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Hi! Tell me a story, then let’s design #winwinwin strategies through Tea House Sequences. I design, build and redesign things - frameworks for examining exam questions, patterns of play turned working strategies and models transformed through #teahousesequences into success recipes.
Hi! Tell me a story, then let’s design #winwinwin strategies through Tea House Sequences. I design, build and redesign things - frameworks for examining exam questions, patterns of play turned working strategies and models transformed through #teahousesequences into success recipes.

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21C Monday Magazine: Transactions & Transitions
Issue 67  - Mar 16, 2015   http://goo.gl/LTyVzc

"Our entire culture is predicated on the idea that ideas compete openly and fairly in free marketplace(s). This is the essence of democracy. The results of this healthy dynamic tend to be dramatic innovation, efficiency, emergence, productivity, and flourishing."
-- +Jordan Greenhall   http://goo.gl/wvUZeQ


Life in the Village, part 210: Crane Birds
+Pam WhimsicalVintage    http://goo.gl/X3KDqD

Life in the Village, part 208: Corner of Pot Hole Road & Discovery Avenue

"Rain rain go away. It's starting to dry up. Let's hope tomorrow is on. I think the city got most pot holes fixed."
-- +Stacey Blanchard    http://goo.gl/te4ybv

Life in the Village, part 207: Bleeding Heart
+Sherrill Anderson    http://goo.gl/4h9vSF

Life in the Village, part 206: Mullaghmore
+Eileen O'Duffy    http://goo.gl/zswkNr

Life in the Village, part 205: How We Spend Our Afternoons
+Zara Altair  &  +Ron Scroggin   http://goo.gl/icidHO

Life in the Village, part 204: First White Rose
+Farinaz Parsay    http://goo.gl/s0EEPC

Life in the Village, part 203: La Plaine, Marseille
+Ooook Barnabé    http://goo.gl/oDg9FZ


"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
-- Anaïs Nin   via +Clay Forsberg   http://goo.gl/IpkjGF


"Without autonomy diversity declines, lowering resilience and destroying the richness of life."
-- +Steven Palmer    http://goo.gl/EdNvs4


21C Community: Retail & Suboptimal Placemaking
via +Mick Fealty   http://goo.gl/prRzZO

A mall is a social, immersive artifact with suboptimal placemaking. Increasingly, I hear friends complaining that they have trouble finding restaurants with "character". I usually manage to keep myself from delivering the placemaking enlightenment speech - and suggest we go to a place where they serve food. :)


Drugs & Lifespan
+Adam Black    http://goo.gl/RHAboi

The Four Horsemen
+Brian Koberlein  via +Bruce Marko   http://goo.gl/har13l

Awake yet empty
+Michael Galli    http://goo.gl/cTewm8

Wednesday Addams & True Love
via +Roger James Thornton Brown    http://goo.gl/WURmC8

At the Prancing Pony
+Linda Rogers    http://goo.gl/uozV7l

Wunderkammer
+Dirk Puehl    http://goo.gl/u4ndRM

Time Lost and Regained
Reflections on Proust by +Hoda Maalouf  http://goo.gl/SDptmT

Flit like vanishing wings
+Pietro Montevecchio    http://goo.gl/znFwwB

Pause Between Birdsong
+Mary T    http://goo.gl/1ub1Tx

"Fail and stumble your way to to your own greatness in you."
-- +David Frank Gomes   http://goo.gl/73ETVW


21C Design: Hearing for the deaf

"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them.
But do not let them master you."
-- Helen Keller    via +Ali Adelstein    http://goo.gl/cjIH59

21C Design: Crayon The Grids
via +Hans Youngmann    http://goo.gl/GqlBph

21C Design: Beyond Dystopia
via +Richard Harlos II    http://goo.gl/mjDDsp


"One person's vision for his restaurant where people can go to appreciate the music and where he himself can make good friends and converse."
-- +Simon Robinson    http://goo.gl/Q01RNH


21C Literacies: Everything Around You

"When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and you're life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again."
-- Steve Jobs via +Adam Scislowicz  http://goo.gl/ANL2Tt

1. How am I looking at things?
2. How can I orient myself in the world in a slightly differen way?
3. How can I unlearn and relearn making decisions?
4. What's my heart telling me is my next step?
5. Can I open up myself and listen to generative feedback from others?


