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On hypertrails between vistas, which we create by walking on them

on 30 June 2010 - 2:31pm

Good tools always have unintended uses stumbled upon by its individual and collective users. Hopefully, that will be the case of élan map, too. I can hardly wait for its alpha version to manifest so that we can start playing with it and discover its potential beyond what it was originally conceived.

On junto, élan, Kosmic synchronicity, and movement cartography

on 30 June 2010 - 2:05pm

"We are at a critical point in human history, where as a globally interdependent society, we must learn how to lower these barriers, share information, collaborate, and cocreate value in new ways." @VenessaMiemis

Learning how to learn that, and sharing what I learn, is what I've been dedicating my life to since the mid-80's. Reading the overview of junto's concept, philosophy, and components, I felt my heart full of joy and gratitude to the collective wisdom and expertise of the junto group, and to Venessa for her buildership and eloquent articulation of what is needed to accelerate collaborative learning, locally and globally.

In the junto concept, I found the most practical and feasible expression of a web-enabled, emergent system for boosting our collective intelligence that became a matter of our survival and thriving as a species.

Conversation transcript-> mindmap-> semantic web-> sane sentient AI

on 27 June 2010 - 1:49pm

When we collaborate using the currently available tools, we are able to share meaning and develop themes, resulting in a record of the interactions which then requires processing in order to extract the valuable data which emerged from the conversation. @cyber_shaman

As long as we stay on the edge of not knowing and wanting to know what is that which wants to come into being through our conversations, the narrative evolving from them is a of high value. It is a narrative that gradually becomes more coherent as we continually co-sense what is and co-initiate what it can be and throw ourselves in the dance of the being and becoming parts of ourselves.

What can dynamic views (in mapping emergent systems) enable?

on 14 June 2010 - 1:40pm

The visual mapping of an evolving system is not a trivial affair. If we create a map of our "current state" we only provide a snapshot view of what is more closely aligned analogously with a continual stream of images such as video...

Spiral - a pattern that connects us with the future as it emerges

on 6 June 2010 - 3:32pm

I wrote an entry on "Spiraling up" in a forum of Evolutionary Nexus in 2006: What could become possible if we hadinteractive concept maps of the forces that are shaping our world, including all shades of the evolutionary movements, transformational technologies, and their inter-relatedness? I have been holding that question and earlier variations of it for two decades, as central to working for a better world guided by conscious evolution... We need to form a hosting team and invite the practitioners of the various disciplines, as key stakeholders in mapping the unmappable, to help drawing the picture in which most dots connect. The "connecting the dots" expression refers to, in this context, the areas of where the separately originated, upward moving and expanding vortices touch and interpenetrate. Each vortex represents one of the evolutionary disciplines and its community of practitioners."

A tool for mapping the future as it's emerging in the present

on 18 May 2010 - 1:13pm

This blogpost is the first public news of a project that I am working on with a small team of friends; it is focused on creating a tool for the interactive, 3-d mapping of the ecosystem of evolutionary initiatives on the edge. We call it the élan map. élan also stands for the yet-to-born Evolutionary Learning & Action Network.
"The larger social structures are proving to be inadequate to solve the problems they're creating. New social innovations are emerging everywhere, but they are not sufficiently connected or empowered. So right now, any effort that we can make to connect and create greater synergy and participation in this awakening process is probably the most important thing we can do". (Barbara Marx Hubbard, 2003)

Freeing CI and collective wisdom from their present constraints

on 17 November 2009 - 5:10pm

Louis-Martin asked in an email, what seems the most important next step in freeing the coll. intell and wisdom from its present constraints?

The human body is an inadequate metaphor for society and social evolution

on 11 October 2009 - 6:10pm

The analogy/model of the human body (where all its parts need to work together to make it work) as all the other biological metaphors for guiding or explaining social phenomena, is grossly inadequate because the parts of a biological whole do not have free will, values, ego development, and self-awareness that give human society a level of generative complexity not present at the previous stages of evolutions.

About the term "evolutionaries"

on 11 October 2009 - 3:49pm

One of the lovely things about the term “evolutionaries” is that it exists only in plural, somehow underlying the fact that, in the living world, there’s no evolution, only co-evolution. I started to use that term around 1992, at the same time when I wrote an essay on ESSENCE: Evolutionary Shape-Shifters’ Educational Network Connected on the Edge.

Technology is not the answer, Emergence is...

on 11 October 2009 - 1:49pm

There's a popular misconception that by constantly evolving our technology, we will be able to heal or prevent society's ills. Technology is not the answer, it can be used for destructive and criminal purposes as well as for the common good.

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