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Your Internet Friends Are Real: A Defense of Online Intimacy | The New Republic
"Online friendships make it clear—and forgive the debt to Facebook—that the way we friend now has changed. Intimacy now develops in both digital and physical realms, often crossing freely between the two. If we accept the equal value of virtual friendships to their IRL analogues (perhaps even doing away with the pejorative acronym), we open ourselves up to a range of new possibilities for connection.

“The Internet represents a broadening of the spectrum of relationships we can have,” Jenna Wortham, a New York Times Magazine writer known for the prolificacy of her online social life, told me. “I have lots of online-, Gchat-only friendships and I love them. I’m very comfortable with the fact that I don’t know [these people] in real life and I don’t have any plans to.” The merit of these friendships lies in their mutability—in your pocket, on your screen, in your living room. Discarding the distinction between real and virtual friendship does not doom us to a society in which tweets, chat, and e-mail are our only points of contact. It just means that the stranger we meet every day on the other side of our screens will no longer be a stranger, but someone that we know and trust."
communication  friendship  irl  digital  internet  web  online  jennawortham  socialmedia  johnsuler  kylechayka  nathanjurgenson  paulford  metafilter  matthaughey  meetups  meetup 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Mindshare Los Angeles
"Mindshare LA is a monthly event where ~350 Angelenos gather for a night of inspiration and interaction. The cornerstone of the evening is a curated program of short, eclectic presentations. Over the years Mindshare has become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other progressive characters to meet, broaden their perspective and expand their networks."

[via: http://boingboing.net/2010/08/17/mindshare-la-a-night.html via ªªhttp://www.diygradschool.com/2010/08/potential-diy-field-trip-mindshare-la.html ºº]
education  design  technology  science  art  losangeles  unschooling  deschooling  networking  lcproject  mindshare  meetups 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Socrates Cafe - Wikipedia
"Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method. The groups model their discussions from the book of the same name by Christopher Phillips.Today, there are over 400 ongoing gatherings around the globe coordinated by hundreds of volunteers who share the common goal of making a more inclusive world.<br />
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Christopher Phillips founded the non-profit organization Society for Philosophical Inquiry to further the deeds behind the Socrates Café movement, and to organize and assist people to start their own Socrates Café."<br />
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[See also: http://socratescafe.meetup.com/ ]
philosophy  socratescafe  christopherphillips  meetups  sharing  conversation  learning  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling 
july 2011 by robertogreco
SpeEdChange: A physical place for virtual education
"…physical place is importan…beautiful…flexible…interactive. Kids should be free to come & go, but I'd like them to want to stay. Kids should have the tools they need there, & access to food & drink & other "comforts." & the faculty needs to be there too - not for supervision - but for interaction as students need & want.

…start w/ effective wireless capabilities in your "Physical Space for Virtual Learning," …4G comes in well…a Tool Crib of devices…lots of different kinds of seating. Tables and floor space for collaboration, and spaces - like music practice rooms - for solitude or quiet…furniture should all be movable, and probably whimsical in some ways…place for play…variety to the space, variety to the time, and variety in staff interaction…lighting varies…noise levels…vary…Don't pick "50 year" furniture.

Think of MeetUps linked to any possible subject of mutual interests. Hold Hack Days geared to music or games or teaching or anything. And invite the community in…"
schooldesign  tcsnmy  lcproject  learning  irasocol  2011  space  place  unschooling  deschooling  education  community  furniture  schools  teaching  meetups  meetingplace  play  hackdays  hackerspaces  variety  diversity 
july 2011 by robertogreco
A Networked Learning Project: The Connected Day
[Broken link, alternative refs here:
https://steelemaley.io/2014/03/06/a-networked-learning-ecology/
http://www.networkedresearch.net/index.php/Networked_Learning_Ecology_Design
http://steelemaley.io/2015/10/25/the-rise-of-micro-schools/ ]

"Piper is a 15 year old who lives in Midcoast Maine, US. A year ago, Piper heard about a new way to learn, and decided to take part in a new learning experience called the Maine Networked Learning Project. Known as “the Mesh” to participants, this learning ecology offered Piper the chance to apply her passion for learning in highly experiential and collaborative ways with groups of young people of varied ages, adult and youth mentors with knowledge territory specialties and organizations focused on ensuring sustainable and resilient societies, economies, and the environment. This is a snapshot of her day…"
connectivism  cck11  thomassteele-maley  maine  mlearning  mobilelearning  mobile  networks  netoworking  lcproject  bighere  longhere  bignow  elearning  self-organizedlearning  self-organizedlearningenvironment  self-organization  sugatamitra  mesh  meshnetworks  twitter  googlereader  projectbasedlearning  realworld  farming  sustainability  ecology  projects  local  glocalism  experientiallearning  meetups  education  speculativefiction  designfiction  pbl  agriculture 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Why can’t classes be more like Meetups? « Re-educate
"Here’s a line from Tellio:

“Why can’t classes be more like Meet-Ups? Some of my most successful classes were ones where we met socially for breakfast or coffee/tea. Why not have a Meet-Up Monday?”…

The thing I think they most appreciated about that class was, for once, something in school felt authentic. It felt spontaneous.

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According to Wikipedia, “Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games, movies, health, pets, careers or hobbies.” No tests, no arbitrary hierarchy, no grades, no bathroom passes. Just a group of people connecting with others to engage in conversation about something they’re passionate about.

So why can’t classes be more like Meetups?

In some leading edge progressive schools, that’s exactly what they’re like."
education  tcsnmy  meetups  spontaneity  teaching  conversation  progressive  schools  learning  dicussion  lcproject  informallearning  informality  stevemiranda  pscs  pugetsoundcommunityschool 
august 2010 by robertogreco
trendwatching.com's June - July 2010 Trend Briefing covering "MASS MINGLING"
"Long gone are the days when 'online' was synonymous with social isolation and loneliness. In fact, we're now witnessing the exact opposite: technology is driving people to connect and meet up en masse with others, in the 'real world'. It makes for an interesting, easily-digested trend, begging to be turned into new services for your customers."
cyberspacetomeatspace  meatspace  2010  socialnetworking  socialmedia  trendwatching  marketing  via:cervus  internet  location  foursquare  facebook  online  mobile  culture  media  trends  massmingling  meetups  technology  social  web  community 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Urban Bike and Social Club (San Diego, CA) - Meetup.com
"Like to ride bikes? Don't have to put on your spandex uni-tard to have fun riding? Like to group ride to fun social events around town and make new friends? Lets meetup and ride somewhere fun! To happy hour , to a festival, to an outdoor movie in Balboa Park, you name it! Its a brave new world out there and its fun to ride around with like minded friends to explore it!"
sandiego  bikes  biking  fun  excursions  social  glvo  meetups 
january 2010 by robertogreco

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