vanderwal / Thomas Vander Wal

A guy who questions most everything with a first impression of, ‘this can’t be right’

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  1. Navigating Complexity - Yi-tan wiki

    Complexity sure is complicated. When should you trust experts? When should you experiment? When can you just press the button and let the known algorithms work their magic? When should you be really worried and try to stabilize the situation?

    Dave Snowden has been tackling these and other tasty questions for a long time. We’d like to skip having Dave talk us through his framework, so we can have a deeper conversation with him. To that end, please digest the following before Monday’s call:

    Watch Dave explain the Cynefin framework

    Watch Dave use it to plan a children’s birthday party

    Read this HBR article describing the framework in use

    That’ll let us chew on next-order issues.

    With Dave, let’s discuss:

    How do chaos, complexity and systems theories differ, overlap and interact?

    How do people frequently misuse them? What are the consequences?

    What should we keep in mind for better sensemaking?


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  2. Episode 008 – Interview with Ton Zijlstra - Thinking About Tools For Thought

    Notes from today’s episode: – Ton’s weblog Ton’s series on his first few months of using Obsidian Personal Knowledge Management Daily project work Task management Note taking Flow using workspaces Final observations ReSpec – W3C tool for creating HTML pages (Ton uses it with Markdown)

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  3. Counterculture to Cyberculture with Fred Turner - The Dig

    How the 60s counterculture went on to make the techno-utopian ideology that suffuses our techno-dystopian reality. Dan interviews Fred Turner on his classic From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the …

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  4. 70. Sand Talk: Indigenous thinking, saving the world & living creation, with Tyson Yunkaporta

    Tyson Yunkaporta is the author of award-winning book, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World, and a Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. He’s also a poet and artist carving traditional tools and weapons, processes that were central to writing the book.

    Tyson belongs to the Apalech Clan from Western Cape York in far north Queensland, with community/cultural ties all over Australia. Fellow Indigenous writer, last year’s Miles Franklin Award winner Melissa Lucashenko, called Sand Talk ‘An extraordinary invitation into the world of the Dreaming’. Tommy Orange, best-selling author of ‘There There’, said ‘This book shows how vital and alive and essential Indigenous ways of being and thinking are.’

    Tyson’s Australian publisher Text describes the book as looking at global systems from an Indigenous perspective, asking how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation, and how we can do things differently. A few months ago, Sand Talk was published internationally by Harper Collins, with this statement: A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power,…

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  5. Cohere Podcast: Here Comes Everybody (Else) with Randy Farmer

    There are signals from the market that there is a massive surge of participation in online communities (and related forms of digital collaboration).

    Zoom is reporting that their app downloads have increased 30X year / year

    A leading enterprise community platform vendor is claiming a 47% incre

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