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Here’s How to Build an Engine of Prosperity in Your Community

Here’s How to Build an Engine of Prosperity in Your Community | creative spaces | Scoop.it
Here's something EVERY community should have, but almost none do. This isn't a picture of a factory or cubicles in an office building. It's a makerspace.   In this case, it's the Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, MA.

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Yes! I agree with Sepp. Every community needs this kind of maker space. A birthing place for creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and more. 

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:24 PM

Yes - gotta have one of those in every community. 

Then we'll talk about letting the multinationals die on the vine for lack of business... 

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Why Occupy's Plan To Cancel Consumer Debts Is Brilliant

Why Occupy's Plan To Cancel Consumer Debts Is Brilliant | creative spaces | Scoop.it
A glimpse of what's to come?...

 

A new initiative is re-energising the Occupy movement. Called the Rolling Jubilee, it is a plan to use money from donations to buy distressed consumer debt from lenders at a marked down price, just as debt collection agencies normally would.

 

But instead of hounding debtors for payments, it will simply cancel the debts. The hope is that the liberated debtors will themselves contribute to the fund, "rolling" the jubilee forward.


The Rolling Jubilee is a genius move for several reasons. First, debt relief is a transpartisan message that eludes conventional political categorisation...


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10 Practical Tools for Building a Resilient Local Economy

10 Practical Tools for Building a Resilient Local Economy | creative spaces | Scoop.it
The economy is changing. Dramatically. Coping with these changes means changing the way we do things. The path of the future involves root level, radical changes. Things we have always considered...

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, January 14, 2013 4:43 PM

Good ideas in this one, and timely. We are living in a time of change, and it's always good to be ready...

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Joshua Farley - Ecological Economy - CULTURAL AWARENESS ...

Ecological economics provides us with insights into the relationship between economic activity and the capacity of the Earths resources to sustain us. In this video Joshua Farley one of the visionary thinkers in this discipline, provides an ...
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Mozilla Open Badges: building trust networks, creating value

Mozilla Open Badges: building trust networks, creating value | creative spaces | Scoop.it

Open Badges are built to recognize and acknowledge different forms of learning, associations, achievements, affiliations, skills, competencies, and type of expertise from such diverse areas including academic, informal, professional, social, personal, etc. With Open Badges providing such a wide net for recognition and acknowledgement, it behooves us to rethink exactly how much value we place in current, culturally-steeped interpretations of such a protean system. In other words, what else can we imagine coming into being that does not exist right now?


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World Maker Faire 2012: John Robb,"Building Resilient Communities"

World Maker Faire 2012: John Robb,"Building Resilient Communities"...

 

John Robb, in this excellent talk at the recent Maker Faire puts into focus the proper counterweight to what we're doing here on line. Actually not so much a counterweight as a necessary complement... to get grounded in real life and make sure our personal situation and that of our community is set up to be resilient, to be able to withstand whatever difficulties may come our way as the current system falls apart...


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Making Time for Dialogue | Rethinking Complexity

Making Time for Dialogue | Rethinking Complexity | creative spaces | Scoop.it

As we become aware of our own assumptions and those of others, we have the capacity to examine and challenge those assumptions. It is through a respectful process of considering and challenging assumptions that we are able to shift our thinking and come to understand something in a new way. This can lead us to finding common ground and creating a path forward founded on the shared values that underlie different perspectives and approaches.


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xTopia

xTopia | creative spaces | Scoop.it
Human culture has always evolved more rapidly than our anatomy. But even the rapid progress of our culture in the past few centuries has begun to fall behind the pace of changes and challenges we now face in our crowded societies and our ravaged environment. Rather than rising to meet these challenges, our social institutions show signs of actually breaking down and becoming less effective. Increasing competition over land, water, food, and other resources is likely to favor increasingly authoritarian institutions. While technology offers solutions to resource problems in theory, in practice it also favors greater stratification of wealth and power. If recent trends continue we may be faced with a future of highly authoritarian corporate neofeudalism (privatized government).

 

Comment: A long read but a very interesting initiative ... advancing human culture and collaboration.


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It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest | TakePart - News, Culture, Videos and Photos That Make the World Better

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest | TakePart - News, Culture, Videos and Photos That Make the World Better | creative spaces | Scoop.it

A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more.

 

The concept of a food forest certainly pushes the envelope on urban agriculture and is grounded in the concept of permaculture, which means it will be perennial and self-sustaining, like a forest is in the wild.

 

So just who gets to harvest all that low-hanging fruit when the time comes?

 

“Anyone and everyone,” says Harrison. “There was major discussion about it. People worried, ‘What if someone comes and takes all the blueberries?’ That could very well happen, but maybe someone needed those blueberries. We look at it this way—if we have none at the end of blueberry season, then it means we’re successful.”


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James Quilligan’s talk about why we have to Occupy the Commons | The P2P Daily

James Quilligan’s talk about why we have to Occupy the Commons | The P2P Daily | creative spaces | Scoop.it

James Quilligan the renowned commons thinker, activist, and founder of the Global Commons Trust, gave the following talk at the Occupy Wall Street Forum on the Commons, February 16, 2012. The eve...


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Gift Tribe | Brave New World - stories from the new paradigm

Gift Tribe | Brave New World - stories from the new paradigm | creative spaces | Scoop.it

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"So I am proposing to create a gift tribe. What is a gift tribe? It is a community of people who sees, acknowledges and invests in an imaginal cell to liberate him/her from the struggle of monetizing his/her work in the world, in order to release their full creative potential to focus on the very thing they were born to create here and now."

 

"This is an experiment. It’s a prototype. For the next 12 months, starting June 2012, I am calling on 50 people..."


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Excellent!