CCTW
‏@Theconnecting:
We are defined in terms of how we respond to our challenges. There is no 'right/wrong" answer. Just more( or less) efficient learning.

‏@johnkellden:
@Theconnecting yes. Play, sense, respond, enact, play, ...

‏@Theconnecting:
@johnkellden Hi John, hope all is well with you. Many changes/events to come over the next 18 months.. ( some are quite "good" relatively)

‏@johnkellden:
@Theconnecting all's well! Increasingly, feeling we're "on track" - though some much needed institutional adjustments.

‏@Theconnecting:
@johnkellden I think we are "on track" but continuing resolution of many heavy distortions will be very disconcerting - growth is hard work


21C Literacies: Social Presencing

"Here is what Lemov sees in the video: he sees Hinton placing herself at the vantage points from which she can best scan the faces of her pupils (“hotspots”). He sees that after she first asks a question, hands that spring up immediately go back down again, in response to an almost imperceptible gesture from Hinton, to give the other children more time to think (“wait time”). He sees her repeat the question so that this pause in the conversation doesn’t slow its rhythm."
-- Ian Leslie  via +Mark Oehlert    http://goo.gl/hmisRU

21C Literacies: Writing Ourselves Happy
via +Giselle Minoli    http://goo.gl/V4UmLt

21C Literacies: Digital Identities And Slicing

"My all time favorite digital identity post is still Bonnie Stewart's 'Digital Identities: Six Key Selves of Networked Publics', from change11 . It was/still is central to my "identity integration" (more gravitas than "who am I anyway?") project."
-- +Vanessa Vaile    http://goo.gl/W22CUf

21C Literacies: Linguistic Analysis Tool
via +Zara Altair  &  +Iblis Bane    http://goo.gl/4WchEi

21C Literacies: Glossary
+Jay Cross   http://goo.gl/ev4ruI


21C Platforms: Automatic of, by and for the People

+Kevin Kelly  :
Larry, I still don’t get it. There are so many search companies. Web search, for free? Where does that get you?

+Larry Page  :
Oh, we’re really making an AI.
http://goo.gl/OGsys9

"We are right now in the early stages of an AI boom, similar in some ways to the dot-com boom of the late nineties. Before long, we will be surrounded by countless applications of artificial intelligence, embedded in most of the services and products we interact with on a daily basis. Most of these applications will be quite narrow and specialized in focus, but not this one that Google is setting out to build. For it to succeed, this AI will need to be general purpose in scope, and it will need to learn from us in a free and scalable way."
-- +Gideon Rosenblatt    http://goo.gl/nYWohE

21C Platforms: Digitizing Everything
+Richard Turnock    http://goo.gl/Wkxo14

21C Platforms: Access, Augment, Advance
via +John Verdon    http://goo.gl/sfgGgg

21C Workflow: Generativity
via +Joe Raimondo    http://goo.gl/dVB3yP

21C Enaction: Beauty Is In The Artists Eye
+David Amerland   http://goo.gl/Du163S


In memory of Ben Woolf
+Marcy Luikart    http://goo.gl/NmsV4K

Here and Now
+Tami Smith    http://goo.gl/gAzGlp

Flow of Time
via +Peter Nena    http://goo.gl/QafZOa

Being In The World
+Donald Lee   http://goo.gl/RLsCpj

Free Dive
via +annie bodnar    http://goo.gl/37W1Jf

Gaia: Plastic Water Bottles
via +Bettina Ascaino    http://goo.gl/Swygzh

Gaia: Archangel Archive
via +Kurt Vega    http://goo.gl/O3W0KK

Gaia: Baby Galapagos Tortoises
via +Brian Fields   http://goo.gl/8eXiWR

The Dangling Conversation
-- Simon & Garfunkel   via +Amelia Hoskins   http://goo.gl/fGhrJz

"We made it? What happened? We happened."
-- John Kellden 


CCG+   CCFB   &  CCTW
-  Conversation Community on Google+   http://goo.gl/hKd8SV
-  Conversation Community on Facebook   http://goo.gl/hDzYo5
-  Conversation Community List on Twitter    http://goo.gl/42hYUX


21C Monday Magazine
Once a week, a curation of Conversation Community member fantabulousness:
http://goo.gl/XaBvMq

21C Monday Magazine  Previous Issues
Issues 1 - 66     http://goo.gl/EluD26


Image: +Joachim Stroh 
http://sceenius.com/tour/rain/
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Participatory Inquiry, episode 5: New Doors

“In transition: attractors, adjacent possibles and slightly new paths through new doors.”
@johnkellden

Let’s say you install a Stargate Portal in your home. Even though you might never end up activating it, let alone intend to go through it — it would still make a difference. Distant worlds would suddenly be as if right there.

