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Ferananda Ibarra
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This is a post from +John Kellden that is from some years ago but very updated in terms of the genomes and distinctions of #collectiveintelligence Worth cycling again!
Collaborative Sensemaking, part 105: Scenius

”The real collective intelligence cannot be named.”
-- +John Kellden, riffing on the Tao Te Ching

”Collective intelligence unfolds out of the implicate order through each one of our smallest necessary steps.”
-- +John Kellden 

”Twitter, Quora & Google+ is a Herakleitan source of collective intelligence. We're writing ourselves co-intelligent.”
-- +John Kellden 

Scenius, Group Flow & Group Genius Tea House Sequence:
Gather, Diverge, Scenify, Converge, Prototype

Gather: Participants, Expertise
Diverge: Personal passion, Unique talents
Scenify: Be part of something bigger, Performance
Converge: Flow, Alignment
Prototype: Satisfying work, Cocreation of value

”Healthy communities, institutions and societies -- perhaps even our collective survival -- depend on our ability to organize our collective affairs more wisely, in tune with each other and nature.
This ability to wisely organize our lives together -- all of us being wiser together than any of us could be alone -- we call co-intelligence.”
-- Tom Atlee

”Scenius stands for the intelligence and the intuition of a whole cultural scene. It is the communal form of the concept of the genius.”
-- Brian Eno

What conditions favour the emergence of scenius?
+Seb Paquet on Collective Intelligence, Quora:

In his blog post on scenius, +Kevin Kelly cites the following attributes of the geography of scenius:
- Mutual appreciation -- Risky moves are applauded by the group, subtlety is appreciated, and friendly competition goads the shy. Scenius can be thought of as the best of peer pressure.
- Rapid exchange of tools and techniques -- As soon as something is invented, it is flaunted and then shared. Ideas flow quickly because they are flowing inside a common language and sensibility.
- Network effects of success -- When a record is broken, a hit happens, or breakthrough erupts, the success is claimed by the entire scene. This empowers the scene to further success.
- Local tolerance for the novelties -- The local "outside" does not push back too hard against the transgressions of the scene. The renegades and mavericks are protected by this buffer zone.
- Flexibility -- giving participants the freedom to be creative.
- Barriers to entry -- this filters out many wannabes.
- Barriers to exit -- keeps people around, so there are more prolonged contacts and people get to know one another.
- Nondescriptness --  from the outside you would never guess there was anything special about the place.
- Some flash of excitement to kick off the virtuous circle.

"To do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself into your work."

Social Architecture & Third Neighborhoods
The importance of social tools and settings for both startups and well established large organizations.
“We are seeing a rethinking of work, collaboration, and the role of management in a changing world, where the principles and tools of the web are transforming society, media, and business.”
-- Stowe Boyd

”Alex Steffen,. In his blog, Steffen suggests that the “art of courting genius” is an essential capability of those attempting to innovate and develop solutions to big problems. He points out that genius does not arrive on cue, but instead in “unruly clumps, in great non-linear spurts of changed thinking.” Without the right places and spaces, you’ll miss what you had hoped to achieve. Instead, you must “create a welcoming place for [genius] and increase the likelihood that it will show up.” Steffen uses the term “epicenters” to embrace the concept of scenius, places with the right ingredients to “set the conditions for a planetary explosion of new thinking.”
-- Alex Steffen, Worldchanging – A User’s Guide for the 21st Century

Nature of Order
”Wholeness (and life) emerges as a result of naturally occurring processes which are based on locii known as centers.”
-- James O. Coplien

Envisioning the Future
”You begin by talking to people-people in big business, people in small business, people who started businesses and people whose businesses failed. They tell you all sorts of stories and give you enough conflicting advice that you think you would have been better off locking yourself in a room to come up with ideas. You stop for a moment, though, and think back to all of the interactions you have just had. What could you learn from that?”
- James B. Smethurst

Collective Intelligence

+Michel Bauwens 
”When the sum of all personal intelligences is greater than the sum of its part, because the field has become intelligent.”

