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John Kellden

John Kellden 

Hi! Tell me a story, then let’s design #winwinwin strategies through Tea House Sequences. I design, build and redesign things - frameworks for examining exam questions, patterns of play turned workin

Occupation: Exam questions, winwinwin strategies, success recipes (Working, winning strategies through #teahousesequence 's.)

Location: Norrkoping, Sweden

Followers: 32,486

Following: 434

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John Kellden has been at 19 events

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John Kellden32,486"In a network, the best place to story magic is between people." @johnkellden   @113336227879806185984 @100783494986717553112 and @101010252943098026073 in episode 2, exploring stories.Conversations & Unfolding Storylines, episode 2: Stories2016-07-14 17:00:002  
John Kellden32,486In which @113336227879806185984 @100783494986717553112 and @101010252943098026073 explore stories.Conversations & Unfolding Storylines, episode 2: Stories2016-07-14 17:00:006  
John Kellden32,486_"We have no choice but to be the architects of our own planned salvation. And that course of action has already begun. It is happening now. It is even part of what we do, here, today, reading this column. The power we crave to affect change is already in our grasp. We need to realize it and work to make it part of our new role as digital citizens of a world in constant change."_ -- James B. Glattfelder  A recorded conversation in which @100783494986717553112, @113336227879806185984 and @101010252943098026073 invites you to listen and participate on the Video comment thread, as well as later, when it appears as a Video post in the Conversation Community, in Google+ https://goo.gl/cdXuK and in Facebook https://goo.gl/Ypd5u8 @100783494986717553112: _"Can we gather together, in conversations, in digital co creation, producing experiences?"_ @113336227879806185984: _"What do the qualities of leadership, advocacy, enaction and presence look like in a well-functioning group dynamic?"_ @101010252943098026073: _"What outcomes and impacts could we guide a network to produce, and once the network is performing, (eg social learning as a function of a living, evolving dynamic balance between engagement and return on engagement), what conversations co-evolving with what coordination, would we need?"_ Anchoring down, examples from ordinary reality: Older person recently made redundant: _- I’ve lost my job, now what? Networking? How?_ Younger person taking significant steps along a chosen (career) path: _- I’m trying to land my first really important job. How should I go about networking, eg outside my social graph, my circle of friends?_ See you in two hours from now...or later, when you've got a moment to spare, a question to ask, and/or a story to share, in the Conversation Community.Conversations & Unfolding Storylines, episode 1: Questions2016-06-16 17:00:006  
John Kellden32,486Welcome to a *Conversation That Mind And Matter: Adventure!* In which the #FabGangOfFour :  @100783494986717553112 @101280116286631896187 @116135963476096063106&@101010252943098026073 share stories and adventures you may find helpful for your purposes, for reaching out to others, for the next steps in your own journey - and you are most welcome to share a story or two of your own, via the event chat! _"I'm out on my porch every day--sun, rain, snow--to watch the wildlife around me. Get buzzed by the hummingbirds. The robin gives me a low fly-by greeting. Hawks and the occasional eagle soar overhead. I live in a Nature Channel."_ -- @100783494986717553112  _"Probably the greatest thing I've learned thus far in my journey in Social Media is that much of what we share and to what extent it resonates with others depends on how we position ourselves and frame our content. The more we learn to be vulnerable and open to sharing our stories to frame what we share, the deeper our connections can grow. Life is too short for shallow relationships; instead, let's go deep."_ --@101280116286631896187  _"I see things in ways most people seem not to, and marvel at how everything is connected._ _I'm interested in social reform and breaking down the barriers that seem to be holding our species back from its potential."_ -- @116135963476096063106  _"In a network, the best place to store knowledge is in other people."_ --@101010252943098026073Conversations That Mind And Matter: Adventure2015-05-21 19:00:0042  
John Kellden32,486_"We love to figure some #impactfulness out and cocreate value."_ -- John Kellden  Come join the #fabfour   in a Hangout On Air, at 6 PM GMT+1, two hours from now. Your hosts through the Impactfulness: _"I'm out on my porch every day--sun, rain, snow--to watch the wildlife around me. Get buzzed by the hummingbirds. The robin gives me a low fly-by greeting. Hawks and the occasional eagle soar overhead. I live in a Nature Channel."_ --  @100783494986717553112  _"Probably the greatest thing I've learned thus far in my journey in Social Media is that much of what we share and to what extent it resonates with others depends on how we position ourselves and frame our content. The more we learn to be vulnerable and open to sharing our stories to frame what we share, the deeper our connections can grow. Life is too short for shallow relationships; instead, let's go deep."_ -- @101280116286631896187  _"A no-nonsense marketer who can wear many hats in the business and marketing world. Founder of the Social Media Communities on Google+ (http://smhangout.com) with over 250,000 members combined over four communities."_ --  @103008963082975341976   _"In a network, the best place to store knowledge is in other people."_ -- @101010252943098026073  Most welcome with all your impact and impactfulness questions!Conversations That Mind And Matter: Impactfulness2015-01-29 18:00:0058  
John Kellden32,486Conversations That Mind And Matter: Impactfulness2015-01-28 19:59:173  
Mick Fealty14,152Please join us and our panel for a vigorous discussion on what the newly launched Northern Ireland Open Government Network.  Guest speakers include John Barry of Queens University Belfast, Tim Hughes of Involve, and Matilda Murday of Democratic Society.  We'll also be joined by Peter Osborne and members of the independent #OpenGov NetworkLate DigitalLunch: What would OpenGovernment in Northern Ireland look like?2015-01-14 20:30:0012  
Mick Fealty14,152*The form’s the thing, not the play within it.* _ @114849048279122543254 explains this first in a short series of talks with @110465386078989533154 on his life's work in theatre, arts and education.__ These two shapes, symbolically, represent the essence of all human activity.   They infuse opposed ambitions at the root of the possibilities of achievement. Everyone (knowingly or unknowingly) is conditioned by such concepts as: Gods and goddesses; Apollo and Dionysos; masculine and feminine principles; individual and collective; freedom and equality; striving and sharing; sky and earth; doing and being; reason and feeling; form and content; actor and audience; etc.  Through the platform, humanity aspires to the sky, determined to take on the gods.  Through the circle, humanity relates to the earth, seeking harmonies within itself and the natural world.  The history of the platform absorbing the circle has controlled human endeavour since Mesopotamian times.  The twenty first century is its dangerous aftermath, as it seeks to create paths to the circle absorbing the platform.  Creativity is the powerless force attempting to find means to achieving that transformation  The form’s the thing, not the play within it.RG Gregory The Platform and the Circle2014-11-19 22:30:005  
John Kellden32,486In this Hangout, we're going to talk about shared understanding, social cognition, enactivity and playfulness. Not necessarily in that order. Three stages of social cognition: *1. Opaque mind: No Is Less* Solemnity. Being serious all the time, even when levity would be slightly more fun and perhaps even meaningful. *2. Absorbent mind: More Is More* Social media. If one social media post is fantastic, let's consume one gazillion? *3. Transceiving mind: Yes Is More* Social cognition. After having said no, one gazillion times, we suddenly rediscover how to say yes. Any sufficiently advanced social cognition is indistinguishable from playfulness. Context - a little something to gear up for the Hangout: _"How do people understand each other?"_ -- Hanneke De Jaegher http://hannedejaegher.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/hannedphilboekformaat.pdf *Bohemian Gravity* https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2rjbtsX7twc *Enaction* _"Enaction is the idea that organisms create their own experience through their actions."_ -- Edwin HutchinsConversation Community: Shared Understanding2014-10-13 17:30:007  
John Kellden32,486*Make Things Happen* http://goo.gl/6I8Iat 6 PM GMT+1 A Q&A session. Everyone most welcome. It''ll be recorded, for those who can't make it. The Q&A continues in the Conversation Community in topics and posts, everyone is most welcome to join there as well: http://goo.gl/5N0f2q *Things Happening* http://goo.gl/pGZCDiConversation Community: Make Things Happen2014-05-27 18:00:0079  
John Kellden32,486A recorded Hangout On Air where we will talk about what's happening in the Conversation Community.  Conversation Community Products http://goo.gl/6Xy9EH Conversation Community Dynamic Synopsis http://goo.gl/VXgfYb Conversation Community Taxonomy http://goo.gl/2TaEsrConversation Community: Dynamic Synopsis2014-05-06 18:00:0023  
John Kellden32,486*Social Presence* The part of our own unique story that carries in a network. Become part of the Fieldbook by writing 500 words, adding your own perspective on social presence.  The format is a short intro, followed by a Q&A. It'll be recorded, so no prob if you can't make it, and will be turned into a Conversation Community post for any further questions. Everyone, most welcome! *Conversation Community* http://goo.gl/wsEqcLConversation Community: Social Presence Fieldbook2014-04-03 19:00:0010  
John Kellden32,486Work as a subset of play, the love of the whole game and writing blog posts as if people mind and matter.Conversation Community: Small Is Beautiful2014-03-18 20:00:0016  
Mick Fealty14,152So, a new way for having serious fun in real (rather than virtual) time?  We're looking for a smart idea, a good pub and a decent pint. Oh, and some congentially smart company in a town called Oxford.  Someone (yet to be found) pitches us a smart idea on *how we might positively bridge Ireland's rich past and its uncertain future*.  It's all informal, but with a few important strictures: _One_, it's in a bar (ala cafe scientifique).  _Two_, the key speaker must have his/her pint in hand whilst speaking.  _Three_, the idea must take no more than one minute to pitch.  So a sort of Dragon's Den, but without the hideous dragons. The audience are then be free to prompt a deeper exploration of the idea. Watch this space... Slugger's prototype 'Idea and a Pint Night' in Oxford2014-03-14 19:00:002  
John Kellden32,486Patterns and Pathways for bridging between content and monetizing.Conversation Community: Content and Monetizing2014-01-29 09:31:073  
John Kellden32,486Writing Google+ Posts2013-10-22 19:00:004  
John Kellden32,486*Conversation Community Hangout* @101010252943098026073 & @105258459084526036978 proudly presents: A meeting where we get to say Hi, and engage in a Q&A around: *Success: A remarkably simple business plan* *Add three things:* A. Awesomely magnificent team spirit B. Client who gives a damn C. Half-bad thingy with lots of potential *To these seventeen steps:* 1. Customer? ... 17. Next eminently doable steps? Let's see what 2c we can add in an hour. Welcome! JohnConversation Community2013-06-04 16:00:005  
Yifat Cohen87,656*What if you could get foreign clients from across the globe and truly become the world leader in your industry?* *LET'S WALK YOU THROUGH SETTING YOUR BUSINESS INTERNATIONALLY.* Let's face it - the internet has flatten the world and doing business internationally is not a matter of _Why_ it's a matter of _When_. *JUST THE FACTS, NO BS.* @105022622304839021971 lived and worked in 3 countries. She has over 14 years of professional experience in international sales and marketing, as well as cross-cultural, educational and technical training. Katya works with international clients on daily basis. She has and is living in an expat circle, so she speaks from her *real life experience.* She is a mum, a university lecturer in organizational behavior, entrepreneur, coach, consultant, wife, and *she doesn't do BS* - she has no time for that and neither do you! *GOT QUESTIONS FOR KATYA? LEAVE THEM IN THE COMMENTS AND WE'LL GET THEM ANSWERED.*  Katya Barry is an International Business and Expat Coach who helps establish relationships with foreign clients, expand businesses overseas and create the most of international experiences. She is known as Global Attitude Architect and all her work is based on her own personal and professional global experiences. She is an expat mum to two TCKs and runs her business on an international scale from her current home base in Germany. *Test drive Katya's expertise in her free mini Foreignation session www.katyabarry.com/foreignation*Just getting clients? That’s overrated.2013-04-25 18:00:4526  
Mick Fealty14,152Here's first slot to be finessed John... Game planning for Friday's digitallunch2013-02-20 21:00:002  

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2016-08-24 07:01:23 (29 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

21C Roadmapping: By Design

"In a network, autopoietic shift unfolds out of people playing really well with each other, enacting ecosystemics, economy and eudaimonia."
@johnkellden        

Conversations That Mind And Matter
https://www.facebook.com/groups/conversationsthatmindandmatter/

Most reshares: 5

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2016-09-06 07:01:58 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Automatic for the People, episode 6: Intuition

"In a network, your intuition is a dynamic, mostly self-organising handshake protocol between conscious and subconscious."
@johnkellden

Intuition
"Recalling past experiences and matching them to the current situation."
-- +Monica Anderson    http://goo.gl/b41C2R

The Feedback Loop, Extended, Enactive
Three quotes from Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

enact, perceive, observe, orient, decide, act, re-enact

Enact and Perceive
“We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events.”

Perceive and Observe
“This is the essence of intuitive heuristics: when faced with a difficult question, we often answer an easier one instead, usuallywithout... more »

Most plusones: 12

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2016-09-05 18:22:45 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 1: Steam Pug

"In a network, we enactively perceive and generatively listen, using story-colored goggles and attention turned awareness, unfolding the next leg of our journeys along our evolutionary trajectories."
@johnkellden

1. Pug? Check.
2. Goggles? Check.
3. Steampunk Zeppelin Thingy with Wings? Check.
4. Lifting the Anchor from Ordinary Reality? Erh, check...

Our current wetware and our ordinary (bio)semiosis is adapting to an increasingly connected, networked virtuereal environment. Yes, including all social, all digital media. Including most books as well.

