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Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 26 2008 Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support Published by Nancy White at 8:02 am under Uncategorized , collaboration , creativity Via Emily Gertz’s tweet of a recent blog post of hers, I was led to Bright Idea Shade on mandiberg.com. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Published as Change in Education and What Needs to be Done , 15 pages, 2020, Maysan Center for Future Studies. In recent months we as a global community have experienced a hard lesson about the nature of change. Either way, what we do today will change what happens tomorrow.

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#10books that changed my life

Doc Searls

There’s a challenge going around Facebook: to name ten books that have changed your life. All of George’s books changed me. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events… Without Emerson, there would have been no Linux for me. Co-writing it changed my life. His work opened my mind in many ways.

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… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

Jules was also on the panel and had done the work to set the event up. My role was also to provide an overview of complexity theory and its application to climate change. Probably the big theme of my presentation is the danger of paralysing people with the growing horror stories around climate change and its likely consequences. A new open source database on climate change from the Cynefin Centre.

Open Word—The Podcasting Story

Doc Searls

” Instead, like the Web, email and other graces of open protocols on the open Internet, podcasting is NEA: Nobody owns it, Everybody can use it and Anybody can improve it. Dave was half the guests on Friday evening’s opening panel. By making that change, Apple treated a feature of podcasting as a bug. The station she’s on is WBAI , which has gone through (says Wikipedia) turmoil and change for many decades. Nobody is going to own podcasting.

Opening new common ground

Doc Searls

Meaning that’s generally how long any new world-changing development effort spends in the quiet shadows before it breaks out into the open and starts taking off. (If I’ve also seen VRM from the start as fundamentally an open source effort, not a commercial one. I also saw open source tools, with their high use-value, having enormous leverage into sale-value for any company selling products or services based on those open tools.

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My Network Curates My Tool Choices

Nancy White

My first choice these days is [link] – an instance of the open source Etherpad hosted by Peter Kaminski. Of course since I can no longer keep up with the rapidly growing and changing constellation of tools (volume and a 53 year old sleep deprived brain) , I turned to my network — this time using Twitter as I find it a fast, effective environment for these quick, specific questions. events networks social media technology stewardship

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Brooks/Cheney

Steven Berlin Johnson

Technology | The Guardian | Main | Games and the iPhone » Brooks/Cheney David Brooks writes about Obama and Clintons Jefferson-Jackson speeches last November in his column this morning: Obama sketched out a different theory of social change than the one Clinton had implied earlier in the evening. And standing up, with courage and clear purpose, they somehow managed to change the world!” stevenberlinjohnson.com « Dawn of the digital natives - is reading declining?

Change 100

Whence, where, where next …

Dave Snowden

The decision to shift all the various methods that I, and colleagues, have developed over the years into open source was an easy decision to make. By which I mean where are we now, and of course that might be dynamic in nature as it may be constantly shifting and changing.

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Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. …more often a professional event is canceled because the number of prospective attendees has shrunk as companies lay off employees and cut travel and professional education budgets for remaining workers. The event had drawn an average of 125 people in years past. It’s a BarCamp, the Open Source Version of a Conference. Choices but not overwhelming number of events.

Getting Through Highly Uncertain Times - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then everything changed in just a few short years. In the 1980s, rapid advances in microprocessors and related technologies opened the door for less expensive, PC- and UNIX-based client-server solutions.

Two months of blogging

Dave Snowden

I also identified what I considered the most important post in the period which had set up the basis for my work on organisational change, something I picked up in yesterday’s post. A little over two months ago I wrote a post summarising the previous year’s blog posts.

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Today he’s going to talk about: history, open source, community, the evolution of software, and how to grow and sustain it. as open source, as “a full-featured content management/discussion engine…suitable to setup a news-driven comunity or portal site similar to kuro5hin.org and slashdot.org” (as it said in the original annoucement). Open Source.

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A Personal Learning Platform

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This to me is probably the best explanation of how I think we should be using open educational resources in learning. The idea here is that open educational resources are something that we create and work with and share and communicate with rather than pre-structured academic contents.

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Keeping the faith?

Dave Snowden

Robert Frost’s poem of that name is to my mind the poem of anthro-complexity and I have used it in several blog posts, for the first time recalling a meal with Stu Kauffman, Brian Arthur and Walter Freeman after an event at the Almaden Institute. That itself was an ironic event as IBM having closed my unit down as complexity science was not strategic had now decided it was; so I was pulled back as a consultant some three years after leaving.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Games and the iPhone

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Brooks/Cheney | Main | The Silent Room Tone » Games and the iPhone Two quick thoughts on the iPhone announcement today: First, anopen question: does this mean the only way you can do over-the-airsyncing of calendar events and contacts (a feature I really, reallywant) is by connecting to an Exchange server? Posted by: ben | March 07, 2008 at 11:23 AM So I guess you could say that the SDK is *game* changing.

