Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #12

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I have ‘gone long’ this week; since Revue doesn’t (as advertised/promised) pull through all my Twitter feed, I’ve gone through manually. See this as a ‘sunday supplement’, rich reading for your brunch? Maybe…
Feedback very welcome!

Top phive of the week
I’m giving the practitioner keynote in the systems thinking stream at the OR Society’s 63rd Annual Conference
I’m honoured and strangely overawed to be giving the systems thinking stream practitioner keynote, with Angela Espinosa giving the academic keynote, and some truly brilliant sessions in the stream)
www.theorsociety.com
Conscious Organization conference, 7-8 October
I’m hosting and presenting on what feels like an important theme; how can organisations become more conscious? 
www.consciousorg.net

Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn: Australasian Change Days – join us!
What would you like to learn about organisational change?
I’m super excited to be speaking with a stellar set of speakers – Rory Sutherland, no less, …
www.linkedin.com
I’m proud of RedQuadrant
I try to make these posts interesting, challenging, accessible. But today I’m just going to be proud of my company for a minute here. What’s your big achievement at the moment? Mine is that we set up in public services consultancy in 2009, just as the good times turned into full-blown austerity. We survived that, … Continue reading I’m proud of RedQuadrant →
chosen-path.org
Systems convening
 Do you enable learning across boundaries? Can you connect people across silos? Are you able to bring a broader view to local settings? Have you heard of systems conveners? Are you one? Or do you simply want to learn more about this approach? Please like, share, and comment here:https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_systems-convening-launch-2-september-join-activity-6836192316554907648-965K Register for the launch on 2 September: https://bit.ly/SCBookLaunch Download … Continue reading Systems convening →
chosen-path.org
Finally – I’m seen! | Wenger-Trayner | Systems Community of Inquiry
Systems conveners: essential workers long term In 2014, we wrote a chapter on what we called “systems conveners,” people who work to increase learning capability across a whole social landscape that includes many practices, institutions, and stakeholders. It’s not just…
stream.syscoi.com
public | service | transformation
RedQuadrant qualifies for a record 17 lots on cross-public service framework contract
Launching today, the new iteration of the ESPO Consultancy Services Framework. Run by the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation on behalf of all UK public services (and accessible to charities and other bodies too), we are proud to have been on this framework for ten years. This is a record year for us, though, as we […]
www.govtransformation.org
Martin Barrow on Twitter: “Heck…this will be the 39th children’s home in the Moorlands (in and around Leek). Bleak consequence of the marketisation of children in care https://t.co/zl2LGBXTrN”
There are 122 registered children’s homes in the whole of London, to put this into context.
twitter.com

