The following links lead to very interesting documentaries , understanding powerful forces that developed in the last century – also see short description of documentaries below. all the best , Dante – note : these links have been forwarded to me , and possibly some of you , by Niall – Thanks !
The first one is a shareware , shortened version of
” The Corporation ”
and the second is a series of 4 documentaries produced by the BBC , called
” The Century of the Self “
About ” The Century of the Self ” :
To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?
About ” The Corporation ” :
extract from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Corporation
The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film critical of the modern-day corporation , considering it as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychologist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples.
I d like to share the post related to PANOCRACY , that I sent to the open couchsurfing google group :
Wikipedia entry of Panocracy :
and my forum post on CS :
Concept – Draft Thesis – Love Dimensions of Cycle/Spiral Processes ( I got inspired by this concept after a Dream a few days ago )
( maybe also usefull in artificial intelligence models? )
My Draft Thesis Goes as Follows :
< Process Dimensions > of ( = ) : (Constituted of Three Loves) = ( Love Process )
( = ) // = ( … ; 1 , 2 , 3 ; ( 0 ) ; 1 , 2 , 3 ; … ) //
Love Dimension one ( 1 ) :
< Trust> – Horizontal : Opening up of Options , Opportunities , Channels , …
Love Dimension two ( 2 ) :
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( I found this last link through http://www.droppingknowledge.org/ questions list – more exactly: http://www.droppingknowledge.org/bin/posts/focus/10261.page – Is pusuit of profit/money or Life the goal here – by Atma )
and other links ( including about alternatives ) I add to
I would like to use a ( multi dimensional? ) graphic interface , that enables me to VISUALISE RELATIONS between inputted elements / visualisations – on a scrollable map.
1 To start with :
Simply having a tool to manually map relations between inputted ideas, questions , issues, references, interests, … such as with a mindmap
2 and slowely building on this small piece of software as to be able to compare it / or add it / to other manually made maps of other people
3 and add a functionality that enables these to be accessible on the server by other authorized people ( or open to everyone )
4 then developping automated options that make it possible to translate wiki’s and other data sources into such representations
5 and end up with more and more extended maps / from wich options of comparisons, fusion , etc multiply, and from wich new questions of the development of such software will outcome
first steps is to test existing softwares such as
and others listed on
pasted brainstorming from Reference Maps
About the reference system
I imagine it being some kind of open source software – simple in design – lite weight – that would also be available trough a online platform.
a (downloadable?/open source/free) software/and-or online platform on wich one freely can brainstorm:
ideas – phrases – concepts – questions – words – and also links
each of such becoming an entity that can then be linked to other entities,
according to their nature – issue – question – idea – ressource – person – book – other reference
and to the relation between them
Such a process would have some main aspects
one influenced by the person brainstorming he’s ideas, questions, and issues
ACTUALLY INTEGRATING IN A ANARCHIC WAY different elements of he’s/her reality
and then, eventually, making a few relations afterwords as he sees them – but without obligation
SO THIS PERSON WOULD BE ABLE TO BUILD HES/HER OWN INDIVIDUAL MAP OF ISSUES , RESSOURCES , IDEAS , PEOPLE , ETC
and then – the magic is that individual maps can be gathered together
( they can be kept private online , or put into a network with other maps of people joining your own group / OR THEY CAN ALSO BE MADE PARTIALLY OR FULLY PUBLIC – such as with delicious links http://del.icio.us )
wich could enable not only to develop maps that are individual, but to understand commonalities between maps , differences between maps ,
and WIDER MAPS integrating a few , hundreds, or thousands of maps , depending on choosen options
and MAKE IT EASIER TO FOCUS and understand issues , and have access to references – and build on ideas
EASING ALSO SELF LEARNING – and also , at the same time, academic learning –
easing freelance activism , project development, etc
trough such kind of global brain mapping – reference mapping – etc
trough the online platform – this might then further connect to social networks and solutions could be found to ease connections with ressources/people in geographic surroundings
pasted brainstorming from Knowledge Building
I was wondering how to try to find ways to build ideas – ask questions and try to answer them + link them – in a cooperative and as efficient way as possible.
Blogs, mailing-lists,… are offcourse very usefull in this. Wikiwebs are also a interesting tool. ( websites like the wikipedia are great examples ) But is there a way to map even more efficiently collaborative building of questions, answers and ideas, and put them into perspective.
A certain epistemological model?
Maybe you are thinking about it too.
I realise there may be simple models like “question” – situation – suggestions – link to other related questions and information
I wonder, how could all these questions be (hyper)linked?
I’d like to be able to start with a very simple question, and from there build to more and more complex questions, trough the internet, in a collaborative way, in a way that allows me to have perspectives, make links, develop new questions and develop new ideas.
Although our brains are powerful processors, how can I manage to combine my brain and conciousness with the others?
Hmm… I’m wondering…Is there a place to simply brainstorm a question, or a few questions, and let the system self-organise itself ( because of the way it is modelled, and or and specific code/software that is capable of integrating a question and linking it within a whole ( ? ) ) but still being able to impact on the way the system organises the information, eventually being able to choose alternative organisation models ?
Currently, when I have a question I try to find a few words that might relate to it and do a search on google.
I know there are alot of ressources invested in trying to find even more efficient webcrawling practices.
But when I do a search, my search isn’t necessarily memorised on a platform for further utilisation.
Offcourse, one might ask the question whether this is desirable, especially when it seems current crawlers such as google are already capable of finding so much information.
But what if we see it on a different scale? One could for example imagine that this information and the questions we enter into this container ( even if I am the only one using this question container ) could then be used and automatically compared with other containers, and/or eventually with structures of the web.
There could for example be an option to compare ones container, and the relations between the questions in the container, with structures of another container, or a network of other structures such as the internet and/or inversely.
Hmm… although… yes… maybe this could be dangerous too since such a software might also be able to limit cooperative networked thinking within certain patterns.
What brings us to becoming concious of the question?
what may be different caracteristics of a question?
Social Softwares and Tools
including academic ones:
+ see one of my tags : http://del.icio.us/deliciousdante/tools
I will post past ideas in a anarchic way,
and hope to develop some solution to Tag them
Meinhard s reply: http://benn.org/
to this question of mine –
< I am still thinking and researching what would be the best blog – blog
> with Tags for example ( although quite a few have them? –
we (mokey.de) use wordpress a lot. something on tagging in wordpress: