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1 Not restrained by definite limits, restrictions, or structure. 2 Allowing for or adaptable to change. 3 Allowing for a spontaneous, unstructured response
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To catalyze and encourage new methods and approaches for analyzing and using information and data.In a world where we are saturated with data, the skillsets of information designers, infographic artists and visual thinkers will become increasingly valuable for presenting complex information in effective, memorable and easy to digest ways.

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HOW THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WAS DEVELOPED

Language as open evolving process made fun - For more go to http://factspy.net Originally on the British Isles. there were a group of Celtic tribes that lived throughoutBritain. They spoke Celtic langua...

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Swarm Intelligence: Is the Group Really Smarter? « People-triggers

Swarm Intelligence: Is the Group Really Smarter? « People-triggers | open-ended processes | Scoop.it
By observing these systems in nature, scientists have theorized that such systems harness a sort of leaderless, collective intelligence. By leveraging these kinds of consensus-based systems, groups of independently-acting ...

 

"Separate from the talents and abilities of individual members of a system, we must ask ourselves whether the systems themselves are as effective as possible. Is information freely communicated from one end to another, in a useful, aggregated way? Can the system react well to independent input from members, rather than simple command-and-control? Is that feedback aggregated and communicated to every other member in real time? Is the system transparent? Are there ways that individual members can game the system or withhold information for private advantage? Is there inherent bias towards certain high-status members, or is the system focused on receiving and valuing contributions from all members? Most importantly, how much value do members place on making the system as efficient as possible?"


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Beautiful minds? Mental problems gave early humans an edge - 07 November 2011 - New Scientist

Beautiful minds? Mental problems gave early humans an edge - 07 November 2011 - New Scientist | open-ended processes | Scoop.it

An interesting and daring theory on the past emergence of evolutive advantages, re-opening the present understanding of normalcy and projecting serious future dilemmas for genetic screening.

 

archaeologist Penny Spikins at the University of York, UK, "I think that part of the reason Homo sapiens were so successful is because they were willing to include people with different minds in their society - people with autism or schizophrenia, for example."

 

By embracing the unique skills and attributes that came with unusual ways of thinking, early humans became more inventive and adaptable

 

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Some researchers describe such genes as "orchid genes": nurture them and the carrier thrives, neglect them and a maladaptive personality trait appears. If Spikins is correct, many other genes associated with developmental conditions and mental illness should possess such Jekyll-and-Hyde characteristics. Our ancestors may have benefited from this.

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Murmuration

A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena.
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Wikimania 2011 - Opening ceremony & Prof. Yochai Benkler

the withdrawel of scientific self-interest, is our behavioural pattern open afterall?

 

great analysis

"A decade ago our explanations of Wikipedia depended on the uniqueness of the Net. Today, we are ready to learn the deeper lessons: that we are more cooperative than we came to believe in the last half century, and that our challenges lie in learning how to build a new field of cooperative human systems design not only online, but for our lives more generally as the kind of social human beings we really are."

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The Commons

short and interesting animation on the open-ended  process of aggregation of the commons, and a provocation on how to think about it in our age...

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Can One Dose of a Hallucinogenic Improve Personality for a Year?

Can One Dose of a Hallucinogenic Improve Personality for a Year? | open-ended processes | Scoop.it
New research from Johns Hopkins suggests that a single dose of psilocybin can result in a measurable increase in openness for months...
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Blog | Global Pulse

Blog | Global Pulse | open-ended processes | Scoop.it

Social impact through satellite remote sensing - visualizing acute and chronic crises beyond the visible spectrum

“Data Mining for Development: Methodological Innovations & Challenges.”

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starwalker: The Evolution of Consensus

starwalker: The Evolution of Consensus | open-ended processes | Scoop.it

A working definition of Consensus might begin with “the capacity, facilitated by language and connectivity, to initiate co-participation in the rise and propagation of a pattern – thus an open network of influence”. And it continues into” the set of processes merging collaborative efforts and technological platforms to bring an arising pattern to relevant articulation and decision making. Making use of the resulting synchronization to extend the available contexts of perception”.


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Welcome to the Metacurrency Project | The MetaCurrency Project

Welcome to the Metacurrency Project | The MetaCurrency Project | open-ended processes | Scoop.it

The Metacurrency Project

 

Currencies

Money has re-shaped the face of our planet. It has changed our culture, our organizations, our resources, our environment and our lives. Arguably, not all these changes have been for the better, but you can't deny the massive influence it has had. What if there is a larger category of things with this same power that we completely fail to recognize are the same kind of thing?

In everyday English, we use the words money and currency interchangeably. However, we are reclaiming the word "currency" for something much more powerful than money alone. Money is still certainly a type of currency, but currencies are much more. They are the creators of currents -- part of the language of living systems.

Currency: a formal system used to shape, enable or measure currents.

Currencies are a powerful form of social DNA which shape our communities, corporations and nations. As such, we'd better learn to make better ones, because the ones we've got are wreaking havoc.

 

 

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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (Event Video/Audio) | Berkman Center

Very interesting talk of Clay Shirky (2008) on how easyness of group forming is transforming sharing - conversation - collaboration - collective action.

Social media seamlessly becoming the ground of Synchronization for Collective action.

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Jérôme E. Roos: The year 2011 marks the end of the End of History | The New Significance

Jérôme E. Roos: The year 2011 marks the end of the End of History | The New Significance | open-ended processes | Scoop.it

from the end of history of Fukuyama back on the open edge of it across a thousand squares;

Brilliant and compelling analysis of current events, worth the read!

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Gamasutra - News - Opinion: 'All The World's A Sandbox'

Gamasutra - News - Opinion: 'All The World's A Sandbox' | open-ended processes | Scoop.it

Very interesting piece on open world games.

 

"What I enjoy about these particular games, especially Crackdown, is their willingness to give the player complete freedom to the open world. But what, if anything, does this freedom cost the game’s narrative? And why do I find this freedom, unique to the sandbox genre, so damn appealing?"

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Want to Change the World? Study Deep History

Want to Change the World? Study Deep History | open-ended processes | Scoop.it
We must understand how complexity arises from simplicity if we are to build resilience into the fabric of our world.
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