The Great Currency Debate – With awesome guests

Originally posted on LIVING BRIDGES Planet:

Google+ hangout was hosted by Caroline Smalley, 14th July, 2014. Living Bridges Planet facilitation team was proud to support with some pointing the event.

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PANEL

Thank you Caroline for the in depth preperation, mindful moderation. And thank you for the texutal info, that we have copied from your description here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbOyjaGS7SM

DETAILS

During this debate, we’ll take a look at the different types of currencies asking our panel what they each mean to them.

1. Time Banking
2. Cryptocurrencies
3. Barter Systems
4. Community Currencies

What are the challenges they seek to address? What are their limitations? How can the limitations be overcome?

What are their common goals and intentions? Will they continue to operate…

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Sharing clout: what happens when children of the Internet + globalisation get elected into office

WS:

Also read the great story of how “Generation Hack” created the site http://copywrongs.eu/ in a super short time. http://www.cottica.net/2014/02/04/copyright-in-the-eu-and-the-dark-side-of-online-consultations/
“As the meeting ends, a task force of coders and designers fires up their laptops and goes to work. … – At 8 the next morning, copywrongs.eu is online.” Collaboration excellence!

Originally posted on Nadia EL-Imam:

Today the following message  popped up in my feeds and reminded me why I want to see Swedish MEP Amelia Andersdotter in the European Parliament for at least another mandate:

The Copyright Consultation of the EU received 11,117 replies in the course of 2 months! I believe that the outstanding efforts of the Copywrongs team, an impromptu organized cahos which made a decision on the whim to just do it and make it easy for the general public to answer about copyright, was one of the reasons why the EU got so many replies! Super proud of having influenced EU policy and allowed thousands to do so as well!

The background is that when the European Commission finally did get around to opening a public consultation on Copyright Reform, they did such a bad job of it that it would have failed had it not been for a remarkable initiative…

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Gatesense Hackathon Copenhagen at CBS – NOV 29/30 2013

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Discover + connect
Gatesense http://www.gatesense.com/
IOTpeople http://iotpeople.eu/
LBP glocal hangout facilitation https://www.facebook.com/groups/livingbridgesplanet/
IOT hardware http://www.nabduino.com/

More info/video
Gatesense Hackathon at Copenhagen Business School 2013-11-29/30 | LIVING BRIDGES Planet livingbridgesplanet.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/gatesense-hackathon-cbs-2013/
Video chat / hangout video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=670EWXvsqQo

Marshmallow challenge – What is team collaboration?

Learn about yourself and the forces of collaboration
Have you ever participated in the “marshmallow challenge”? You will get a lot of learnings from this experience, even if you have a look at the videos about it. But I recommend to go into it without consulting the wikipedia or watching videos about.

photogrid Empathy at work

I had the opportunity to take part in the context of Peace Innovation Lab – Berlin – Meetup (more precise “Empathy at work – Collaborative Sandbox”) and I learned a lot about attention, conflict and leadership.

Idea of a “lead stick”
The group has been reflecting the team processes and insights in the circle. Realizing the structural problem of “unclear leadership” I thought, that there is a simple tool, that should be tested – the lead stick.   It is a simple concept to rotate team leadership in a frictionless way under the condition of high time pressure. The rule is simple: if you think, that you have a good idea in a team process and you want to take the lead, then you take the stick on your side of the table. If you realize, that you are lost, then you put it into the center. Another one can take the lead then.
Why that? Typically if in the first minutes a leader “emerges”, just since he is talking more about his solution idea then others, then he feels a pressure, to be in this position all of the time – the role becomes static. This increases stress and makes the others feel to be in a kind of hierarchical setting (“tragedy of the lead” :-) ). The stick liquidifies the roles, allows easy rotation without talk. People feel and are more participatory, more ideas get into play. At least in theory. So let us test this the next time, when we are in a similar team setting.

Creating a minimal tool set for online collaboration

Background Fukushima Open Dialogue

  • Since the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima following the Tsunami in 2011 (wikipedia) the situation is still very difficult – there are efforts now in October 2013 to ask for help of international experts
  • Living Bridges Planet network wants to be part of this process and facilitate building bridges
  • There is a facebook group Fukushima Open Dialogue – The Asia Institute and I found that (as usually in groups like this) the facebook platform is extremely limited in usability, when one needs to share knowledge – this gave me an impulse, to create a collaborative space on google docs [web address will be published, when the structure is a bit more mature; the graphics shows an image cutout of a slide for brainstorming]
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How to transform a Facebook group into a collaborative ecosystem?

