I’m seeing “schematic narrative templates” as nTubes of identity (roles) that can be accessed through one’s personal nSphere of meaning/experience. Memories are the nemes, in this instance. When memory nemes are patterned between agents to create context, a nString is formed (relationship) wherein they exchange (nemex) their experiences of the nSphere(s) which surround them. Together through their entangled nemiStrings, they can begin to create new memories which send ripples outward. These are the ecwaves which trigger cascades of nemex from the surrounding nSphere(s). Essentially, I’m seeing an “empowering feedback loop”.
via Collective Memory Project: Collective memory: narrative templates as cultural tools
According to Timothy Leary, “there’s a universe inside your brain”. In his book “Chaos & Cyber Culture” he explores a “postpolitical information society” where “electrified thoughts invite fast feedback”.
This “cybernetic society” is led by the “front-line creativity” based on “individual thinking” and “scientific know-how”.
From different countries, “new breeds” use cybertechnology and “feedback networks” to gain “more managerial and direct creative access to their brain.”
This breed emerges as an “open-minded caste” that is “simply much smarter” than the “old guard” of “closed-minded white, male politicians” who once made decisions about their lives.
In this “info-world” Leary sees a cybernetic society, or rather “a large pool” of individuals who communicate “at light speed” across boundaries.
This new breed is capable of “jumping the gene pools” to form “postindustrial, global meme-pools.” He calls them “informates” whose “defining memes” flash “at light speed across borders in digital-electronic form”.
Research in the natural and social sciences has shown this conception to be too narrow. Intelligence is a property of collectives. For the purposes of this paper, one takes a collective to be some entity distinguished as being non-atomic. Ant colonies, swarms, flocks or herds are examples among the non-human animals. Collectives of people may exhibit superior problem-solving capabilities than any of their most intelligent members. Even individual intelligence may be conceived as the intelligence of the collective of neurons that constitute one person’s brain.
Paulo Garrido, (School of Engineering, Algoritmi Centre and Industrial Electronics Department, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal)
Paulo Garrido, (2009) “Business sustainability and collective intelligence”, Learning Organization, The, Vol. 16 Iss: 3, pp.208 – 222
Pain is a difficult thing to think about. Nobody really wants to. We just want to forget about it. Yet, we are fascinated by pain. It strikes a chord within us and we so often find ourselves putting on the brakes to catch a glimpse of it while passing a car accident. We wonder, “Is anybody hurt?”
Pain is linked to everything that is “wrong” in our lives. We try to avoid it, yet it always creeps in. We hate it the most when it presents itself for no reason at all. It is not fair.
Pain is an uninvited guest. It enters our bodies and pesters us. It pokes, prods, and sometimes goes so far as to push us down on the ground. Why? We scream for it to get out, but it comes back relentlessly. What does it want?
“Family” is a powerful word. It carries much more weight than “community” and certainly more weight than “culture.”
In this blog I explore a concept I call the “slow family”. This idea stems from the slow movement.
Most, post-modern families have subjective values, undefined roles, and their lifestyles tend to be more concerned with extrinsic motivation rather than intrinsic motivation. They celebrate each others materialistic achievements because they matter the most. Extrinsic motivation is about fulfilling tangible cravings and rewards. Intrinsic motivation is more concerned with personal development, demonstrating personality in ways both creative and productive. We all know that young children are highly suggestible. They are also highly insatiable.