This adapting to the new and adopting new practices, comes with growth pains, as we go through a deep (un)learning process in five stages:

Contentment
- Goggles? Nah, I'm happy with email, snail-mail... more »

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2016-09-21 09:09:02 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Beauty, love, trust & quaternions, episode 12: Game Theory

"In a network, mutual misunderstanding is a near optimal departure point for learning mutuality."
@johnkellden

Beauty
Tit-for-tat, occasional generosity co-evolving with generativity - strategic pull: awe.

Love
Sometimes, we misunderstand people we love.

Trust
How is trust and game theory related?

Quaternions
What nested toroidal tracings, your quaternions?

Game theory and mutual misunderstanding: scientific dialogues in five acts

"...five acts and two interludes, which are all written as dialogues between three main characters and other supporting characters.
Each act discusses the epistemological, institutional and methodological foundations of game theory and economics, while using... more »

Beauty, love, trust & quaternions, episode 12: Game Theory

"In a network, mutual misunderstanding is a near optimal departure point for learning mutuality."
@johnkellden

Beauty
Tit-for-tat, occasional generosity co-evolving with generativity - strategic pull: awe.

Love
Sometimes, we misunderstand people we love.

Trust
How is trust and game theory related?

Quaternions
What nested toroidal tracings, your quaternions?

Game theory and mutual misunderstanding: scientific dialogues in five acts

"...five acts and two interludes, which are all written as dialogues between three main characters and other supporting characters.
Each act discusses the epistemological, institutional and methodological foundations of game theory and economics, while using various stories and examples.
A featured aspect of those discussions is that many forms of mutual misunderstanding are involved in social situations as well as in those fields themselves.
One Japanese traditional comic story called the Konnyaku Mondo is representative and gives hints of how our thought is constrained by incorrect beliefs.
Each dialogue critically examines extant theories and common misunderstanding in game theory and economics in order to..."
-- Mamoru Kaneko     https://goo.gl/MkgBvR

Image:  https://goo.gl/MkgBvR___

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2016-09-20 10:11:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Life in the Village, episode 379 : Fiedel School of Creative Arts

+Gina Fiedel :
- It began with dance and music classes on Saturdays and after school and expanded eventually to include a number of divisions: an eight week all day summer program, an officially accredited elementary/middle school (non-graded, highly experimental) nursery through eighth grade, a teacher training program through New York University and they also pioneered the Artists in The Schools program with the National Endowment of The Arts.
https://goo.gl/WzGrMD

Read more here:  https://goo.gl/WzGrMD

Image: Roslyn and Ivan Fiedel   https://goo.gl/WzGrMD

Life in the Village, episode 379 : Fiedel School of Creative Arts

+Gina Fiedel :
- It began with dance and music classes on Saturdays and after school and expanded eventually to include a number of divisions: an eight week all day summer program, an officially accredited elementary/middle school (non-graded, highly experimental) nursery through eighth grade, a teacher training program through New York University and they also pioneered the Artists in The Schools program with the National Endowment of The Arts.
https://goo.gl/WzGrMD

Read more here:  https://goo.gl/WzGrMD

Image: Roslyn and Ivan Fiedel   https://goo.gl/WzGrMD___

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2016-09-17 07:31:31 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

21C Storytelling: Digital Book Club

+Bryan Alexander :
I whipped up a page on our blog-based book club, and was surprised to see we're on our eighth title: https://bryanalexander.org/book-club/

21C Storytelling: Digital Book Club

+Bryan Alexander :
I whipped up a page on our blog-based book club, and was surprised to see we're on our eighth title: https://bryanalexander.org/book-club/___

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2016-09-15 15:40:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Good Afternoon All Robot Aficionados

Ghost Minitaur Robot Can Climb Fences, Negotiate Rough Terrain
http://www.gadgetify.com/ghost-minitaur/___Good Afternoon All Robot Aficionados

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2016-09-12 08:48:20 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Beauty, love, trust & quaternions, episode 11: Gymnopédie

"In a network, feet touching the surface of our becoming."
@johnkellden 

Beauty: The music, when listened forth.

Love: The conjuring a sense of longing reflection of times past.

Trust: The experience, the movement, when embraced.

Quaternions: The option we are all given in every waking present moment, in each and every shard of now, to transform, to become.

Gymnopédie
Naked feet

Gymnopédie, Eric Satie
https://goo.gl/vE8YAg

Negative Capability
The ability of the individual to perceive, think, and operate beyond any presupposition of a predetermined capacity of the human being.


“He tried to measure his day
by tallying the hours on his wrist.
I wiped it off and called him apriso... more »

Beauty, love, trust & quaternions, episode 11: Gymnopédie

"In a network, feet touching the surface of our becoming."
@johnkellden 

Beauty: The music, when listened forth.

Love: The conjuring a sense of longing reflection of times past.

Trust: The experience, the movement, when embraced.

Quaternions: The option we are all given in every waking present moment, in each and every shard of now, to transform, to become.

Gymnopédie
Naked feet

Gymnopédie, Eric Satie
https://goo.gl/vE8YAg

Negative Capability
The ability of the individual to perceive, think, and operate beyond any presupposition of a predetermined capacity of the human being.


“He tried to measure his day
by tallying the hours on his wrist.
I wiped it off and called him a prisoner.
He placed the hours on a scale
with hours from former days to compare.
I took a hammer and broke it all.
He bent down and picked up the
shards of minutes first
then swept the seconds.
I told him he’d missed a spot;
there were some sparkling specks left.
'What are they?' he asked.
'Those are moments,' I said.
'What are they made of?' he asked.
They are times, I thought, when you win a race
or win a heart.
They are times when you give birth
or lay something, someone to rest.
When you wake up in the morning
with a smile because anything is possible.
When someone compliments the thing
you hate most about yourself.
Times when you are embarrassed.
Times when you are hurtful.
Times when you relish in a hearty meal.
Times when you service others and
are content with a well-spent day.
'What are they made of?' he asked again.
'They are made up of times when we are fully present.'
I picked up one of the specks with the tip
of my finger.
'Do you remember this?' I asked.
'Of course,' he said, 'I was whistling in the kitchen
that morning.'
'Why?' I asked.
'Because of the knowledge
that I was loved.”
― Kamand Kojouri

Image: Lukas Budimaier    https://goo.gl/vE8YAg___

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2016-09-11 19:15:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Good Afternoon All Cerussite Aficionados

Light of the Desert is the largest faceted cerussite gem in the world.
896 cararts. The raw cerussite was discovered in Tsumeb in northern Namibia___Good Afternoon All Cerussite Aficionados

2016-09-11 14:01:27 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 8: Auguries of Intelligence

"In a network, our goggles are increasingly sporting a virtuereal tint."
@johnkellden

"To see a world in augmented grain,
And a Pokemon turn a new yonder,
Hold ingenuity in the palm, your refrain,
And virtuereality, a glimpse of sonder."
@johnkellden riffing on William Blake

Auguries of Innocence
https://goo.gl/WrEzNu

Sonder: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
http://goo.gl/i3EnR

https://www.facebook.com/FatherlyHQ/videos/1052594794793662/?hc_ref=SEARCH

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 8: Auguries of Intelligence

"In a network, our goggles are increasingly sporting a virtuereal tint."
@johnkellden

"To see a world in augmented grain,
And a Pokemon turn a new yonder,
Hold ingenuity in the palm, your refrain,
And virtuereality, a glimpse of sonder."
@johnkellden riffing on William Blake

Auguries of Innocence
https://goo.gl/WrEzNu

Sonder: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
http://goo.gl/i3EnR

https://www.facebook.com/FatherlyHQ/videos/1052594794793662/?hc_ref=SEARCH___

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2016-09-08 13:22:34 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 1: Serious Play

"In a network, your synthesis, selfhood, service is an ongoing enactment."
@johnkellden    https://goo.gl/tTDyI8

Enactment
https://goo.gl/eiwrNn

Stop-motion Animation
https://goo.gl/IGtW5q

Image:     https://goo.gl/jfmGWc

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 1: Serious Play

"In a network, your synthesis, selfhood, service is an ongoing enactment."
@johnkellden    https://goo.gl/tTDyI8

Enactment
https://goo.gl/eiwrNn

Stop-motion Animation
https://goo.gl/IGtW5q

Image:     https://goo.gl/jfmGWc___

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2016-09-08 13:10:09 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 2: Embrace Imperfect Worlds

"In a network, skill, literacy, flow and art."
@johnkellden     https://goo.gl/BS6rxl

"Poetry is the ultimate form of design of streamlining an idea in expression and emotion and getting it understood on a level that speaks to many."
-- Shad and Saul Williams    https://goo.gl/ciN6xp

"Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world."
-- Andrei Tarkovsky    https://goo.gl/ARZeoQ

Image: The Zone  https://goo.gl/958BVU

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 2: Embrace Imperfect Worlds

"In a network, skill, literacy, flow and art."
@johnkellden     https://goo.gl/BS6rxl

"Poetry is the ultimate form of design of streamlining an idea in expression and emotion and getting it understood on a level that speaks to many."
-- Shad and Saul Williams    https://goo.gl/ciN6xp

"Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world."
-- Andrei Tarkovsky    https://goo.gl/ARZeoQ

Image: The Zone  https://goo.gl/958BVU___

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2016-09-08 13:03:02 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 3: Learning Journeys

"In a network, reflect, develop."
@johnkellden   

Stardust
Narrator:
- A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really... "Do the stars gaze back?" Now that's a question.
http://goo.gl/DfTzfi

John:
- Eventually, we (humanity writ large and evolutionary) might be able to respond with plenitude - with a full and inclusive embrace of existence in which a pleroma of being and consciousness is experienced - 7bn human beings orchestrating one becoming - 7bn individuations aligning.

From Stardust to Middle Earth

But it is not this day. Today we worry! Today we fragment! Today we remain inside a slightly too small contentment, today were... more »

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 3: Learning Journeys

"In a network, reflect, develop."
@johnkellden   

Stardust
Narrator:
- A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really... "Do the stars gaze back?" Now that's a question.
http://goo.gl/DfTzfi

John:
- Eventually, we (humanity writ large and evolutionary) might be able to respond with plenitude - with a full and inclusive embrace of existence in which a pleroma of being and consciousness is experienced - 7bn human beings orchestrating one becoming - 7bn individuations aligning.

From Stardust to Middle Earth

But it is not this day. Today we worry! Today we fragment! Today we remain inside a slightly too small contentment, today we remain in ordinary denial, today we hesitate, turning our confusion into a search-do-not-find our own evolutionary renewal, our path. Today we fidget with our fave app.

Returning to ourselves and our tetherings and curations...

"While there’s undoubtedly a great need for social platforms that allow for intimacy, or vulnerability, or just plain-old authenticity, perhaps the most popular social-media apps always will be those that allow the greatest number of people to feel like they live the most interesting lives."
-- Kyle Vanhemert     http://goo.gl/Ly9i13

"In a network, there is one small yet significant part of our own unique individual lifestories that when shared turns you into not only a star, but an invaluable part of a movement."
@johnkellden      https://goo.gl/HPrMFb

Travelling back to home, for a stroll in the park

Image: Norrkoping, Sweden - Café Färgargården close by___

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2016-09-08 12:49:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 4: Confluence

"In a network, the true meaning, value and power of individual pieces of art, flows out of the metalogue, the meaning-moving-with between the artist and the societies in which she participates."
@johnkellden

"Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet."
-- Paul Klee

Conversations that Mind and Matter, seen through a Paul Klee lens
A confluence co-evolving with lines of inquiry. The eleven themes can thus be seen as drafts, as work in progress.

To everyone in the process of awakening to their own unique place, voice, contribution - drawing forth their own lines:

"In a network, all artists happily embraces certain rules, rules implicit in a natural order."
@johnkellden(riffing on Paul Klee)

How?
"The creation... more »

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 4: Confluence

"In a network, the true meaning, value and power of individual pieces of art, flows out of the metalogue, the meaning-moving-with between the artist and the societies in which she participates."
@johnkellden

"Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet."
-- Paul Klee

Conversations that Mind and Matter, seen through a Paul Klee lens
A confluence co-evolving with lines of inquiry. The eleven themes can thus be seen as drafts, as work in progress.

To everyone in the process of awakening to their own unique place, voice, contribution - drawing forth their own lines:

"In a network, all artists happily embraces certain rules, rules implicit in a natural order."
@johnkellden(riffing on Paul Klee)

How?
"The creation lives as genesis beneath the visible surface of the work. All intelligent people see this after the fact, but only the creative see it before the fact – in the future."
-- Paul Klee

What?
Confluence of lines(evolutionary vectors, lines of inquiry, unfolding storylines, semiosphere slingshots, lines drawn by hand on paper, drafts, drawings, lines), interweaving lines, planes, planes-of-structure, dimensions, topologies, equilibria, motions, movements, depths and time.

Why?
"In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better."
-- Paul Klee

Whereto?
"We made it? What happened? We happened."
@johnkellden   https://goo.gl/EC0l0t

The rest is annotations
3,900 Pages of Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931)
http://goo.gl/pmEBTH

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2016-09-08 12:40:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 5: Performance

"In a network, pride and performance."
@johnkellden

Generativity

1. Perceive
This will take you a while, let it sink in as deeply as you need, until something deep inside comes alive. Some people might need to watch this video [https://goo.gl/vkVfOq] a couple of hundred times. It will be time well spent, rediscovering being alive. Is your pinky toe moving yet? Ok then, you just need to perceive a bit more.

2. Observe
Joy. Nothing more, nothing less. Your ego will try to trick you here, going into near instant judgement mode. Apply mindfulness every time ego tries to pull any which stunt.