Conservative Friends of Cycling on Twitter
A challenge for Friday. Can anyone think of a single usage of this sign that has constituted sensible and appropriate advice – and for the bonus point – that a single cyclist has acted on. At which point – why is it used at all? Can’t we just ban their usage?
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createstreets on Twitter “
Good buildings can make places better.
twitter.com
Mark Pack 🔶 on Twitter: “THE MOST GLORIOUS BUREAUCRACY: Got a reason today as to why the leak is still a-leaking. Thames Water need a permit to do the repair. They have a permit, but it’s the wrong sort. But they can’t apply for the right permit until the wrong permit, which they can’t use, expires.… https://t.co/U7i4IARyVs”
Fifteen months and one day update: leak is still a-leaking. No repair date yet from @thameswater twitter.com/markpack/statu…
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David Brindle on Twitter: “Uh oh – government #socialcare reform thinking ‘felt like it was from the 1980s’ …… “
Your description for this link…
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Adrian Reed on Twitter: “Did you know there’s a Gov UK website listing which local authorities are asking for help (goods/services) for refugees, and even if your area isn’t listed you can let them know what you can offer. https://t.co/paSHnUTbFC See tweet below…… https://t.co/8tw4RSXlky”
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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “£3bn gap looms for councils https://t.co/tgpBkQhRlF”
Grinding, crushing austerity continues.
twitter.com
Environmental and social justice, ethics in public life
UK spending far more on polluting policies than green ones, says WWF
Just £145m of budget went on environment with £40bn spent on emissions-increasing measures, says charity
www.theguardian.com
“Fun fact: These lists only started being published after the 2012 sting on Peter Cruddas Or should I say, since February 2021, Tory peer Lord Cruddas… https://t.co/ydOXz3ylvF”
EXCLUSIVE: Tories refuse to reveal billionaire donor dinners
In 2020, Conservative Party said it was “committed” to publishing list of Leader’s Group meals “in due course”.
But it never appeared – and now party is refusing to repeat that commitment
https://mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tories-refuse-reveal-billionaire-donor-24825563
twitter.com
Phil Jones on Twitter
“One Italian factory has supplied a new price list to include the extra VAT, tariffs, and haulage costs. A ceiling light that, last year, I sold for £185 I now have to price at £259. I haven’t increased my margins and I’m not making any more.”
twitter.com
It’s been over a century, but summer chinook are back in the Little Spokane River: ‘It’s kind of a spiritual experience’ | The Spokesman-Review
For the first time in 111 years, summer chinook are swimming in the Little Spokane River.
www.spokesman.com
Dr Phil Hammond 💙 on Twitter
Dear Mr Javid, it would be enormously helpful if you could name this hospital and the other 47, and also clarify what you mean by ‘new’. Are these new buildings on new sites, or modifications and upgrades of existing services?
twitter.com
Rachel Coldicutt on Twitter
This is a fascinating thread to pull if you’re interested in moral panic as a regulatory mechanism in a capitalist society.
twitter.com
jake lingwood on Twitter
 “Brilliant, spikey no-bullshit summary of Afghani-shambles by @ShippersUnbound and @joshglancy in @thetimes . ‘The idea that we didn’t see this coming is bollocks. We spent six months telling people to get out’ says minister. https://t.co/zOOcMPwjnp”
twitter.com
Aric Toler on Twitter: “The FBI got bored of trying to convince 17-yeas-old Muslims to try and blow up the Brooklyn Bridge, and have moved on to running white supremacist publishing houses and kidnapping governors.… https://t.co/skFX9anvXS”
This is potentially massive. It’s been confirmed in court documents that Joshua Sutter, one of the Atomwaffen leaders (and one of the biggest O9A proponents), is an FBI informant.
More here: https://twitter.com/awinston/status/1429086087830515717?s=20
twitter.com
Dr Mike Galsworthy on Twitter: ““So Marcus Rashford should stick to football but Ian Botham should get involved in trade deals,” wrote one Twitter user. Perfect 🔥. https://t.co/lxKGpElYKh”

‘Govt by satire:’ Botham, Donaldson and Hoey installed as trade envoys – costly reactions
twitter.com
Debra Allcock Tyler: There’s little honour in the old system – so let’s start over | Third Sector
Admirable people from all walks of life are recognised with honours, but this horribly flawed system seems rigged to reflect existing inequalities and power structures
www.thirdsector.co.uk

