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Conversations That Mind And Matter, part 1: Coherence

"In a network, every moment we embrace a coherent approach to reality, reality responds coherently to us."
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Mike Daniels

Deep Stuff  - 
 
The New York Times: Diver Breaks Record for Deepest Plunge Into Ocean, Then Does It Again. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwx4bC4yQ
William Trubridge went 122 meters below the surface on a free dive Saturday, then went two meters deeper Monday — a single breath of 4 minutes 34 seconds.
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Brian Dowling

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Are we creating an imbalanced world of fragile wimps coddled by micro-aggression police state? Check out the video at the end as well.
A new paper explains how “concept creep” in the field of psychology has reshaped many aspects of modern society.
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I liken it to the "wossification" of the country. A nation of victims. People that have to be protected from everything, because anything could be harmful. 

When I look back at what I consider to be my "normal" childhood, I am constantly amazed by how the most ordinary acts of the time, are now considered criminal. How with todays 'rules' I would have been a terrorist, my parents neglectful, my friends all 'bullies'..

People loose the ability to express themselves. Routinely play the race, sexist, bulling, neglecting "CARD" at the slightest perceived threat to their own perceived 'rights'.

In the past, we used to have concerns america would be taken over by another country. Now, it seems, we are being taken over, by ourselves!
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Grizwald Grim
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Sagarmatha Café  - 
 
Sup folks.
Coming down the mountain.
Who is on the re-integration committee these days?


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Powerful! So, so sad!
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Peter Hatherley

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The Brains internal Semantic Thesaurus revealed
Ground breaking research into the universal consistency within our brains responses to semantic language connections

It confirms our own research that developing content with a focus on language patterns over many different languages enhances engagement and onboarding

H/t +Pierre Provost ping +Mani Saint-Victor
Scientists build semantic atlas to chart how the brain responds to language.What if a map of the brain could help us decode people's inner thoughts?Scientists at the University of California,
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Ron Scroggin
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21C Transition  - 
 
Structure and dynamics in three worlds

In a network, the transition between order and chaos depends on the structural and dynamic properties of its nodes.

A critical property of the (connective) structure of a node is its adaptive stance, based on previous experience. Listen to the audio sample for a perfect example of how experience teaches what to expect:
http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk//personal/matt.davis/sine-wave-speech/pop-out.mp3

The node's adaptive stance is its bias, in this case a useful inferential shortcut.

A critical dynamic property of a node is the robustness of its performance, characterized by the node's interaction with its environment. The degree of the node's equilibrium in performance is its canalization, a measure of its dynamic functional effectiveness.

Giorgio Bertini posted
Control of Complex Networks requires both Structure and Dynamics
https://plus.google.com/+GiorgioBertini/posts/Aw1FVt3C2JK
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In a network, the middle ground of neighborly relationships is the sweet spot where action arises smoothly out of organization.  

In local neighborhoods and small business streets, direct experience builds a new adaptive stance, a beneficial structural bias toward collaboration, and tunneling between siloed interests.

Informal meeting places in digital space are also in the middle ground, creating channels for engagement, and creating incubating spaces for interaction with each other and with our environment.

This middle ring of connectivity is the birthing place for transitions between dynamic order and chaos.

Clay Forsberg posted
Creating Successful Chaos Within a Well-Ordered Failure
https://plus.google.com/+ClayForsberg/posts/HXDpqmmrwEW
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In a network of microchannels, water molecules in their newly discovered tunneling state delocalize around a ring, changing their shape, properties and behavior.

In the highly confined (5 angstrom) spaces in the hexagonal channels found in cell membranes, carbon nanotubes, grain boundaries and mineral interfaces, the atoms of water molecules are present in six different positions at the same time.

The water enacts classically-forbidden tunneling through separating potential walls, affecting the diffusion and transport of water through the substrate.

In varieties of the silicate mineral beryl, such as aquamarine, its behavior is coupled to the vibrational dynamics of the beryl structure.

