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Connor Turland
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I love what I see in this group so far! These concepts deeply excite me, and I'm currently a developer on a project, metamaps.cc, that aims to create some infrastructure for collective intelligence to emerge :)
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Welcome Connor, great to see you here. 
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Holllllllly crap! Programming metamaps from a park bench by voice?? Investigated this last year but there was nothing that came close to this at that time. 
 
This is amazing. +Tavis Rudd hacked Dragon Dictation to code faster and more efficiently with spoken language than with typing. via +Simeon Spearman 

#python   #hci   #programming
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Best summary I've seen of it all yet I think: 
(from David Graeber in this article: http://ouishare.net/2013/10/graeber-morality-debt/)

"You know, there really is not much of a justification of capitalism anymore. The system is supposed to improve the conditions of the poor, thus making inequalities acceptable. It is no longer the case. It is supposed to produce greater security. It is no longer the case. It is supposed to sustain democracy. It is no longer the case. All the classic positive justifications are gone. Moral arguments are all that is left: working is good, one has to pay one’s debts – and there is no other way. We have reached a point where these two arguments are leading to the system’s self-destruction. The ship is sinking because of an overload of work and debt."
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Even though there are tough things going on in life, it was pretty hard to be down around this crew this morning, with their beautiful faces and outrageous colours. Proud to be friends with these stellar folks.  
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I thought this was a beautiful pic. 
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Hilarious :) reflecting in amazement on ELL last summer. all these amazing people in one place. 
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For quite some time metamaps.cc hasn't seen many interesting developments to the platform itself. We've had our attention elsewhere, focused on formulating the understandings, agreements, and models that we can use to carry forward and expand this work together, laying the foundations for collaboration. Recently we've switched gears again though, into 'ship a platform update mode', that we'll be bringing to the site by early February! We're focusing on providing a serious improvement to the overall mapper experience, especially on the map pages itself, with a couple of important missing features thrown in. The people super active in the site update are +Benjamin Brownell +Robert Best +Marija Coneva +Ishan Shapiro  and myself, we're deep into the work everyday at the moment, and having a great time with it. For +Benjamin Brownell and I, getting the site update done before we leave Black Mountain SOLE (http://bmsole.org) in early February will be an important milestone. Along with this little heads up about the update we wanted to engage anyone here, our community, with a little question (and opportunity): If you could pick just one thing that you would recommend that we change or add to the metamaps platform, what would it be? 
Just leave your ideas in a comment on this post, and you never know, you just might see it in the release. 
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Thanks Dante, I'll be in person with Ishan in SF by tonight, and I feel like we'll have some bandwidth to talk about what you've shared here and get back to you pretty soon finally about this!
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Just posted a short interview that was done (not by me) with +George Pór to my blog, that communicates many of my own perspectives about the Commons, and our times. 

I continue to be deeply moved by the work that George dedicates himself to, and despite minimal communication, feel us moving forward together on deeply similar, and aligned tracks. 
In my introduction to this blog in the right sidebar, I note that George Por and Anna Betz of the School of Commoning are two of my original inspirations for this blog being dedicated to the Commons. I wish that I could have ...
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Can't wait to check this out. Thx.
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"I'll draw a parallel between the choices I'm currently making in my life, and the choices we need to make as a society, and the human race...
 I didn't make those choices because I'm foolish, or lazy; I made them because the risk of not taking action (or taking the traditional path), outweighs the risk of taking action. We're at that point in history. We can't run from it. We, as a society, and as young people, have to make our way in the world in ways never before attempted, because the world has never been this way." 

Please read my recap post on my last 4 years of learning. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. This fall, I'm finally extracting myself fully from the University of Waterloo (without my degree), but I also can't emphasize enough the contributions that the Knowledge Integration program in particular at the University did lead to a lot of real learning for me. It's a both/and. 
This fall, I'm not taking any more courses at the University of Waterloo, but haven't finished the degree, and I have to say that I'm absolutely delighted about it. I've come to believe that most of higher education is a rack...
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+Bernd Nurnberger, I've been keeping an eye out for that one for a while, thanks for keeping an eye out for me :)
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