Carlos E. Perez on Twitter: “The state of machine learning practice:… “
twitter.com
Paul Burston 💙 on Twitter: “Another gay man physically attacked – this time in a park in Tower Hamlets, beaten to death. Those of us old enough to have lived and fought through the 80s could be forgiven for thinking that times like these were behind us. What the hell is going on?”
Another gay man physically attacked – this time in a park in Tower Hamlets, beaten to death.
Those of us old enough to have lived and fought through the 80s could be forgiven for thinking that times like these were behind us.
What the hell is going on?
twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Over a third of the most deprived areas will not benefit from Levelling Up Fund https://t.co/73BaQy12Ux”
The title says it all – at least there is now a legal inquiry.
twitter.com
Sam Lowe on Twitter: “Would it be churlish to say “I told you so”? UK manufacturers to win big concession on post-Brexit quality mark https://t.co/ASMFv5FkU7”
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Richard D. Bartlett on Twitter: “this seems incredibly important to understand… “
Just updated the Closed Loop of Domination-Based Masculinity video. Added a crucial frame which is now frame number 8. Kind of shocked I didn’t get to this sooner.
twitter.com
Ronald Brownstein on Twitter
“What hath Zuckerberg wrought: “Facebook said Saturday evening that an article raising concerns that the coronavirus vaccine could lead to death was the top performing U.S. link on its platform from January through March” https://t.co/wKz0bhJUHE”
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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Siri, show me ‘victim blaming’… “
“The British people repeatedly voted to end free movement and take back control of our immigration system and employers should invest in our domestic workforce instead of relying on labour from abroad,” a Home Office spokesperson said…
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Rebecca Cave
How safe is our data in HMRC’s hands? Great article for #TaxTwitter to chew on. Good to see input from tax partner @Tick_Tax Also @litrgnews – https://ft.com/content/d8ce73a3-2585-4af1-a91b-d0278a2ea40b?shareType=nongift… via @FT
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Andrew Doyle on Twitter: “Even as he was being arrested by the Taliban, the comedian Nazar Mohammad was making jokes about them to their faces. He was later found dead. “The greatest enemy of authority is contempt, and the surest way to undermine it is laughter” – Hannah Arendt https://t.co/GF7ARA7YH0”
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The patriarchy is dead … but the kyriarchy lives on | Nichi Hodgson | The Guardian
Nichi Hodgson: ‘Patriarchy’ is no longer relevant when ethnicity, class, education and gender, intersect to oppress men and women alike
www.theguardian.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Care home giant HC-One hikes fees for residents while owners cash in  https://t.co/rYWpcUDMWZ Sir David Behan CBE Appointed Chair of HC-ONE https://t.co/bqQYYQ5T2s”
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Sam Freedman on Twitter
“The War in Afghanistan is not the failure of a man…but of an entire leadership class.” “We must relearn how to be serious” Great essay and a v helpful reading list at the end.… https://t.co/45taf5qlIG”
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Understanding Society: Social change and agency
understandingsociety.blogspot.com
Elite Education | The Point Magazine
One of the wonders of modern academia is that the ideal of workplace democracy should be so prevalent among people who regularly endure faculty meetings. […]
thepointmag.com
Cautioning Health-Care Professionals: Bereaved Persons Are Misguided Through the Stages of Grief – Margaret Stroebe, Henk Schut, Kathrin Boerner, 2017
Science and practice seem deeply stuck in the so-called stage theory of grief. Health-care professionals continue to “prescribe” stages. Basically, this perspective endorses the idea that bereaved …
journals.sagepub.com
systems | complexity | cybernetics
Abeba Birhane on Twitter: “Artificial Intelligence, A Guide for Thinking Humans – Melanie Mitchell
An excellent read-along tweet stream
stream.syscoi.com
The Impossibility of Automating Ambiguity | Birhane (2021) | Systems Community of Inquiry
Abstract On the one hand, complexity science and enactive and embodied cognitive science approaches emphasize that people, as complex adaptive…
stream.syscoi.com
The Ghost in the System:
Harish’s Notebook – My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.: In today’s post, I am looking at the idea of ‘category mistake’ by the eminent British philosopher Gilbert Ryle. Ryle was an ardent opponent of Rene Descartes’ view of mind-body dualism. Ryle also came up with the phrase ‘the ghost…
stream.syscoi.com

