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John Kellden
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21C  - 
 
Conversation Community 2016 June 15

"In a network, patterning that turns spacetime into a quality virtuereal place."
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Story
In a digital platform, the part of our story that benefits us and others by sharing, needs to be considered in terms of resonance, reflexivity, resilience and reach. Ie, if you choose wisely what you share, you will be able to augment four circles:

concern, influence, confluence and experience

Tasks
A structured approach, (digital here offers a multitude of options, anything from eg bullet journals to a whole ecosystem of apps) allows you to turn your tasks into an increasingly sophisticated body of knowledge.

One approach which has been quite thoroughly researched and fieldtested, is boundary objects.

“Boundary objects are objects which are both plastic enough to adapt to local needs and the constraints of the several parties employing them, yet robust enough to maintain a common identity across sites.”
-- Susan Leigh Star and James Griesemer  http://goo.gl/qGrrFt

Review
Once you have your digital story and a beginning structure through which to develop your tasks, you can then perform review. My own preferred approach, is qualitative and generative - augmented by pattern languages. Others prefer big data, yet others prefer outsourcing this part to consultants and/or seo/platform/marketing metrics and services. However we slice and dice our ongoing review, it eventually needs to provide feedback "back" to both Tasks and Story.

story, tasks, review

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I'm going to be a bit intermittent here in the CCG+, until beginning July. You are among the bestest people in the whole world wild web. You are in good Dancing Wu Li Typing hands.
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John Verdon
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Home again, Home again - just returned from a wonderful visit with my daughter in London - but I'm still in shock regarding the curious result of the vote that was happening as I left London - Can Britain ever go home again? Definitely curious and I think the world is in wonder of what the consequences will be.

Here's this weeks curation of foragings in the digital environment - an assemblage of curiosities - 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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Adrian Segar

21C Transition Magazine  - 
 
In which I argue that it's not just sponsors and organizers who own your event…
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If we are talking fairness, and not absolutely legal, than it ultimately comes down to who has the most, "Skin in the game." Whomever contributes the most time and money, (materials, logistics, etc.) should also be the one(s) to have control over, and decision making. Note that this does not always happen, and when it does not, conflicts are almost a certainty.
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Mike Daniels

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LiveScience: Shape-Shifting Touch Screens Can Morph on Demand. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwicnwtiU
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+Oshi Shikigami Just simply depends on how its made and what it's going to be made for in all aspects, just depends, making sence builds cents, let's see if there will be any good in using these kinds of manufacturing products in the time to come 
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Mike Daniels

21C Transition  - 
 
Newsweek: Quora Question: Why is Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw48Conys
LinkedIn brings Microsoft a powerful user base whose potential has barely been tapped.
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John Kellden
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Visual Storytelling  - 
 
Visual Storytelling: Moby
 
Moby. 
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Moby thought to himself:

- I wonder what takes the humans so long to understand the essentials of life?
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John Kellden
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21C  - 
 
Beauty, love, trust & quaternions, episode 5: UI & UX

"In a network, platform dynamics(graphs), engagement(meraki), return on engagement(trustflow) & UX(UI)."
@johnkellden     CCFB: https://goo.gl/a2iDk3

Your own unique story, when fully embraced, enacted and performed, is what will enable you to augment https://goo.gl/9wu9e9 four circles:

concern, influence, confluence, experience

"We put on our VR goggles and were instantly transported to a small village in a third-world country. There we experienced the joy of dozens of children as the water well Charity: Water had drilled went online. I've never experienced anything like it. I was there. We all were there. And yet each of us had a different and unique experience depending on which child's face we chose to focus on. I believe virtual reality will fundamentally change the nature of the charities we support, when you can stand in front of the very people whose lives you are forever changing."
-- David Eun, Samsung      http://goo.gl/Adzo4i

"In a network, patterning that turns spacetime into a quality virtuereal place."
@johnkellden     https://goo.gl/9wu9e9

Video:   https://youtu.be/xIKIgMKP8wc
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Good to read you +Colin Kilburn !
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John Kellden

