Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments
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Collaborative learning, transdisciplinarity and social-environmental management in the Amazon: approaches to knowledge production between academia and society | Athayde | Revista Brasileira de Pós-...

Collaborative learning, transdisciplinarity and social-environmental management in the Amazon: approaches to knowledge production between academia and society
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Nice. The jungle not the retailer. Wonder who at UF is involved. Sounds perfect to model in an immersive environment. 

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Educating for Uncertainty: The University's Preeminent Mission?

Educating for Uncertainty: The University's Preeminent Mission? | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
The process of managing uncertainty starts by spending time thinking about the future. That may sound a bit facile, and probably doesn't seem like an academic pursuit on its face. But planning is a discipline...
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My dance has extended beyond the bounds of academia as I am now what Dan Pink refers to as a Free Agent, especially after incorporating a non-profit company last week in the State of Florida. Transdisciplinarity is a personal commitment of mine and the word is in my company's mission. Woodbury University's commitment is admirable and I agree with attempts to infuse uncertainty across the curriculum. In order to go 'beyond' the curriculum I think virtual environments are essential.    

 

The uncertainty of an open source community and sottware are fitting for practicing transdisciplinarity as we strive for social benefits across society. 

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A pragmatic kind of transdisciplinarity

A pragmatic kind of transdisciplinarity | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
Hooray for social awkwardness Happy new year! Today we have a guest post by Kate Sherren, a friend and colleague of mine from Dalhousie University, Canada. Together with Jan Hanspach, we just publi...
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Sustainability science resonates with me as I imagine how to apply what I have learned through studying transdisciplinarity. Clearly the ability to visualize cause and effect in CVEs can be transformational for learning and effective when committed contributors explore possibility. Sherren's post and this Sustainability blog are worth monitoring for the activism created from engaged minds and hearts. I have not yet read Sherren's paper that includes colleagues Fischer and Hanspach.Need library access.  

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EFSA expert: We need to think out of the box on infectious diseases

EFSA expert: We need to think out of the box on infectious diseases | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching a new initiative on infectious diseases after a series of recent outbreaks in the EU, such as the Bluetongue (in Northern Europe in 2006), Schmallenberg (in 2011) and Q fever (in the...
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This article does not mention using CVEs such as when swine flu was a concern in Eqypt, but does cite preparedness for dealing with exotic infectious diseases due to investment in transdisciplinarity. Diverse experts modeling outbreaks and impacts are becoming more common. 

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Google and NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

A peek at the early days of the Quantum AI Lab: a partnership between NASA, Google, and a 512-qubit D-Wave Two quantum computer. Learn more at http://google....
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... superposition, 'both and', entangement... these computing capabilities will create the most powerful environments made up of the multiverse and metaverse. Toward transdisciplinarity. 

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Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
It is time to create new social science departments that reflect the breadth and complexity of the problems we face as well as the novelty of 21st-century science.
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One of the topics I am researching diligently is dialogue in collaborative virtual environments. Alexander Christakis along with Kenneth Bausch wrote, How People Harness their Collective Wisdom and Power to Construct the Future in Co-Laboratories of Democracy.

 

How nice to see Alexander's son Niicholas from Yale University write this piece in the New York Times today calling for interdisciplinary programs in the social sciences. Why? To better solve wicked problems in our complex world. Networked Science. Coming to a CVE near you soon.  

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Transdisciplinary Reflections: Transdisciplinarity as Play and Transformation | Integral Leadership Review

Transdisciplinary Reflections: Transdisciplinarity as Play and Transformation | Integral Leadership Review | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
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Concerns about dismissing the value of ciritcal thinking toward theoretical anemia. Recommendation to explore the work of Richard Bernstein re: pragmatism, critical theory and hermeneutics. Be like the French and play with ideas to become a pragmatic fallibilist capable of acting while constantly questioning one's assumptions.


More contrast with William Perry and Edgar Morin.   



