I am always interested in receiving alerts from the groups but tend to be a peripheral, passive participant in discussion forums.
We’re currently trying to figure out a repositioning for Systems Thinking World which will likely result in a name change. If you haven’t noticed it there’s a rather active discussion on the topic at http://linkd.in/1d4JjeR You are encouraged to chime in on this one.
have no keynote speakers, no pre-announced schedules of workshops, no panel discussions, no organizational booths. Instead, sitting in a large circle, participants learn in the first hour how they are going to create their own conference. Almost before they realize it, they become each other’s teachers and leaders.
Whilst mulling over the discussion of the epistemological re-positioning of Systems Thinking World, I received an alert to Oscar Berg’s post Our future relies on our social networks. In his post, Oscar discusses Harold Jarche’s insights into the social imperative and observes “What is new is that we have extended our capability to build and sustain our social networks using information technology, for example online social networking platforms”.
Oscar mentions Esko Kilpi too. Esko wrote last year about interactive value creation:
In the networked economy, information products and services can now be created and co-created in a human-centric way, by voluntary, interdependent individuals, interacting with each other by utilizing free or very low-cost social media.
I took this to be the essence of the Systems Thinking World discussion.
As a result of my peripheral participation this week, I have: learned about some fundamental epistemological and ontological issues in systems thinking; been introduced to Insight Maker; found a new description and set of practices for unconferences.
This post is the start of my more active contribution to the discussions.