Blue in Green - Miles Davis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoPL7BExSQU

Eleni Stefani posted
New state of water molecule discovered
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=eleni%20stefani%20water%20molecule
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Produced with the TCPS-1 transmedia content production studio, from Project Mixtape at sceenius,com
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top: http://www.popscreen.com/v/806Gu/A-maior-pedra-de-aquamarine-do-mundo-%C3%A9-brasileira
middle: http://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/43
bottom: http://cosnet.bifi.es/socio-technical-systems/structure-dynamics-of-online-social-systems/
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+Ron Scroggin​ Great way to explore the galaxy, voice transformation, how far can we go in depth with this dynamic structure, are we alone? if it is true life on other planets exsist, is this the next generation of tranformation ,we are here, we do exsist, this would be an awesome project trufully without political cover ups to see if there would be actual humanity on other plantets, thinking probably not since the begining of time every generation shall pass soon but planets contiune to grow, if one voice like this could be heard wow the universe for those beyond or close react to the sound in the transfornatiom an actually understood id faint an props to the next best creator in creating such an awesome structure in the differental transition in voice, this would break headlines if we did hear back from another world, awesome ron👍
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Peter Nena

Deep Stuff  - 
 
"One proposal to try to halt this warming is literally out-of-this-world: a giant, space-based sunshade."
Our rapidly warming world could cause serious problems for civilisation in the decades to come. But could a giant space umbrella help cool down our planet? Zaria Gorvett investigates.
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Permaculture practices by everyone who has a green space or access to a green space or can create one on their balcony or roof would draw down carbon and provide food grown locally. Monoculture is collapsing. 
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Mike Daniels

Deep Stuff  - 
 
Forbes Now: Cybersecurity Threats Are Real: You and Your Organization Are In Danger. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw4NOB2SQ
Cybersecurity statistics are jarring. CNBC’s most recent survey in April 2016, indicated that more than 90 percent of all corporate executives said they can’t read a cybersecurity report and are not prepared to handle a major attack.
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It's a freighting thing.... Used to be nuclear bomb drills in school. Today ... Cyber war for sure. My biggest fear is not only these huge corporations getting hacked into where we may as a consumer , customer , etc, have our private identity stolen.. Known as identity theft :/ but the hacking of our grid... The lights , the water , the subways , etc... I may have jumped off topic a bit but, just wanted to chime in. +Susan Cox​ I've been wanting to buy into a franchise for a long time now. Almost did back in 90's . I will be writing your site down so I can read into it more . Thanks for article +Mike Daniels​ Enjoy your Wednesday friends 
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Mike Daniels

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CNET: Are we ready for the future? We don't even know how to talk about it. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw58uw2CQ
Futurist Ray Hammond warns that we don't have the language to untangle the ethical dilemmas of accelerating technological change.
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"A sentence can be seen as a unit of meaning"  - +John Kellden
"A triple fusion or a double fusion or even a single word or even a seme has definitive meaning" - +Peter Hatherley
"True. Social #resonance . A Village can be seen as frozen and/or slow music. Civilization, slower still" - +John Kellden

"The visible part of a letter is a resonance affordance" - +John Kellden 
"Yes every letter, even the ones we don't know +John Kellden and when they expand into semantic sets it gets all the more interesting" - +Peter Hatherley

- from Tea House Sequences, part 1: Operational Context
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnKellden/posts/ALnPJYtMAZv
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Brian Dowling

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Should communities be looked as cultures, at least organizationally, in a similar manner? It could mean though changing from top down political framework to enable, "Don't let your formal leaders off the hook" more than once every four years.
 
"Don’t let your formal leaders off the hook." Plus 9 more principles of org culture. http://strat.bz/Us7cQyd
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The question seems to highlight the dilemma that we previously were unaware that cultures existed as the organizational structures. I expect in your 10 areas of interest would contain useful pointers. I've been studying the organization of cultures, like recognizing that cultures make "homes", so that they can have places to organize their own individual way of living. I wrote two papers stemming from that kind of observation, on "Guiding patterns of naturally occurring design" (link below).