Conversation  - 
 
Conversations & Unfolding Storylines, episode 1: Questions

"In a network, questions co-evolve with shared and shareable understanding."
@johnkellden    

A recorded Video conversation with +Zara Altair +Ron Scroggin & +John Kellden 
 
"We have no choice but to be the architects of our own planned salvation. And that course of action has already begun. It is happening now. It is even part of what we do, here, today, reading this column. The power we crave to affect change is already in our grasp. We need to realize it and work to make it part of our new role as digital citizens of a world in constant change."
-- James B. Glattfelder 

A recorded conversation in which +Zara Altair, +Ron Scroggin and +John Kellden invites you to listen and participate on the Video comment thread, as well as later, when it appears as a Video post in the Conversation Community, in Google+ https://goo.gl/cdXuK and in Facebook https://goo.gl/Ypd5u8

+Zara Altair:
"Can we gather together, in conversations, in digital co creation, producing experiences?"

+Ron Scroggin:
"What do the qualities of leadership, advocacy, enaction and presence look like in a well-functioning group dynamic?"

+John Kellden:
"What outcomes and impacts could we guide a network to produce, and once the network is performing, (eg social learning as a function of a living, evolving dynamic balance between engagement and return on engagement), what conversations co-evolving with what coordination, would we need?"

Anchoring down, examples from ordinary reality:
Older person recently made redundant:

- I’ve lost my job, now what? Networking? How?

Younger person taking significant steps along a chosen (career) path:

- I’m trying to land my first really important job. How should I go about networking, eg outside my social graph, my circle of friends?

See you in two hours from now...or later, when you've got a moment to spare, a question to ask, and/or a story to share, in the Conversation Community.
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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?"

John Kellden
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21C  - 
 
Automatic for the People: Modelling
 
DARPA has a new program called Data-Driven Discovery of Models (D3M). The goal of D3M is to develop algorithms and software to help overcome the data-science expertise gap by facilitating non-experts to construct complex empi...
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I've tried to suggest to them many times, as well as to other "bigmeaning in bigdata" projects, that they learn to use my methods for reading the coupling of organic shapes typically associated with naturally emerging new forms. Bet they never even looked into it though.
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Yawali Ramazani

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Le Royaume-Uni à peut-être commis une erreur dans le sens qu'il n'a pas contrôlé que elle lui nuire sur le plan économique, en faisant de frontière, ou ses entreprises ressentiront les diminutions de la demande!!!! 
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Mike Daniels

21C Design  - 
 
LiveScience: 'Cosmic Watch' App Lets You Track Stars and Planets in Real Time. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw0tTWoCs
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Mike Daniels

Life in the Village  - 
 
The Atlantic: Remember When You Could Call the Time? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwkIvF1iU
You still can, and thousands of people do it every day.
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laurie corzett

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"Exposure in utero and in early childhood to toxic emissions, famine, flooding and other disasters not only increases the risk for neurodevelopmental and mental health problems, stunting, respiratory and other health problems manifest in infancy and childhood, but also for heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer in adulthood."

http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2016/june/opinion-the-case-for-a-child-centered-energy-and-climate-policy
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Mike Daniels

21C Design  - 
 
PCWorld: How to enable Android notifications on the Windows 10 preview. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw0p_IoCs
The feature is a work in progress, but it offers a hint at how your PC might integrate more deeply with an Android phone.
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Mike Daniels

Deep Stuff  - 
 
The Huffington Post: The Moon Hasn't Done This In Nearly Half A Century. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8cmN0iU
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Intriguing! "the improvising brain activates many of the same brain centers as language... '"
' Creativity may even be hardwired into human brains, an essential feature that has allowed the species to adapt repeatedly over the course of history.… - Nadia Korths - Google+
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laurie corzett

