Category Archives: Visualizing Our Ecosystem

Mapping Our Way to the Next Civilization

This blog started as a reply to a post by a friend of mine on Facebook. Bret Warshawsky wrote: “How about some love and co-creation? We’re beginning to map ‘Golden Innovations’ and need your help! When you see a post … Continue reading

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“Saving the world differently…”

“Saving the world differently…”  was the title of an event, last February, which I’ve been waiting for with joyous anticipation. It was organized by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), of which I am a … Continue reading

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The confession of a recovering radical connectionist

I’m a recovering a radical connectionist. I used to believe that the scope of the we-space and the depth of our CI will increase as more of us link up into the nervous system of the emergent Civilization 2.0. I … Continue reading

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Blessed confusion – being overwhelmed by choices on the edge

A friend of mine wrote in an email,  “I’m in a wonderful space of confusion where I feel I’m shape shifting – my attention drawn in many new directions and calling forth different aspects of my being.” Thinking that his … Continue reading

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Mapping the Complexity of Climate Change and Sustainability

“Mapping the Complexity of Climate Change and Sustainability” is the title of a conversation in the Sustainability group at the Presencing Community site, which Toni Stafford, a wise, whole-brain woman opened on March 5. By “whole brain” I mean someone who … Continue reading

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on hypertrails between vistas, which we create by walking on them

Good tools always have unintended uses stumbled upon by its individual and collective users. Hopefully, that will be the case of élan map, too. I can hardly wait for its alpha version to manifest so that we can start playing … Continue reading

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The social tetrahedron: a step towards prototyping Indra’s Net

“The user profile can also show people and initiatives that one values as part of an ‘extended’, empathic self. This can be done by dragging and dropping other profiles into one’s tetrahedron, much as Twitter allows one to follow admired … Continue reading

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What can dynamic views (in mapping emergent systems) enable?

In a comment to A tool for mapping the future as it’s emerging, Glisten wrote: > The visual mapping of an evolving system is not a trivial affair. If we create a map of our “current state” we only provide … Continue reading

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A tool for mapping the future as it’s emerging in the present

This blogpost is the first public news of a project that I am working on with a small team of friends; it is focused on creating a tool for the interactive, 3-d mapping of the ecosystem of evolutionary initiatives on … Continue reading

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From hardware-based sensors of the physical to software-based sensors of the social

Quotes in this blogpost are from “Ecological Computing,” by John Seely Brown and Feng Zhao. Confluences and their combined confluence Looking back at the first decades of the third millennium, humans will see them as the era of the Great Transition, an … Continue reading

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