Joan Blades: Living Room Conversations Primer

Joan Blades

Joan Blades

DOC (6 Pages): LRC General Information Packet

MoveOn, MomsRising, and now LivingRoomConversations

Generic meaningful social experiments in nurturing citizens in community. Note that the issue to be addressed communally is presented in Round 3, Rounds 1 and 2 are about building trust & understanding. There are a total of 5 rounds in two hours.

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Mar 22

Michel Bauwens: Integral Research Methodology

Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

* Essay: Integral Review and its Editors. By Sara Ross, Reinhard Fuhr, Michel Bauwens, et al. INTEGRAL REVIEW 1, 2005.  Excerpt: Beyond Perspectives, Reductionisms and Layers. By Michael Bauwens, pp. 14-17.

The Integral approach can be seen as a reaction against the limitations and unforeseen effects of the previous methods. Unlike analytical science, it focuses on the whole. Unlike systemic approaches, it always includes the subjective component. Unlike postmodern approaches, it does not shy away from integrative ‘grand narratives.’ But it has also learned from the other approaches: that no attention to the whole can violate the truth of its parts, from the systemic sciences, that the whole is more than the sum of its parts, from the postmodern, that the integral is just another limited perspective, albeit a useful one. Integralism should therefore never be seen as a totalising, ‘imperialistic’ approach, but as another, integrative, multiperspectival way to look at the world.

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Mar 15

Robert Horn: Visualizing World’s Biggest Problems

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Robert Horn

Robert Horn is a political scientist with a special interest in public policy, organizational strategy, and knowledge management. These days, he deals mostly with social messes. Social messes are more than complicated problems. I define them as tightly interconnected clusters of wicked problems and other messes. They are very complex; ambiguous; highly constrained; seen differently from different ideologies and worldviews; and contain many value conflicts. They usually contain major entanglements of economic, social, and political, cultural, and psychological factors.  Bob is a pioneer in dealing with messes through interactive visual analysis with task groups.

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Oct 26

JZ Liskiewicz: Appropedia — Collaborative Sustainable Knowledge Sharing

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Jason “JZ” Liszkiewicz

Appropedia

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in sustainability, appropriate technology and poverty reduction.

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Jun 24