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This article is not one to tell you some secret remedy to overcome your struggles with anxiety or depression. The harsh reality for most is they will succumb to their battle with the “blues.”
Unbeknownst to them, the society we have created is one that breeds mental illness. America’s struggle with mental illness is due to the structure of our society that is turning its citizens seemingly mad.
There are numerous reasons for mental illness, genetics, stressful environment, infections, brain damage, and substance abuse. However, the medical industry fails to acknowledge the greatest catalyst amongst Americans: our society.
Our fast-paced culture is one of a never-ending need for more, often a futile competition entrenched in selfishness and discontentment. Be honest — how many of you have a car, yet feel sad or even mad because you yearn for a more expensive automobile? This distorted 2016-Stressed-black-manthinking is a mental illness. The economic disparity between Americans constantly creates jealousy and a sense of inferiority amongst neighbors. You have a beautiful, safe apartment or house, but Joe up the street has a mansion.
Success is no longer acceptable – only extreme success is.

Our young are not spared from the draining stress of the bigger is better ideology governing our land. Anxiety and depression have affected children and teenagers at an alarming rate. This is due to the competitive nature of our society and the media’s and adults’ praise of extreme accomplishments. Athletics and academics coupled with the strain of teenage life has left too many teenagers utilizing suicide as an escape.
According to recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, suicide is the second leading cause of death for American citizens age 10-24. This statistic crosses all racial and economic demographics. Our culture of bigger and better, idealizing the next media phenomenon has created an environment in which no one and nothing is ever good enough.
This psyche is evident in the people we praise. Kobe Bryant ‘The Black Mamba’ has acknowledged himself that he is a ‘psychopath’ whose hunger for success can never be quenched. Any psychologist would tell you after all of Kobe’s accolades and accomplishments, he still feels he had not accomplished much. What is enough, then?
In no way am I promoting slothfulness, laziness, or lack of ambition. We simply need to bring some balance in our unbalanced society.

While at the gym one day, I spoke to a gentleman who owns one of the few independent pharmacies in the area. He asked me what I think are the best-selling medications. I replied, Hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol. He laughed and said Anxiety pills and sleeping medications.
Americans are at the mercy of our corporate-run state that has created an inhumane environment for us to live in, coupled with the poisonous foods we are given to eat. Our fast-paced lives are destroying us physically and mentally at an alarming rate. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. I believe this estimate is extremely low due to the disenfranchised people who are never acknowledged accurately when health information is collected. The increase in the attention given to anxiety is due to the profits gained from providing medication and its effects on White Americans.
A study released late last year by Princeton academics Anne Case and Angus Deaton who won the 2014 Nobel prize for Economics, revealed that the death rate for white Americans aged 45 to 54 has risen sharply since 1999 after declining for decades. The 20% increase from 1999 to 2013 represents about a half a million lives cut short.
The problem that many White Americans are facing is an inability to deal with stress due to generations of financial stability. Stress is debilitating to all human beings, though African Americans have been dealing with it so long, they have managed to cope with it better than their Caucasian brethren. Numerous White Americans are going through an immense change in lifestyle.. They are experiencing what life has been like for most African Americans for centuries and unfortunately many cannot handle the pressures of a horrible job market, inflation, no retirement, unaffordable tuition fees, high health care costs, and destruction of family due to lack of financial resources, drug addiction, and mental illness.
Americans must change their ways or we may have a society emotionally and spiritually crippled depending on medication to get through the day.
Hold on.
It appears that we are already there.
Staff Writer; Linton Hinds Jr.
Official website; http://Livity.info
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Starve the lion! Many people are living a non-stress life. To simplify opens up the path of being content in the moment. There is much info and activities. 
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John Verdon
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21C Transition Magazine  - 
 
I am visiting London U.K. enjoying my curious grandsons. What a curious family we all are - as they share their world with me - my eyes are filled with wonder as we wander through London and its many other curiosities. My time is also filled with many curious conversations with my daughter.