3. Orient
Yes, you've already noticed, this is a convivial OODA-loop. You are welcome. You are welcome to your reorientation. Return to previous steps, until... more »

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 5: Performance

"In a network, pride and performance."
@johnkellden

Generativity

1. Perceive
This will take you a while, let it sink in as deeply as you need, until something deep inside comes alive. Some people might need to watch this video [https://goo.gl/vkVfOq] a couple of hundred times. It will be time well spent, rediscovering being alive. Is your pinky toe moving yet? Ok then, you just need to perceive a bit more.

2. Observe
Joy. Nothing more, nothing less. Your ego will try to trick you here, going into near instant judgement mode. Apply mindfulness every time ego tries to pull any which stunt.

3. Orient
Yes, you've already noticed, this is a convivial OODA-loop. You are welcome. You are welcome to your reorientation. Return to previous steps, until you are dancing your own steps, until you are making your own moves.

4. Decide
This is mostly unlearning. Unlearning until you are moving to the tune of your own authentic flow.

5. Act
Yes, it will feel weird, being authentically you. Other people will try to keep you from being you. Act until you act naturally.

6. Enact
Enact a convivial space, as a realization of all of these steps.
Btw, I'm not gay. I just happen to be naturally gay. Your own being authentically you, being youer than you, is what brings the generativity. It will provide a permission slip to each and everyone you meet.

37. Yes Is More
Yes, it will feel weird. How weird? Depends on how deeply conditioned, how non-moving, how distanced from your own pride and performance, you started from. Small moves, Ellie. [https://goo.gl/sByWdZ] Small moves.

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2016-09-08 12:29:30 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 6: Initiate Dialogue

"In a network, viðáttan er greið, ferðamönnum og mér."
@johnkellden

A generative dialogue nested and co-evolving with a rediscovery of transactions and nature.

1. Initiate Dialogue (self/world) [7 mins]
Sigur Rós - Dauðalogn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWtx0AvGAlw

2. Now, you wait [10 years]
No, seriously, wait. Rainer Maria Rilke began writing the elegies in 1912 while a guest of Princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis at Duino Castle, near Trieste on the Adriatic Sea. Having begun, sensing there was more, the creative flow suddenly stopped.

Ten years later, with a sudden, renewed inspiration—writing in a frantic pace he described as a "boundless storm, a hurricane of the spirit" - he completed the collection in February 1922 whilestaying a... more »

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 6: Initiate Dialogue

"In a network, viðáttan er greið, ferðamönnum og mér."
@johnkellden

A generative dialogue nested and co-evolving with a rediscovery of transactions and nature.

1. Initiate Dialogue (self/world) [7 mins]
Sigur Rós - Dauðalogn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWtx0AvGAlw

2. Now, you wait [10 years]
No, seriously, wait. Rainer Maria Rilke began writing the elegies in 1912 while a guest of Princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis at Duino Castle, near Trieste on the Adriatic Sea. Having begun, sensing there was more, the creative flow suddenly stopped.

Ten years later, with a sudden, renewed inspiration—writing in a frantic pace he described as a "boundless storm, a hurricane of the spirit" - he completed the collection in February 1922 while staying at Château de Muzot in Veyras, in Switzerland's Rhone Valley.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duino_Elegies

Now, you wait. And wait some more, and wait further still. You wait until you've developed a near infinite patience, realigning yourself with time itself. Then you...

3. Initiate A Different Path [7 mins]
Sigur Ros - Glósóli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8iEJeh26E

4. Embrace Events [instantaneously and for as long as needed]
"The real you is the whole universe."
-- Alan Watts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMRrCYPxD0I

5. Become [sculpting spacetime]
This is you coming alive and coming into your own. Here, you will simply notice what needs to be noticed, and do whatever needs to be done.

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2016-09-08 12:20:45 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 7: Finishing Touches

"In a network, we are putting 7bn finishing touches on a work of art, perfect in its imperfection."
@johnkellden 

Zen of Small Tasks: The List
https://goo.gl/KUJpWh

Zen of Small Tasks: The Gardener
https://goo.gl/B1CsAL

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Zen of Small Tasks, episode 7: Finishing Touches

"In a network, we are putting 7bn finishing touches on a work of art, perfect in its imperfection."
@johnkellden 

Zen of Small Tasks: The List
https://goo.gl/KUJpWh

Zen of Small Tasks: The Gardener
https://goo.gl/B1CsAL

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2016-09-08 12:09:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 8: Hack

"In a network, you hack yourself convivial."
@johnkellden

Don't worry if you don't know what convivial is. Don't worry if you, when you've googled convivial, still remain unsure whether convivial is your thing. By engaging with other people and trying to get things done, you will be provided with seven years worth of preparation, followed by overnight success.

The seven year thing can be compressed. Here's how:
https://goo.gl/9uhRZb

How?
1. Six things
2. Do them in priority
3. Those that got away from you today, eg half of the first one and the other five, add them to tomorrows list
4. Rinse and repeat

That was you levelling up to designer level. The default, your baseline is not all that bad. It is your fave combo of denial, confusion and... more »

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 8: Hack

"In a network, you hack yourself convivial."
@johnkellden

Don't worry if you don't know what convivial is. Don't worry if you, when you've googled convivial, still remain unsure whether convivial is your thing. By engaging with other people and trying to get things done, you will be provided with seven years worth of preparation, followed by overnight success.

The seven year thing can be compressed. Here's how:
https://goo.gl/9uhRZb

How?
1. Six things
2. Do them in priority
3. Those that got away from you today, eg half of the first one and the other five, add them to tomorrows list
4. Rinse and repeat

That was you levelling up to designer level. The default, your baseline is not all that bad. It is your fave combo of denial, confusion and muddling through, here and there interspersed with a fragile, fleeting sense of contentment. No, seriously, good stuff.

If you are depressed, congrats! That's the universe gracing you with a brush of reality. If you but knew how absolutely precious that is. Well, the trick with depression, is to live to tell the tale, isn't it?

But seriously, go read anything you can get hold of, that helps you go deep enough, until you find the black pearl, the seed of depression, learn what it is, and then transform the seed, sprouting forth a slightly more real you. And then, you hack.

Never ever worry about the Zen part. Over time, you'll get excellent at hacking yourself.

Why? I'm glad you asked:
1. Go rediscover your old beating heart
2. Go find the others
3. Go do

Image: https://goo.gl/QjGNDz
The image shows a common baseline, you encountering events, as if out of the blue there is a big plunk, and you getting caught in the ripples, riding them out, sometimes in slow motion.___

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2016-09-08 11:58:11 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 9: I'm a doer

"In a network, scan, satisfice and scrumptious cake."
@johnkellden

Shu Ha Ri of Agency

Shu: doing (picture three people together)
- I'm a doer!
- Sorry to hear that. Would you like a hand?
- Anyone care for some cake?

There's obviously a time and a place for doing things and opportune moments to distill, decide and focus our skillful will:
- We've a great strategy, it's called doing things.

Ha: reasoning and doing
Now and then though, some continuity with past data, present reality and future abductive sensemaking is called for.
Aka thinking, reasoning.

Increasingly as we evolve, our reasoning, our thinking things through together with others, becomes more and more aligned with our own becoming, our own... more »

Zen of Small Tasks, episode 9: I'm a doer

"In a network, scan, satisfice and scrumptious cake."
@johnkellden

Shu Ha Ri of Agency

Shu: doing (picture three people together)
- I'm a doer!
- Sorry to hear that. Would you like a hand?
- Anyone care for some cake?

There's obviously a time and a place for doing things and opportune moments to distill, decide and focus our skillful will:
- We've a great strategy, it's called doing things.

Ha: reasoning and doing
Now and then though, some continuity with past data, present reality and future abductive sensemaking is called for.
Aka thinking, reasoning.

Increasingly as we evolve, our reasoning, our thinking things through together with others, becomes more and more aligned with our own becoming, our own understanding.

An understanding things, by choice, by design rather than default early conditioning, habits, beliefs, behavior.

Our doing things, designed to grow more effective.

Ri: experiencing, reasoning, doing
A simplicity beyond complexity. An increasing presence with our presencing, a simplexity of reasoned flow and aware doing.
An agency of phenomenology, a sophia including a happy descent into an embodied, spiritual here and now.

"In a network, 7bn evolutionary agents co-evolving with an unequally distributed phenomenology of agency."
@johnkellden

Phenomenology of Action
"A non-exhaustive list of proposed distinctions includes awareness of a goal, awareness of an intention to act, awareness of initiation of action, awareness of movements, sense of activity, sense of mental effort, sense of physical effort, sense of control, experience of authorship, experience of intentionality, experience of purposiveness, experience of freedom, and experience of mental causation.
Beyond this terminological profusion, it remains unclear how these various aspects of the phenomenology of action are related, to what extent they are dissociable, and whether some are more basic than others. It also remains unclear what their sources are and how exactly they relate to action specification and action control mechanisms.
The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual framework allowing for a more precise characterization of the many facets of the phenomenology of action, of their relations to one another, and of their possible sources. One key assumption guiding this attempt is that the processes through which the component elements of the phenomenology of action are generated and the processes involved in the specification and control of action are strongly interconnected."
-- Elisabeth Pacherie      http://goo.gl/9HrhBH

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2016-09-06 09:32:36 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Automatic for the People, episode 1: DAO

"In a network, generativity, path and virtue."
@johnkellden    

23
Sparse speech is natural
Thus strong wind does not last all morning
Sudden rain does not last all day.
http://goo.gl/Fha01O

DAO

+Daniel Estrada :
"The DAO is the first really interesting thing to happen in the blockchain community in a long time. If you haven't been paying attention recently (I haven't), consider this a ping on your radar. If you have no idea what I'm talking about or why you should care, I'll try my best to explain with this post. I'll start from near the beginning and go slowly. Please, ask questions."
https://goo.gl/g4UzuM

From where I sit, the DAO (ethereum, generativity, path & virtue) holds a lot of promise re moreaug... more »

Automatic for the People, episode 1: DAO

"In a network, generativity, path and virtue."
@johnkellden    

23
Sparse speech is natural
Thus strong wind does not last all morning
Sudden rain does not last all day.
http://goo.gl/Fha01O

DAO

+Daniel Estrada :
"The DAO is the first really interesting thing to happen in the blockchain community in a long time. If you haven't been paying attention recently (I haven't), consider this a ping on your radar. If you have no idea what I'm talking about or why you should care, I'll try my best to explain with this post. I'll start from near the beginning and go slowly. Please, ask questions."
https://goo.gl/g4UzuM

From where I sit, the DAO (ethereum, generativity, path & virtue) holds a lot of promise re more augmented ways of organizing and transacting.

The strategic outcome of the DAO, is a different patterning, and a more advanced (autopoietic shift) patterning capability.

Transactions, digital transactions, turning our digital spaces, increasingly real.

"In a network, patterning that turns spacetime into a quality virtuereal place."
@johnkellden 

Story
In a digital platform, the part of our story that benefits us and others by sharing, needs to be considered in terms of resonance, reflexivity, resilience and reach. Ie, if you choose wisely what you share, you will be able to augment four circles:

concern, influence, confluence and experience

Tasks
A structured approach, (digital here offers a multitude of options, anything from eg bullet journals to a whole ecosystem of apps) allows you to turn your tasks into an increasingly sophisticated body of knowledge.

One approach which has been quite thoroughly researched and fieldtested, is boundary objects.

“Boundary objects are objects which are both plastic enough to adapt to local needs and the constraints of the several parties employing them, yet robust enough to maintain a common identity across sites.”
-- Susan Leigh Star and James Griesemer  http://goo.gl/qGrrFt

Review
Once you have your digital story and a beginning structure through which to develop your tasks, you can then perform review. My own preferred approach, is qualitative and generative - augmented by pattern languages. Others prefer big data, yet others prefer outsourcing this part to consultants and/or seo/platform/marketing metrics and services. However we slice and dice our ongoing review, it eventually needs to provide feedback "back" to both Tasks and Story.

story, tasks, review

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2016-09-06 08:20:36 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Automatic for the People, episode 2: All Consuming Tasks

"In a network, enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones."
@johnkellden riffing on Seneca https://goo.gl/iX1SNx

Celestial Emporium of Convivial Tasks
1. Handling animals and accountants that belong to the emperor
2. Dealing with stuffy tasks, tasks that smells faintly of mothballs
3. Performing according to the instructions from the HR department
4. Tasks that whenever you approach them, tend to squirm and/or run away
5. Unicorns, mermaids and other tasks related to startups
6. Tasks with fantabulousness as the strategic outcome
7. Handling stray dogs, docs and other types of clients
8. Miscellany
9. Tasks which will tax your ability to remain sane
10. Things including exactly one gazillion additional details
11. Projects... more »

Automatic for the People, episode 2: All Consuming Tasks

"In a network, enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones."
@johnkellden riffing on Seneca https://goo.gl/iX1SNx

Celestial Emporium of Convivial Tasks
1. Handling animals and accountants that belong to the emperor
2. Dealing with stuffy tasks, tasks that smells faintly of mothballs
3. Performing according to the instructions from the HR department
4. Tasks that whenever you approach them, tend to squirm and/or run away
5. Unicorns, mermaids and other tasks related to startups
6. Tasks with fantabulousness as the strategic outcome
7. Handling stray dogs, docs and other types of clients
8. Miscellany
9. Tasks which will tax your ability to remain sane
10. Things including exactly one gazillion additional details
11. Projects outlined with a very broad brush
12. ...oh, yes, and there's this other thing...
13. Efforts that valiantly tries to pre-empt things going kaput

All conundrums, concerns and complaints re the list, can be addressed to

Quality Inspector General, Jorge Luis Borges
https://goo.gl/6PqhQ5

Image: All Consuming Tasks,
the histogram https://goo.gl/AiU2xx___

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2016-09-06 08:14:15 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Automatic for the People, episode 3: Self-organising Systems

