was exciting and we were fired up.

The week’s tweets

Chris Corrigan

Arrived by the shores of the Mississippi in central Minnesota. Crisp morning on the Minnesota plains. A beautiful sunny day for my son's 10th birthday. #. Deer everywhere [link] #. Snow on the mountains last night buy clear dawn this morning. link] #. It's a surprisingly warm night. #. Just watch both. #. link] #.

Mapping Our Friendships Over Time and Space: The Future of Social Network Analysis

Collaborative Thinking

That's the topic of discussion in a new paper by Shashi Shekhar and research assistant Dev Oliver, spatial data scientists at the University of Minnesota, titled Computational Modeling of Spatio-temporal Social Networks: A Time-Aggregated Graph Approach ( PDF ). Very intriguing (re: applying time/space to SNA). via

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Real Stories From Real People

Collaborative Thinking

Karen Klinzing, Assistant Commissioner of Education for Minnesota and a former state representative. State of Minnesota. Given the economy, and restrictions on travel in many organizations, the Enterprise 2.0 conference still managed to present many stories from "real people" doing "real stuff" under the banner of "Enterprise 2.0".

Listening to Networks

TNT - The Network Thinker

More details and sonifications of brain music are available on this University of Minnesota Brain Sciences Center page.

Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities

Making CommunitySense

My co-speakers were John Butler (University of Minnesota), Judith Wusteman (University College Dublin), and Gary Olson (University of California, Irvine). Already a while ago, but still worth a post: on August 5, I was an invited speaker at the Ticer Digital Libraries a la Carte 2009 summer school.

The week’s tweets

Chris Corrigan

Cold air, bright sun and call of a blue jay on a Minnesota winter morning. Four inches of slushsnow melting in a light sleetrain. This is the land of hybrid weather, especially this springwinter. #. great article on the democratic revolutions sweeping the world and implications for China [link] #. link] #. Notes

The Four Tenets of the Community Manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The include community advocation, brand ambassadorship, online communication skills, and product requirements gathering and improvements.

MySpace and Bebo Running Out of Friends. How Will Twitter Fare?

Portals and KM

They close with a quote from John Riedl, a professor of computer science at the University of Minnesota, who in 2008 noted a decline in the users of MySpace. MySpace and Bebo are falling behind in the world of social networking. Charles Arthur and Jemima Kiss recently examined their decline and their rivals' rise in the Guardian. million.

News Updates (August 7, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

A Minnesota law firm has implemented a voice workflow system to help improve productivity. a Minnesota-based law firm, has announced it has realized considerable efficiency gains and cost savings from implementing BigHand voice productivity software. Voice Workflow at Law Firm. Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A., More , BigHand. Team Apart.

It's not the 30's

21st Century Organization

Take the audit on US major bridges and the collapse of the Minnesota Twin Cities bridge which was the result of faulty design. It is not the 30’s and the Obama Public Works. announcement 12/6/08 affords an opportunity to build a “sustainable” infrastructure. as example. Instead, we need to grasp the opportunity to design a sustainable future.


Chris Corrigan

Happy May Day to all my labour movement friends! In Ottawa now, having helped host a lovely Art of Hosting workshop in Pembroke Ontario. This was my 20th Art of Hosting gathering as a participant or a teacher. It was a sweet one, with lots of work on personal hosting and what it takes to connect to source, individually and collectively.

Studying what makes recovery possible

Chris Corrigan

Today my friend Jerry Nagel wrote from Minnesota to ask for advice about what to do with some of the communities who have been devastated by tornadoes in the last week. A key part of supporting community resilience lies in accentuating what is working in communities, giving it attention and putting to use. Communities do this anyway.

Can we get there from here?

Chris Corrigan

Working with 8 programs in the state of Minnesota this week, all of whom are putting together projects in local communities that work on acute health issues by creating upstream solutions. This is the third residential retreat with the 8 propoenent groups. There are two things going on here. ” Now if only evaluators would catch up.

News Updates (February 8, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

s University of Essex, the University of Oregon and Minnesota’s Saint Paul College. Write and Google Wave. Wrike announced an integration with Google Wave, for better task tracking. " Now people who use both Wrike and Wave just need to add Wrike as a contact to a new wave, and this wave will be automatically turned into a task in Wrike.

Acting resourcefully in a space of community organizing

Chris Corrigan

This past week I have been in Minnesota working with colleagues Jerry Nagel , Ginny Belden-Charles and Mandy Ellerton. Both have value.

Binding affordances and GIS in hybrid places

Taming the spaces

Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press. There is an interesting paper that provides some ideas how to use affordances together with geographical coordinates. This would enable the practical exploration of geolocative spaces. The affordances are individually or culturally defined. An Affordance-Based Model of Place in GIS. Egenhofer.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The main so-called "battleground" states,Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, have 105electoral votes between them. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. And he wont.

The river is full

Chris Corrigan

Back in Monticello, Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River where we are running the third residential learning session in collaborative leadership for a cohort of groups working to improve health in their communities. The river is high here, and the channel is full. I have grown more open. to new ways of working and meeting.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Below you’ll find a list of over 100 vendors (and more in the comments) of vendors that offer commodity community software. Joomla “Joomla!

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Facebook-like status updates coming to the office - San Jose Mercury News

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

By that, Koplowitz doesnt mean logging onto Facebook at your desk and uploading your photos from Maui while the boss is looking the other way.

Beauty in the midst of impermanence

Chris Corrigan

Paul, Minnesota, making music and sharing lots of story. My friend Norah Rendell is a traditional musician of the highest calibre. She is a beautiful singer and a gifted Irish flute player and a curious and lively human being. I’ve just spent the better part of last weekend visiting with her in St. Music does not leave waste behind.

Benefits of Having a Community Manager | Connie Bensen

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home Community Information Definitions Resources Favorite Blogs Speaking About My Blog Benefits of Having a Community Manager March 30, 2008 | Comm Mgr Role | Connie This post is primarily intended for companies wondering why they should create a Community Manager position? That is imperative. There will be times when the community will test this.