RCCS: View Book Info The Internet Imaginaire Author: Patrice Flichy Publisher: Cambridge, MA & London: MIT Press, 2007 Review Published: February 2008 Patrice Flichy's The Internet Imaginaire, originally published in French in 2001 and now translated into English by Liz Carey-Libbrecht, is a dense, clearly written, and well-structured analysis of the Internet imaginaire. Methodologically, Flichy draws upon Barthes's peculiar interpretation of myth, intended as a "metalanguage" that has the ability to transform, "a particular story into a natural representation" (7), and on Bruno Latour's (1987) "sociotechnique network approach," a constructivist model "in which innovation can start at any point and not necessarily in the fertile brain of a brilliant inventor" (3). Following Ricouer's opposition of utopia and ideology, Flichy elaborates a model -- an ideal-type theory -- divided in three phases. Donna Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. Arthur Kroker and Michael A. M.
Cosmic Order Home Page and by Brian Cronin| April 29, 2012 @ 11:55 PM |20 Comments| Every week we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic book lore. Not major stuff like “the first appearance of Superman,” but rather, “the first time someone said, ‘Avengers Assemble!’” or “the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny” or “the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth” or “the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter.” Today, based on a suggestion by Omar Karindu, we look at the history of Green and Red Kryptonite and how long it took before they resembled their classic forms! Enjoy! Kryptonite was first introduced on the Superman radio show in 1943. Yep, it is not green (NOTE: The kryptonite is the swami’s gem)! A few months later, Lex Luthor made synthetic kryptonite in Action Comics #141, and it ALSO wasn’t green! The following issue, Action Comics #142, we finally see the synthetic kryptonite as green… That was quite a journey!
mythos Mythos - The Image of Spirit Harrison Own This material originally appeared in Spirit: Transformation and Development in Organizations, which was published by Abbott Publishing in 1987. Myth is neither true nor false, but rather behind truth -- as that body of material through which a culture's values, purpose and direction come to expression. Myth is not just "any old story," it is the story, which gives shape and focus to Spirit, and makes everything make sense.(1) Myth, in short is the "eyeglasses" through which a given people perceive and interpret their world. It is the vantage point from which, or by which the true is judged to be true. But myth does more. ...Myth harbors a certain conceptual content: it is the conceptual language in which alone the world of becoming can be expressed. Finally, myth doesn't just communicate about Spirit in its quest, but in some way manifests that Spirit in experiential terms; you can feel it. And how was that done?
I The Nottingham Coup Nottingham Castle Here Mortimer, paramour of Queen Isabella, and governor of the kingdom during the minority of Edward III, held his court, and he was here surprised by the young king in 1330. Later, King Edward IV, from the good will he bore to Nottingham, very much enlarged the castle by various towers, so that in manner it seemed new. Mortimer's Hole This is a subterranean passage which formerly had six gates at various distances, and is 107 yards in length, seven feet high, and six feet wide. All the way down there are broad steps cut into the rock, and openings on either side to convey light into the passage, and to serve the soldiers to shoot their arrows through upon the enemy. < Lower entrance to Mortimer's Cave Mortimer captured In October 1330, [others say about Michelmas, i.e. 29th September] the King's Court or Parliament came to Nottingham where, in the parlance of the time, they parleyed. < Upper entrance to Mortimer's Cave from Romylow's Tower 2. 3.
TDmythmaking The idea is to analyze metaphors and icons that story and center collective dynamics. Several consultants use mythmaking and storytelling as a tool for changing large systems and organizations. Most widely know is Harrison Owens. Some Background on Mythmaking Meyer and Rowan (1977) were among the first to argue that interorganizational relations (and networks) transfer institutional myths and rituals between complex organizations through imitation. Mythmaking. Harrison Owens Mythic Transformation an interview with Harrison Owen, by Leslie Ehle - Owen is one of the initial instigators of the Organizational Transformation movement. Boje, Fedor & Rowland Mythmaking in organizations is, not untruth, as much as it is the way in which elements of organizational culture are conceptually organized into a system of organizationally relevant logic (Boje, Fedor & Rowland, 1982: 17). 1. 1. Boje, D.M., Fedor, D.B., and Rowland, K.M. Will McWhinney Boje, David, Donald B. Jones, M. McWhinney, W., and J.
to Waterloo These large vaulted tunnels are located directly beneath London Waterloo main station. Many of the tunnels carry pipes or cables, but most have been partitioned and double up as storage and work areas for staff. Some of the tunnels are still used by various companies associated with the railway or for storage for the station's shops, whereas the majority are empty. There is no public access to these tunnels, this was a specially arranged trip with Subterranea Brittanica. Entrance to the tunnels One of the large vaults Large room Steps up to a higher level This area is said to have been used as a morgue Area containing old toilets and even a bathroom! Another large vault Partitioned room Many pipes can be seen in this tunnel Arches in the furthest section
A Taste of Systemics A Special Integration Group (SIG) of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) originally SGSR, Society for General Systems Research. and IISII INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE for SYSTEMIC INQUIRY AND INTEGRATION Presents An activity of the Primer Group By Bela Banathy The second half of the twentieth century is marked by massive changes affecting all aspects of our lives. A world-view (window to the world) is like a lens through which we perceive the landscape of life that becomes our reality. This "view of the world" (world-view) has many dimensions: the socio-cultural, the socio-technical, the socio-economic, the organizational, and the scientific just to name a few. This change from one era to another is often called "PARADIGM SHIFT." Over the last four or five decades, we have been faced with increasingly more complex and pressing problem-situations, embedded in interconnected systems operating in dynamically changing environments.