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Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

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I love everything about this piece written in April of 2011 by one of my favorite peopl Ross Dawson. It is one of those gems that is very relevant to all of us today and I love sharing it with you.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"

 

Intro:

 

Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word.

 

The more than dozen posts discussing serendipity on my blog include how we created “enhanced serendipity” at an event I ran in 2003 in New York, more details on the story of the word serendipity and how to enhance it, the importance of the “serendipity dial” and far more.

 

One of the reasons I love Twitter so much is that it provides a rich substrate for serendipitous connections. A majority of the worthwhile connections I make these days come from Twitter.

 

One of those connections is @AnaDataGirl. We have followed each other and had some conversations for a good while. So I heard multiple times that she did a gem of a presentation at SwitchConf in Oporto, Portugal last week.

 

Here are her lovely slides ......

 

http://rossdawsonblog.com/weblog/archives/2011/04/serendipity-is-at-the-heart-of-todays-emerging-society.html


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How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education

How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education | blended learning | Scoop.it

Fascinating review by Maria Popova, from Brainpickings on Cathy Davidson's, (Founder of Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience) new book "Now You See It".

 

Intro:

 

How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn — a fascinating meditation on how “attention blindness,” the peculiar phenomenon illustrated by Harvard’s famous invisible gorilla experiment, has produced one of our culture’s greatest disconnects, the inability to reconcile the remarkable changes induced by the digital age with the conventions of yesteryear’s schools and workplaces.

 

 "As long as we focus on the object we know, we will miss the new one we need to see. The process of unlearning in order to relearn demands a new concept of knowledge not as thing but as a process, not as a noun but as a verb.” ~ Cathy Davidson

 

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/08/19/now-you-see-it-cathy-davidson/

 


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