Mycorrhiza & scaffolding 2 of 2

Dave Snowden

In effect, this is a trigger to shift informal points of coalescence from the complex to the complicated domain and Cynefin and that is best done by making small changes in the liminal zone before committing resources. This can be open, any combination is allowed or more structured.

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Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To illustrate how different the world was 50 years ago, its lead article characterized the 1964 environment with three key events: the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which was the first global telecast via satellite; the last of the baby-boomers were born that year; and IBM announced the new System/360 family of mainframes. I was reminded of that third, distant event by IBM’s recent announcement of LinuxONE , its new Linux-only mainframes.

Technology Spending Is On Its Way Down. Or It Isn’t. Or It Doesn’t Matter.

Andy McAfee

I’ll say more later about his paper, which was one of the highlights of the event for me (sighting this moose was another one). It’s true that this spending has been pretty flat for the past fifteen years, but we should keep in mind that this is also the time when open source software and the cloud and everything-as-a-service burst on the scene.

The Triopticon revisited

Dave Snowden

The context of that post was a series of friendly exchanges I was having with Daniel Mezick about Open Space (he had popularised Harrison Owen’s original work within the Agile community). But within those or events, or as stand-alone an un-conference where everyone can engage is also good.

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The Triopticon revisited

Dave Snowden

The context of that post was a series of friendly exchanges I was having with Daniel Mezick about Open Space (he had popularised Harrison Owen’s original work within the Agile community). But within those or events, or as stand-alone an un-conference where everyone can engage is also good.

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Cynefin for strategy: new seminars

Dave Snowden

So I have changed the complexity seminar to focus on a walk through of a generic approach to strategy based on complexity thinking. It will be method based so all the material is or will be open source and we have kept the very competitive pricing for a C level seminar and we have the normal discounts for block bookings and people who want to "repeat". I've been working over the last three months on a new approach to strategy using the Cynefin framework.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Recovery Plan by Andrew McAfee on December 1, 2008 Recent events in the news have inspired a thought experiment: I asked myself what I would do if I were put in charge of IT as part of the turnaround effort at a big US automaker. This knowledge is widely diffused, constantly changing, and not contained in the mind of any single person (As Friedrich Hayek pointed out many years ago), but it is out there. Ralph Szygenda of GM is the poster child of global IT sourcing.

The fantastic initiatives that are creating City 2.0

Trends in the Living Networks

TED (which not many people remember was originally founded by information architect Richard Saul Wurman in 1984) has expanded dramatically over the last years, from a single annual event to activities spanning a network of thousands of TEDx events, the TED-Ed educational network , the TED Prize , and now its City 2.0 Blueprints for everyday people to build their own homes using open sourced designs and locally sourced materials.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Rethink what’s gone before and adapt to change, or keep on doing what’s always been done in the hope beyond hope that it will work. The first of these choices has the potential to place L&D departments at the heart of the changes that are driving successful organisations. Equally, their managers reported that they, too, were happy with individual learning events or interventions (79% were either satisfied or very satisfied).

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Key Trend for 2007 - and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « Applying "Lean" Thinking to Healthcare Solutions | Main | Outsourcing and Collaboration » January 01, 2007 A Key Trend for 2007 - and Beyond As the New Year begins, it is traditional to review key events from the last year and make predictions for the coming one.

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Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud is now an integral part of a company’s IT strategy, grounded in the day-to-day nuts and bolts of implementing change. There’s also an open-source serverless platform, Apache OpenWhisk , on which IBM’s offerings are based, as well as those from other vendors. you’ll probably need to change your code (e.g., I n October of 2008, The Economist published a special report on a then relatively new, rapidly growing IT development, - cloud computing.

MOOCs will ultimately play a transformational role

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As the name ''Massive Open Online Course'' suggests, MOOCs are available to everyone, requiring only an Internet connection (now 40 per cent of the world’s population, according to the International Telecommunications Union). As evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of people registering for courses like Stanford AI (artificial intelligence), there is significant demand for open access to higher education content.

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What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

Presented that contrast without evaluation an essential aspect of changing attitudes by enabling descriptive self-awareness. Without SenseMaker® this is done through workshops and interviews with a sample of staff focusing them on what decisions they make daily, weekly, monthly, annually or some other event based stimulus. This can use predetermined categories relevant to the organisation or can just be left open.