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Anne-Marie Armstrong's comment, June 23, 2013 12:20 PM
You are right, this is something I will be exploring, thanks.
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‘Transdisciplinarity’: A Future Workforce Skill - Talent Management magazine

‘Transdisciplinarity’: A Future Workforce Skill - Talent Management magazine | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
Talent Management magazine, The Business of Talent Management
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Need to find the report produced by the Institute for the Future for the Apollo Research Institute called Future Work Skills 2020.

 

IBM mentioned as exemplar.

 

"Key to the transdisciplinary mindset is the “T-shaped person,” a concept popularized by Tim Brown, CEO of design firm IDEO. T-shaped individuals possess deep knowledge in a primary field (the upright part of the “T”), but cultivate a broad curiosity about areas of expertise outside that field (the crossbar of the “T”). Brown cites empathy, enthusiasm and a readiness to collaborate as hallmarks of the T-shaped person."   

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Conversation, Conversion, and Transdisciplinarity

Conversation, Conversion, and Transdisciplinarity | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
Every conversation can lead to conversion; to a new context, a different way of perceiving, a step out of habitual patterns of thinking that we unknowingly carry with us or alternately identify as ...
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References to Morin and Bohm. Nice analogy of seeing a mountain different after trying to hike on it. Living on the boundaries (like temporary fractals) through the art of staying in the conversation. Continual making and unmaking. Probably similar to what Chris Dede calls unlearning. 

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Nice collection @BarbaraTruman on Conversation as powerful medium for discovery!

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Transdisciplinarity podcast from IPAS planning workshop

Transdisciplinarity podcast from IPAS planning workshop | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
Listen to a brief presentation on 'Transdisciplinarity' given by Tamath Rainsford at the September 2009 IPAS planning workshop at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. This 15 minute talk covers a ...
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New knowledge and new inquiry. Asserts problem-centric verses an appreciative inquiry approach. 

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Transdisciplinarity.m4v

Transdisciplinarity: Nurturing a Culture of Inquiry is an introduction to the subject of transdisciplinarity and how it might apply to problem solving. Based...
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No idea who this person is!! 

 

Nice explanation, especially on the notion of "being" as it relates to transdisciplinarity

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Transdisciplinarity: a new mode of governing science?

Transdisciplinarity: a new mode of governing science? | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
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Wonder if this includes government-led, public-private partnerships. 

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Institute for the Future Workforce 2020 includes transdisciplinarity

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I probably would have made the circle larger, but there you have it. Another 2d representation that cannot decribe a 3d topic. 

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Disciplinary dilemma: working across research silos is harder than it looks

Disciplinary dilemma: working across research silos is harder than it looks | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
Andy Stirling: The 'nexus' is the latest buzzword intended to lure researchers out of their disciplinary comfort zones. But how easy is it in practice?
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"Power becomes visible not just in action, but in knowledge." I would add 'being' that as Dr. Stirling suggests, adds to the transcendence of "mystical romanticism about science" that offers great hope-transdisciplinarity- to assist in global challenges.    

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Innovation Excellence | Are Innovators Better at Multi-dimensional Thinking?

Innovation Excellence | Are Innovators Better at Multi-dimensional Thinking? | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
While I believe that innovation is a process that can and should be managed, I also believe that innovative people simply “are,” and that some people simply cannot (innovate), even if coached.
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Fraser's article makes the connection between innovation and transdisciplinarity and lacks only the 3D virtual environment to spawn creativity and imagination. Producing environments rather than just consuming them creates critical thinking too. Personally, I think innovation must arise from authenticity within rather than being required as a business force. This is why the embodied avatar is so important. Who was it that said work is the organized results of play? 

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Battling insurgency in war-torn nations with immersive 3D sims (Wired UK)

Battling insurgency in war-torn nations with immersive 3D sims (Wired UK) | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
Simudyne founder Justin Lyon believes his simulation software, founded in complexity science and visualised in 3D, will change the future of all decision-making -- but can it work in help win wars?
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No mention of transdisciplinarity in this news piece, but I find myself in agreement with Lyon about the value of simulation and how not to use it should be malpractice in some cases. Practicing on human for health care, education, and peace keeping no longer needs to be such a crap shoot. Connecting collaboration networks is timely to use such technology. .  