"In a network, information augmenting decisionmaking and graph traversal."
@johnkellden

Design and Control of Self-organising Systems
"Many real-world problems are non-stationary and highly complex. That is, they are changing constantly and interacting, generating novel information that limits prediction. If the change is faster than our ability to optimize our solutions, then these will be obsolete.
As an alternative, we have designed adaptive systems, in many cases inspired in biology. One approach for designing adaptive systems has been proposed with the use of self-organization: instead of trying to optimize a problem, the aim is to design components of a system that by local interactions actively search for their best configuration.
When designed properly, self-organizing... more »

Automatic for the People, episode 3: Self-organising Systems

"In a network, information augmenting decisionmaking and graph traversal."
@johnkellden

Design and Control of Self-organising Systems
"Many real-world problems are non-stationary and highly complex. That is, they are changing constantly and interacting, generating novel information that limits prediction. If the change is faster than our ability to optimize our solutions, then these will be obsolete.
As an alternative, we have designed adaptive systems, in many cases inspired in biology. One approach for designing adaptive systems has been proposed with the use of self-organization: instead of trying to optimize a problem, the aim is to design components of a system that by local interactions actively search for their best configuration.
When designed properly, self-organizing systems can adapt to extremely dynamic and complex problems at the same scales at which changes occur. As our systems become more dynamic and complex, designing them using self-organization offers greater benefits compared with traditional approaches."
-- Carlos Gershenson        http://goo.gl/kgYKB4

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2016-09-06 07:59:16 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Automatic for the People, episode 4: Model Assistance

"In a network, intelligence, emotions, things, heuristics and algorithms, co-evolve."
@johnkellden

"The most likely (and in fact least scary) AI deployment is going to be a personal AI, a "Confidante", that runs on a smartphone. Each such AI would be "controlled" by its human user; or more likely, there would be a symbiotic relationship between any human and their personal AIs. Yes, corporations would use AIs by the millions but most likely for specific purposes."
-- +Monica Anderson    https://goo.gl/wv9bhQ

Intelligence Augmentation
"In a network, our analog and digital selves co-evolve."
@johnkellden

I believe we're only in the beginning of the Avatar Metalogues - where we little by little rediscover that our digitals... more »

Automatic for the People, episode 4: Model Assistance

"In a network, intelligence, emotions, things, heuristics and algorithms, co-evolve."
@johnkellden

"The most likely (and in fact least scary) AI deployment is going to be a personal AI, a "Confidante", that runs on a smartphone. Each such AI would be "controlled" by its human user; or more likely, there would be a symbiotic relationship between any human and their personal AIs. Yes, corporations would use AIs by the millions but most likely for specific purposes."
-- +Monica Anderson    https://goo.gl/wv9bhQ

Intelligence Augmentation
"In a network, our analog and digital selves co-evolve."
@johnkellden

I believe we're only in the beginning of the Avatar Metalogues - where we little by little rediscover that our digital selves are already engaged in dialogues - and we can learn how to join and participate.

With our ten bits per second processing speed [Tor Norretranders], we can't grok these processes - with one of the results a cornucopia of articles, bringing parts of this down to a level where we can at least begin to understand some of it.

However, if we switch to pattern recognition mode, we can already begin to see a convergence, between Intelligence Augmentation, Semantic Search, Sensemaking Entities, Autopoiesis, Artificial Intelligence, Model-free methods, Network-centric heuristics, and tons of other related fields.

Granted, our human analog pattern recognition is somewhat buggy, belief-biased (shortcuts in) inference ladders, filter failures, social media burnout, cognitive fallacies and much more - and here is where the algorithms bring a much welcome assistance:

a slightly more objective additional feedback loop.

Reasoning and Understanding
"In contrast, when adopting a “Holistic Stance” we solve the actual current instance of the problem directly, without using models. We solve it in its actual context without attempting to bring it into the laboratory or discarding any details. We don’t attempt to subdivide it into smaller problems. We don’t look for known models that might fit the problem. Instead, we attempt to match a large set of simple and self-assembling patterns (and patterns of patterns) against anything and everything in the problem including its current context. The final assembly of patterns that matches is our Understanding of the problem."
-- +Monica Anderson      https://goo.gl/Svz4NC

Resolving Things together with our Model Assistants

"You do not have a conversation to get work done; the conversation is the work."
-- David Whyte

"You do not work and play towards understanding to resolve the issue, the understanding is the resolving."
@johnkellden riffing on David Whyte

"In a network, modelling, augmentation and living dynamic balance emerge out of and co-evolve with - reasoning, understanding and betweenness."
@johnkellden

In order to achieve a new level of performance, levelling up in our game, we need to move ever so slightly beyond our static frameworks, our best practices, our ordinary paths, our habits, our reasoning.

I for one remain in careful dialogue with my algorithm overlords/assistants, by choice.

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2016-09-06 07:46:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Automatic for the People, episode 5: Machines of Loving Grace

"In a network, there is a place beyond yet including algorithms. Let's meet there."
@johnkellden

Yuval Noah Harari:
- Listen, Google, both John and Paul are courting me. I like both of them, but in a different way, and it’s so hard to make up my mind. Given everything you know, what do you advise me to do?
http://goo.gl/gCNyrf

"Time will tell me
Whisper soft and slow
Tell me where to go"
-- The Staves, Gone Tomorrow

Image: The Staves, Dead & Born & Grown  http://goo.gl/xRHGv

Automatic for the People, episode 5: Machines of Loving Grace

"In a network, there is a place beyond yet including algorithms. Let's meet there."
@johnkellden

Yuval Noah Harari:
- Listen, Google, both John and Paul are courting me. I like both of them, but in a different way, and it’s so hard to make up my mind. Given everything you know, what do you advise me to do?
http://goo.gl/gCNyrf

"Time will tell me
Whisper soft and slow
Tell me where to go"
-- The Staves, Gone Tomorrow

Image: The Staves, Dead & Born & Grown  http://goo.gl/xRHGv___

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2016-09-06 07:01:58 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Automatic for the People, episode 6: Intuition

"In a network, your intuition is a dynamic, mostly self-organising handshake protocol between conscious and subconscious."
@johnkellden

Intuition
"Recalling past experiences and matching them to the current situation."
-- +Monica Anderson    http://goo.gl/b41C2R

The Feedback Loop, Extended, Enactive
Three quotes from Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

enact, perceive, observe, orient, decide, act, re-enact

Enact and Perceive
“We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events.”

Perceive and Observe
“This is the essence of intuitive heuristics: when faced with a difficult question, we often answer an easier one instead, usuallywithout... more »

Automatic for the People, episode 6: Intuition

"In a network, your intuition is a dynamic, mostly self-organising handshake protocol between conscious and subconscious."
@johnkellden

Intuition
"Recalling past experiences and matching them to the current situation."
-- +Monica Anderson    http://goo.gl/b41C2R

The Feedback Loop, Extended, Enactive
Three quotes from Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

enact, perceive, observe, orient, decide, act, re-enact

Enact and Perceive
“We are prone to overestimate how much we understand about the world and to underestimate the role of chance in events.”

Perceive and Observe
“This is the essence of intuitive heuristics: when faced with a difficult question, we often answer an easier one instead, usually without noticing the substitution.”

Observe and Orient
“The confidence that individuals have in their beliefs depends mostly on the quality of the story they can tell about what they see, even if they see little.”

Orient and Decide
http://goo.gl/j7ZYQq

Building blocks

Data
"We build and maintain an open repository of web crawl data that can be accessed and analyzed by anyone."
http://commoncrawl.org/

Information
"A difference which makes a difference, and it is able to make a difference because the neural pathways along which it travels and is continually transformed are themselves provided with energy. The pathways are ready to be triggered. We may even say that the question is already implicit in them."
-- Gregory Bateson

The Shortcut, The 21C Challenge: Power
"But the myth of power is, of course, a very powerful myth, and probably most people in this world more or less believe in it. It is a myth, which, if everybody believes in it, becomes to that extent self-validating. But it is still epistemological lunacy and leads inevitably to various sorts of disaster."

"What is true is that the idea of power corrupts. Power corrupts most rapidly those who believe in it, and it is they who will want it most. Obviously, our democratic system tends to give power to those who hunger for it and gives every opportunity to those who don’t want power to avoid getting it. Not a very satisfactory arrangement if power corrupts those who believe in it and want it."

"Perhaps there is no such thing as unilateral power. After all, the man "in power" depends on receiving information all the time from outside. He responds to that information just as much as he "causes" things to happen...it is an interaction, and not a lineal situation."
-- Gregory Bateson    https://goo.gl/h8vYgY

Knowledge
"We are most of us governed by epistemologies that we know to be wrong."
-- Gregory Bateson

Dynamic Story/Narrative Re-alignment
How network dynamics co-evolve with platform (knowledge) flows and design synthesis, are three literacies still in their infancy.

An overemphasis on design synthesis risks doing away with depth.

An overemphasis on network dynamics risks amplifying competitive strategies and red queen scenarios.

An overemphasis on platform flows risks getting too dependent on (too) big data. (Warm Data to the rescue?)

Paths I'm exploring, semiosphere slingshots through the
Scylla, Carybdis & Caliban of

networks, platforms and design


include abductive sensemaking, participatory sensemaking, story/narrative (re)alignment, generativity (listening, review).
https://goo.gl/cdXuK

Knowledge
"Information that changes something or somebody - either by becoming grounds for action, or by making an individual (or an institution) capable of different or more effective action."
-- Peter Drucker

Social Learning
"In a network, we scale to thriving community by putting knowledge to convivial use, at the right time, in the right place."
@johnkellden

Applied Social Learning
"In a network, the best place to store knowledge is in other people."
@johnkellden

How to enact applied social learning

Ichigo Ichie

Constraints Catalyzing Intuition and Ingenuity
"One limitation of [the below] graphic is that the informal/formal circles are the same size. In workplace learning, we know from research that informal is ~ 95%"
-- Harold Jarche https://goo.gl/LMIBKw

Structure
TIMN: Tribe, Institution, Market, Network

Process
Conversations: complex responsive processes

Generative Review
Flow

Roadmapping
Chaos & Trust

Strategic Outcome
Ideas co-evolving with Connected Intelligence

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Experience & Virtuereality, episode 1: Steam Pug

"In a network, we enactively perceive and generatively listen, using story-colored goggles and attention turned awareness, unfolding the next leg of our journeys along our evolutionary trajectories."
@johnkellden

1. Pug? Check.
2. Goggles? Check.
3. Steampunk Zeppelin Thingy with Wings? Check.
4. Lifting the Anchor from Ordinary Reality? Erh, check...

Our current wetware and our ordinary (bio)semiosis is adapting to an increasingly connected, networked virtuereal environment. Yes, including all social, all digital media. Including most books as well.

This adapting to the new and adopting new practices, comes with growth pains, as we go through a deep (un)learning process in five stages:

Contentment
- Goggles? Nah, I'm happy with email, snail-mail... more »

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 1: Steam Pug

"In a network, we enactively perceive and generatively listen, using story-colored goggles and attention turned awareness, unfolding the next leg of our journeys along our evolutionary trajectories."
@johnkellden

1. Pug? Check.
2. Goggles? Check.
3. Steampunk Zeppelin Thingy with Wings? Check.
4. Lifting the Anchor from Ordinary Reality? Erh, check...

Our current wetware and our ordinary (bio)semiosis is adapting to an increasingly connected, networked virtuereal environment. Yes, including all social, all digital media. Including most books as well.

This adapting to the new and adopting new practices, comes with growth pains, as we go through a deep (un)learning process in five stages:

Contentment
- Goggles? Nah, I'm happy with email, snail-mail and my shades!

Denial
- Effing tech and 24/7 media and spam and fragmentation and young tech-savvy and... [insert pet peeve here]

Confusion
- ...errhm, ...what's this? ...help? ...anyone? [insert displacement behavior and coping strategies here]

Renewal
- Hey, these new goggles are way cool! :::putting them on, exploring a virtuereal realm::: Wow! What an experience! Feels like I'm right there!

Contentment
Reaching a new sensemaking plateau. Life making slightly more sense, from a slightly different, slightly better local optima in the Analog/Digital fitness landscape.

Dispatch from A Virtuereal Realm
Here's some music, a theme song to help transport you there:

"Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play? Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day The sun is up, the..."

::: switching to story-listening mode :::

+Ron Scroggin :
https://goo.gl/iSm5N4
...weather today on Sagarmatha - Cloudy, 60% chance Snow 15° High 9° Low
sunrise - 6:09am solar noon - 12:07pm sunset - 6:06pm
Camp 1, Sagarmatha

At 6,000 meters above sea level, Joachim Stroh was adjusting the radio receiver. Deep snow surrounded the orange tents at Camp 1. In the clear morning, medium winds were flapping tent fabric and occasionally whipping up sprays of snow. No sound came from the receiver. He adjusted it again. A distant, deep rumble sounded from the shifting ice below.

No sound from the receiver. Joachim hit the radio, then
Mad World started playing: https://goo.gl/WZe3P

"Ah"

he said, and drank some more coffee.

We need to get this experience out to the world, he thought.

The Virtuereality exploration team was here to test experientially the new highly immersive Sceenius platform.

"At this level of immersion, we're brought "here" more quickly said John Kellden. "This has enormous implications for almost all dimensions of human dynamics. The ample supply of enactive oxygen: attention, will, imagination, behavior and back to attention - is of the essence."

Joachim and John were standing, talking near a pile of gear on the snow, in front of the tents.

"This is the enactive, integral higher dimension to the content sharing of the current digital, social web" said John.