Here's this week's offering with an invitation for more conversations.
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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Many many thanks +Derek Bailey 
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John Kellden
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21C  - 
 
Beauty, love, trust & quaternions, episode 4: Organizing

"In a network, we organize informed by dynamic story/narrative (re)alignment."
@johnkellden 

"Established institutions have been reorganizing as long as they've been organized. As circumstances change, the shape and makeup of the workforce must be adapted accordingly. Today’s most disruptive organizations however, are beginning to organize around a new pattern: the ability to evolve in real time."
-- Aaron Dignan   https://goo.gl/c5EoqB

My only  tweak of that quote, would be real time. Real time is a function of four variables:
- virtuereality, Prometheus
- embodied reality, Epimetheus, memory, including and co-evolving with, embodied cognition
- experience, Kairos and
- time as per measured by Chronos

Remodelling towards generativity

Generative listening
- non-systems thinking - usually collective hierarchy and individual gaming the hierarchy
- systems thinking - usually an intranet coupled with related other digitally augmented, augmenting tools and apps and dashboards
- symmathesy - this doesn't exist yet - it is characterised by individuals and teams and organizing - being informed by mutuality and learning - and the synthesis out of mutual learning, autopoiesis and autopoietic shift, informing the existing non-systems and systems existing practices, processes, structures and cultures.

The strategic outcome of generative listening, is

story

Generative reading
In a network, curation of unstructured content, content remaining less than optimal through remaining too attached to existing cultural practices, can be curated, via human curation(heuristics) and/or machine curation(algorithms).

Nested with generative reading, is the ongoing strategic outcome:

tasks

Generative review
This is closely related to evolution of conversation. (I've covered this elsewhere).

The strategic outcome of generative review is

dynamic story/narrative (re)alignment

These three approaches establishes and evolves a living boundary "around" a nxn grid.

Participatory practices can then be used to continously iterate and improve and innovate the context, the border around the nxn grid/board/gameboard.

Obviously also individual practices including Bullet Journals, Workflowy, GTD, PKM, as an ongoing interaction between Individual knowledge work and team/group/org knowledge flows.

Think a larger participatory sensemaking circle, eg in the middle of a 2x2 grid, around which a center circle, many smaller PKM circles. The image I get here is one of tiny beads making up the border between the center circle GKM and the quadrants.

Patterning towards a Dynamic Knowledge Repository

Part, parcel and parsing of the remodelling turned into both a (set of) patterns and an improved strategic reflexivity, including an improved patterning capability.

1. Model
Eg the existing 2x2 as a model.

2. Solution
Desired(meraki, culture), feasible(tools, literacy), viable(path, fitness)

3. Context
Non-system, system, symmathesy

4. Play
Participatory sensemaking

5. Problem space
Wicked problems and stopping rules, including when the remodelling is good enough and/or when running out of time or resources.

6. Forces & Building Blocks
Code, prototyping, implementation

7. Patterning
This is usually not done. Instead, there is a production of intranet manuals (that no-one ever reads) project reports(that no-one even can be paid to read) and/or grafts onto the existing culture and practices (that sometimes takes and sometimes are rejected).

However, if the patterning results in a pattern language, pattern matched well enough with existing patterns and the new and/or different patterns are understood well enough by the stakeholders, a cultural transformation can take place.

The learning journey, the climb to a higher sensemaking plateau - then leads to the formation and adopting of - new models. And so on and so forth.

Beauty, love, trust & quaternions, episode 1: Clockwork
https://goo.gl/FHyOtI

Beauty, love, trust & quaternions, episode 2: Human Nature
https://goo.gl/FHyOtI

Beauty, love, trust & quaternions, episode 3: Patterning
https://goo.gl/FHyOtI

"In a network, the best place to store knowledge is in other people."
@johnkellden    

Once knowledge is stored, once it is enacted into an integral, evolving part of ourcellves - it can be recalled, put to good use, enacting convivial events and further developed, in a context of mutuality, autopoiesis and learning.

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Another perspective, management:

Management
Rotation, including all necessary and sufficient spins, inside an organizing narrative, eg including communication, actants, implicature and subjunctivity. Ie, a set of quaternions.
Cf Bakhtin.

Examples:
- project management
- change management
- knowledge management
- [insert fave concept here] management
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