Donald Favareau:
“Stuart Kauffman’s revolutionary notion of the Adjacent Possible as an organizing principle in nature shares much in common with logician Charles S. Peirce’s understanding of the universe as an ever-unfolding ‘process ontology’ of possibility space that is brought about through the recursive interaction of genuine possibility, transiently actualized order, and emergent (but never fully deterministic) lawfulness.”
https://goo.gl/nsWrKZ

Let’s say you build a vegetables garden together with your neighbors and it’s large enough and tended well enough for you to become near self-sufficient when it comes to food. Suddenly you have disrupted the traditional way of things, if traditional includes going by car to the local supermarket.

Donald Favareau:
“…organisms live out their lives perpetually confronted with negotiating the omnipresent Relevant Next, and are informed by the biological capture of their (and their lineage’s) previous engagements in doing so. And because that “capture” of previous agent-object-action relationships are instantiated as biological signs for the guidance of the organism, not only are “successful survival strategies” within a given possibility space captured (as in traditional accounts of Natural Selection), but captured as well within those signs are the entire complement of previously untaken but still veridical real-world possibility spaces that are inseparably ‘entangled’ with that sign, and just awaiting exploration by the organism.

Thus, while all action in the universe is both current-context dependant and next-context creating, the emergence of ever-more complex semiotic capabilities in organisms has expanded the possibility space of immediate-next-action in the world exponentially, and has brought into being not a pre-given, singly end-directed ordered world, but an emergent, many ends-directed world of promiscuous, unforeseeable and interacting telos.”
https://goo.gl/nsWrKZ

Curated Parts of Elsewhere
Stargates and vegetable gardens remain a bit uncommon. What most people do have installed in their homes, is something called television and more recently something called wireless wifi, through which we can access select, curated parts of worlds significantly outside our local sphere.

Which means, if we are using our television and our wirelessly connected screens, watching food shows and sharing catgifs, we’re doing it wrong. Not wrong in an absolute sense of course, there’s always going to be massively multiplayer scaffolding around all signal (culture by any other name would smell as homogenized), but eventually, wrong as in not optimal, given our evolutionary trajectories unfolding through our semiospheres. The next leg of our journeys, outcomes partially unknown.

Go Adjacent Possible, Young Human!

Eddie Smith:
The adjacent possible is the basic motivation behind all human progress. Countless people have died on the doorstep of new entry ways so that others could walk on in. North America was once an adjacent possibility to Europe, and once found, further adjacent possibilities emerged in the west.

Adjacent Possible: An ever-present set of opportunities at the boundaries of our reach

“The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself. It captures both the limits and the creative potential of change and innovation.
The strange and beautiful truth about the adjacent possible is that its boundaries grow as you explore them. Each new combination opens up the possibility of other new combinations.”
 — Steven Johnson https://goo.gl/w17zMq

In the face of all this, given that we can’t go west anymore, what is a business to do?

Dave Snowden:
How do you change a system which is entrained around perverse behaviour?

- Map the current dispositional state of the system
- Within those maps identify … patterns of behaviour adjacent to the present but in a more desirable position
- If there are no adjacent possibles, … you need to take actions that disrupt or perturb the existing attractor mechanisms to allow the adjacent possible to emerge

You need the patience to wait for the right moment, but also the courage to act if time is not with you. Wisdom lies the ability to distinguish between those two states.
https://goo.gl/EMgYtw

Life and signs are co-extensive — how about business and technology?