In an orange parka, returning from carrying equipment to his tent, Joe Raimondo came up and joined them. "The remarkable thing is that when I describe to people what we're doing, there seems to be this intuitive uptake" he said.

"Yes, the story is fascinating" said Joachim. "They probably sense your passion."

Ron Scroggin 's legs materialized, standing on the snow ten feet from Joe, Joachim and John.

"Hey, there's two legs coming through a portal! Who is that?" said John.

"That's Ron" said Joachim. "Normal quantum fluctuations."

"Gives a whole new immersive, enactive meaning to the phrase: 'almost there…'"

"I am in now" said Ron, his upper half appearing.

"Hi Ron!" said John, handing him a cup of coffee.

"Hi John!"

"Hi Ron. Welcome back!" said Joe.

"Hi Joe!"

"Have a look around this 360-degree immersive environment!" said Joe.

"Wow. It pans and zooms. We are really here."

A gust of wind, a flapping of tent fabric, a spray of snow off a nearby drift.

"Our services will be great for Virtuereality Explorers, to meet, talk, think and enact new capabilities and practices clear across an increasingly connected world" said John. "A space turned place, a Gameworld evolving, is a deep and very powerful analogy for new combinations of organizing and experience."

"A world evolving for and with the participants" said Joachim.

"As a key difference to gameworlds, our services are slightly more real" said John "- which is crucial when it comes to bringing insights 'back' to the real (business) world."

"Btw -- about to add speech recognition" said Joachim.

"Wow. then we are one step closer to a Virtuereality Realm" said John.
…roll up, roll up for the Virtuereality Tour, step right this way! http://sceenius.com/what-we-do/

:::  there and back again   :::

Your Experience, Your Story
When you've achieved your next leg of your journey, when you've reached a new sensemaking plateau, when you've succeeded in connecting dots, forming new insights, what do you do? You turn your experience and your insights into a story, and bring it back to the village.

"In a network: stories, tasks, reviews."

In a virtuereal environment, immersive behavior, attention turned situated, situating awareness and will turned enactive flow together catalyzes, forms, shapes and evolves virtuereality capability. Since it builds on immersive behavior, it is usually best learned, by experience.
What color story, your goggles? What stories are uniquely yours, adding value, ushering in a newfound flourishing?

Are you ready to climb aboard?

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Experience & Virtuereality, episode 2: Getting Lost And Found

"In a network, we enact environments that enact our virtuereal selves in return and in kind."
@johnkellden

"Reality is going out of style. Facts don’t have the power they used to have. Getting more serious about things just bores everybody. Imagine if, quite surprisingly and paradoxically, the path to fixing the world, turning it into the joyful abundant utopia it easily could be, isn’t at all to throw more facts at each other, or to face reality more seriously, to concentrate and work harder, and battle the enemies of progress. What if, instead, it is what at first looks like mindless diversions and escapism, that begin to provide enough dimensions for us to flow towards the future we want? When we go get lost in virtual reality, augmented reality, magical reality, hyperreality, in rolepla... more »

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 2: Getting Lost And Found

"In a network, we enact environments that enact our virtuereal selves in return and in kind."
@johnkellden

"Reality is going out of style. Facts don’t have the power they used to have. Getting more serious about things just bores everybody. Imagine if, quite surprisingly and paradoxically, the path to fixing the world, turning it into the joyful abundant utopia it easily could be, isn’t at all to throw more facts at each other, or to face reality more seriously, to concentrate and work harder, and battle the enemies of progress. What if, instead, it is what at first looks like mindless diversions and escapism, that begin to provide enough dimensions for us to flow towards the future we want? When we go get lost in virtual reality, augmented reality, magical reality, hyperreality, in role play, in games and fiction, in multi media, so well crafted that it is hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Plenty of new ways of fooling you and tracking you. But potentially many more ways for you to explore and dream and choose and create freely. Consensus reality might become an increasingly smaller and smaller obstacle in comparison. The real change might happen first in dreamtime, in the holodeck, and the material reality might just have to rush and catch up. That surely sounds farfetched right now. But the rules are changing rapidly."
+Flemming Funch            https://goo.gl/kIi2G5

One of the possible virtuereal climbs up and away and down and back again, a virtuereal Sagarmatha:
http://sceenius.com/

- engage (intentionality, agency)
- emerge (complex responsive processes, complex adaptive systems)
- experience (review, return)

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Experience & Virtuereality, episode 3: Trust. Movement

"In a network, all stuff has usefulness problems."
@johnkellden

This includes words.

Accept. Move on. Experience. Share.

Glossaries to the rescue, but which one's? Search? Find?
Understanding is a superset, small select parts which can sometimes be used to address mind and nature:

resourcefulness, resources and knowledge logistics.

In the 20C, all knowledge logistics required that we schlepped our physical beings around, inside prefab narratives.

In the 21C, this is changing. How we experience this, and how we share, co-evolves with our

connected intelligence.

Thus

"In a network, understanding is the stopping rule."
@johnkellden

We give good context
For good enough... more »

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 3: Trust. Movement

"In a network, all stuff has usefulness problems."
@johnkellden

This includes words.

Accept. Move on. Experience. Share.

Glossaries to the rescue, but which one's? Search? Find?
Understanding is a superset, small select parts which can sometimes be used to address mind and nature:

resourcefulness, resources and knowledge logistics.

In the 20C, all knowledge logistics required that we schlepped our physical beings around, inside prefab narratives.

In the 21C, this is changing. How we experience this, and how we share, co-evolves with our

connected intelligence.

Thus

"In a network, understanding is the stopping rule."
@johnkellden

We give good context
For good enough context, consider a matrix. In one dimension, the characteristics of your wicked problem as you see it. In the other dimension, a context of connectivity, mutuality and learning.

The idea here is to trace generative sequences through the matrix. Underlying the matrix, there's a pattern language. What you derive from the patterns, are always generative sequences.

Apply your own understanding.

Trust. Move.

Why?
Because a patterning that realigns.

How?
Method cards.

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Experience & Virtuereality, episode 4: Enactive Chat

"In a network, a chat by any other name would be as enactive."
@johnkellden

What’s Identity? It is not toil, yet feet happily descended and moving. Nor technology wielding arm, nor tracings of a too social sense of self inscribed on face, nor any other part contested between uniqueness and belonging.

To name, to another: What dialogue? In a network, that which we call a chat. By any other name would be as enactive. So 7bn secret friends would, were they not story bound, enacting that innate perfection, already awed.

Without that proprietary entitlement, dear fellow human, rekindle your naming;

And for our naming, wending I and Thou and Thee, coming alive, becoming ourcellves.
@johnkellden riffing on Shakespeare http://goo.gl/qnix67

There was 7bne... more »

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 4: Enactive Chat

"In a network, a chat by any other name would be as enactive."
@johnkellden

What’s Identity? It is not toil, yet feet happily descended and moving. Nor technology wielding arm, nor tracings of a too social sense of self inscribed on face, nor any other part contested between uniqueness and belonging.

To name, to another: What dialogue? In a network, that which we call a chat. By any other name would be as enactive. So 7bn secret friends would, were they not story bound, enacting that innate perfection, already awed.

Without that proprietary entitlement, dear fellow human, rekindle your naming;

And for our naming, wending I and Thou and Thee, coming alive, becoming ourcellves.
@johnkellden riffing on Shakespeare http://goo.gl/qnix67

There was 7bn evolutionary agents went forth...

"This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."
-- Walt Whitman

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Experience & Virtuereality, episode 5: Social Worlds

"In a network, reality invites you into its imagination."
@johnkellden

Social Field

John Kellden :
Ron, could "it" be the social field we've been exploring and experiencing?
https://goo.gl/rmg2XM

Ron Scroggin :
It is, and it is conducive to scenius, and it tends to be inexplicable. My understanding of it started with (and starts with) experience.

Although an experience (eg party) may not be explicable after the fact, some things may be drawn from it. I recall viewing a crowded gymnasium dance floor scene from a balcony high above.

Kaleidoscopic patterns flowed through the field of dancers, in response to the music (Minnie Riperton & Rotary Connection). It was an exalting experience, literally a living visualization of the... more »

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 5: Social Worlds

"In a network, reality invites you into its imagination."
@johnkellden

Social Field

John Kellden :
Ron, could "it" be the social field we've been exploring and experiencing?
https://goo.gl/rmg2XM

Ron Scroggin :
It is, and it is conducive to scenius, and it tends to be inexplicable. My understanding of it started with (and starts with) experience.

Although an experience (eg party) may not be explicable after the fact, some things may be drawn from it. I recall viewing a crowded gymnasium dance floor scene from a balcony high above.

Kaleidoscopic patterns flowed through the field of dancers, in response to the music (Minnie Riperton & Rotary Connection). It was an exalting experience, literally a living visualization of the social field that I always remember.

This was after our opening act band finished playing, where we had been down in and imbedded in the field.

That party could only be understood in its living experience. Some of its qualities can be communicated here and now, such as its exemplary quality of the social field, just described.

Flemming Funch :
It changes your relationship to reality.
https://goo.gl/lBDlPr

Social Worlds
http://goo.gl/BsYUjs

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Experience & Virtuereality, episode 6: Visual Immersion

"In a network, the best place to story knowledge is between people, between nodes, between two partially overlapping domains."
@johnkellden

Enactivity is our holding space
For the emergence and unfolding of a generative

and.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Ready for an enactive immersion, using text as the roped path?
Initiate imagination....

Ready?
With the advent of societies and culture and civilization
(three contested concepts, yet also without which all of us would possibly be worse off)
individual intelligence is necessary, yet not sufficient.
... more »

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 6: Visual Immersion

"In a network, the best place to story knowledge is between people, between nodes, between two partially overlapping domains."
@johnkellden

Enactivity is our holding space
For the emergence and unfolding of a generative

and.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Ready for an enactive immersion, using text as the roped path?
Initiate imagination....

Ready?
With the advent of societies and culture and civilization
(three contested concepts, yet also without which all of us would possibly be worse off)
individual intelligence is necessary, yet not sufficient.

With the recent adapt, exapt, adopt of digital networks - this is accelerating.

Curiously, most human beings still pretend as if, and exhibit behaviors, heuristics, umwelten, life trajectories, as if individual separate intelligence remain a viable option.

It almost always isn't.

This denial of networks, requires a great deal of effort - an investment of time and attention and situational awareness that could be spent much more meaningfully, in different ways.

A bit simplified - a co-evolving nested triple thread helix, is the natural state of our beingness and our becomingness:

Nodes
1. Semiosphere and Biosphere trajectories: synthesis, selfhood, service (synthesis: inhale, selfhood: here and now presence, service: exhale)

Edges
2. Metalogue: conversational intelligence, conversational presencing, situational leadership dialogue

Holons & Toroids
3. Spacetime: events including contrived contingencies, narratives, stories

Which means that an infinite game narrative, is in an ongoing process of dynamic narrative alignment with an even more integral narrative, one holon level up, and each of these lower level holons, are spiralling tracings on the larger holon.

By diagramming a different path, by taking a U-turn less climbed and more immersive, we turn our departure more immersive and our summit more enactive.

All possible diagramming tools: the 2x2's the integral frameworks, the U-turn diagrams, the cynefin quadrantish models and many other diagrams - are us (human sensemakers) trying to

perceive, reorient, pattern and enact.

Immersion is eventually, the intentional choosing of and embracing, the accepting of the illusionary nature of any which static demarcations of models, of model boundaries, of model definitions, of even the dichotomies between nodes, edges and holons themselves.

Our very identities as seemingly separate nodes, will then give way for a more fluid, flowing experience - of which enaction, immersion, sensemaking, expeditions, treks, tracings following along a diagram - are temporary, yet intensely meaningful subsets.

These fluid nodes and flowing edges will then increasingly grow in resonance, reflexivity, resilience, reach, resonance so as to become what they always were, beyond yet including any which modelling made sense at the time:

recursion.

Biosemiosis
Biosemiosis codes are co-extensive with recursion and flow
With eg a set of around seventy biosemiosis codes we can engage in pathfinding, engage in meta-modelling exercises,
a matrix of, a combination of:

recursion and flow
(notice how this is three words)

In short, it is a better language than english. English requires us to remain too attached to denial and confusion and only then, master its uses.

But wait - there's hope!

With an additional, different vantage point, we can still use english in good, meaningful ways, including building on useful words, like

scenius, serendipity, immersion, climb, summit, there and back again, base camp, sagarmatha, sagarmatha café,...

and even tweak some of them, eg from

scenius to sceenius

Smallest necessary changes making for optimal difference
These differences are possible to map onto a semiosphere, a gridweaving, a roadmapping.

Contextual Intelligence consists of seven parts
1. Models, including theories, frameworks, diagrams
2. Particpatory sensemaking, usually including using a combination of models
3. Context, default, definitional, design, imagined, operational, situational, behavioral
4. Forces and building blocks, eg episodes making up stories, stories making up narratives, narratives making up clearings in the forest in real and virtuereal ecosystems
5. Solutions
6. Problems
7. Wickedness, recursion & flow

The seventh set includes emergent properties, they emerge inbetween and around (sometimes at invisible and/or oblique angles) relative to the other six.

Wickedness and Patterning
All types of wicked problems can be solved in fairly simple ways, by rediscovering the relative lack of

recursion and flow,

between the constituent parts, eg between problems and models, between ecosystems and maps. Wickedness is the relative absence of recursion and flow.

Flow
Lack of flow is almost invariably the rigid, ritualistic attachment to separate identities as if static. This is erroneous. A causal fallacy, analogous with a whole set of cognitive fallacies and relational, emotional fallacies.

