≥≤ Sagarmatha Dispatch-Gazette ≥≤Ushering in the Golden Era of Immersive Collaborative Sensemaking
In today's issue: MONOLITH!
weather today on Sagarmatha - Clear, 39° High, 9° Low
sunrise - 6:41am, solar noon - 12:12pm, sunset - 5:43pm
PORTALS AND CARDSSensemaking Plateau, Sagarmatha
• The underground Portal Lab, beneath the Lhama Temple on Sensemaking Plateau, is an hour's walk from Base Camp, where Knowledge Expedition Travelers begin their snowy trek. There beside other 21C underground K-Labs, John Kellden is weaving a 21st Century contingency network of Portals and Cards.
"We're moving away from big digital data, toward card-based data" said Kellden," with one hand smoothly spreading a deck of cards across one of the tables in the Portal Lab. "A big part of my job is defining playable method cards toward modular sensemaking."
"The Cards and the Portals are alike in that they take you from one place to another, in one way or another" Kellden said. "This portal behind me? It will instantly take us well up into the Death Zone on Sagarmatha. The cold, low-oxygen, deadly air can be quite bracing -- care to pop up there now?"
"I see your head shaking" he grinned. "Maybe some other time?"
"With the Method Cards it's similar. You need to get from A to B, in personal or organizational life. The Card is effectively a Portal, enabling your transit."
"For each card there is an implied: problem and solution, model and forces, and participant and context. Defining a card that makes modular sense is relatively easy" he said. "The tricky part is making the cards useful inside a digital platform. That requires Protocols, and I'm working with David Wells on that."
Kellden and other sherpas have recently been transiting throughout the newly expanded Portal network, to other realms beyond Sagarmatha, and even to the Real World. rs______________________________________________________________________________
MONOLITH!Somewhere on Sagarmatha
• Sherpas yesterday discovered a massively looming behemoth of stone(?) at an undisclosed location on the mountain. Why hadn't they seen it before?
"Tesseract. O Tesseract" John Kellden lyricized.
"Holy -- …" said Becky Coleman.
"It's been there all along, hidden in plain sight" said Henk Hadders.
"It's a game changer" said Doug Breitbart.
"My Pret-ty…" chortled Ron Scroggin.
"A living organism?" said Joe Raimondo.
"Suggest we approach with reasonable caution, with one sherpa on point" said Joachim Stroh, "and see what we can find out."
That was in the morning, shortly after John Kellden sighted the monolith on his scouting trek up Dynamic Narrative Alignment Trail, and then put out a calling-all-sherpas alert on SatPhone. All the sherpas arrived soon after, by way of Porta-Portal, Feynman Airstream Quantum Drive, Narrative NeuroMerge, or Enactive HeartMeld. What they found there was a sky-darkening monolith made of stone or unknown material.
"Now that we've studied it we know the monolith, or Tesseract is in the form of a cube, 700 ICSE Meaning Units on a side" said Joachim Stroh that afternoon, back at the Design Lab in the K-Lab Wing underneath the Lhama Temple. "We are designating it Sagarmatha Magnetic Anomaly One… SMA-1."
John Kellden said "The Tesseract is a Cube, a Magnetic Anomaly, a Strange Attractor, and a Toroidal Vortex par excellence.
"It means we're going to be able to do and offer many things, like onboarding customers, clients, partners, stakeholders, participants, future sherpas, beneficiaries, sponsors, and similar travelers coming to Sagarmatha."
"The 700-cubed units are the meanings of Ideas, People, and Tasks" said Ron Scroggin. "This gives us 343 million ways to get from A to B, not to mention C, D and E.
"And SMA-1 is a massive dynamo and metaphorical electromagnet. You want Pull? You got Pull."______________________________________________________________________________
EXCLUSIVE: Footage of the discovery yesterday - Courtesy :Radio 21C
in today's Sagarmatha Dispatch-Gazette:+John Kellden +David Wells +Becky Coleman +Henk Hadders +Doug Breitbart +Ron Scroggin +Joe Raimondo +Joachim Stroh______________________________________________________________________________
The Knowledge Expeditions are collaborative adventures in the story that emerged from the Conversation Community, taking place in the shared, imagined mountain world of Sagarmatha.
We are using this shared virtual space as a 21st Century psychological workbench and playground, ushering in the golden era of Immersive Collaborative Sensemaking.