Another thing we find out about cultures if we study them is that they are actual repositories for all the shared ways of knowing and living of the people in them. It's about the same for business cultures, and sub-cultures, as it is for a societal cultures! It pays to study the cultures to understand how to work with them. Each person is a 'library' for the cultural networks we're part of, carrying records of the culture's variations on how to do things, that we accumulatively update and pass on as we and others use what we learn by watching what works around us.

So I think the question is "how should businesses relate to cultures". Businesses really can't work effectively as bottom-up organizations, and culture's can't really take top-down direction. The magic solution seems to be for businesses to think of themselves as "offering services", not "driving profits", whether working with their internal cultures or those of their customers. There may be special cases, but I think when businesses are skilled service providers they naturally become more profitable in the long run, both learning what their cultures can do and also what they actually need as well.

For relating to external cultures, as when government or international organizations (which have top down structure) want to lead environmental or public interest partnerships, they need to do it by offering services to the bottom-up community organizations, having "on-the-ground knowledge" of the local environments and communities that need to be worked with. That makes it possible for both to help the other in the way each wants, as the the local organizations get help for guiding the top-down organizations see how to serve the local cultures and environments, benefiting from their likely need for help managing money and bringing their work to international forums and negotiations, etc...

So, bottom-up organizations should ask for services helping top-down organizations see what to work with.

Papers working with nature and UN proposals for it:
http://www.synapse9.com/jlhpub.htm#pl
http://www.synapse9.com/jlhpub.htm#un
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"We made it? What happened? We happened." Conversation as an art through which human beings rediscover, rekindle, revitalize and respond - after which we align with the world, small moves, until here and now. "What does the world look like seen through conversational eyes?"

Mike Daniels

Life in the Village  - 
 
The Huffington Post: These Girls Sold $800,000 In Origami To Bring Water To Navajo Reservation. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw68-poio
On this Navajo reservation, 40 percent of residents don't have water access.
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Mike Daniels

Knowledge Expeditions  - 
 
NPR: 3 Strange Worlds Circling A Cool Star Might Be Prime Spots To Support Life. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwwYKn4yQ
Scientists say each of these planets has one searingly hot side that's always facing the star and one frigidly cold side that's always facing away. But the regions in between might be cozy.
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What is the movie "Climate Hustle" about?
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Bravo!
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John Verdon
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The buds are sprouting this week I'm sure they will burst forth this week. What a pleasure it is to walk in the sun every day lightly clad n a tweet coat. Short are coming soon. We live in curious times with lots to inspire curious conversation - a modest contribution is this week's curation of my foraging the digital environment for curiousities - of-by-for the curious.
Hello all – Friday Thinking is a humble curation of my foraging in the digital environment. My purpose is to pick interesting pieces, based on my own curiosity (and the curiosity of the many interesting people I follow), abou...
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Peter Hatherley

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Microsoft is turning DNA into the ultimate storage device http://tnw.me/3YKgaI9
Microsoft is testing 10 million long oligonucleotides of DNA, "prehistoric information technology," for long-term, secure data storage.
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Clay Forsberg
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The key to any collective effort is having a defined mission that is generally agreed upon and then putting its implementation into play using a set process. In the case of Community 3.0 that mission is the physical, cerebral and spiritual well-being of your community.
Nurturing well-being by creating avenues and conduits for engagement is the road to this mission’s success. And hopefully through these efforts, the inherent benevolence of the members of your community will be unleashed. We must make “helping others” our societal norm … supplanting that of primarily making money and climbing ladder of our economic caste system. We need to create programs that not only help us … but also create opportunities that enable us to help others.
“Our challenge is not bringing order to successful chaos but creating successful chaos within a well-ordered failure.” ~ Charles Marohn, ‘Strong Towns’ Collaboration, peer-t…
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The "love from the ground" activity is key. To no longer need to put out $ for food and/or to barter gives such a freedom to the community. And serves so many interconnections including to the biggest community member, the planet.