Recursion
Lack of recursion, is the limited and limited belief, that there is nothing outside of our significant small part of the world - our eigenwelt, our umwelt - as if looking at the beginning of a forest, noticing the first couple of rows of threes, understanding that there is a forest there, yet denying the existence of the other trees.

What do YOU think?

Now, simpler...
When the artist Rauschenberg presents a picture, he is well aware that the picture, as a piece of art, as a perceptual artifact, is a model, a slice of reality.
Yet, he also manages to both keep himself from offering THE definite interpretation, thus escaping his own attachment, AND he also makes every effort, to have the artifact include so much generativity, that all others (us, viewing) will feel as if we are experiencing something next to, something beside, an adjacent possible - as if we almost could hear Robert whisper in our enactive, immersive ear:

"Well, what do YOU think?"

Wunderlust
The weird and wonderful and wanderfull and wunderkammerful thing with us humans, whenever we go to see pictures on an exhibition, whenever we trace a meaningful trajectory - we almost invariably include a near default adjacent possible - right after we've eg watched and listened to Rauschenbergs metalogue:

we go have a cup of coffee.

Some daring enactivistas, even go for the ultimate summit - sharing a word or two with strangers turned friends, sharing a cinnamon bun.

Amply replenished, onwards...

Portal Traversal: Tannu Tuva
Feynman and Tannu Tuva. Why? Why not?

While here, a dash of Feynman:
Adding nodes, edges, holons & toroids to our understanding our own enacting:
- umwelten
- experiences
- narratives
- immersion
- intersubjectivity
- awe
- meaning
- paths
- wayfinding

and enacting
[insert your own fave desire nature transformation here]
and enacting

separate identity and enacting a slightly more enactive separate identity

Experiencing how all this adds to the value
To our joy of perception.
This can be expressed as a generative sequence:

and, add

Don't ever be fooled by the seeming simplicity of this two word sequence, it's just a happy quirk inherent in the english language.

It's me and all of us immersed in words, in text, in images, in stories, in narratives - performing biosemiosis magic, on and with and through the english language, to illustrate how english can be, at times, useful, even generative. If our minds can have a say.

If we'd like a few generative definitions:

Enaction
:::and, add:::

Enactivity
:::add, and:::

Notice what happens in your mind when you reflect, as simply,
as embodied as possible, on the two sequences...

Yes, I realize this can all be pretty bewildering. Life Is
If it feels to weird, return for a while to a slightly more storied, more languaging, climbing, transcendent virtuereal realm:

A climb as a generative sequence
biosemiosis code, enaction, biosemiosis code, enaction, biosemiosis code, enaction, biosemiosis code

Or, the more common:
code, execution of code, code...

And, one of the many possible instantiations (experienced, enacted climbs)
- epistemization (provisional ontologies)
- enaction
- language
- enaction
- immersion
- enaction
- episodes
- enaction
- enkinaesthesia
- enaction
- exhibition (pausing for a sensing/presencing moment, taking it all in)
- enaction
- fold (inner folding of beauty, external, virtuereal unfolding of storyline)
- enaction
- epistemization (knowledging, (growth of) understanding)

Don't switch off just yet, allow your mind to find its own natural immersive, experiential, conscious/subconscious comms protocol.

:::just a few more steps:::

Dynamic Narrative Alignment
What remains to be done, among us Enactivists, among us Learning Journey Instigators, as well as proceeding from us, extending to all other participants, partners, climbers, clients and customers, is to hold space for (re)alignment of rhythm, as hinted at with the above sequence.

We drummed the road more enactive - and that made all the difference.
We need the near inaudible drumming of a slightly different, a slightly better, a slightly more inspiring beat, a different drum, a different rhythm.

Rhythm Is An Enactment
This is one of the reasons I'm keen developing further, out of eg the three first tunes - how they might be resonant with eg +Ron Scroggin 's first ambient grid-sound-story-scapes.

21C Mixtapes
Yes, tangible outcomes.

Shooting a movie

...and...action!...

Instigating scenius

...and...enaction!...

Another Portal, A Sentient Planet
Solaris? Yes, Solaris...
Tarkovsky is a brilliant outlier and exception. There's enactivity in almost every frame he offers, weaving around and between the action. cf the sequence I just outlined...

Yet Another Portal

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Engagement & Return, episode 1: Baraka

"In a network, upon their intentional leaving the safety of society: tradition, boundaries, culture & practice - knowledge nomads enter a liminal zone of seeming indistinction and suffer through a period of deep confusion. In this state, they enact a generative space, a sacred path and go through a transition, a learning journey from which they anneal their unique becoming and bring stories, gifts rekindling their societies. In return, the nomads becoming once again embraced, twice and thrice born, acknowledged as valued members of their communities."
@johnkellden                  https://goo.gl/BS6rxl

And on the days that followed
We listened forth our words
We strained to understand them
We chased our thoughts like birds
https://youtu.be/5wybYRYOWS0

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Engagement & Return, episode 1: Baraka

"In a network, upon their intentional leaving the safety of society: tradition, boundaries, culture & practice - knowledge nomads enter a liminal zone of seeming indistinction and suffer through a period of deep confusion. In this state, they enact a generative space, a sacred path and go through a transition, a learning journey from which they anneal their unique becoming and bring stories, gifts rekindling their societies. In return, the nomads becoming once again embraced, twice and thrice born, acknowledged as valued members of their communities."
@johnkellden                  https://goo.gl/BS6rxl

And on the days that followed
We listened forth our words
We strained to understand them
We chased our thoughts like birds
https://youtu.be/5wybYRYOWS0

"In a network, out of the blue, you will become a holy human - and at the beach, at sunrise - all the angels sing."
@johnkellden

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Engagement & Return, episode 2: Spending Time

"In a network, some thinks take time."
@johnkellden

"Distracted? Let's Demand a New Kind of Design: Tristan Harris.
Starts a little slow, but covers important topics wrt attention management and so good experience design."
-- +Adam Scislowicz 

"What does it mean to spend our time really well?"
-- Tristan Harris https://youtu.be/3OhMJh8IKbE

Here's part of my ongoing proactive, presencing response to the question, part of my field-notes:

The Conversation Community is not a traditional online community, not a typical Google+ or FB Community. It has always been an ongoing Community Intelligence Interactive Cartography - a 21C Roadmapping.

"In a network, any sufficiently advanced content is indistinguishable from interactive,... more »

Engagement & Return, episode 2: Spending Time

"In a network, some thinks take time."
@johnkellden

"Distracted? Let's Demand a New Kind of Design: Tristan Harris.
Starts a little slow, but covers important topics wrt attention management and so good experience design."
-- +Adam Scislowicz 

"What does it mean to spend our time really well?"
-- Tristan Harris https://youtu.be/3OhMJh8IKbE

Here's part of my ongoing proactive, presencing response to the question, part of my field-notes:

The Conversation Community is not a traditional online community, not a typical Google+ or FB Community. It has always been an ongoing Community Intelligence Interactive Cartography - a 21C Roadmapping.

"In a network, any sufficiently advanced content is indistinguishable from interactive, participatory sensemaking."
@johnkellden

We made it? What happened? We happened
It's just that we've yet to cocreate a simple enough 21C Folksonomy, which means that there isn't a legend for the 21C Roadmap yet.

The intention, the space and the beginning of perceiving time differently is already there though. All the themed topics, including topics with 21C in their titles, can be seen as a wireframe of an

Interactive, Participatory Sensemaking
How to traverse the map, as well as how to ongoingly realign between map and territory, that part we've already got:

add considered, considerate comments on other people's posts

This is the one and only rule in the Conversation Community. All other rules can be derived from the generativity implied in our intention when posting and commenting and our holding space enabling our engaging with others.

scenius = social field x generativity x rhythm

Scenius applied: Audience turned cocreators of value
Scenius is here defined as both the performing vector of collective intelligence, as well as the constellation of group genius, in service to an audience.

Each week, the community intelligence is hard at work through the social field nurtured by the posts we share and the comments we gift.

This was also very noticeable in the Google+ community when I selected and curated member posts into the

Monday Magazine, renamed as the 21C Transition Magazine
https://goo.gl/fT1RJM

21C Multipass
Each weekly magazine, each curation, in G+, in FB, in Medium..., can be seen as a collective intelligence and community intelligence access card. A Scenius Library card, if you will.

Why are we participating in people-centric networks?

...story, tasks, review...

Why do we need a multipass? Why are we searching, sharing, curating, engaging in networks? I believe one of the reasons is, we're developing a network-centric language, including a 21C glossary.

21C Glossary
Once we have a glossary, a folksonomy, and a sufficiently shared and shareable understanding, we will be able to
- save time (efficiency co-evolving with efficacy)
- make time (generativity)
- sculpt spacetime (VR, AR, Virtuereality, Chronotopes, Rhizomes)
- cocreate convivial, effective, constructive, productive boundary objects

Saving the world wild web one catgif at a time
We will also begin to coordinate our efforts, turning the networks into valuewebs, predicated on knowledge flows, above and beyond, yet also including, data aggregation and content marketing.

21C Renga: A Generative Sequence of Adjacent Possibles
The Conversation Community started in Nov 2012 with a small group of people in Google+. In Feb 2015, it had grown to more than a thousand members and spawned an adjacent possible, a Conversation Community in Facebook.

These two places are waystations, towards us happening an ecosystem of distributed platforms.

For all those who have shared a word or three, now and zen added a considered, considerated comment, furthering ourcellves along our evolutionary trajectories:

:::gratitude:::

All of this, happens in

Space

"Digital, the human-to-human frontier. These are the conversations of the Conversation Community. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new words, to seek out new life, new metalogue and transitions to new thriving civilizations, to boldly wayfind where no individual human ken has gone before."

and

Time

“If we develop our collective imagination as if it is our core 21C Literacy, we will make it. Otherwise we will not.”
@johnkellden

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Engagement & Return, episode 3: Work

"In a network, the value of work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that resolves your own creative tension between uniqueness and belonging."
@johnkellden

The value of play and the value of work is exactly the same. Work is a subset of play.

Uniqueness
Your own generative story, tasks and review. You anneal your own unique story out of your daimon, you perform any which tasks that are related to the sharing your story with the world, and you review, until eudaimonia.

Then you rest for a short while in local optima along your evolutionary trajectory, in full integral contentment, knowing you have made an optimal lasting difference for others and the world.

Belonging
TIMN: Tribe, Institution, Market, Network.
TIMN, extended, a... more »

Engagement & Return, episode 3: Work

"In a network, the value of work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that resolves your own creative tension between uniqueness and belonging."
@johnkellden

The value of play and the value of work is exactly the same. Work is a subset of play.

Uniqueness
Your own generative story, tasks and review. You anneal your own unique story out of your daimon, you perform any which tasks that are related to the sharing your story with the world, and you review, until eudaimonia.

Then you rest for a short while in local optima along your evolutionary trajectory, in full integral contentment, knowing you have made an optimal lasting difference for others and the world.

Belonging
TIMN: Tribe, Institution, Market, Network.
TIMN, extended, a context of:
- agency
- becoming
- inquiry
- metalogue
- communication(language)
- mutuality
- connectivity
- governance
- autopoiesis
- meaning
- learning

These eleven properties, characteristics outline signal/noise, signal processing qualities in our chosen, cocreated social technologies, the shared, shareable parts of our evolution:

Tribes co-evolve with the nature and quality of our metalogue
(debate, discussion, conversation, dialogue, scenius)

Institutions co-evolve with the nature and quality of our governance.

Markets co-evolve with the nature and quality of our inquiry.

Networks co-evolve with the nature and quality of our connectivity.

Fundamentalism, populism, narcissism, solipsism, reactionary coping strategies of any kind, are signs of an inability and/or unwillingness to acknowledge one or several of the above eleven characteristics.

Societal illnesses still looking for a good trigger, out of which unfolding wholeness.

The narrative, the story writ large, the strategic outcome of any work that is sufficiently aligned with this, is

coordination of effort

All wicked problems are results of premature solutionism, the desire to forcefit 7bn unique human beings, into a rigid signal processing framework, a code.

Algorithms, particularly when we learn to understand, use and apply model-free methods, will help shape different, better, more inclusive solution-spaces.

The pull, the attractor, the center to look out for in any play, in any work, in any task, is the

quality without a name.

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Engagement & Return, episode 4: Intelligence

"In a network, the real collective intelligence cannot be named."
@johnkellden

However, it is perfectly possible to enact a space, in which it is more likely collective intelligence will happen. Some thinks take time.

"In a network, collective intelligence unfolds out of the implicate order through each one of our smallest necessary steps."
@johnkellden

Scenius & Collective Intelligence
https://goo.gl/p0pszF

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Engagement & Return, episode 4: Intelligence

"In a network, the real collective intelligence cannot be named."
@johnkellden

However, it is perfectly possible to enact a space, in which it is more likely collective intelligence will happen. Some thinks take time.

"In a network, collective intelligence unfolds out of the implicate order through each one of our smallest necessary steps."
@johnkellden

Scenius & Collective Intelligence
https://goo.gl/p0pszF

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Engagement & Return, episode 5: Story & Audience

"In a network - review, story, tasks, autopoietic shift."
@johnkellden

"The tricky bit is getting the underlying network and feedback loops right — a project he [Evan Williams] admits is still a work in progress. Not everyone wants to be a publisher, or a public figure on Twitter. But just about everyone has a story to tell, and when they do, they want it to find just the right audience."
-- John Battelle      https://goo.gl/N1B45n

How network dynamics co-evolve with platform (knowledge) flows and design synthesis, are three literacies still in their infancy.

An overemphasis on design synthesis risks doing away with depth.

