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Climate Change 360 degree Issues perspective.

Started Jul 25, 2011 0 Replies

I would love some input from any of you who have tried to map the climate change issue to feeed into an MIT collaborative intelligence crowd-sourcing project that I am part of the crowd on: …Continue

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Communities II

Started this conversation. Last reply by Christopher Smerald Jun 22, 2010. 2 Replies

I am restarting Ulrich’s thread on community. There was a lot of very interesting dialog which seems to have gone dormant while unfinished.Community for me has an element of locality and cooperation,…Continue

 

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Nov 10, 2013
juanita brown replied to Christopher Smerald's discussion 'Harvest Call: climte change dialog outcomes' in the group Art of Harvesting
"Hi Christopher, You should contact Nancy Margulies (she's on this list) as she's done a number of Climate Change dialogues and is also one of our most skilled harvesters.   Also, if you write me directly to my e-mail:…"
Aug 3, 2011
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Harvest Call: climte change dialog outcomes

I am looking to learn form past climate change dialogs and would appreciate anything people can share. This also touches on a key issue: how can we keep the fruits of dialog alive and growing? More is discussed in the link below, thanks!Climate Change 360 degree Issues perspective.See More
Aug 2, 2011
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Climate Change 360 degree Issues perspective.

I would love some input from any of you who have tried to map the climate change issue to feeed into an MIT collaborative intelligence crowd-sourcing project that I am part of the crowd on:  http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/home . I have suggested that in order to properly break the problem up, one needs to have a conceptual model of what needs to change in the current status quo.For example the solution may require: a political dimension, a…See More
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Art of Harvesting

This group is for all of us who are passionate about collecting, capturing, reflecting, harvesting and sharing what matters.
Nov 15, 2010
Christopher Smerald commented on Amy Lenzo's group 'Caring for this Online Community'
"Amy, I came across TWC while exploring ideas towards facilitating world self governance, initially as a toolkit item, but more so now as space to explore ideas, learn form others’ visions and experience, and hopefully help TWC community…"
Jul 5, 2010
Christopher Smerald replied to Christopher Smerald's discussion 'Communities II'
"Thanks Glyn, She seems to have a lot of interesting ideas. I am not sure I would ascribe any of my goals as radical but facilitating what is already there. Quite a lot is bottled up in our current society that needs outlet as avoidance strategies…"
Jun 22, 2010
Glyn Potter replied to Christopher Smerald's discussion 'Communities II'
"You might like to check out Maragert Ledwith's community development, it might offer a different perspective!"
May 30, 2010
Christopher Smerald posted a discussion

Communities II

I am restarting Ulrich’s thread on community. There was a lot of very interesting dialog which seems to have gone dormant while unfinished.Community for me has an element of locality and cooperation, sharing space with others and using relationships to deal with issues that affect all in ways that benefits all. According to the OED Online: "community, n. … is rooted in the Latin communitas (cum,"with/together" + munus, "gift"), a…See More
May 30, 2010
Christopher Smerald replied to Gary Jordon's discussion 'The Shift of the Ages and those of us withe Disabilites'
"Gary, I think there is much to unravel here in your excellent question. For one, if you think through your question as the tip of an iceberg with your emotional and rational experiences leading up to it "below" (e.g., the ones that led to…"
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This group is for those who want to share feedback and ideas and essential questions about this online community platform and help make it the most hospitable, useful and heart-full place it can be.
May 9, 2010
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May 5, 2010

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What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
Actuary and risk management advisor with a abilility and drive to find the root of complex issues and find simple or al least workable solutions. Experience and insights regarding governance and how to improve it. Strong interfaith and world governance interests. Willing to muck in on solving complex issues that hinder openness, transparancy, responsibility, accountability, empathy and etc.
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A space to assist with or develop ideas towards facilitating constructive dialog over the internet through tools and governance developed to help persons or organizations of all types explore their ideas or share their concerns. Ultimately this may lead to a perspective databank that allows each person or organization to see themselves from many perspectives and connect up with groups that can further their constructive aims. Interested in developing taxonomies to facilitate the aggregation of lessons learned and etc.
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pljom: passion leverage -join overlapping missions. On day 1 of setting up a group to explore internet facilitation and dialog you virtually made us redundant, good work! although we may still kick your tires and see if you are fit for our purposes.

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Summer project fruits

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 1:17am 1 Comment

I have extracted the results of initial research into documenting dialog thinking about: Dialog: content, skills, learning, and how it can be made more searchable and sharable. I would be very interested in comments on my approach and ideas for improving things or related work others are involved in. This first attachment is in the way of explaining the…

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At 8:01am on May 9, 2010, Amy Lenzo said…
Welcome, Christopher!

I'm excited by your ideas... let's talk!
At 2:29pm on May 5, 2010, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…
aah, gotcha, ok :) wish you the best for your visions Christopher! pljom is the name of the group?
best, /b
At 12:33pm on May 5, 2010, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…
Hi Christopher, welcome to this World Cafe Online Community of Learning and Practice.

Sounds good what you are up to! how is it coming along for you?
Please help me understand your last answer, how did we make you redundant?

May this space serve you well...

Please let me know if i can help you with anything here, best wishes,
Benjamin [Global Communications team member]
 
 
 

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