Menlo Park, CAUSA 94025
January 14, 2012
Used to build wind energy systems, passive solar homes, and wind/solar instrumentation. Now do knowledge gardens.
Knowledge garden tools.
For a variety of reasons, wind power, but not exclusively.
The concept is timely, and appropriate. Lots of room for growth (might need a larger venue)
We might have cross path at a Cloud Conference at Santa Clara Convention Center october 2011.
I hope we can fulfill your expectations as a "knowledge garden", and really like the term. Watch for announcements on our first proposed meeting date and location.
I am dubious about social learning and collective intelligence. Not to say that I don't think they exist – just that sharing information often distracts from deep thinking, and engages social pressures that substitute for causal truth. Causal truth being that set of physical forces and structure upon which all is built (including mind and social behavior). It is obvious that abstraction systems (minds) are less restrictive than the systems they map. Attractive lies are still lies.
Thanks Jack, Will review the linked info. Statements are hollow without a full understanding of the rhetoric that drives and informs them. Randall
Jack, Nice meeting you tonight. Can you point me towards a summary of your position on humanity, where we are and what we need to do from here?
Thanks Jack, the Ogle book looks great, right on topic. I put in a plug for Identity and Control, Harrison White, which I contributed to. Aslo Stephen Fuchs "Against Essentialism" "Group Genius" and "Explaining Creativity" by Keithe Sawyer and "How Breakthroughs Happen' by Andrew Hargadon. I will get Andy to catalyze the group soon.