An overemphasis on network dynamics risks amplifying competitive strategies and red queen scenarios.

An overemphasis onplatfo... more »

Engagement & Return, episode 5: Story & Audience

"In a network - review, story, tasks, autopoietic shift."
@johnkellden

"The tricky bit is getting the underlying network and feedback loops right — a project he [Evan Williams] admits is still a work in progress. Not everyone wants to be a publisher, or a public figure on Twitter. But just about everyone has a story to tell, and when they do, they want it to find just the right audience."
-- John Battelle      https://goo.gl/N1B45n

How network dynamics co-evolve with platform (knowledge) flows and design synthesis, are three literacies still in their infancy.

An overemphasis on design synthesis risks doing away with depth.

An overemphasis on network dynamics risks amplifying competitive strategies and red queen scenarios.

An overemphasis on platform flows risks getting too dependent on (too) big data.

Paths I'm exploring, semiosphere slingshots through the

Scylla, Carybdis & Caliban of networks, platforms and design

include abductive sensemaking, participatory sensemaking, story/narrative (re)alignment, generativity (listening, review).

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Engagement & Return, episode 6: Learning Lounge

"In a network: war, signals, journeys, boundaries & boundary objects."
@johnkellden

+John Kellden :
FB as a learning lounge. This whole post and thread [Mark Frazier, Next College] is brilliant.
It might be possible to weave together a CLE, Community Learning Ecosystem, with PLN's, Personal Learning Networks - where the Community would provide ledger and take care of trust, reputation, micro-transactions.
Most if not all of this can be handled by algorithms. One of the remaining obstacles remains our old narratives, which comes with as of yet not fully updated relationships with (eg model-free methods and deep) learning algorithms.
Our machines of loving grace are still regarded with some confusion and reservation.
[note to self, expand on Reading to Learn in a future post]... more »

Engagement & Return, episode 6: Learning Lounge

"In a network: war, signals, journeys, boundaries & boundary objects."
@johnkellden

+John Kellden :
FB as a learning lounge. This whole post and thread [Mark Frazier, Next College] is brilliant.
It might be possible to weave together a CLE, Community Learning Ecosystem, with PLN's, Personal Learning Networks - where the Community would provide ledger and take care of trust, reputation, micro-transactions.
Most if not all of this can be handled by algorithms. One of the remaining obstacles remains our old narratives, which comes with as of yet not fully updated relationships with (eg model-free methods and deep) learning algorithms.
Our machines of loving grace are still regarded with some confusion and reservation.
[note to self, expand on Reading to Learn in a future post]

+Mark Frazier :
+ + + + on the lines of Simple Federated Wikis, John?

+John Kellden :
Yes. And a small set of boundary objects, facilitating eg onboarding, translations between domains...

+Mark Frazier :
The boundary objects could include "asks" and "offers" originating from each individual's Personal Learning Network.
Then a trustnet of federated PLNs could itself present as a bounded community, with Asks and Offers visible on its surface.

+John Kellden :
Yes, that's a very neat and eventually, hopefully, both efficient and effective way of doing it.
Possibly second or third best options (as per algorithms) would be included/offered, so as to hold a more inclusive space for human idiosyncrasies.
It would also be good to allow for small, ongoing meta-adjustments, which would include a growing understanding of all the man/machine-metalogue, that remains mostly untapped.
I can give a concrete example. In the Conversation Community, there's just one rule:

Add considered, considerate comments on other peoples posts.

This is very challenging in its simplicity, since our natural desire is to learn, including gaming our learning ecosystem/network, and, check if we can establish our own desire lines, and in so doing, ignoring any which rule that would risk cramp our style.
In short, we are optimally motivated, if we can get our story(uniqueness) to be maximally acknowledged and valued in the context of the existing narrative(belonging).
Even shorter, we'd love if a platform would just work for us, augmenting and amplifying what value we could give and receive.

+Mark Frazier :
Perhaps an answer for any federated group facing disagreements among members (over which Asks and Offers to make publicly visible on the boundary of the CLE) is to support soft forks.
A subgroup or individual with a different view would map its "alignment beyond agreement" (h/t Yasuhiko) with the deep values of the federated Community Learning Environment, before posting its Ask/Offer on the surface of the group. The exernally visible offer might be color-coded to show outsiders that the Ask/Offer was not fully endorsed by others in the CLE.
Within the CLE, the branching subgroup could also place prediction wagers with other, skeptical members about the external response to new kinds of Asks and Offers.
In this way, the whole community could learn and benefit from richer learning journeys.

+John Kellden :
That might require a deeper social digital presence than now, but I don't see why this wouldn't be possible, if the xLN platform design and use itselfs becomes a trusted (enough) space.
I mean, FB is really bad, and we're right here and now, making it almost work.

(most of this of course applies to all other proprietary platforms)
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Boundary object
In sociology, a boundary object is information, such as specimens, field notes, and maps, used in different ways by different communities. Boundary objects are plastic, interpreted differently across communities but with enough immutable content to maintain integrity.
[wikipedia]

Signals and Boundaries: Building Blocks for Complex Adaptive Systems
-- John H. Holland

Overview
Complex adaptive systems (cas), including ecosystems, governments, biological cells, and markets, are characterized by intricate hierarchical arrangements of boundaries and signals. In ecosystems, for example, niches act as semi-permeable boundaries, and smells and visual patterns serve as signals; governments have departmental hierarchies with memoranda acting as signals; and so it is with other cas.
Despite a wealth of data and descriptions concerning different cas, there remain many unanswered questions about "steering" these systems.
In Signals and Boundaries, John Holland argues that understanding the origin of the intricate signal/border hierarchies of these systems is the key to answering such questions.
He develops an overarching framework for comparing and steering cas through the mechanisms that generate their signal/boundary hierarchies.
Holland lays out a path for developing the framework that emphasizes agents, niches, theory, and mathematical models.
He discusses, among other topics, theory construction; signal-processing agents; networks as representations of signal/boundary interaction; adaptation; recombination and reproduction; the use of tagged urn models (adapted from elementary probability theory) to represent boundary hierarchies; finitely generated systems as a way to tie the models examined into a single framework; the framework itself, illustrated by a simple finitely generated version of the development of a multi-celled organism; and Markov processes.
[mitpress.mit.edu]

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Engagement & Return, episode 7: Kintsukuroi

"In a network, a generative space is one which improves with kintsukuroi."
@johnkellden

A bit of a stretch, possibly beyond breaking point, this one.
A generative space - a context of
- feasibility: connectivity
- capability: nature
- desirability: mutuality
- viability: learning

The quinta essentia, the outcome of a generative space: knowledge.

Knowledge
"Information that changes something or somebody - either by becoming grounds for action, or by making an individual (or an institution) capable of different or more effective action."
-- Peter Drucker

There's tons of other definitions of knowledge of course, each and everyone that might benefit from some generative tlc, some kintsukuroi.

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Engagement & Return, episode 7: Kintsukuroi

"In a network, a generative space is one which improves with kintsukuroi."
@johnkellden

A bit of a stretch, possibly beyond breaking point, this one.
A generative space - a context of
- feasibility: connectivity
- capability: nature
- desirability: mutuality
- viability: learning

The quinta essentia, the outcome of a generative space: knowledge.

Knowledge
"Information that changes something or somebody - either by becoming grounds for action, or by making an individual (or an institution) capable of different or more effective action."
-- Peter Drucker

There's tons of other definitions of knowledge of course, each and everyone that might benefit from some generative tlc, some kintsukuroi.

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Experience & Virtuereality, episode 7: Sagarmatha Café

"In a network, we enact a spacetime continuum in which we perceive the world according to how we are observing, orienting, deciding and acting along our own unfolding storyline."
@johnkellden     https://goo.gl/y1pjLC

Now and then, we go have a well-deserved break at the Sagarmatha Café, or at the nearby hot springs, where we soak, share stories and grow in empathy and enactivity. Then, we break camp and continue on our journeys.

Image: Mammoth Lakes, Robson Morgan, Unsplash
https://goo.gl/y1pjLC

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 7: Sagarmatha Café

"In a network, we enact a spacetime continuum in which we perceive the world according to how we are observing, orienting, deciding and acting along our own unfolding storyline."
@johnkellden     https://goo.gl/y1pjLC

Now and then, we go have a well-deserved break at the Sagarmatha Café, or at the nearby hot springs, where we soak, share stories and grow in empathy and enactivity. Then, we break camp and continue on our journeys.

Image: Mammoth Lakes, Robson Morgan, Unsplash
https://goo.gl/y1pjLC___

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We made it? What happened? We happened

"In a network, autopoietic shift."
@johnkellden    

"Individualism wont increase our ability to perceive interdependency. The change we seek is in the tissue not the cells of our society. Symmathesy (contextual mutual learning) might be a useful alternative to obsolete ideas of leadership. At this point in history we have no more use for individualism or celebrity. We learn together or we don't. No more tall poppies - look around, leadership is how we got here - and now our species is in question."
-- +nora bateson     http://goo.gl/m189kl

"Building on Gregory Bateson’s famous book Towards an Ecology of Mind and her own film on the subject, Nora Bateson here updates our thinking on systems and ecosystems, applying her own insights and those of her team at IBI to education,organisat... more »

We made it? What happened? We happened

"In a network, autopoietic shift."
@johnkellden    

"Individualism wont increase our ability to perceive interdependency. The change we seek is in the tissue not the cells of our society. Symmathesy (contextual mutual learning) might be a useful alternative to obsolete ideas of leadership. At this point in history we have no more use for individualism or celebrity. We learn together or we don't. No more tall poppies - look around, leadership is how we got here - and now our species is in question."
-- +nora bateson     http://goo.gl/m189kl

"Building on Gregory Bateson’s famous book Towards an Ecology of Mind and her own film on the subject, Nora Bateson here updates our thinking on systems and ecosystems, applying her own insights and those of her team at IBI to education, organisations, complexity, academia, and the way that society organizes itself. 

She also introduces two terms:
• ‘symmathesy’ to describe the contextual mutual learning through interaction that takes place in living entities at larger or smaller scales
• ‘transcontextuality’ to describe the multiple, interlayered spatial, social, temporal, cultural, ecological, economic contexts in which symmathesy takes place.

While she retains her father’s rigorous attention to definition, observation and academic precision, she also moves well beyond that frame of reference to incorporate more embodied ways of knowing and understanding. These are reflected in her essays and poems on food, Christmas, love, honesty, environmentalism and leadership.

The book offers important advice and new thinking on issues like immigration, systems thinking, new economic and financial models, future thinking and strategic planning, sustainability and governmental ethics, agency in organizational leadership, the education system and organizational governance."
http://goo.gl/m189kl

Autopoietic shift

Signals and Boundaries
[mit.edu]

"Ecosystems, governments, biological cells, markets, and complex adaptive systems in general are characterized by intricate hierarchal arrangements of boundaries and signals. Ecosystems, for example, have highly diverse niches, with smells and visual patterns as signals. Governments have departmental hierarchies, with memoranda as signals. Biological cells have a wealth of membranes, with proteins as signals. Markets have traders and specialists who use buy and sell orders as signals. And so it is with other complex adaptive systems.

Despite a wealth of data and descriptions concerning different complex adaptive systems, we still know little about how to steer these systems. It is the stance of this book that widely applicable answers to questions about steering complex adaptive systems can be attained only by studying the origin and the coevolution of signal/boundary hierarchies, much as the intricacies of ecosystems can be understood only by studying the origin and the coevolution of species.

Though the book makes substantial use of data and examples, its objective is not to produce models that make specific predictions from data. Instead, its objective is to examine mechanisms that underpin the development of hierarchies of signals and boundaries in complex adaptive systems. The critical role of mechanisms is nicely illustrated by Jacob Bjerknes’  discovery of fronts as a weather-generating mechanism.

Before Bjerknes, weather was predicted by statistical trend analysis based on snapshots of current conditions. (For example, the prediction “tomorrow’s weather will be like today ’s” is right about 60 percent of the time.) Bjerknes ’discovery suggested where to look for new relevant data, and how to make predictions conditional on those data.

Similarly, the objective here is to find mechanisms that suggest where to look for new data that explain the development of signal/boundary hierarchies. The book’s ultimate goal is to tie these mechanisms into a single overarching framework that suggests ways to steer complex adaptive systems by modifying signal/boundary hierarchies."
[mit.edu]___

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Sagarmatha Café, episode 85: School Bus

"Step inside the world's first virtual reality school bus and its field trip to Mars."

Sagarmatha Café, episode 85: School Bus

"Step inside the world's first virtual reality school bus and its field trip to Mars."___

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Life in the Village, episode 378: Myanmarkini

L’ordonnance du Conseil d’Etat précise que « l’arrêté litigieux a ainsi porté une atteinte grave et manifestement illégale aux libertés fondamentales que sont la liberté d’aller et venir, la liberté de conscience et la liberté personnelle. »


Il aura fallu attendre / atteindre le conseil d'État, avant que la raison se fasse enfin entendre?

Pour défendre nos valeurs, contre ceux qui détournent le mot "valeurs" pour simplement dissimuler leur racisme…

Pour rejeter la logique stupide qui consiste à empêcher les victimes du racisme/sexisme de sortir, au nom de les protéger contre le racisme/sexisme —une logique à l'envers qui justifie aussi d'enfermer les femmes pour les protéger des prédateurs, de blâmer les victimes de violence par leur tenues trop courtes, etc. Il faut condamner le raciste/sexiste/agresseur, pour trouble à l'ordre social, pas sa victime!


