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Visualising sustainability « Computing for Sustainability. New (Dec 2011): “Sustainable Lens: A visual guide” published by NewSplash available through Amazon. How to convey the essence of sustainability in a few sketched lines? I’m wading through the net and my bookshelves to find examples of the genre. I’m looking for schematics of the notion of sustainability itself rather than the underlying science – greenhouse, carbon, meso climate process, ground water, etc for which there are a zillion diagrams. The list is not meant to be exhaustive, but if I’ve missed your favourite diagram, leave a link and I’ll add it to the list.

Many of these images are duplicated all over the web, I’ve tried to find original sources (try tineye, is really cool), but again, let me know if I’ve missed something. In no particular order, here’s 100 125 137 158 179 188 218 255 of what I’ve found. 1. 2. This model is very very common (google search sustainability Venn). Venn diagrams coming together and showing changing dominance of sectors in a static animation. 3. 4. 5. Thirty more sustainability diagrams « Computing for Sustainability. I’m working towards structuring the collection into a book (watch this space). I’ve almost got a framework sorted out, so this lot is filling some holes. 189 “Bretherton diagram” (based on a concept of Francis Bretherton) highlighting some of the linkages between social systems, biogeochemical systems, and the physical climate system.

(NCAR) 190 Priorities and issues (Gloustershire) 191 Capitalist system (IWW poster, see also) 192 Cause and effect diagram (Fishbone or Ishikawa diagram, instructions). 193 Road depends on where you start (Jo Johnston) 194 Realms (Baudot via Ford) 195 Global footprint versus Human Development Index (WWF via Oildrum) 196 Sequence of world systems 1949, 2007, 2030, 2050 (Charles Hall via Oildrum) 197 Node diagram (Isaksson and Steimle, img) 198 Human life project (young child version, also young adult and adult). 199 Cycles in Sustainable Economy (Carana). 200 Creating sustainable value framework (Hart and Milstein via Brinq) 201 360 model (Hollingworth) 212 Spaceship. Judge_fig1.jpg (Image JPEG, 1459x710 pixels) Paradigmic-View-Concept-map-Learning-Theory.png (2726x2022) Downloadable Visual Concept Maps, Tables and Diagrams. Table-12.png (Image PNG, 2295x979 pixels) - Redimensionnée (55%) New Governance - Bertelsmann Future Challenges. From Bertelsmann Future Challenges New Governance Mechanisms and Political Decision Making Nation states are becoming increasingly incapable of creating solutions for such global challenges as demographic change, poverty-driven migration, new forms of terrorism and climate change.

These developments require supranational structures and organizations like the European Union, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Establishing such structures requires nation states to transfer some of their own sovereignty to these organizations. Within individual states as well, new mechanisms of governance are being generated by policymaking's global dynamics. Formal laws and regulations are still important ways of governing, but they are now greatly impacted by other influences such as competitions, benchmarkings and monitoring programs that emphasize political performance -- especially at the subnational level.

Correlations/Crosslinks. Correlations/Crosslinks - New Governance Mechanism and Political Decision Making - Bertelsmann Future Challenges. Government transformation framework - Ross Dawson's keynote presentationKeynote speaker. Selection of Ross Dawson Frameworks Transformation of Government Click on the image to download full size pdf. See below for Prezi presentation of the framework including illustrative images and videos, used to support Ross Dawson’s opening keynote on the Transformation of Government at the Institute of Public Adminstration Australia annual conference. The Transformation of Government framework examines: CONTEXT Constraints Demographic trends Infrastructure demands Urbanization Climate response Energy shift Security Resource shortages Health economics TECHNOLOGY DRIVERS Exponential growth Processing power Data and storage Bandwidth Mobile bandwidth Open web SOCIAL DRIVERS Expectations Opportunity Excellence Transparency Accountability Participation GOVERNMENT LANDSCAPE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE Divergence in performance Distributed work Creative economy Cities and regions CITIZEN POWER Voices amplified Self-organization Crowdsourcing Open government 14StumbleUpon.

The global power shift | TED Playlists. The Future of Public Services; Innovations in Online Scenario Planning, Part 2. The following mini-scenarios were created using the SenseMaker Suite Scenarios approach developed for my PhD with Dave Snowden and Wendy Schultz. They were auto-aggregated using narrative fragments contributed by over 265 participants from around the world. In other words, participants submitted stories of the future, tagged them, and then the system clustered them based on affinity and representative values. These were then boiled down into these three scenarios. From start to finish (not counting R&D experimentation, process creation, etc.) this process took a little under two weeks of effort to collect the stories, aggregate and interpret them.

No interviews, workshops or background research exercises were conducted. Unlike Futurescaper , this process is entirely inductive and does not use any drivers analysis, axes of uncertainty, 2×2 matrices or any similar technique. These obviously aren’t final scenarios or fully fleshed out narratives. Scenarios Overview Orwell, Redux. The Tao of Democracy - Home Page.

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C. Eisenstein: "We are entering the moment where anything is possible" The crisis has just unveiled the core of a long process of awakening and re-exploration of old ideas and values, Charles Eisenstein explains in this interview. His answer is the magic of the gift and a new story for a new world. Charles is probably one of the most advanced author in the domain of global vision, human relations with a specific focus on money and gift economy. His last book ‘Sacred Economy‘ is a bible about value & money in our society and tomorrow, in which he explains and decrypt the use of money and how it comes into our society with integrated always-growing debts. We had the chance to ask Charles Eisenstein about his views on the new story and what creative energy it unleashes for all of us to design a new world. It’s been 5 years since the subprime crisis started and crashed the financial system… And it looks like nothing has changed since then!

Do you agree? Charles Eisenstein: You are right. Charles: Yes, I am actually not a pessimistic person. Let me clarify. Transhumanism's Extropy Institute - Transhumanism for a better future. Alan Tonkin - Different Values: Different Democracy. Differing Values Systems require Differing Types of Democracy byAlan Tonkin29 June 2005 Alan Tonkin was Chairman of the Global Values Network Group whose web site was one of the most advanced in the world at using Spiral Dynamics to monitor shifts in societies and assess impacts at both national, international and even global levels. Alan generously allowed this piece, written for the GVN site, to be published here. In looking at the world with its widely varying values systems it is interesting to see how the word 'democracy' means different things to different people.

An example of this is when leaders from the Western developed world speak of democracy they generally mean constitutional democracy based on a universal franchise, multi-party system. These countries generally operate in the BLUE/ORANGE/GREEN/YELLOW spectrum of values systems. Tribal System (PURPLE)The PURPLE system covers tribal societies where there is a mutual reciprocity and kinship. Disruptive innovation. Sustaining innovations are typically innovations in technology, whereas disruptive innovations cause changes to markets.

For example, the automobile was a revolutionary technological innovation, but it was not a disruptive innovation, because early automobiles were expensive luxury items that did not disrupt the market for horse-drawn vehicles. The market for transportation essentially remained intact until the debut of the lower priced Ford Model T in 1908. The mass-produced automobile was a disruptive innovation, because it changed the transportation market. The automobile, by itself, was not.

The current theoretical understanding of disruptive innovation is different from what might be expected by default, an idea that Clayton M. The work of Christensen and others during the 2000s has addressed the question of what firms can do to avoid displacement brought on by technological disruption. History and usage of the term[edit] The term disruptive technologies was coined by Clayton M.

Demystifying the Pattern(s) of Change: A Common Archetype « beatrice benne. We are all familiar with it because we have ridden its wave many times in our lives. Some of us have developed the wisdom to embrace it when it arises; others are still resisting it, stricken by anxiety and fear when sensing it’s coming. Most of us, not always happily, are accepting it as an avoidable element of life. Perhaps a few have learned to enjoy it.

We hate to be forced into it and we have become skilled at finding ways to turn our back to it, often in denial. Yet, avoiding it only makes its process more difficult; it will return. When we must face it, we too often try to control it. Perhaps it is time we get to know the ‘beast’ and learn about its chameleon-like personality. I begin the inquiry with the well-known story of the birth of the butterfly. The Birth of a Butterfly A real miracle, the birth of the butterfly is an irreversible transformation, in the chaos of the pupa. Fig. 1 - The Birth of the Butterfly Complex Adaptive Systems Adaptation at the Edge of Chaos Theory U. Will the Global Crisis Lead to Global Transformations? 2. The Coming Epoch of New Coalitions.

This article presents possible answers, and their respective probabilities, to the question, ‘What are the consequences of the present global crisis in the proximate future of the World System?’ It also attempts to describe the basic characteristics of the forthcoming ‘Epoch of New Coalitions’ and to forecast certain future conditions. Among the problems analyzed in this paper are the following: What does the weakening of the economic role of the USA as the World System centre mean?

Will there be a leader in the future World System? Will the deficit of global governance and world fragmentation continue to worsen? How can national sovereignty be transformed? Keywords: global crisis, the World System, World System leader, global hegemony, center, periphery, global governance, national sovereignty. On the Possible Ways of World System Development 1.

However, such a collision will lead to very important transformations, which, unfortunately, tend to be ignored. 2. Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy. The relentless parade of new technologies is unfolding on many fronts. Almost every advance is billed as a breakthrough, and the list of “next big things” grows ever longer. Not every emerging technology will alter the business or social landscape—but some truly do have the potential to disrupt the status quo, alter the way people live and work, and rearrange value pools. It is therefore critical that business and policy leaders understand which technologies will matter to them and prepare accordingly. Podcast Disruptive technologies MGI's Michael Chui discusses the most economically disruptive technologies that will transform business and life in next decade. Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy , a report from the McKinsey Global Institute, cuts through the noise and identifies 12 technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformations and disruptions in the coming years.

Slideshow A gallery of disruptive technologies. Three trends that will create demand for an Unconditional Basic Income | Simulacrum. The digitization of our economy will bring with it a new generation of radical economic ideologies, of which Bitcoin is arguably the first. For those with assets, technological savvy, and a sense of adventure, the state is the enemy and a cryptographic currency is the solution. But for those more focused on the decline of the middle classes, the collapse of the entry-level jobs market, and the rise of free culture, the state is an ally, and the solution might look something like an unconditional basic income. Before I explain why this concept is going to be creeping into the political debate across the developed world, let me spell out how a system like this would look: Every single adult member receives a weekly payment from the state, which is enough to live comfortably on.

The only condition is citizenship and/or residency.You get the basic income whether or not you’re employed, any wages you earn are additional.The welfare bureaucracy is largely dismantled. How would we pay for it? Guide to 12 Disruptive Technologies. Disruptive technology is a term coined by Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen to describe a new emerging technology that unexpectedly displaces an established one. This term came out at Christensen 1997 best-selling book entitled “The Innovator’s Dilemma”. In it the author established two categories of new technologies: sustaining and disruptive. Sustaining technologies corresponds to well-known technologies that undergo successive improvements, whereas Disruptive technologies means new technologies that still lack refinement, often have performance problems, are just known to a limited public, and might not yet have a proven practical application. Disruption can be seen at a different angle, if we look at how the word means, something that drastically alters or destroys the structure of society.

Disruptive technologies hold within themselves the capacity to alter our lifestyle, what we mean by work, business and the global economy. What are those technologies? 1. Paradigm. In science and philosophy, a paradigm /ˈpærədaɪm/ is a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns, including theories, research methods, postulates, and standards for what constitutes legitimate contributions to a field. Etymology[edit] Paradigm comes from Greek παράδειγμα (paradeigma), "pattern, example, sample"[1] from the verb παραδείκνυμι (paradeiknumi), "exhibit, represent, expose"[2] and that from παρά (para), "beside, beyond"[3] and δείκνυμι (deiknumi), "to show, to point out".[4] In rhetoric, paradeigma is known as a type of proof. The purpose of paradeigma is to provide an audience with an illustration of similar occurrences. The Merriam-Webster Online dictionary defines this usage as "a philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated; broadly: a philosophical or theoretical framework of any kind Scientific paradigm[edit] Other uses[edit]

Main Page - Metagovernment - Government of, by, and for all the people. A Rupture With The Past. This is the end of the world as we’ve known it. But it isn’t the end of the world Kurt Andersen, Time, 6 avril 2009, p. 35. A society is rupturing when the volume and complexity of its activities changes to the point where its statistics become exponential. It is positioned at the edge of chaos, between the fear of making choices without any reference point and the optimism (or necessity) of the power to change its trajectory.

It is the concurrence of the emergence of crises of all kinds ( energy, climate, economic, political and generational ) that shows the current breakdown, caused and being accelerated by rapid globalization in all areas. Currently, most politicians and administrators have an easy excuse : We did not see this coming crisis or The future is too complex to be anticipated . Yet, long ago, several authors described this crisis that we are beginning to experience (see « The synthesis »). Its many names : 1995 : U.S. Transition: from Internet 1 to Internet 2 The Transitions. Accueil | Constellation W. Paradigm shift. Metasystem transition. Transformative Studies Institute. Synergetics (Fuller) Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution of ancient complex societies.

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The Misfit Economy. Welcome | Transition Network. Gender spenders. The Next Edge | Nurturing the emergence of a thrivable future. The Next Edge. Sustainable Practice 1. The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky. A Strategic Opening for a Basic Income Guarantee in the Global Crisis Being Created by AI, Robots, Desktop Manufacturing and BioMedicine. Robert Reich: Raising Taxes on Corporations That Pay Their CEOs Royally and Treat Their Workers Like Serfs.

Futurable Planet: Answers from a Shifted Paradigm. Crise du capitalisme: André Gorz avait tout compris. Home.