+Pierre Levy 
”Collective intelligence and human development are interdependent and the basis of cultural evolution.”

+Jerry Michalski 
”Collective intelligence emerges from our efforts to negotiate personal truths against inconvenient facts:”

Jascha Rohr
”Collective intelligence is the the emergent quality if individual potential unfolds in deep reciprocal relation to others.”

+Jean-François Noubel 
”Collective intelligence is this extraordinary property of social living that emerges when beings collaborates.”

+Mike Arauz
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In October 2015 Nesta, which publishes The Long + Short, and The Human Mind Project (THMP) ran an all-day workshop on The Roots of Collective Intelligence with speakers including Robin Dunbar, known for his pioneering research on social connections between humans, and Colin Blakemore, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Philosophy Chair at the School of Advanced Study of the University of London, who leads the THMP.
Our new series of short fiction explores the future of collective intelligence
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Wetiko is a cannibalistic spirit with an insatiable desire for consumption, that eventually even subsumes its host. Its a sickness of late stage capitalism and one aspect that we most consider to design the new. This article explores the concept further and then invites us to dream about interdependence and communities where the true, good and beautiful are possible. #ecovillages #Tamera
learn about Wetiko:

"First Nation tribes from North America coined a term to describe the ‘disease of the white man’ – wetiko. In their understanding, wetiko consists of two essential characteristics: chronic inability for empathy and an egoistic fixation on ones own personal benefit and profit. The First Peoples used this word specifically because they could not fathom any other explanation for the behavior of the European colonialists. While often declared as unchangeable psychological features of humanity, greed, selfishness and violent impulses may in fact not be our “human nature” as many claim, but rather the outcome of our alienation under capitalist conditions. Marx said, “Social being determines consciousness.”[ii] According to epigenetic research, our genetic programming contains undiesmany different possibilities of existence. Whether wetiko takes holds of our psyche or we become compassionate strongly depends on the social structures we live in. We only consider egoism, hatred and brutality to be “normal” because over the past few thousand years our civilization has been conditioned in this way – basing its economy on war, its social organization on domination and conformity, its religion on punishment, damnation and sin, its education on coercion, its security on the elimination of the supposed enemy, its very image of love on fear of loss.

Patriarchal conditioning – carried out worldwide, generation after generation, with the most aggressive means – has created a cultural matrix of violence and fear, which at present nearly all of humanity more or less unconsciously follows. This matrix, or more accurately ‘patrix’, steers the global processes of politics and economics in similar ways as people’s interpersonal relationships, families and love lives. "
By Martin Winiecki In the 1990s an unusual encounter took place in the Ecuadorian Amazon. In plant rituals, shamans of the Achuar, a tribe living in pristine forest that had never been in touch with Western civilization, received the warning that the “white man” would try to invade their lands, c
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Present Econ w/ New Eyes  - 
The free market doesn’t exist. Every market has some rules and boundaries that restrict freedom of choice. A market looks free only because we so unconditionally accept its underlying restrictions that we fail to see them. How "free" a market is cannot be objectively defined. It is a political definition. The usual claim by free-market economists that they are trying to defend the market from politically motivated interference by the government is false. Government is always involved and those free-marketeers are as politically motivated as anyone. Overcoming the myth that there is such a thing as an objectively defined "free market" is the first step towards understanding capitalism.
The free market doesn't exist. The market is governed by many rules, almost of all which don't benefit workers. But people made the rules, and people...
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What bigger proof of collective Intelligence can there be but to bring harmony and well-being to all living beings.

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Aho! For pope Francis, he continues to surprise me with the depth of his understanding and in this case about what #integral #economics mean. YEP ... progress is not progress without considering the well being of all.