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10/13 - Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges | Integral Leadership Review

10/13 - Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges | Integral Leadership Review | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges
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*Delighted* to see this interview of MIT's Dr. Otto Scharmer from  Dr. Russ Volckmann of the Integral Leadership Insititute. The notion of leading self using new collaborative platforms resonates with me to promote positive transformation in communities, including virtual-physical hybrid communities. Presencing and Theory U offer a valuable framework on many levels. 

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Transdisciplinarity: Challenges, Approaches and Opportunities

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Here is an open access report from the UK's International Network for Transdisciplinary Research (INTR) led by Transtechnology

Research, Plymouth University. Does not discuss CVEs, rather it seeks practical, pragmatic applications and pedagogy in support of transdisciplinarity. Call for radical change in institutions for operations and ways of thinking, but not at the expense of disciplines, rather as an extension to offer opportunity for complementary inquiry to discover that what was not thought possible.  

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Open Data Tools: Turning Data into ‘Actionable Intelligence’

Open Data Tools: Turning Data into ‘Actionable Intelligence’ | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
My previous two articles were on open access and open data. They conveyed major changes that are underway around the globe in the methods by which scientific an
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Great article Shannon! Which organizations are leading the way to provide well-managed, open data in combination with collaborative virtual environments. Surely participatory citizen science and collective intelligence can intersect to accerate research innovation in these spaces.    

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Transdisciplinarity: The Politics and Practices of Knowledge Production

Transdisciplinarity: The Politics and Practices of Knowledge Production | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
A guest post from Laura Shepherd. Laura teaches international politics at the University of New South Wales. Her most recent book is Gender, Violence and Popular Culture: Telling Stories. Her resea...
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The challenge of disciplinary publishing and the conundrum of not challenging one's disciplinary path. 

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Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and the Acausal Connecting Principle: A Case Study in Transdisciplinarity

Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and the Acausal Connecting Principle: A Case Study in Transdisciplinarity | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
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Delightful article describing the transdiscisplinary pitfalls of collaboration. The example is perfect for my site that I chose to call Serendipitous Synchronicity. Some may wonder if I was just being playful akin to how I named my Second Life avatar based on alliteration (Delightful Doowangle). 

 

Charlene Burns' example of how Wolfgang Pauli, originator of quantum theory and Carl Jung, originator of psychologoical archtypes, collaborated on the notion of synchronicity illustrates "The Included MIddle" that is beyond the disciplines. 

 

Received my print purchased from Jeanie's Tomanek' Etsy store. Her depiction of The Weavers in the image reminds me of dialogue occuring though holograms at some exotic gallactic hangout. Perhaps it is just an instantiation of a fractal reality. Art and science. 

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Article by Sue L.T. McGregor, March 2009 Integral Leadership Review

Article by Sue L.T. McGregor, March 2009 Integral Leadership Review | Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments | Scoop.it
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Nice illustrations on transdisciplinarity with the tie into leadership to choose action. Not sure about the extent of US participation in this group. 

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John van Breda: "Towards a Transdisciplinary Hermeneutics"

John van Breda: "Towards a Transdisciplinary Hermeneutics" Overcoming the disciplinary divide is a precondition to finding long-term, durable solutions to the…
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Proposed framework for Fusion of Disciplinary Horizons. Consider the zone of non-reisistance. Seek out Physicist David Bohm who wrote On Dialogue. Seek out Paul Tillich who wrote Love, Power and Justice. A spiritual mind is one that embraces complex unity of all knowledge and things. 

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Basarab Nicolescu: "Transdisciplinarity as Methodological Framework for Going Beyond the Science-Religion Debate"

Basarab Nicolescu: "Transdisciplinarity as Methodological Framework for Going Beyond the Science-Religion Debate" In the first part of my talk I discuss what I…
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Summarizes the manifesto well. Finally get the notion of mult-dimensional space-time. Must look into Transdisciplinarity Hermeneutics

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Enhancing Transdisciplinary Research Through Collaborative Leadership

American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 35, Issue 2, Pages S124-S132, August 2008, Authors:Barbara Gray, PhD
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Truly a leadership issue to foster transdisciplinarity as a cultural practice.

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