Pax Humanitas. International Futures Forum. Differentiating Organization & Tribe. Editor's note: this blog post is an excerpt of the upcoming Holacracy book.
It compiles ideas and stories about the previously discussed distinction between organizational and cultural spaces. Spiritual Succor. Transcendence. Are We There Yet? Self Sufficiency. Live Long and Prosper. Keeping US AllTogether. Cooperatives, Nonprofits. Peacemaking. Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World. Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling.
They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of countries in relation to one another. In fact, many passionate cartographers take pride in creating maps that present relevant knowledge through a visual medium. Whether they're on topics concerning population density, educational level, or even a gauge of internet usage across the world, each serves a purpose of sharing data to enlighten minds.
Ecohabitat. Cooperatives, Nonprofits. CrowdFunDing. Agree Ability. Are We There Yet? Ethos of Us. Attunement. Histoire. Participation Inequality: Encouraging More Users to Contribute. How It Works. Distributed Authority.
Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding - The Industry Website. Freedom at Work. Top 10 Ice Breaker Activities. This Revolutionary Tool Can Help Keep Employees Happy, Engaged, And On Your Side. “The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.”
--Fyodor Dostoevsky Imagine coming to work one Monday morning and finding your most talented and tenured employee waiting in your office. Small world experiment. The "six degrees of separation" model The small-world experiment comprised several experiments conducted by Stanley Milgram and other researchers examining the average path length for social networks of people in the United States.
The research was groundbreaking in that it suggested that human society is a small-world-type network characterized by short path-lengths. The experiments are often associated with the phrase "six degrees of separation", although Milgram did not use this term himself. Historical context of the small-world problem Communities Convergence - Ecological and Evolutionary Environment.
Wikipedia_as_a_complex_system.pdf. CrowdForge: Crowdsourcing Complex Tasks. Work marketplaces like MTurk are great for accomplishing small, well defined nuggets of work, such as labeling images and transcribing audio, but terrible for many more complex and labor intensive real world tasks.
Over the last year, Robert Kraut, Niki Kittur and I formalized a general process of solving such complex problems using MTurk. We proposed three basic types of tasks and explored them in two neat experimental applications. To facilitate these experiments, I implemented CrowdForge, a Django framework that takes output from MTurk HITs and uses it to create new MTurk HITs.
Solving complex problems on MTurk has always involved partitioning the complex task into simpler sub-tasks. CastingWords, one of the most popular MTurk requesters, transcribes long audio recordings by splitting them into overlapping segments, distributing the work among workers, performing quality control and then recombining the transcription fragments. Writing Articles Product Comparisons Sweet Applications. Consensus decision-making. Members of the Shimer College Assembly reaching a consensus through deliberation.
Consensus decision-making is a group decision-making process that seeks the consent of all participants. Consensus may be defined professionally as an acceptable resolution, one that can be supported, even if not the "favourite" of each individual. Consensus is defined by Merriam-Webster as, first, general agreement, and second, group solidarity of belief or sentiment. It has its origin in the Latin word cōnsēnsus (agreement), which is from cōnsentiō meaning literally feel together. It is used to describe both the decision and the process of reaching a decision. A LAYPERSON'S GUIDE TO CO-OPERATIVE INQUIRY. Enacting the Impossible (On Consensus Decision Making) Graeber. TO THE VILLAGE: With a large college and high school student contingent, occupiers from all over the city have repeatedly marched to Washington Square where at least two general assemblies have convened.
PHOTO: Stephen O’Byrne On August 2, 2011 at the very first meeting of what was to become Occupy Wall Street, about a dozen people sat in a circle in Bowling Green. The self-appointed “process committee” for a social movement we merely hoped would someday exist, contemplated a momentous decision. Our dream was to create a New York General Assembly: the model for democratic assemblies we hoped to see spring up across America. How a city farm became the heart of a community. You might wonder what an all weather football pitch has to do with a community green space project.
But it’s one of the most popular features at Bristol’s Windmill Hill City Farm. Eric Booth, a volunteer committee member at this community-led farm, displays an obvious pride as he points out this particular bit of open space that is anything but green. The Earth cooperative for a fair economy. Map of Intentional Communities - United States and Worldwide. Eurotopia - Directory of Intentional Communities and Ecovillages in Eu (...) Gaia.org. Seeing the Good in the World Connecting Communities and Students for S (...) Students in the Human Ecology of the Southern Appalachians Summer Field School take a tour of an ecovillage outside Asheville, North Carolina.
Students in the St. Louis Intentional Communities Research Group learn about cohousing at an emerging cohousing community in St. Louis, Missouri. Author: Joshua Lockyer Published in Communities Magazine Issue #147. Intentional Communities - ecovillages, communes, cohousing, coops. Intentional Communities Listed by Country and State or Province. Global Village Construction Set. Definition The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that enables fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.
Historical urban community sizes. WWOOF Association.