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One breath away

A key concept in collective intelligence is invisible architectures. In this post +Jean-François Noubel explains them and gives a sweet example with breath which is a way to apply it in your life and witness what invisible architectures create right now. It has a short good video in it.

#invisible-architectures #collectiveintelligence #breath @null

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Dunbar number

I wonder how the conversationalists feel about the dunbar number

One of the challenges I see in this is the anthropological concept of Dunbar’s number - that human beings struggle to maintain more than about 150 stable social relationships at one time. That somewhere around this number, we exhaust our mental and emotional bandwidth to hold that number of faces, names and stories in a way that’s meaningful. Can we evolve systems and capacities beyond this historical upper limit?
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Thank you all for your responses and the time and energy you placed in responding. Wonderful set of perspectives. My experience is that I dont relate, in depth, to a big group of people in a daily ongoing basis. I probably do touch 150 concurrently. If I was to choose to connect all day it would probably change. Yet, in collective intelligence we observe that there is a limitation for it when number and distance are part of the equation. 
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Discusiones generales  - 
Por una sociedad de conocimiento abierto

Gracias a +Michel Bauwens por su iniciativa en Ecuador!  Es super emocionante ver que lationamerica sea el terreno para la innovación.  Las implicaciones de este proyecto son muchas y super emocionantes.
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> Integral economies within organizations  - 
Havent seen this one yet I wanted to place it in our community as part of the research of new organizational models where economics is essential part of holding center. 
Democracy at work An hour in Seattle with Gar Alperovitz. Get is one of the first economists that openly promoted "worker self directed enterprises". That is the technical name for a worker owned democratic co-op. The idea is that you build a company where each employee has an equal vote in;  what to produce, how to produce it, where to produce it, and what to do with the profits.

Would you be happier at work of you had an equal vote in how the company was run? Would you vote yes to move your job to China?
#democracyatwork   #wsde   #noboardofdirectors  
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This topic requires its own thread.  +Steven Liaros said 'Wisdom is transcending data and knowledge"... This means not looking for ways to manage and control data or knowledge... But setting it free, making sure it is freely available to all...

Steven's  presentation at a conference in Copenhagen...

Really enjoyed the pdf it has many gems about identity and the issues of private versus public. Questioning our belief system about privacy and taking it to a next level of the purpose of urbanization and how the internet is shifting this purpose which allows us to rethink city design.

Quoting +Steven Liaros 

The very reason for gathering in cities, the purpose of urbanization, was to provide a  location for political gathering and for trade. Both of these activities are now happening  more efficiently and effectively on-line. The city is being supplanted by the internet. The main advantage that the city still holds is its superior access to the internet, its existing infrastructure and networks and the momentum of history. Provided a small collective  can satisfy its basic immediate needs, food, housing, perhaps basic health-care and  education, if it has access to the internet, it can be located anywhere. Groups of these 
collectives can then gather as necessary to satisfy larger collective needs or share less  common skills. All the benefits of urbanization are possible without the congestion! 

The paper talks mainly about democracy. Some gems I enjoyed:

True democracy is where the citizens have a hold over  the decision making process, they hold power; not to forfeit it every few years to the elected few, but to actually control their destiny. 

In the how do we do it there is a lot of space for creativity and innovation and perhaps multiple paths and tools, processes and practices to create and master.  It reminds me of the work of Tom Atlee and the TAO of democracy. There is a particular post I got reminded of about the different forms of power.

Another piece that got my attention is:
As transparency again undermines the established systems we can see the potential for  democracy that the internet and ‘public’ networks can offer. We can see the opportunities for a new market based on selflessness, honesty and authenticity rather than on selfishness and greed, the enhancement of our private interests at the expense of 

Yes, we have an opportunity for open data, open rules, open transport and open identity for the creation of systems that will allow for us to be able to have a relationship with the emerging whole that is more dynamic, alive, organic and coherent.  Thank you for this post Steven.

#RethinkingtheCity #democracy   #power #transparency
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+Willi Paul The whole phrase says 'systems that will allow for us to be able to have a dynamic relationship with the emerging whole..' meaning we need to create such systems which are based upon what in collective intelligence we refer as holopticism. Here is a video that explains it:

An example is a football team where each playes has a perfect view of the whole field, this allows for each of them to have a dynamic relation with the emergent whole all the time, meaning that they can position themselves where they are most needed, take or create opportunities for their teams. A jazz band also has holopticism which allows for it to be able to improvise. If someone in the band doesn't have a relationship with the whole then very like he/she will be out of tune.  As communities we need to see where the resources are, who has them, where are they needed. We could then be able to create flows where the resources could be used for the people that need them. 
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YES! Lets drink from our social soil and build trust by committing to each others potentials.  As a collective source that nurtures the well being of all.   Conversation is not just talking about ideas. Its the love for our social soil. 
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Emerging leader labs and other hacking spaces

+Felix Bivens generously wrote about different hacking spaces and included Emerging Leader Labs.   A quote ' Emerging Leader Lab (ELL) program in Chatham, New York. In a nutshell, the ELL is a free school for social entrepreneurs that exists outside of the cash economy (see the three previous blogsposts for more about the ELL). The students there, through their projects, are imaging radically different organizational and economic structures'
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Food for change

What are the cooperative models and why are they so efficient to create democratic and new economic systems more fair and good for all?  This movie will certainly answer to this question in a deep and beautiful way.
#food #economy #local
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I have learned that no matter the econ model, politics seep into the system.
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Watching with tears ... cycling as an art of healing and weaving and hope!
#inspiration #cycling
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I am researching for templates for a website and stumbled upon this lousy funny video.  I was not in a good mood. Now I am...

Meant specially for Nicole, my teenage beauty princess. I know she will have a good laugh. 

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