  • Facebook groups have very limited usability to organize knowledge flow and management. But many FB groups want to stay on facebook because of the reach and friends still being there.
  • The solution is to combine the best of both worlds — facebook reach and Google+ collaboration tools, google docs (and possibly Google+ hangouts).
  • The metaphors of river (fast moving information), pond (for accessible knowledge) – and table (for the synchronous communication and getting close) are very helpful to understand the workings of this minimal ecosystem.

The youtube video is creative commons –
social foresight network 2013 – creative commons BY-NC-SA

An important slide in the little video:

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Sharing City Berlin – Workshop 2013-09-27

How can Berlin become the sharing capital of Europe?
(ambitious!)

  • Here is the harvesting of one of the groups – the neighborhood group. Be sure to have “notes” switched on, while watching the video!
  • The workshop has been moderated by Thomas Dönnebrink and Francesca Pick
  • Find them (and me) at facebook.com/groups/OuiShareBerlin

Clustered ideas
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Some harvested insights from the neighborhood group

- This is all about a change of real behavior, not only the attitude
- Two strategies
- – 1 – in dimension of SPACE -> places
- – 2 – in dimension of TIME -> events
- How to get from early adopters (circle A) to wider adoption of sharing culture
The group created nice ideas for some PLACES to communicate the “sharing economy” to new folks
- – We call them “SHARING DOCKS”
- – Possible sharing docks / partners:
- – - libraries
- – - adult education center (Volkshochschule)
- – - parks?
- – - second hand shops?
- – - make a “share cafè”?
- EVENTS for actions? … spreading the word, community building
- – JUNE 2, 2014 = Global Sharing Day!
- – … an opportunity to be visible with all the existing platforms, projects, “sharing docks”
- – Maybe it is even a “sharing week” if a day is not enough ;-)

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More:
As Chris Carlsson wrote on Shareable.net:

“Cities are shared spaces. That’s why we gather, in part, to share basic infrastructure, to socialize, to satisfy our human instinct to congregate, to make culture together. The call for a Shareable City simultaneously inspires us to imagine a transformed urban culture but also to notice the invisible ways we already share life all the time.”

The workshop was about making Berlin a thriving Sharing City, by putting the spotlight on its burgeoning sharing economy scene, and finding out new ways to go further.
“Whether it’s about launching new sharing initiatives, establishing meaningful public-private-citizen partnerships, or designing sharing-friendly local policies, this sessions at putting Berlin on the global spotlight of the hot Sharing Cities topic ! We have audaxiously called it: How can Berlin become the sharing capital of Europe?”
socialmediaweek.org/berlin/events/?id=86701#

Join and connect
facebook.com/groups/OuiShareBerlin

Planet school network – let’s go again

UPDATE 2013-08-31

Edu-technological progress – microlearning, tablets, MOOCs
Since the article in 2011 The concept of planet schools. Efficient global change we have seen some spectacular technological progress in the domain. Examples:

What about the content? How to save the world?
The idea of the planet school network is a really wide open concept. The purpose of planet schools is it to be part of a mindset and lifestyle transformation.

  • We need a kind of global educational revolution
  • Why? To accelerate the intelligent adaption to the boundaries of our precious planet earth
  • Despite a lot of green economy, green startups, green consumers – the dominant paradigm in politics and economy is still not planet friendly
  • We urgently need “planet schooling” on all levels, from kindergarten to business schools
  • Including practical and social learning and tools/apps enabling new sustainable and mindful behavior patterns

Basic concept of planet school network

planetschool-2013Visit the planet school mind map, expand the nodes and explore the concept.

Thank you for your input during the World Café

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Workshop Designing for Collaboration (Peace Innovation Lab – Berlin)
On August 29th I had the great opportunity to brainstrorm and collaborate on the concept of  planet school network. The topic Designing for Collaboration was fitting perfectly for this endeavor. I am still in assessment and will create another post/update soon. For now some first image showing the (color interpreted) poster. Thank you, Anne Kjær Riechert of Peace Innovation Lab for the invite to be host in the (accelerated) world café setting.