Great outlines +Clay Forsberg​​​.

The lack of knowledge/of familiarity of kale in Montana!!! Makes sense.

Though it does look like a great place to grow it. Impressive size you are growing.
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Mike Daniels

Visual Storytelling  - 
 
The Washington Post: Don DeLillo’s novel ‘Zero K’ captures the swelling fears of our age. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwrLGl2iQ
The American master takes on the subject of death — of mind, body and soul.
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+Nadia Korths Thank you, indeed the other half is starving, redo the fixings and half wouldnt be starving so much if we truly focused on the reality of life, if one starves the one heart before death can make a difference, feed not only food but the knowledge of life, humanity is sacred , death is redo, we live to eternal, re do the do greatfully👍
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Mike Daniels

Knowledge Expeditions  - 
 
The Huffington Post: These Badass Bolivian Women Are Taking Mountain Climbing To New Heights. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwnqLUvSo
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Cool
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Adrian Segar

21C Design  - 
 
In a participatory meeting environment, voting is most useful as a way to obtain information early in the process ; a “straw poll” that provides public information about viewpoints in the room and paves the way for further discussion—a process I call participatory voting .
Look up “voting” on Google and the top search results are dominated by links about electoral voting. Making decisions (about elected leaders, opposing choices, and action plans, etc.) is the first function of voting that comes to mind for most people.
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Ron Scroggin
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21C Workflow  - 
 
TCPS-1
Transmedia content production studio

Social network experiences in, content out

Main modes: Listen, Engage, Create, Reshare

Relational intelligence display

Parameter customization controls

Network resonance tuning

Integrated card system directs productive flow and performance

https://www.facebook.com/groups/conversationsthatmindandmatter/permalink/1528080604167594/

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Example -- Create a blog post:

Click Listen button.

Adjust Contour control: The setting shown in the image looks for inputs (text or any medium) with pronounced profundity, reduced bloviation and varyingly moderate clarity and brilliance. The response curve of this setting will appear on the right of the screen as shown in the image, but looking more like the following audio response curve:

http://www.manquen.net/audio/docs/Magnetic%20Recorder%20Testing%20with%20a%20Flux%20Loop%20w%20pictures_files/image024.jpg

Adjust Serendipity control: The setting shown is near the midpoint along the order/randomness continuum, in this case accepting inputs from the Conversation Community and from whatever shows up in the social stream generally. This response curve will also appear on the screen, but perhaps looking like the one in the following network dynamics chart of an Amazon price watch:

http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/us/0691117047/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en

Dump some raw network content into the input section (eg in the case of text, read the posts), where it then goes directly to the Emotion/Logic Filters & Effects section shown in the schematic.

The screen will now show people and things arrayed on a relational content/context terrain as eg with the icons and rays shown on the screen in the dashboard image.

Draw a physical or digital Social Field card for the input, and one for the output of the Emotion/Logic section (eg, Presence and Attention cards), suggesting a strategy for traversing the E/L section and adjusting its parameters.

In Listening mode, the three parameter controls are broadly:
1. Reiteration
2. Dynamic Range
3. Character

Hover over a parameter button to display its status on the screen, click and hold to cycle through its gradations and sub-parameters. Eg set the Reiteration button to "Fast and Light," in the case of textual content, to echo meaning or phrasing of incoming content with brief, rapid reiterations to be sprinkled in the outgoing text.

Drag the parameter sliders up and down to control intensity and other characteristics.

Collect and/or outline information, feelings and ideas, including potential output text, based on input content, cards, and parameters.
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The flow of meaning through the production studio is now conditioned toward content output. One form of output is in the mutual communication of engagement, which may already have been established with people producing and participating in network content. If this contact has not been made, it is time to click the Engage button…
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The TCPS-1 Transmedia production studio from Project Mixtape at sceenius.com was used to create:
Structure and dynamics in three worlds
https://plus.google.com/+RonScroggin/posts/MzjQjP57nA8
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AD & DA #signaltransceiving  
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