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The wisdom of the fringes? - Random Communications from an Evolutionary Edge
"I am coming to suspect that it is the fringes that make the difference between collective intelligence and collective wisdom. Collective intelligence solves problems or resolves conflicts of, by and for a group, an organization, a community or a whole society. It solve those problems and conflicts for the here and now, for people who are interested, aware, and involved."
wisdom  communications  marginal  evolution  open-space  conversation  fringes 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men?
"Women are generally assumed to be more talkative than men. Data were analyzed from 396 participants who wore a voice recorder that sampled ambient sounds for several days. Participants' daily word use was extrapolated from the number of recorded words. Women and men both spoke about 16,000 words per day."
linguistics  gender  psychology  talk  conversation 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Lisa Bloom: How to Talk to Little Girls
"That's why I force myself to talk to little girls as follows.

"Maya," I said, crouching down at her level, looking into her eyes, "very nice to meet you."

"Nice to meet you too," she said, in that trained, polite, talking-to-adults good girl voice.

"Hey, what are you reading?" I asked, a twinkle in my eyes. I love books. I'm nuts for them. I let that show.

Her eyes got bigger, and the practiced, polite facial expression gave way to genuine excitement over this topic. She paused, though, a little shy of me, a stranger.

"I LOVE books," I said. "Do you?""
feminism  conversation  children  stereotypes 
august 2011 by tsuomela
How to Save the World - Ten Powerful Questions for Conversations
What stood out for you? (at a recent event they participated in)
What do you most care about?
What's the change been like for you?
questions  conversation  facilitation  relationship  advice  leadership 
september 2009 by tsuomela
BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Party puts conversation on menu
A philosopher is celebrating his 76th birthday by inviting members of the public to a central London park to talk to strangers.
news  conversation  communication  philosophy  dialogue  strangers  discussion  party  fun 
august 2009 by tsuomela
I cite: Emergence? Not again
Short critique of Emergence by Stephen Johnson (and inter alia other emergence popularizations) re: the confusions between small and large scale, face to face with computer mediated communication, and reflexivity.
emergence  complexity  cscw  computer  technology-effects  technology  conversation  reflexivity  mediation  institutions 
july 2009 by tsuomela
ASCII by Jason Scott / Opinion Spectrum Collapse Disorder
"As the accessibility of a conversation increases, so too does the spectrum of opinion brought to that conversation, until the opinions range along such a wide spectrum that the conversation simply cannot move forward. It will continue to grow, but like a tumor it is useless and for all purposes dead. It will not better anyone involved in it. The conversation has collapsed from the width of the spectrum of opinion."
online  culture  discussion  dialogue  conversation  opinion  flame-war  disagreement  community 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Future Search Network
An interactive planning process used world-wide in diverse cultures to achieve shared goals and fast action. Future search leads to cooperative planning that lasts for years.
conversation  community  future  dialogue  communication  open-space 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Chris Corrigan » Patterns for building community
In the opening chapters, Block takes inspiration from the likes of John McKnight, Robert Putnam, Christopher Alexander and others to crate some basic patterns for collective transformation. These are beautiful and quite in line with the work I do and the things we teach through the Art of Hosting.
ideals  conversation  dialogue  community  communication 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Heartland Inc. - Welcome to Heartland
Heartland convenes conversations, programs, trainings, and communities of engagement, dedicated to creating love in action for a world that works for all. Knowing that how we do is as important as what we do, we convene conversations and gatherings to pra
conversation  facilitation  import-delicious  dialogue 
may 2008 by tsuomela
Trusted Advice from Real People: Nutrition, Coaching, Computers, Spirituality & more : BitWine
Here you can find skilled professionals in various areas such as Technology, Nutrition, Travel, Relationship, Parenting etc, get to know them in an informal setting, and enjoy their consultation from the comfort of your home.
online  conversation  business  consulting  advice 
april 2008 by tsuomela

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