Donald Favareau:
“For only living systems have evolved, by necessity, the ability to “capture” relevant aspects of their own relations with the immediately given Adjacent Possible and to preserve those recipes for future interaction possibilities as biologically instantiated signs.
By so doing, such living systems move into the Adjacent Possible by “collapsing the wave function” of possibility not just probabilistically, as inanimate systems appear to do, but guided by a dynamic that, in every instance, partakes of both the persistently conserved access to the reality of the outside world guaranteed by the feedback cycle of the Uexküllian funktionskreis, and by the emergent yet still evolutionarily flexible system-internal values arising from the organism’s (and its lineage’s) previously captured sign relations, which are biologically instantiated as replicable facilitative system biases and generative constraints.”
https://goo.gl/nsWrKZ

A good business is a business that shows some signs of life. Perhaps both business and technology carries deep within, a desire to come more fully alive, if only through us. Is that a part of our lifeworld where we are yet to capture its full, fully vibrant, relevance? Could this be part of our continued journey? If we find these new doors, what stories do we bring back, what insights do we share with others?

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Participatory Inquiry, episode 5: New Doors

“In transition: attractors, adjacent possibles and slightly new paths through new doors.”
@johnkellden

Let’s say you install a Stargate Portal in your home. Even though you might never end up activating it, let alone intend to go through it — it would still make a difference. Distant worlds would suddenly be as if right there.

Donald Favareau:
“Stuart Kauffman’s revolutionary notion of the Adjacent Possible as an organizing principle in nature shares much in common with logician Charles S. Peirce’s understanding of the universe as an ever-unfolding ‘process ontology’ of possibility space that is brought about through the recursive interaction of genuine possibility, transiently actualized order, and emergent (but never fully deterministic) lawfulness.”
https://goo.gl/nsWrKZ

Let’s say you build a vegetables garden together with your neighbors and it’s large enough and tended well enough for you to become near self-sufficient when it comes to food. Suddenly you have disrupted the traditional way of things, if traditional includes going by car to the local supermarket.

Donald Favareau:
“…organisms live out their lives perpetually confronted with negotiating the omnipresent Relevant Next, and are informed by the biological capture of their (and their lineage’s) previous engagements in doing so. And because that “capture” of previous agent-object-action relationships are instantiated as biological signs for the guidance of the organism, not only are “successful survival strategies” within a given possibility space captured (as in traditional accounts of Natural Selection), but captured as well within those signs are the entire complement of previously untaken but still veridical real-world possibility spaces that are inseparably ‘entangled’ with that sign, and just awaiting exploration by the organism.

Thus, while all action in the universe is both current-context dependant and next-context creating, the emergence of ever-more complex semiotic capabilities in organisms has expanded the possibility space of immediate-next-action in the world exponentially, and has brought into being not a pre-given, singly end-directed ordered world, but an emergent, many ends-directed world of promiscuous, unforeseeable and interacting telos.”
https://goo.gl/nsWrKZ

Curated Parts of Elsewhere
Stargates and vegetable gardens remain a bit uncommon. What most people do have installed in their homes, is something called television and more recently something called wireless wifi, through which we can access select, curated parts of worlds significantly outside our local sphere.

Which means, if we are using our television and our wirelessly connected screens, watching food shows and sharing catgifs, we’re doing it wrong. Not wrong in an absolute sense of course, there’s always going to be massively multiplayer scaffolding around all signal (culture by any other name would smell as homogenized), but eventually, wrong as in not optimal, given our evolutionary trajectories unfolding through our semiospheres. The next leg of our journeys, outcomes partially unknown.

Go Adjacent Possible, Young Human!

Eddie Smith:
The adjacent possible is the basic motivation behind all human progress. Countless people have died on the doorstep of new entry ways so that others could walk on in. North America was once an adjacent possibility to Europe, and once found, further adjacent possibilities emerged in the west.

Adjacent Possible: An ever-present set of opportunities at the boundaries of our reach

“The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself. It captures both the limits and the creative potential of change and innovation.
The strange and beautiful truth about the adjacent possible is that its boundaries grow as you explore them. Each new combination opens up the possibility of other new combinations.”
 — Steven Johnson https://goo.gl/w17zMq

In the face of all this, given that we can’t go west anymore, what is a business to do?

Dave Snowden:
How do you change a system which is entrained around perverse behaviour?

