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. This video really captures why we feel that this simple four folded practice lies at the heart of what the Art of Hosting is.

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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. You could look through these and get a great foundation in what it’s all about. Enjoy! Art of Hosting – introduction: https://vimeo.com/72614471.

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The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning in a MOOC

Jenny Connected

University of Minnesota Press.). This is the first in a series of 4 blog posts which Frances Bell and Jenny Mackness have written in preparation for a presentation that we will give at the ALTMOOCSIG conference – MOOCs – Which Way Now? on Friday June 27 th .

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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. Foremost among these I think is a deep recommitment to the essential nature of the Art of Hosting: what we call the Four Fold Practice.

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Principles for Rhizomatic Thinking

Jenny Connected

A Thousand Plateaus , University of Minnesota Press.

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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.

Rhizo 14: Emerging Ambiguities and Issues

Jenny Connected

A Thousand Plateaus , University of Minnesota Press.

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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. The four of us on the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics team are all global stewards of the international Art of Hosting community of practice.

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).

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. I’m wearing this orange ring over my own wedding ring in solidarity with those who want marriage to be fully legal in Minnesota.

Do Only English Speakers Pay Taxes? Government Websites and Multilinguals

Influence

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). Multilingual sites can be complex in terms of technology and maintenance – but in a multicultural and multilingual world, they are also highly effective.

The silence of the big things

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I spent an hour sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River near Albertville, Minnesota. We were deep in a design day, and I’m feeling a little run down and tired. I needed to go and sit, and rest and fill my lungs with air and my mouth with silence.

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. Seems my Art of Hosting teaching practice is making a couple of shifts.

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. It will be good to have a rest, and see how spring has come in while I’ve been away most of the last three weeks. Location: Howe Sound

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. Caitlin Frost, Tim Merry, Tuesday Ryan-Hart and I have been loving offering our Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics workshop over the past nine months.

Dispatch from the northern forest

Chris Corrigan

in northern Minnesota, on a lake near Callaway at a strange place called Maplelag Resort with 25 indigenous nation rebuilders…held in a landscape that is turning red as the maples and the oaks show their colours.,

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 One downside of working a lot in the United States is that American clients often book me for long weekends.

Interior transformation

Chris Corrigan

While I’m there, I’ll be working with the Bush Foundation, the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota, and 100 people who will be coming to an Art of Hosting from all around the state.

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. #. link] sunset on the Mississippi River at Monticello MN. A balmy early Nov evening with a river swollen by fall rain. #. First real snow on the mountains [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). So much can be misinterpreted by a snapshot of relations that may be based on transitory ties within the enterprise (projects, campaigns, etc).

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. Previously, I had blogged about putting social networks to music. Today, Studio 360 [heard on WCPN 90.3 FM in Cleveland] did a fascinating radio piece on Brain Music [MP3].

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. In 2008, I attended their fascinating keynote summer school lecture by Stephen Abram. It was a privilege to be on the other side this year!

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] #. The dawn chorus has resumed its din, back from a hiatus of being frozen solid. #. link] #. Another phenomenal lunch @ thekaboombox. Heading home to check the dictionary for more superlatives.

The Four Tenets of the Community Manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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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.

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.,

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. No one can quibble with the facts that the US infrastructure is in bad shape – but it is not about aging it is about design for the 21st century and beyond.

Phew

Chris Corrigan

From Kelowna I return to California for the last leg of the 20 day road trip with a vistt to Hoopa California, to look at how radio station KIDE has had an impact on the community, part of a project I am involved in with Public Radio Capital out of Minnesota to create an easy to use framework for measuring the multiple impacts of Native public radio stations in Native communities. Happy May Day to all my labour movement friends!

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. My reply: Might be useful to go through an appreciative process of studying what happened to get people back on their feet.

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. all of whom are engaged in a year long planning process through which they are learning participatory leadership practices and are getting soaked in the Art of Hosting. There are two things going on here.

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.

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. However, this framework is yet limited in describing hybrid places - the various virtual artifacts and meanings and action cules that are simultaneously mapped geolocatively must be part of the place description with affordances.

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.

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.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

American Idol: Top 5 pay homage to Frank Sinatra Purdy: Third-period edge boosts Sharks Minnesota House approves health care bill Oakland City Council passes Arizona boycott Spanish face transplant patient goes public (From the last 12 hours) $266 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Calif.

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. To be around her is a delight and to make music with her is to be carried away in a space of grace and beauty where we can find out what it means to be truly human. I’ve just spent the better part of last weekend visiting with her in St.

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? But it also gives those interested in the occupation a high level overview of the position & it’s responsibilities. Companies that have a Community Manager have engaged a person with exceptional communication skills.