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Seb Paquet
Worked at Sceneverse, Inc.
Attended Université de Montréal
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Beautiful. Yann Tiersen's music doesn't hurt.
 
Nice super creative "juggling".
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"The mathematical modeling of society is made possible, according to Pentland, by the innate tractability of human beings. We may think of ourselves as rational actors, in conscious control of our choices, but most of what we do is reflexive. Our behavior is determined by our subliminal reactions to the influence of other people, particularly those in the various peer groups we belong to. “The power of social physics,” he writes, “comes from the fact that almost all of our day-to-day actions are habitual, based mostly on what we have learned from observing the behavior of others.” Once you map and measure all of a person’s social influences, you can develop a statistical model that predicts that person’s behavior, just as you can model the path a billiard ball will take after it strikes other balls."
Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.
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Reductionist model that trivializes human behavior into simple interacting finite-state machines.
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+Belina Raffy is a magical being - she will look you in the eye and, in an instant, build complicity that makes you willing to step outside your comfort zone in service of something good. Not coincidentally, she is also a master of the art of Applied Improvisation - a philosophy and set of techniques that boosts people's ability to work together in creative and inspired ways. 

Thanks to Belina and her colleagues, Applied Improv is working its way everywhere, including businesses and many other places that tend to take themselves too seriously. And I think that's a very good thing. You see, in #AppliedImprov, you keep using your head, but you often get permission to use your heart as well. And today's workplaces desperately need that.

Belina arrived in Montreal only last year, yet she quickly became a strange attractor for fantastic people here, thanks in part to the workshops and classes that she led. And now, she is going on a trip around the world! 

She will be traveling to some places to do work that absolutely deserves doing, but for which she won't get paid, and doing client work at a few other locations. Belina's journey involves such exotic elements as: rickshaws in Denmark! and: Post-Typhoon Heroic Improv! And: a book on saving the world!

Of course travel is expensive, so earlier this month Belina launched a crowdfunding campaign on +StartSomeGood, a platform to fund projects that do good in the world. Thanks to several dozen generous backers, her travel expenses are covered at this point!! BUT the campaign is not over! The money we put in now will go towards filming and documenting the trip. So if you have dollars (or euros, or pounds) to spare, let me suggest that this here is a worthwhile, karma-positive, Seb-endorsed investment.

Belina, the tribe in Montreal will be sad to see you go... YES, AND we are excited to see you embark on this adventure!

(if you haven't met Belina, follow the link and watch a few minutes of the video, you'll understand what I mean above)
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Thank you so much Seb.  Truly delightful, humbling, beautiful post xx
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A wise person knows the proper aims of the activity she is engaged in. She wants to do the right thing to achieve these aims—wants to meet the needs of the people she is serving.

A wise person knows how to improvise, balancing conflicting aims and interpreting rules and principles in light of the particularities of each context.

A wise person is perceptive, knows how to read a social context, and knows how to move beyond the black-and-white of rules and see the gray in a situation.

A wise person knows how to take on the perspective of another—to see the situation as the other person does and thus to understand how the other person feels. This perspective-taking is what enables a wise person to feel empathy for others and to make decisions that serve the client’s (student’s, patient’s, friend’s) needs.

A wise person knows how to make emotion an ally of reason, to rely on emotion to signal what a situation calls for, and to inform judgment without distorting it. He can feel, intuit, or “just know” what the right thing to do is, enabling him to act quickly when timing matters. His emotions and intuitions are well educated.

A wise person is an experienced person. Practical wisdom is a craft and craftsmen are trained by having the right experiences. People learn how to be brave, said Aristotle, by doing brave things. So, too, with honesty, justice, loyalty, caring, listening, and counseling.
The psychology of how we use frames, categories, and storytelling to make sense of the world. "It’s insulting to imply that only a syst
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Control is a mirage. The most effective leaders right now--men and women--are those who embrace traits once considered feminine: Empathy. Vulnerability. Humility. Inclusiveness. Generosity. Balance. Patience.
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In a way...yes. #JustSaying  
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In his latest video, CrazyRussianHacker has a tip for taking off your t-shirt very quickly using one hand. Just tuck your elbow in, grab the underside of the sleeve with the opposite hand and yank ...
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If you can't find a smart, interesting, supportive community of entrepreneurs, the solution is to build one yourself. Here's how.
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Inside the operating system Edward Snowden used to evade the NSA:

http://wrd.cm/1eAphLK
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Work
Occupation
Culture Hacker
Employment
  • Sceneverse, Inc.
    VP & Social Alchemist
  • National Research Council of Canada
    Research Officer
  • Socialtext, Inc.
  • Téluq-UQAM
    Professor
Places
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Currently
Montreal
Previously
moncton - hull, qc - vancouver, bc
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Bragging rights
I coined the phrase "Ridiculously Easy Group-Forming".
Education
  • Université de Montréal
    Ph.D. Computer Science, 2003
  • Université de Montréal
    B.Sc. Physics, 1997
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Gender
Male
Birthday
October 1