- Map the current dispositional state of the system
- Within those maps identify … patterns of behaviour adjacent to the present but in a more desirable position
- If there are no adjacent possibles, … you need to take actions that disrupt or perturb the existing attractor mechanisms to allow the adjacent possible to emerge

You need the patience to wait for the right moment, but also the courage to act if time is not with you. Wisdom lies the ability to distinguish between those two states.
https://goo.gl/EMgYtw

Life and signs are co-extensive — how about business and technology?

Donald Favareau:
“For only living systems have evolved, by necessity, the ability to “capture” relevant aspects of their own relations with the immediately given Adjacent Possible and to preserve those recipes for future interaction possibilities as biologically instantiated signs.
By so doing, such living systems move into the Adjacent Possible by “collapsing the wave function” of possibility not just probabilistically, as inanimate systems appear to do, but guided by a dynamic that, in every instance, partakes of both the persistently conserved access to the reality of the outside world guaranteed by the feedback cycle of the Uexküllian funktionskreis, and by the emergent yet still evolutionarily flexible system-internal values arising from the organism’s (and its lineage’s) previously captured sign relations, which are biologically instantiated as replicable facilitative system biases and generative constraints.”
https://goo.gl/nsWrKZ

A good business is a business that shows some signs of life. Perhaps both business and technology carries deep within, a desire to come more fully alive, if only through us. Is that a part of our lifeworld where we are yet to capture its full, fully vibrant, relevance? Could this be part of our continued journey? If we find these new doors, what stories do we bring back, what insights do we share with others?

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Zen of Small Tasks: Talking
Study reveals for first time that talking therapy changes the brain's wiring
A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later.

CBT - a specific type of talking therapy - involves people changing the way they think about and respond to their thoughts and experiences. For individuals experiencing psychotic symptoms, common in schizophrenia and a number of other psychiatric disorders, the therapy involves learning to think differently about unusual experiences, such as distressing beliefs that others are out to get them. CBT also involves developing strategies to reduce distress and improve well-being.

The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, follow the same researchers’ previous work which showed that people with psychosis who received CBT displayed strengthened connections between key regions of the brain involved in processing social threat accurately.

The new results show for the first time that these changes continue to have an impact years later on people’s long-term recovery.

Source:
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/kcl-srf011617.php

Journal article:
https://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v7/n1/full/tp2016263a.html

#neuroscience #research #brainwiring

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@johnkellden 

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Participatory Inquiry, episode 4: At Home

“In transition, conversations that mind and matter.”
@johnkellden

In which we learn how The Waste Land is related to Guns, Germs & Steel.

Conversations that mind and matter — it’s a thing
A thing can be a group of people gathering together in efforts to make a difference that makes a lasting difference. The conversations can include building a shared and shareable understanding of a patterning that re-aligns.

- Re-aligns with what?
- Ecologies of minds.

In order to achieve this difference, we use information, which invariably invokes mind.

Mind
- that which is able to resist purpose and keep purpose from dissecting a seamless universe
- the embodiment and incarnation of metaphor
- mostly not conscious
- that which accomplishes learning
- comparing things, experiences and patterns and finding them more or less related
- that which compares an experience of a present seeing to a memory of what has been seen in the past
- playing by making working relations

Matter: Pattern Anatomy
Each well-intentioned, well-designed pattern, includes:
- context (mutuality, learning)
- problem space (behavior, attention, will, performance)
- forces & building blocks (ecosystemics, cultural and social dynamics, TIMN)
- maps, models, theories (this is a common problem, our near default reduction and representation, remaining stuck inside our obsolete favorite worldviews, our own umwelten)
- solution spaces (conversation)
- play (participation, sensemaking, meaningmaking, decisionmaking)
- story (synthesis, selfhood, service)

Patterns, pattern languages and generative sequences can be fieldtested and used to design processes and build things. The word thing is often important to understand, including how it is different than object.

If we pause the catgifs for a brief spell, if we right in the middle and muddle of our abundance of content, take a moment to look at and see

Participatory Inquiry as a pattern
We can use the above pattern anatomy to better understand it by considering all seven characteristics, including how to engage in conversations that mind and matter, out of which a discourse co-evolving (feedback loops) with our participatory inquiry, towards an ongoing rediscovering how a noun is like a leaf.

Story: We Made It? What Happened? We Happened

- Oh, God, we’re all going to die, aren’t we?
- Well, we might, but every day until we do, we’re going to live.

