Storytelling: Patterns""A conversation is a set of complex responsive processes out of which unfolds patterns bridging the gap between mindfulness and effective convivial action."
-- +John Kellden +ConversationLab Conversation Tea House Sequence:Ecosystem, Social Attractor, Utterance, Space of Unfoldable Meaning, Utterance, Interval, Intentional Listening to Meaningfulness of Space Unfolding, Tea and BiscuitsArt of Conversation"The definition of conversation (that is, the most simple description of the most simple conversation) might be the following: when two people speak together, they speak not together, but each in turn: one says something, then stops, the other something else (or the same thing), then stops. The coherent discourse they carry on is composed of sequences that are interrupted when the conversation moves from partner to partner, even if adjustments are made so that they correspond to one another. The fact that speech needs to pass from one interlocutor to another in order to be confirmed, contradicted, or developed shows the necessity of interval. The power of speaking interrupts itself, and this interruption plays a role that appears to be minor—precisely the role of a subordinated alteration. This role, nonetheless, is so enigmatic that it can be interpreted as bearing the very enigma of language: pause between sentences, pause from one interlocutor to another, and pause of attention, the hearing that doubles the force of locution."
-- Maurice Blanchothttp://www.e-flux.com/journal/art-of-conversation-part-i/Storytelling Patterns
7. Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.http://boingboing.net/2013/03/07/pixars-22-rules-of-stor.htmlOne Gazillion Patterns
Since there's a gazillion possible patterns, it is often helpful to boil them down into three essential buckets:
Task, the third and last of the categories, is often missed and misrepresented, what with all the emphasis on routine tasks, the static top three rules for how to achieve fame, fortune and instant happiness. Tasks are never routine. Herakleitos.
Since Tasks are misunderstood, a lot of this misunderstanding is carried over to the Review department as well.
Once we have the wrong Reviews and Assessments firmly in place, this will almost guarantee we'll not get the Story straight.Design = Gather x Intend x Build #bookasecosystem #bookasplatform #socialpresence Turning Conversations into Story
Image: 11C, 11 Conversations to Thrive in a Social Erahttp://www.slideshare.net/johnkellden