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Friday, June 16, 2006 - 05:54 PM

Open Space

1.Whoever is there are the right people.
Everybody has his or her role in the story.

2. Whatever happens is the right thing to happen.
Everything happens for a reason and is there to help us gain more insight.

3. Whenever it starts, it starts.
Magic has its own timing.
It might already start weeks before the [experience/conference] happens.

4. Whenever it stops, it stops.
Don’t linger on, when the feeling is too good, nor stay when things that don’t work.
Follow the flow.

5. Follow the law of the two feet.
Keep your own responsibility.
You can leave an [experience/workshop] if it doesn’t suit you.

6. Be prepared to be surprised.
The soul always leads us to our highest good, but it might be an unexpected journey.

It is also; a concept in urban planning:
* Public space, Urban open spaces and greenways
* Landscape
* Piazza
* Plaza
* Courtyard

Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 08:21 PM

Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 03:23 PM

Creative Stimulus Recognizing the rights of both the users and the creators of art, this art show was organized in support of creative works that enable a more participatory culture.

Why is this important?
Just think: where would Disney be if there were no fairy tales?
What would our national anthem be if Francis "Sharedevil" Scott Key hadn't ripped the melody off of an old British drinking song? If everything in our culture is owned and unavailable for the public to build upon, we all suffer. Laws automatically granting and extending copyrights are doing just that. Even an out-of-print book can't be remixed until its *95* years of automatic copyright are up! (cc) 2006

"Sharing is Daring" is a showcase of new & derivative artworks released under flexible licenses that allow for sharing & remixing.

What is Harvard Free Culture? [[ Mailing List | Blog | Wiki ]]
A group of artists, bloggers, computer geeks, and activists who believe:

A healthy, vibrant culture must continually be improved and refashioned by those who live in it. This requires a thriving public domain and cultural commons that anyone can build upon or reshape. The Free Culture Movement aims to empower individuals and communities to reject mere consumption of culture in favor of participation, to actively critique, create, and innovate in media, technology, and art. To achieve this ideal, Harvard Free Culture seeks to promote open intellectual property policy and channel the power of technology toward appreciation, creation, and distribution of participatory culture.

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 02:24 PM

The Open Source Metaverse Project provides an open source metaverse engine
as an alternative to the commercial metaverse engines (Second Life, There and Active Worlds..).


Creative Commons in 2ndLife... What's next? Open Source Webmap APIs?

Lawrence Lessig, analog in the digital.

Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 01:33 AM

Creative Stimulus
TESTING ... TESTING ... 1... 1.2... TESTING...

"LED Throwies II..."

The Graffiti Research Lab is dedicated to outfitting
graffiti writers, artist and protestors with
open source technologies for urban communication......

110-All you see is...crime in the source code-10111110
01101010101211WHAT IS THIS010100010000010

Monday, March 13, 2006 - 08:40 PM

"an outdoor hacker conference/event took place on a large event-campground. New communities bordering common themes which loosely defined as 'hacker issues.' "We feel it is very important for people from different fields dealing with one or more of these issues to meet at larger events. We would also like to introduce new topics and forge new links between various communities. We haven't even kept count of the interesting things that happened, both on- andoffline, simply because the right people met at one of these events.
* freedom of speech
* government transparency
* computer insecurity
* privacy
* open software, open standards & software patents
* community networking

Lat 51°33.270858 / Lon 5°20.620584 / July 28-31 2005
Liempde, near Den Bosch, The Netherlands

And oh yeah: it is a lot of fun too!"

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 04:19 PM

Emerging Systems July 9-14, 2006 @ Sonoma State University. The 50th anniversary conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences offers an opportunity to celebrate and reinvigorate a half-century of interdisciplinary collaboration and synthesis.

• Complex Systems and the Roots of Systems Thinking
What can the sciences of complexity teach us about social justice and sustainability?

• Self-Organization and Living Systems
What is the nature of the relationship between information and consciousness?

• Ecological Systems and Sustainability
How do we manage information in a way that fosters effective decision-making processes?

• Social Systems Design and Practice
How do we nurture organizational structures that serve human needs while also protecting our resources for future generations?

Monday, February 06, 2006 - 01:35 PM

"Every cluster of galaxies, every star, every atom... had a beginning, but the Universe, itself, did not" - Sir Frederick Hoyle, Plumian Professor of Astonomy, Cambridge University

photo c/o Hubble Telescope Website Gallery, NASA public domain

"The novel idea that there are an infinite number of time dimensions in the Universe revolutionizes gravitational theory and much of modern science with it."
- Alexander Franklin Mayer, MIT Alumni

Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 02:18 PM


"The Map Is Not The Territory," 2002-2006
Metamedia, Mesh-Mashup, Meta-Identifiers(?), MetaSystems(?), Network Media
New Media, Multimedia, Intermedia, Telematic, General Semantics, Conceptual, Abstract...

"We say the map is different from the territory.
But what is the territory?
Operationally, somebody went out with a retina or a measuring stick
and made representations which were then put on paper.
What is on the paper map is a representation of what was in
the retinal representation of the man who made the map;
and as you push the question back,
what you find is an infinite regress, an infinite series of maps.
The territory never gets in at all. […]
Always, the process of representation will filter it out so that
the mental world is only maps of maps, ad infinitum."

- Gregory Bateson (1904-1980), Anthropologist, Cyberneticist, Linguist, & Social Scientist

Inspired by Integral Theorists :
Ralph Abraham • Tom Atlee • Kenny Ausubel • Mary Catherine Bateson • Nora Bateson
Michel Bauwens • Joseph Campbell • Fritjof Capra • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin • Anne Dosher
Marcel Duchamp • Jim Fournier • Marija Gimbutas • Stanislav Grof • Francis Heylighen
Jean Houston • Aldous Huxley • Alfred Korzybski • Ervin & Alexander Laszlo • Lawrence Lessig
Humberto Maturana • Margaret Mead • Thomas J. McFarlane • Michael Murphy
Jackson Pollack • Richard Stallman • Rudolph Steiner • Elizabeth Thompson
William Irwin Thompson • Paul Trevithick • David Ulansey
D.Beck, A.Cohen & K.Wilber • Francesco Varela and many others...

"Dialectic Process vs. Dialogic Process"

...more to come...

Friday, December 02, 2005 - 02:25 PM

Grassroots Organization and Connection | comments
"Magnifying the Imagination: Imaginify has created a model, shown above, that is also inspired by complexity theory, to help grassroots creative organizations (charities, artists, Open Source practitioners etc.) connect, share knowledge and ideas, and collaborate."
- Dave Pollard,, 11/26/2005

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