The story I’ve chosen to highlight here and the comparison of historical patterns, takes place over rather a long time.

In 1922, there were three works of art, three books that can be argued, have been influential in various ways:

- Duino Elegies, Rainer Maria Rilke
- Ulysses, James Joyce
- The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot

In 1933, there was a beginning recovery from the great depression.
In 1945, the ending of the second world war.

In 1997, there were three works of art, three books that can be argued, have made their mark in our cultures and societies:

- The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
- Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond

In 2008, there was a reboot of the financial system.
In 2020, the ending of, well, we don’t know that yet.

What patterns do you see?
The important thing here, is not to determine whether the above story and pattern comparison can be validated, but to realize that we are increasingly able to form and compare these and many other patterns, learn from such patterning — and drawing forth new lines (to take a leaf from Paul Klee).

Yes?
Now and then, throughout history there’s been brave people, explorers, entrepreneurs, innovators, visionaries, cyberneticians, making bold predictions and prophesies, some which turned out to be true, some which didn’t.

Access, Attract, Achieve
With the advent of the web and web search, with an increasing wealth of information available, we are living through a moment in history with unprecedented access.

A difference that makes a lasting difference
We are at a place where a whole lot of people, including ordinary people from all walks of life can share stories towards finding new, slightly different questions out of which an exploring of different lines of inquiry.

Are We At Home?
Are we at home in the middle and muddle of all this information? What conversations are we engaging in? What stories are we sharing — towards rediscovering what mind, what patterning?

Participatory Inquiry, episode 4: At Home
https://medium.com/@johnkellden/participatory-inquiry-episode-4-at-home-4edeff2879b5

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Participatory Inquiry, episode 4: At Home

“In transition, conversations that mind and matter.”
@johnkellden

In which we learn how The Waste Land is related to Guns, Germs & Steel.

Conversations that mind and matter — it’s a thing
A thing can be a group of people gathering together in efforts to make a difference that makes a lasting difference. The conversations can include building a shared and shareable understanding of a patterning that re-aligns.

- Re-aligns with what?
- Ecologies of minds.

In order to achieve this difference, we use information, which invariably invokes mind.

Mind
- that which is able to resist purpose and keep purpose from dissecting a seamless universe
- the embodiment and incarnation of metaphor
- mostly not conscious
- that which accomplishes learning
- comparing things, experiences and patterns and finding them more or less related
- that which compares an experience of a present seeing to a memory of what has been seen in the past
- playing by making working relations

Matter: Pattern Anatomy
Each well-intentioned, well-designed pattern, includes:
- context (mutuality, learning)
- problem space (behavior, attention, will, performance)
- forces & building blocks (ecosystemics, cultural and social dynamics, TIMN)
- maps, models, theories (this is a common problem, our near default reduction and representation, remaining stuck inside our obsolete favorite worldviews, our own umwelten)
- solution spaces (conversation)
- play (participation, sensemaking, meaningmaking, decisionmaking)
- story (synthesis, selfhood, service)

Patterns, pattern languages and generative sequences can be fieldtested and used to design processes and build things. The word thing is often important to understand, including how it is different than object.

If we pause the catgifs for a brief spell, if we right in the middle and muddle of our abundance of content, take a moment to look at and see

Participatory Inquiry as a pattern
We can use the above pattern anatomy to better understand it by considering all seven characteristics, including how to engage in conversations that mind and matter, out of which a discourse co-evolving (feedback loops) with our participatory inquiry, towards an ongoing rediscovering how a noun is like a leaf.

Story: We Made It? What Happened? We Happened

- Oh, God, we’re all going to die, aren’t we?
- Well, we might, but every day until we do, we’re going to live.

The story I’ve chosen to highlight here and the comparison of historical patterns, takes place over rather a long time.

In 1922, there were three works of art, three books that can be argued, have been influential in various ways:

- Duino Elegies, Rainer Maria Rilke
- Ulysses, James Joyce
- The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot

In 1933, there was a beginning recovery from the great depression.
In 1945, the ending of the second world war.

In 1997, there were three works of art, three books that can be argued, have made their mark in our cultures and societies:

- The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
- Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond

In 2008, there was a reboot of the financial system.
In 2020, the ending of, well, we don’t know that yet.