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The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. A number of companies were also concerned about using software developed by an open, distributed community, as opposed to a single vendor, as was typically the case. So, we further explained that the open community developing Linux included some of the top programmers and computer scientists around the world. This model worked well when things changed slowly.

Lean or Agility?

Dave Snowden

However I had a chance to tune into the event before arriving so at around 0400 in the morning I decided to take a different tack, building on the day one keynote and directly addressing several issues which had come up. The opening keynote speaker had recommend that we address brutal facts and identify five key ideas or concepts the understanding of which would change things. ADDITIONAL SOURCES.

Learning Electron - Part 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

According to Google search, Angular is "a TypeScript -based open-source front-end web application framework led by the Angular Team at Google and by a community of individuals and corporations." What it does is update the Node application any time a fle changes, so you can make changes in the HTML and Javascript and see them right away, without having to stop and restart your application. So these event-driven functions are listed in the 'webapis' box.

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Announcement of Crowdsourcing Week: Singapore April 2013

Trends in the Living Networks

That is becoming increasingly evident through the events being run as well as in what companies are doing. It promises to be an exciting event. Crowdsourcing Week, the first ever week long global event designed to bring innovation and efficiency to organizations by leveraging the power of “the Crowd”, will take place in Singapore in April 2013. It is a global, open invitation to innovate, to create and to generate ideas plus solutions to benefit organizations.

Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The October 31 issue of The Economist featured the blockchain in its cover : “The Trust Machine: How the technology behind Bitcoin could change the world.” But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying organization has not changed. For example, when electric motors were first developed in the late 19th century, they were deployed to replace big steam engines as a source of power. The Internet changed all that.

A Lexicon of Sustainability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We asked people to develop a lexicon around food sources We started with the word ''sustainability''. Knowing words - learning what they mean - can change the way entire industries work. People talk about GMOs as privatizing seeds, etc - vbut that didn''t happen here; he open-sourced the seeds. There''s an initiative to tag a fish so you know where and how it was sourced. They re-opened the pie shop, and the town began to grow again. It''s people-sourced.

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[berkman] Elliot Maxwell on Openness

David Weinberger

Elliot Maxwell is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk called “Openness: How increasing accessibility and responsiveness can transform processes and systems.&# He sees openness as a lens for understanding processes and systems. Openness is a continuum, Elliot says. For example, open source software benefits from openness, but because decisions are made by assigned individuals, it is not itself fully open. Openness is in part an attitude, he says.

spaced repetition & Darwin’s golden rule

Mind Hacks

Michael Nielsen , has a nice thread on his use of spaced repetition on twitter: The use of spaced repetition memory systems has changed my life over the past couple of years. Nielsen is pretty enthusiastic about the benefits: The single biggest change is that memory is no longer a haphazard event, to be left to chance. Spaced repetition is a memory hack.

Pulse Camp Recap

Adaptive Path

The initiative is adopting an environment of open design, open source development and open standards. The Pulse Camp event was a three day workshop attended by multi-disciplinarian participants from around the world. The event was as invigorating as it was intimidating. On the first day Robert Kirkpatrick, who helped host this event, said what I felt was my biggest takeaway, “The best tool in a crisis is the one you already have.”

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They establish and verify identities and chronicle events. In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change.”. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed. A recent WSJ CIO Journal article noted that blockchain seems poised to change how supply chains work. The more data sources a trusted ecosystem has access to, the higher the probability of detecting fraud and identity theft.

Pew surveys Experts on the future of cloud computing

David Weinberger

Many worry about the power this will put in the hands of the Big Cloud Providers, with Robert Ackland arguing that “we need the cloud to be built using free and open source software.&#. Many think that we’re not recognizing the depth of the change. Pew Internet surveyed a bunch o’ experts about where will be in The Cloud in 2020.

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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They establish and verify identities and chronicle events. In a digital world, the way we regulate and maintain administrative control has to change.”. But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying structure has not changed. A recent WSJ CIO Journal article noted that blockchain seems poised to change how supply chains work. The more data sources a trusted ecosystem has access to, the higher the probability of detecting fraud and identity theft.

Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built. As Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott wrote in the opening paragraph of their recently published book Blockchain Revolution , “It appears that once again, the technological genie has been unleashed from its bottle. They establish and verify identities and chronicle events.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Trends in the Living Networks

While some of the tools have changed since this was written, the principles haven’t. Be open throughout the process. As you have seen, the collaborative structure of the open source model can be perfect for developing robust and refined products, but only once the initial core has been defined. Every open source project starts with an idea, an intention, and some code. Be open throughout the process.