Thank you for sharing. Very inspiring.
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Valuing nature, changing economics

Valuing nature, changing economics | creative spaces | Scoop.it

"However, the objections disappeared after he pointed out that the decline in the UK's bee population was costing the economy about £200m a year, with worse to follow unless the trend was arrested."

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Storytelling for social change — Starks Communications, LLC

Storytelling for social change — Starks Communications, LLC | creative spaces | Scoop.it
An excellent article in the February issue of Sojourners magazine discusses “leadership storytelling” – or public narrative – as a vehicle for social change. The author of the article, Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth ...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 17, 2013 5:23 PM

I love this article because it points to 3 specific stories that need to be shared in order for social change to happen.


If you are a business or nonprofit focused on making a difference in the world and advocating for social change, these 3 stories are critical to craft and tell.


As the author Cynthia Starks says, the stories need to be:

  1. The story of Self -- why YOU are passionate about this cause. This is the story that most people/organizations ignore. But if people don't know who you are and why you are involved, minimal trust and influence will be built. 
  2. The story of Us -- which is a story of inclusiveness. In crafting social change stories, people want to come together in community. 
  3. The story of Now -- which is a story that builds urgency and galvanizes action.


This is a quick article with more insights than I shared. So go read it :)


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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The Emergence of Distributed Cognition – a conceptual framework

We propose a first step in the development of an integrated theory of the emergence of distributed cognition/extended mind. Distributed cognition is seen as the confluence of collective intelligence and “situatedness”, or the extension of cognitive processes into the physical environment.

 

The framework is based on five fundamental assumptions:

 

1) groups of agents self-organize to form a differentiated, coordinated system, adapted to its environment,

 

2) the system co-opts external media for internal propagation of information,

 

3) the resulting distributed cognitive system can be modelled as a learning, connectionist network,

 

4) information in the network is transmitted selectively,

 

5) novel knowledge emerges through non-linear, recurrent interactions.

 

The implication for collective intentionality is that such a self-organizing agent collective can develop “mental content” that is not reducible to individual cognitions.


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Mission Windmills

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Dreamups is a creative space to bring together open and simple DIY solutions. About to launch a mission on "windmills"...
"Every quarter we will share a special mission for our community to get involved and make an impact, a simple but valuable one. For now you can move the windmills on Dreamups so we all have enough energy to make it real.

Simple steps to follow... "
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Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity « Charles Eisenstein

Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity « Charles Eisenstein | creative spaces | Scoop.it

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Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration

Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration | creative spaces | Scoop.it

"Work life is completely changing as social networking and collaboration platforms allow a more human-centric way of organizing work. Yet work design tools, structures, processes, and systems are not evolving as rapidly, and in many cases are simply inadequate to support the new flexible and networked ways of working.

 

Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration meets this challenge head on with a systemic, human-network approach to managing business operations and ecosystems. Value network modeling and analytics provide better support for collaborative, emergent work and complex activities."

  


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Welcome to the new reputation economy (Wired UK)

Welcome to the new reputation economy (Wired UK) | creative spaces | Scoop.it

 

Welcome to the reputation economy, where your online history becomes more powerful than your credit history. Where reputation data becomes the window into how we behave, what motivates us, how our peers view us and ultimately whether we can or can't be trusted.

 

 


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Dialogue - A proposal

Dialogue - A proposal | creative spaces | Scoop.it

Dialogue is a way of observing, collectively, how hidden values and intentions can control our behavior, and how unnoticed cultural differences can clash without our realizing what is occurring.

 

It can therefore be seen as an arena in which collective learning takes place and out of which a sense of increased harmony, fellowship and creativity can arise.


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Wholeness Regained - Revisiting Bohm's Dialogue

Wholeness Regained - Revisiting Bohm's Dialogue | creative spaces | Scoop.it

Bohm claims that the ramifications of the ego process - both individual and collective - are at the root of human fragmentation and suffering.

 

At the heart of his dialogue proposal was the prospect that awareness of the movement of ego, willingly engaged in by a number of people simultaneously, might quicken insights into the ego process that could take much longer if approached only on an individual basis.


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A call for a new economics: It’s time to redefine success

The old measures of prosperity are all washed up. We need new tools that create true, lasting wealth for everyone, not a dishonest economy that only serves to advance the ambitions of the lucky few...
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Fixing the Future - Interview with David Korten, economist and author of Agenda for a New Economy [Video 13min]

Fixing the Future - Interview with David Korten, economist and author of Agenda for a New Economy [Video 13min] | creative spaces | Scoop.it

"... it starts with a very basic question.

 

Do people exist to serve the economy, or should the economy exist to serve people?

 

Now it turns out that we’ve created a whole society with culture and institutions around the idea that people exist to serve the economy. And millions of people are waking up to the reality that that’s a misplaced priority."

 

(You can get the whole article and embedded video by clicking on the headline here, linked to the original...)


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Change This - The Art of Not Knowing

Change This - The Art of Not Knowing | creative spaces | Scoop.it
“Innovation and creativity can only exist with the wonder of not knowing. I wonder what will happen if I mix this thing here with this thing over here. I don’t know but would love to find out. Curiosity is born from not knowing.
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Trade School: Barter-Based Schools Go Global

Trade School: Barter-Based Schools Go Global | creative spaces | Scoop.it

In 2010, three people had the crazy idea to start a school where the teachers teach whatever they want and the students pay for classes with whatever teachers need—cutlery, art, advice—but never with money. A barter-based learning space, they called their project Trade School, and ran it for the first time out of a tiny store front on New York City’s Lower East Side. It was a huge hit.

 

In just two years, Trade Schools have been popping up around the world and are now active in 15 cities and 10 countries, with almost no prodding from its founders.

 

Help build an open source software platform to share with local Trade School chapters around the world with Trade School's Kickstarter Campaign.

 

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