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Catherine Styles
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Mainly testing to see whether this endures beyond 16 April when it expires on ABC iView. But Sarah Blasko is also great.
Sarah Blasko pays tribute to David Bowie with a stirring cover of 'Life On Mars'
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What this "circles" business? Why are you here? 
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Sembl is part of the line-up at this games night in London curated by Holly Gramazio. Such excite! 
“Join us 3 July for Friday Late Spectacular: Play, a night of games and play for grown-ups: https://t.co/fzE9rSw2Rz”
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In the aftermath of the PeaceApp contest, I wrote this blogpost called Peace is a bridge. Then I came upon the emerging  #bethebridge  movement – http://www.bethebridge.co

I'm thinking to set up a game and invite people to play for peace on/around 6 January. Interested? Let me know and I'll tell you more.
Crafting an entry for the Peace App competition, I came to see the extent to which peace depends on stereophonic thinking – or dialogue in the radical sense deployed by Paulo Freire, David Bohm and...
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Watching this video, I feel proud and excited :-0
Here's Tricia Meier, teacher of a Year 5/6 class at Curtin Primary School, talking about her and her class' experience of playing Sembl at the Museum. Interlocutors are Angela Casey, Education...
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And well you should. What a tremendous validation of all your work and dedication.
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Semantic web enthusiasts, I need your feedback. Seems to me like there's a significant difference between linked data that defines What a Thing Is and linked data that defines A Thing's Relationship To Another Thing. And that RDF triples are great at the former but fraught for the latter. Comment?
Evidently there is a reconciliatory bent among the seekers of the semantic web, a force resisting the oppositional stretch of the triple :). And… therein lies an answer to the problem of imposing orde...
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Structures that serves, structures that translates?
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This song of scientific connectedness just inspired a short blog post celebrating how 10-year-old children can grok the connectedness of all things. http://nma.gov.au/blogs/education/2011/11/20/we-are-all-connected/
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Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan!
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
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I like the Metamaps tool for mindmapping because you can specify custom relationships.

It shares some ancestry with my own project, sembl.net – which is (so far!) a social mindmapping game rather than a tool. They're both inspired by Herman Hesse's fictional glass bead game.
Metamaps.cc is a free and open source web platform that supports real-time sense-making and distributed collaboration between individuals, communities and organizations. Using an intuitive graph-based interface, Metamaps.cc helps map out networks of people, ideas, resources, stories, experiences ...
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Last night I consulted the Yi Jing about my fledgling sembl.net, a game of analogy to augment perception.

It said hexagram 16: elephant – auspicious and thundering – only I need help. Yeauhhuh. Henceforth I seek thundering elephants to join my (anti-violent, anti-authoritarian, humanitarian) army. I know you're out there. Please be in touch.
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I cannot tell you how readable the book of nature is becoming for me; my long efforts at deciphering, letter by letter, have helped me; now all of a sudden it is having its effect, and my quiet joy is inexpressible.

—Goethe to Charlotte von Stein, 1786

(inscription at the front of the MIT Press edition of THE METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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Identify sameness, explore difference: cultivate elasticity required for reconciliation. Inspired by a comment from +Guillermo Cerceau, Foucault's The Order of Things is back on my reading list. (It has languished too long on my bookshelf unread!)

http://catherinestyles.com/2011/10/02/sembl-praxis/
As part of his 'Mining the museum' installation at Maryland Historical Society in 1992–93, artist Fred Wilson placed a set of shackles in a display case with fine silverware and titled it Metalw...
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thinker, earth-digger, aspirant agent of change-for-good
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writing, editing, systems design, pattern appreciation, stillness
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On a mission to cultivate pattern recognition and connectedness
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I work part-time in cultural institutions, and part-time on Sembl. (If you're interested in cognition, education, museum collections or language and rhetoric, check it out. And if you want to join my humanitarian army of thundering elephants, let me know :)
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raising a free-range kid, bringing a game of analogical thinking into the world
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    PhD, informal learning in museums
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