What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches. Her points about leadership and change.

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A place for deadlines and editions?

David Weinberger

Of course we could do that already: every day just pluck out the most upvoted contents and declare them to be an edition. It would thus change not only the rhythm but also the social dynamic. I’m all for the continuous roil of the Internet. After all, time is continuous, so why should information be punctuated? But I wonder what it would be like if a site that consists of continuous inputs worked toward a moment when an edition is published.

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Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With the pace of technological change making heads spin, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever,” it points out. some economists and scholars have argued that invention is harder today than ever before because the low-hanging fruit has already been plucked.

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better

Jay Cross

Last year the iPhone changed the equation: media replaced culture. The game has shifted from plucking tidbits from high culture to spotting fragments out of the void.

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Inclusive-access programs have changed that. And I see no good reason why we should require the production of educators and students to be fair game for resellers who want to pluck it for free out of the commons and charge money for it to those not lucky enough to be a part of our community. David Wiley offers a provocative perspective titled If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access.

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It is mind control but not as we know it

Mind Hacks

Unfortunately, the intricate details of brain activity tend to get muffled by the scalp, and the fact that you are recording at one specific point in space, so the technology’s strength is more in telling us that brain activity has changed, rather than in saying how or exactly where brain activity has changed. The research team then managed to find a reliable change in the EEG signal which reflected when Rao was thinking about pressing the fire button. The Headlines.

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Dawn of the Un-book

Jay Cross

Things change so fast that all books are dated by the time they are published. The day it was published, my ideas were frozen in time, inert and unyielding to change. Books are not the ideal way to present subjects that change rapidly.

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A cortical atlas of ghostly sensations

Mind Hacks

Stimulations in the superior temporal structures were associated with hallucinations in the auditory domain such as hearing “water dripping”, “hammer and nail”, music, or human voices, or changes in the quality of auditory stimuli such as muffling of environment. If stimulations of the superior temporal region were in the depth of the sylvian fissure, and toward the insula, stimulations induced pain or automatisms such as sudden movement, staring, unresponsiveness, plucking, or chewing.

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Questioning 'one in four'

Mind Hacks

For example, when are changes in heart function enough for them to be considered 'heart disease'? The idea of a personal change 'causing a problem' is also influenced by culture as it relies on what we value as part of a fulfilling life. A man who had children, wanted no more, but was unable to have recreational sex with his wife due to physical changes might be considered unlucky but not ill. The '1 in 4' figures seems to have been mostly plucked out of the air.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Numbers Game

Steven Berlin Johnson

The issue isn't whether Ruth's statistics relative to his peers makes him outstanding (though he is), but rather whether we can accruately compare Ruth's statistics to modern statistics, given all of the changes over the years. Bond's great career numbers show that steroids did not change His performances. My Books The Ghost Map The latest: the story of a terrifying outbreak of cholera in 1854 London 1854 that ended up changing the world.

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Questionning 'one in four'

Mind Hacks

For example, when are changes in heart function enough for them to be considered 'heart disease'. The idea of a personal change 'causing a problem' is also influenced by culture as it relies on what we value as part of a fulfilling life. A man who had children, wanted no more, but was unable to have recreational sex with his wife due to physical changes might be considered unlucky but not ill. The '1 in 4' figures seems to have been mostly plucked out of the air.

Doc Searls Weblog · KFI’s tower closer to going back up

Doc Searls

Maybe even better but we must remember the path will change from day to day and season to season.

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