#Metacapital #popefrancis #bottomline #impact #capital
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Leave every person, every place and everything better off from you being there.
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De la sustentabilidad a la Regeneración... lo que necesita el mundo! Tiene subtitulos
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The True, Good and the Beautiful (TGB) are universal values that go as far as Plato. Its my first Medium post, I am so excited, I write about how TGB can be a compass to create 'A Life-Affirming Economy'. Its a 2 mins read. Enjoy!

#economics #integral 
This is an invitation to stand at the intersection of Self, Culture, and Science and imagine what flourishing in a life-affirming economy…
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People do not know how important is faith,
how faith is miracle, creator of miracles.
If you expect at every moment to be lifted up
and pulled towards the Divine, He will come
to lift you and He will be there,
quite close, closer, ever closer.

The Mother
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Design Drivers for the Next Economy  - 
To “create a world that our heart knows is possible” we most shift how and why we do business across our planet and explore how might we live abundant lives doing what is most passionate to each of us and take care of each other and our common home.

An innovative contribution to is The MetaCapital Framework - which measures 4 types of impact, across 10 distinct types of capital that then combine in various ways to produce 4 bottom lines.

The model is so elegant and beautiful. Take a look at their website:

#metacapital #capital #economics #sustainability #ReinventingOrganizations #Integral #impact 
MetaIntegral Associates is a global transdisciplinary design firm. We support visionary leaders, teams, and organizations to Be IMPACT. To do this we draw on and integrate a number of theories and their associated practices including: embodiment theory, design theory, integral theory, ...
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The commons, as I would call it today, is those social systems in which people create their own alternatives to capital, where they reproduce their own values and value practices which are completely different to that of capital. The commons empower us, essentially. It empowers us not only to define our own way of doing things collectively, together, but also to make us more powerful to sustain the attack of capital, IF we are organized.
–Massimo de Angelis

The Deeper Magic of the Commons...beautifully produced podcast
Crafted Recordings Podcast episode 7: The Deeper Magic of the Commons.
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Collective intelligence expert. New Economy expert and pioneer. Whole Systems Design. Integral life practitioner. Social artist. Community design
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  • Collective Intelligence and collective wisdom (processes, tools, research)
  • Gift economies (Generosity and well-being in the system level)
  • Next economies (currencies, wealth, collaborative economies)
  • Organizations in the XXI century. What I call 'Wisdom-driven organizations'
  • Invisible architectures like language, social codes, money
  • Integral theory and practice
  • Personal mastery (body / mind / spirit)
  • Paradigm shifts and what enables them
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process arts, collective intelligence, organizational alchemy, collective wisdom. socialmedia, personal knowledge management. New paradigm economics, currency design. Evolutionary thinking
  • Collective Intelligence Research Institute
    Co-founder, R&D, Speaker, Experience Designer and Facilitator, 2009 - 2014
    Research and Development. I did a lot of conferences, workshop and two international Congress In France.
  • TheTransitioner
    Community gardener, 2007 - 2013
    Collective Intelligence ThinkTank
  • Community Wealth
    US west coast tour, 2012
    The Community wealth tour was a Gift Economy tour around the west coast
  • Centifolia 2011 Congress
    Collective intelligence designer, facilitator and speaker, 2013
    The spirit of Centifolia and Centisophia was to gather decision makers of the perfume and cosmetics industry to speak about 'The Wealth of a Product' to infuse consciousness and further capacities to participate in the worlds transformation while generating wealth for people and planet
  • Centre de Promotion des Enterprise
    Organizational development, 2011
  • VillageLab
    WIsdom-Driven organization architect, co-founder, 2012 - present
    VillageLab is an agile Sovereign Accountable Commons. We work to empower the movement of Intentional communities, ecovillages, communities of Practice and Sacred Economics. Whole Systems Design
  • Metacurrency
    Polymorphic, weaver, creator, 2010 - present
    Creating the infrastructure for the Next Economy. I am a speaker for metacurrency principles and values. I co-create with others and play mainly in socialmedia, content strategy and community development.
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