First insights and revisions
My first insight so far is (inspired by the presentation of Ulf Brandes) to think about a shift in the concept – from competitive elements to collaborative and enabling elements. My first concept was about a kind of crowdsourced rating and badge system (see Open Badges system of Mozilla – openbadges.org).
Any learning space around the world, any app or any online or offline course can register and be evaluated in the three basic sustainabiltiy dimensions of people, planet, profit. I realize now, that this basic idea need not to be too much in a competitive scheme. To have local / regional / global “leaderboards in sustainable practice” is nice, but maybe we can have “leaderboards in collaboration”!
E.g. think about a local school A, which is a mentor for local school B and shows how to teach-and-do in permaculture, photovoltaics or mindful meditation! Being a gateopener and enjoy the spreading of good practice.

Designing for Collaboration - blog - www.stanford.edu
Designing for Collaboration – world café and plenary session

UPDATE: Designing for Collaboration | Stanford Peace Innovation Lab

“Collaboration is essential in our interconnected world, and everything inter-esting has become “cross”, “multi” and “inter” today: international, inter-disciplinary, cross-functional, multi-generational, multi-sectoral. You name it!
Yet, often it seems harder to collaborate than not. We are largely unaware of a shared purpose and feel disconnected. We’re unsure if we can trust, in whom to trust and in what to trust. We fear making ourselves and our organizations or businesses vulnerable.”

Read more here about the Peace Innovation Lab event:
stanford.edu/group/captology/cgi-bin/peaceinnovation/designing-for-collaboration/

The Top 10 Ways People Are Changing the Economy

WS:

Top list to understand, what is going on in the “really new economy”.

Originally posted on INNOVATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE:

There is a crisis out there, but also a lot of people that are thinking of new ways to change the economy for the good and that are implementing them.

Here is a list of 10 trends you may be considering…. we are also mapping them in this maps: Planet for Change so if you want to complete the list or upload other examples…  Just join the movement!

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10. Impact Investing:

Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Impact investors actively seek to place capital in businesses and funds that can harness the positive power of enterprise.

The Global Impact investment network  is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.

9. Collaborative Consumption:

A new  class of economic arrangements is arising… on  in which participants share…

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Leveraging the social energies, building the “glocal”

THE STORY SO FAR

Building digital spaces for self-organisation

In 2012 I have been part of the endeavour to facilitate the emergence of a network, the Living Bridges Planet – actually the open facebook group is approaching now the 3.500 mark in member size. Bert-Ola Bergstrand (Social Capital Forum, Gothenberg) initiated the facebook group during the process of Social Capital World Forum 2012 and I was part of the little facilitation team, responsible to conceive and build the architecture. Step by step a working digital ecosystem of social media and platforms for connecting, conversation and collaboration emerged. Here is the current mind map of the ecosystem – with facebook, wordpress and G+/youtube as the main pillars: LIVING BRIDGES Planet – Mind Map (bit.ly/livingbridgesmap)

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LIVING BRIDGES Planet ecosystem in early stage

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Images above are taken from the Chicago event and EduLab hangouts in 2012. livingbridgesplanet.wordpress.com

Understanding “social capital” + how to create and connect spaces

In the last 12 months I made much progress in understanding the social dynamics, the mental, cultural and the technnological side of it. Not to be too narrow, I am experimenting use the expression “social energies”. This term is  broader than “social capital”, and less loaden with debate. Finally it is more in the spirit of resilience thinking or postive psychology – as I have noticed the expressions “social capital” and “social ressources” sound a bit extractive for some.

There have been these short posts about the learnings so far.

NEXT STEPS IN GLOCALITY
Finetuning the social process design for glocal engagement
After the Chicago event as a debut in “organizing glocality” with a certain size, the LBP facilitation team is now approaching the second opportunity: “Celebrating the Future – Empowering Youth” in Oslo – August 5, 2013. This occasion encouraged me to create kind of introduction into the concept and basic process design of glocal events.

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OuiShareFest #1 – Bridging Collaborative Cultures

WS:

This was a great international gathering with lot of enthusiasm!

Originally posted on LIVING BRIDGES Planet:

Go co!
After attending the first OuiShareFest in Paris May 2-4 I only have short time to report, will update later! It is about the Collaborative Economy and after two days of conference + unconference today on Saturday there is an open day – to visit the movement of sharers, makers, hackers – and the platforms to do so – all the people “going co“.
I really endorse the globally growing OuiShare community and ask you to join!

Excellent program. Highlights like p2p mastermind Michel Bauwens of  p2pfoundation.net


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