Et notre premier ministre (tout comme notre président précédent, candidat à la prochaine présidentielle???), supposé de gauche, trouvait que l'arrêté était acceptable?
Après l'état d'urgence qui a plus servi à arrêter les militants écologiques lors de la COP21 que les terroristes, il ne nous en ratera pas une seule, celui-là!
Tout comme le pire président que la Ve République ait connu, bien sûr (et qui pense quand même avoir des chances d'être réélu???).

Pour combattre le terrorisme, focalisons-nous sur la police des mœurs et du vestimentaire? Suivons l'exemple de l'Iran? Le ridicule ne tue pas.___Life in the Village, episode 378: Myanmarkini

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Life in the Village, episode 377: Nagoya Castle

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2016/07/26/ninja-school-opened-nagoya-castle-japan/___Life in the Village, episode 377: Nagoya Castle

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Life in the Village, episode 376: Abductive Sensemaking

___Life in the Village, episode 376: Abductive Sensemaking

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Life in the Village, episode 375: Really old burkini

Flora Fresco Pompeji___Life in the Village, episode 375: Really old burkini

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Life in the Village, episode 374: Burkini

#fckcps___Life in the Village, episode 374: Burkini

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Life in the Village, episode 373: Bourbon-Roasted Peach Cheesecake

Because Friday. Actually, because no reason at all. There simply cannot be too much Bourbon-Roasted Peach Cheesecake in the world.

Also, it might provide the perfect excuse to make yet another cup of coffee. If you don't happen to have a Bourbon-Roasted Peach Cheesecake lying around, or brought to you by your friendly neighbour, then - no worries - here's a permission slip from me:

Go make yet another cup of coffe anyway - Bourbon-Roasted Peach Cheesecake - or not.

Life in the Village, episode 373: Bourbon-Roasted Peach Cheesecake

Because Friday. Actually, because no reason at all. There simply cannot be too much Bourbon-Roasted Peach Cheesecake in the world.

Also, it might provide the perfect excuse to make yet another cup of coffee. If you don't happen to have a Bourbon-Roasted Peach Cheesecake lying around, or brought to you by your friendly neighbour, then - no worries - here's a permission slip from me:

Go make yet another cup of coffe anyway - Bourbon-Roasted Peach Cheesecake - or not.___

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Experience & Virtuereality, episode 6: Visual Immersion

"In a network, the best place to story knowledge is between people, between nodes, between two partially overlapping domains."
@johnkellden  

On Learning Journeys

Enactivity is our holding space for the emergence and unfolding of a generative and.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"In a network, in our 21C, the web is the sea in which we draw forth an elephant."

Ready for an enactive immersion, using text as the roped path?
Initiate imagination....
Ready?

With the advent of societies and culture and civilization (three contested concepts, yet also withoutwhich al... more »

Experience & Virtuereality, episode 6: Visual Immersion

"In a network, the best place to story knowledge is between people, between nodes, between two partially overlapping domains."
@johnkellden  

On Learning Journeys

Enactivity is our holding space for the emergence and unfolding of a generative and.

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"In a network, in our 21C, the web is the sea in which we draw forth an elephant."

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With the advent of societies and culture and civilization (three contested concepts, yet also without which all of us would possibly be worse off) individual intelligence is necessary, yet not sufficient.

With the recent adapt, exapt, adopt of digital networks - this is accelerating.

Curiously, most human beings still pretend as if, and exhibit behaviors, heuristics, umwelten, life trajectories, as if individual separate intelligence remain a viable option. It almost always isn't.

This denial of networks, requires a great deal of effort - an investment of time and attention and situational awareness that could be spent much more meaningfully, in different ways.

A bit simplified - a co-evolving nested triple thread helix, is the natural state of our beingness and our becomingness:

Nodes
1. Semiosphere and Biosphere trajectories:

synthesis, selfhood, service

synthesis: inhale, selfhood: here and now presence, service: exhale

Edges
2. Metalogue: conversational intelligence, conversational presencing, situational leadership dialogue

Holons & Toroids
3. Spacetime: events including contrived contingencies, narratives, stories

Which means that an infinite game narrative, is in an ongoing process of dynamic narrative alignment with an even more integral narrative, one holon level up, and each of these lower level holons, are spiralling tracings on the larger holon.

By diagramming a different path, by taking a U-turn less climbed and more immersive, we turn our departure more immersive and our summit more enactive.

All the diagramming tools: the 2x2's the integral frameworks, the U-turn diagrams, the cynefin quadrantish models and many other diagrams - are us (human sensemakers) trying to

perceive, reorient, pattern and enact

Immersion is eventually, the intentional choosing of and embracing, the accepting of the illusionary nature of any which static demarcations of models, of model boundaries, of model definitions, of even the dichotomies between nodes, edges and holons themselves.

Our very identities as seemingly separate nodes, will then give way for a more fluid, flowing experience - of which enaction, immersion, sensemaking, expeditions, treks, tracings following along a diagram - are temporary, yet intensely meaningful subsets.

These fluid nodes and flowing edges will then increasingly grow in resonance, reflexivity, resilience, reach, resonance so as to become what they always were, beyond yet including any which modelling made sense at the time:

recursion.

Biosemiosis codes are co-extensive with recursion and flow. With eg a set of around seventy biosemiosis codes we can engage in pathfinding, engage in meta-modelling exercises, a matrix of, a combination of:

recursion and flow
(notice how this is three words)

In short, it is a better language than english. English requires us to remain too attached to denial and confusion and only then, master its uses. But wait - there's hope! With an additional, different vantage point, we can still use english in good, meaningful ways, including building on useful words, like

scenius, serendipity, immersion, climb, summit, there and back again, base camp, sagarmatha, sagarmatha café,...

and even tweak some of them, eg from

scenius to sceenius

Smallest necessary changes making for optimal difference
These differences are possible to map onto a semiosphere, a gridweaving, a roadmapping.

Contextual Intelligence consists of seven parts
1. Models, including theories, frameworks, diagrams
2. Particpatory sensemaking, usually including using a combination of models
3. Context, default, definitional, design, imagined, operational, situational, behavioral
4. Forces and building blocks, eg episodes making up stories, stories making up narratives, narratives making up clearings in the forest in real and virtuereal ecosystems
5. Solutions
6. Problems
7. Wickedness, recursion & flow
The seventh set includes emergent properties, they emerge inbetween and around (sometimes at invisible and/or oblique angles) relative to the other six.

All types of wicked problems can be solved in fairly simple ways, by rediscovering the relative lack of recursion and flow, between the constituent parts, eg between problems and models, between ecosystems and maps.

Wickedness is the relative absence of recursion and flow.

Flow
Lack of flow is almost invariably the rigid, ritualistic attachment to separate identities as if static. This is erroneous. A causal fallacy, analogous with a whole set of cognitive fallacies and relational, emotional fallacies.

Recursion
Lack of recursion, is the limited and limited belief, that there is nothing outside of our significant small part of the world - our eigenwelt, our umwelt - as if looking at the beginning of a forest, noticing the first couple of rows of trees, understanding that there is a forest there, yet denying the existence of the other trees.

What do YOU think?

Now, simpler still.
When the artist Rauschenberg presents a picture, he is well aware that the picture, as a piece of art, as a perceptual artifact, is a model, a slice of reality. Yet, he also manages to both keep himself from offering THE definite interpretation, thus escaping his own attachment, AND he also makes every effort, to have the artifact include so much generativity, that all others (us, viewing) will feel as if we are experiencing something next to, something beside, an adjacent possible - as if we almost could hear Robert whisper in our enactive, immersive ear:

"Well, what do YOU think?"

The weird and wonderful and wanderfull and wunderkammerful thing with us humans, whenever we go to see pictures on an exhibition, whenever we trace a meaningful trajectory - we almost invariably include a near default adjacent possible.

Right after we've eg watched Rauschenbergs paintings and listened to his metalogue: we go have a cup of coffee. Some daring enactivistas, even go for the ultimate summit - sharing a word or two with strangers turned friends, sharing a story and a cinnamon bun.

Amply replenished, onwards...

Feynman and Tannu Tuva. Why? Why not?

Now, a dash of Feynman:
Adding nodes, edges, holons & toroids to our understanding our own enacting umwelten and enacting experiences and enacting narratives and enacting immersion and enacting intersubjectivity and enacting awe and enacting meaning and enacting paths and enacting wayfinding and enacting [insert your own fave desire nature transformation here] and enacting separate identity and enacting a slightly more enactive separate identity
adds to the value, to our joy of perception.

This can be expressed as a generative sequence:

and, add

Don't ever be fooled by the seeming simplicity of this two word sequence, it's just a happy quirk inherent in the english language. It's me performing biosemiosis magic, on the english language, to illustrate how english can be, at times, useful, even generative.
If we'd like a few generative definitions:

Enaction
:::and, add:::

Enactivity
:::add, and:::

Notice what happens in your mind when you reflect, as simply, as embodied as possible, on the two sequences...

I realize this can be bewildering.
If it feels to weird, return for a while to a slightly more storied, more languaging, climbing, transcendent virtuereal realm:

A tracing, a climb as a generative sequence
biosemiosis code, enaction, biosemiosis code, enaction, biosemiosis code, enaction, biosemiosis code

Or, the more common:

code, execution of code, code...

And, one of the many possible instantiations
(experienced, enacted climbs)
- epistemization (provisional ontologies)
- enaction
- language
- enaction
- immersion
- enaction
- episodes
- enaction
- enkinaesthesia
- enaction
- exhibition (pausing for a sensing/presencing moment, taking it all in)
- enaction
- fold (inner folding of beauty, external, virtuereal unfolding of storyline)
- enaction
- epistemization (knowledging, (growth of) understanding)

Dynamic Narrative Alignment
What remains to be done, among us Enactivists, among us Learning Journey Instigators, as well as proceeding from us, extending to all other participants, partners, climbers, clients and customers, is to hold space for (re)alignment of rhythm, as hinted at with the above sequence.

We drummed the road more enactive - and that made all the difference.
We need the near inaudible drumming of a slightly different, a slightly better, a slightly more inspiring beat, a different drum, a different rhythm.

Rhythm Is An Enactor
This is one of the reasons I'm keen developing further, out of eg a couple of beginning fieldtested journeys,  tunes and soundscapes - how they might be resonant with eg one of +Ron Scroggin 's ambient grid-sound-story-scape.

:::Rohan "woof":::

All together now

Shooting a movie
...and...action!...

Instigating scenius
...and...enaction!...

Solaris? Yes, Solaris...
Tarkovsky is an exception. There's enactivity in almost every frame he offers, weaving around and between the action. cf the sequence I just outlined...___

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2016-08-24 07:01:23 (29 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

21C Roadmapping: By Design

"In a network, autopoietic shift unfolds out of people playing really well with each other, enacting ecosystemics, economy and eudaimonia."
@johnkellden        

Conversations That Mind And Matter
https://www.facebook.com/groups/conversationsthatmindandmatter/

21C Roadmapping: By Design

"In a network, autopoietic shift unfolds out of people playing really well with each other, enacting ecosystemics, economy and eudaimonia."
@johnkellden        

Conversations That Mind And Matter
https://www.facebook.com/groups/conversationsthatmindandmatter/___

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2016-08-17 19:12:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Good Evening All Googlymon Go Aficionados

#love ___Good Evening All Googlymon Go Aficionados

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2016-07-21 17:10:43 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Sagarmatha Café, episode 84: Heracleion

"In a network, we unearth hidden treasures. and resurface what was believed long lost."
@johnkellden    

Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley
http://goo.gl/6KQI1V

"Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:

A city lost between legend and reality
"Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It had also a religious importance because of the temple of Amun, which played an important role in ritesasso... more »

Sagarmatha Café, episode 84: Heracleion

"In a network, we unearth hidden treasures. and resurface what was believed long lost."
@johnkellden    

Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley
http://goo.gl/6KQI1V

"Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:

A city lost between legend and reality
"Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It had also a religious importance because of the temple of Amun, which played an important role in rites associated with dynasty continuity. The city was founded probably around the 8th century BC, underwent diverse natural catastrophes, and finally sunk entirely into the depths of the Mediterranean in the 8th century AD."
http://goo.gl/BQFi6

Image: Bronze oil lamp http://goo.gl/VnR5Ac___

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2016-07-19 11:38:56 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

Zen of Small Tasks: Adapt, axapt, adopt

You know how sometimes you become aware that someone or something has been listening and an opportunity just flies in out of nowhere and is now here? It's usually a shocker, right? You don't know whether you are getting pulled, pushed, spiraled or spun.

It feels like you are catapulted into chaos tumbling as you manage the internal mayhem pondering the possibility being presented... after you've said, 'Yes!' It's scary spooky cool and weird, huh? Like a bunch of your personal affirmations show up simultaneously.

Remember those butterflies that presenters always say they have right before opening their mouths, right? ... on steroids. I get the sense y'all are hip and maybe find yourselves in a similar place, hopefully and perhaps often, depending on your natural flow.

I keep thinking there is an organic experience just begging to take form in and through all of us. I'm often unsure of the questions that unlock the answers to the 'how?' it is supposed to unfold and how I can better participate and share the discoveries we make.

It seems to be a path to understanding what 'oneness,' or 'harmony among people and planet' might look like eventually. Science and Spiritual assertions coalesce in that place, I suspect.

Anywho, just tossing an electron into the thoughtmosphere. I appreciate your eyes and time. It is always a pleasure to serve treasure. Please feel free to reflect openly. I'd like that. :) I may not have time to respond for a bit. I'll be traveling for the next week.___Zen of Small Tasks: Adapt, axapt, adopt

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2016-07-15 14:41:52 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Life in the Village, episode 372: Arrakis

___Life in the Village, episode 372: Arrakis

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