What patterns do you see?
The important thing here, is not to determine whether the above story and pattern comparison can be validated, but to realize that we are increasingly able to form and compare these and many other patterns, learn from such patterning — and drawing forth new lines (to take a leaf from Paul Klee).

Yes?
Now and then, throughout history there’s been brave people, explorers, entrepreneurs, innovators, visionaries, cyberneticians, making bold predictions and prophesies, some which turned out to be true, some which didn’t.

Access, Attract, Achieve
With the advent of the web and web search, with an increasing wealth of information available, we are living through a moment in history with unprecedented access.

A difference that makes a lasting difference
We are at a place where a whole lot of people, including ordinary people from all walks of life can share stories towards finding new, slightly different questions out of which an exploring of different lines of inquiry.

Are We At Home?
Are we at home in the middle and muddle of all this information? What conversations are we engaging in? What stories are we sharing — towards rediscovering what mind, what patterning?

Participatory Inquiry, episode 4: At Home
https://medium.com/@johnkellden/participatory-inquiry-episode-4-at-home-4edeff2879b5

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Participatory Inquiry, episode 3: Your Move

“In transition, your move towards a passion for possibility.”
@johnkellden

This post is all about a 21C Methodology — building blocks of participatory inquiry, co-evolving with contextual intelligence.

What
- practical wisdom, local craft and a passion for possibility
- cards, context, living systems, learning
- conversations that mind and matter, flow, finite and infinite play
- networks of participation co-evolving with locally owned means of collective action

How
- eight step approach
- social, connected learning
- participatory inquiry methods
- zen of small (ecosystemic, economical & eudaimonic) tasks

Whereto
Valuewebs catalyzing thriving communities and
coordinating resilient regions.

Why
8 bn individual human reasons why, some of which remain to be born and given love and shelter.

There’s around 170k possible cards, building blocks of contextual intelligence, a framework and modular methodology.

Although this can sound daunting, it is still a finite set. It can be designed so as to facilitate a good use of networks, including both human heuristics and digital algorithms. A slightly more convivial scaling.

Prototyping & Fieldtesting
In the Conversation Community, core parts of the methodology, including the cards, have been field-tested through digital conversation and discourse, since Nov 2012.

Subsets of the whole deck of 170k cards, suitable for bespoke particular focus areas, can be made available on request.

Story
- metaphor: set table
- metonymy: your move
- sense impression: experiencing a slightly more win³ play
- proposition: contextual intelligence

Participatory Inquiry, episode 3: Your Move
https://medium.com/@johnkellden/participatory-inquiry-episode-1-your-move-a6fb5d8cc480

Post has attachment
Participatory Inquiry, episode 3: Your Move

“In transition, your move towards a passion for possibility.”
@johnkellden

This post is all about a 21C Methodology — building blocks of participatory inquiry, co-evolving with contextual intelligence.

What
- practical wisdom, local craft and a passion for possibility
- cards, context, living systems, learning
- conversations that mind and matter, flow, finite and infinite play
- networks of participation co-evolving with locally owned means of collective action

How
- eight step approach
- social, connected learning
- participatory inquiry methods
- zen of small (ecosystemic, economical & eudaimonic) tasks

Whereto
Valuewebs catalyzing thriving communities and
coordinating resilient regions.

Why
8 bn individual human reasons why, some of which remain to be born and given love and shelter.

There’s around 170k possible cards, building blocks of contextual intelligence, a framework and modular methodology.

Although this can sound daunting, it is still a finite set. It can be designed so as to facilitate a good use of networks, including both human heuristics and digital algorithms. A slightly more convivial scaling.

Prototyping & Fieldtesting
In the Conversation Community, core parts of the methodology, including the cards, have been field-tested through digital conversation and discourse, since Nov 2012.

Subsets of the whole deck of 170k cards, suitable for bespoke particular focus areas, can be made available on request.

Story
- metaphor: set table
- metonymy: your move
- sense impression: experiencing a slightly more win³ play
- proposition: contextual intelligence

Participatory Inquiry, episode 3: Your Move
https://medium.com/@johnkellden/participatory-inquiry-episode-1-your-move-a6fb5d8cc480
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