At the Seva Cafe, you are gifted a free meal, and you in turn gift a meal to others.
Linking knowledge and people is the core ethic of the internet. Jay Rosen explains what effect this should have on journalistic practice, which mostly ignores this core fact.
Via Howard Rheingold: “Ever since he started to use video in his ethnography classes, and turned his students into coproducers, the university professor known to millions on Youtube as mwesch has been brilliantly demonstrating how Web 2.0 tools can be used to turn the entire old knowledge delivery paradigm of the classoom inside out.” Some… Continue reading
Via Infowar. Because the charges and warnings come from Lawrence Lessig, I think they are worth reproducing: “Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst… Continue reading
Via According to Dave Fayram , there is still ways to go to make OpenMoko, the open mobile phone, competitive with private alternatives such as the iPhone. OpenMoko Train Wreck from Dave Fayram on Vimeo.
This is a gem, an energy boost for all who believe in the necessary social change to make our planet sustainable.
Back in 2006, designer’s designer Ezio Manzini (of the Politecnico di Milano) and Giacomo Mojoli of the Slow Food movement, proposed a very important seminar, which as far as I’m concerned, should be considered a landmark event for the different streams of thought and practice that it brought together. Because the ideas are still so… Continue reading
Unrelated to our earlier treatment of Integral Theory, we want to highlight another aspect of Rich Carlson’s essay. The remarks discuss an essay by Ronald Purser, i.e. The Limits of Cyberspace – Hypermodernist Detour in the Evolution of Consciousness. The issue discussed here is: what mode of consciousness is induced or visible in cyberspace? Purser… Continue reading
Via the blog of Alec Couros. If you watch only one video presentation this year … If you really want to understand what participatory culture is about and how this is expressed through YouTube. Then this video presentation by Michael Wesch is it. Alec Couros writes: “Do yourself a favour and take some time to… Continue reading
We continue the discussion/presentation of Rich Carlson’s essay on the ideological aspects of the contemporary integral movement. We first presented his general ideological critique, followed by an extensive excerpt on the neoconservative nature of Beck and Wilber’s theorizing. In a further part, Rich Carlson tackles Recapitulation Theory, the idea that individual human development ‘recapitulates’ the… Continue reading
“In the rhizomatic model of learning, curriculum is not driven by predefined inputs from experts; it is constructed and negotiated in real time by the contributions of those engaged in the learning process. This community acts as the curriculum, spontaneously shaping, constructing, and reconstructing itself and the subject of its learning in the same way… Continue reading
We continue the discussion/presentation of Rich Carlson’s essay on the ideological aspects of the contemporary integral movement, as represented by Don Beck’s Spiral Dynamics and Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute. (which as we said, echoes on our own earlier analysis but greatly refines it). As a reminder, here’s what I wrote: “What is the crucial problem… Continue reading
Ezio Manzini knows that: “designers have to operate in a society in which, as contemporary sociology points out, “everybody designs”. In other words, they have to consider themselves part of a complex mesh of designing networks: the emerging, interwoven networks of individual people, enterprises, non-profit organizations, local and global institutions that are using their creativity… Continue reading
This is a small technical notice for readers wanting to print articles posted on this blog. Now you don’t get any of the bloated extra and unnecessary pages, only the pure content of each post you choose and any pictures that go with it. Links are limited to headlines (permalinks), as i noticed that reading… Continue reading
It is always great when you feel that you have discovered a ‘soul brother’, someone whom you feel has a similar understanding of the world, even though of course many details may differ. One such person is Rich Carlson, who is an integral/integrative thinker who went through Aurobindo’s school of Integral Yoga, but has processed… Continue reading
Issues of abundance and scarcity are very important to our way of thinking about peer production. The following comes from a classic libertarian essay against intellectual property, from Stephan Kinsella. I found the section discussion IP from the point of view of scarcity and abundance to be very illuminating, and I want to share the… Continue reading