OU 50th STiP Seminar: On Being a System within Systems with Tyson Yunkaporta, Tue 7 Sep 2021 at 12:00 UK time
by The Open University, Faculty of STEM Event Information Tyson’s work involves applying an […]
stream.syscoi.com
Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention | Midgley and Pinzon (20110) | Systems Community of Inquiry
pdf[PDF] Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention | Semantic Scholar Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention G. Midgley, Luis A. PinzónPublished 2011Economics, Computer ScienceJournal of the Operational Research Society This paper reviews developments in the theory of boundary critique, which has been used in a number of OR projects to support conflict resolution.…
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So You Think That There is a Mind-Independent Physical Reality…
A short but rather amusing clip of Dan Robinson discussing Berkeley’s subjective idealism in a lecture on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and the Refutation o…
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Democratizing Access To The Tools For Transformation | by Otto Scharmer | Field of the Future Blog | Aug, 2021 | Medium
a common theme!
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Measuring Narrative Change, v2.0 ORS Impact (2021)
Measuring Narrative Change: Understanding Progress and Navigating Complexity Measuring Narrative Change, v2.0
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Maurice Yolles: Autopoietic Efficacy – A Metacybernetic View – Some Ideas – YouTube (Club of Remy) | Systems Community of Inquiry
Maurice Yolles: Autopoietic Efficacy – A Metacybernetic View – Some Ideas (1) Maurice Yolles: Autopoietic Efficacy – A Metacybernetic View – Some Ideas – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvpO4uFbTc0
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The Game B research archive and: The under-appreciated drive for sense-making – Chater and Loewenstein (2015) | Systems Community of Inquiry
I have an affection for and an interest in ‘Game B’ and/but I can’t help thinkin there’s a peculiarly ‘Game A’, rationalist drive behind it. Like the thinking is almost there, but not quite… anyway, this is a nice example – a nice article but not a framing that fundamentally appeals to me. From the…
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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Wait, is *that* what people mean by ‘sensemaking’? Dealing with the unknown? I… guess? But for me, it’s recasting the known as the unknown, and going from there… Sensemaking https://t.co/gxDfoStACl”
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Ivo Velitchkov on Twitter: “All Affordances Are Social: Foundations of a Gibsonian Social Ontology https://t.co/VEpPJfQPFW”
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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Going, going, gone… and start again – Tom Graves / Tetradian https://t.co/CT3h3JizrJ
“EWITA – enterprise-wide IT-architecture. It does have its valid uses, but it should never be described as ‘enterprise-architecture’” Fare thee well, Tom!“
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Santa Fe Institute on Twitter: ““Life, like eyes, is a story of converging on similar functions not inheriting similar functions.” SFI’s David Krakauer and Chris Kempes explain their new framework for life’s multiple origins @SYFYWIRE https://t.co/ZhiBkpDgxl”
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“Metamodernism / Sensemaking Philosophy | °Milleplateaux https://t.co/6avIzJeoyW”
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“Bateson on Information – Sloman (2018) https://t.co/iNdZjSz7a3”
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“Disorder/Order: Discovery or Invention? | von Foerster (1984) https://t.co/grlOTrim1K”
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Organisational development / transformation
The Dynamics of Vertical and Horizontal Diversity in Organization and Society – Susan M. Awbrey, 2007
Published March 1, 2007 Research Articlehttps://doi.org/10.1177/1534484306295638 Article information Abstract Diversity focuses on human characteristics that make…
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More brain food
Philip Agre predicted technology’s pitfalls and then he disappeared – The Washington Post
Philip Agre earned his PhD in 1989 in computer science, but his greatest impact came when he left the technical side of the field and helped create the field of social informatics, or the study of how technology and humanity interact. Then he disappeared, leaving behind a legacy of work that was eerily prescient in predicting how technology would impact society.
www.washingtonpost.com
How to Deal With Your Childhood Trauma As an Adult
Recovering from childhood adversity is no easy feat—but these strategies can help.
lifehacker.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Embed “Stand Down and Bubble Up” Into Your Culture Now So You’ll Be Ready Later https://t.co/hSPop811A5″
An excellent piece from Derek Cabrera
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A biography of the pixel, the elementary particle of pictures | Aeon Essays – Alvy Ray Smith
Pixel: a biography A biography of the pixel, the elementary particle of pictures | Aeon Essays Pixel: a biography An exact mathematical concept, pixels are the elementary particles of pictures, based on a subtle unpacking of infinityWoody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story (1995). Main image courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios; all additional inset diagrams © Alvy […]
stream.syscoi.com

Blind mice use echolocation
“A recent Science study presents strong evidence for a new echolocating lineage within mammals, finding that a genus of blind mice—the soft-furred tree mice—is capable of echolocation. https://t.co/1IpP7fE6UX #ScienceResearch”
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Metaphors of Change
Exploring different metaphors for change to support individuals and teams to better navigate organisational transformation.
www.samrye.xyz
Why some of the smartest people can be so very stupid | Psyche Ideas
Struggling to understand is perfectly honourable. Being wilfully stupid is something else and we should strive to fix it
psyche.co
The Extinctions on Twitter: “THREAD: The ancient history of the wolf. (1) Feared, hated, respected, worshipped; few animals inspire as many – and as mixed – emotions as the wolf. Both idol and anathema, their prominence in human culture reflects their abundance in nature. Here we will explore their history… https://t.co/sHZocbGEkR”
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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “You Don’t Have a Lizard Brain https://t.co/mkNRHWxkul”
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The Unrepeatable Architectural Moment of Yugoslavia’s “Concrete Utopia” | The New Yorker
Justin McGuirk writes about the MoMA exhibition “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980,” and the renewed interest in Yugoslavian architecture, which reflected the country’s alternative political reality.
www.newyorker.com
Interlude

Sam on Twitter
“Oh, nothing. Just thinking about this carving of a dog, glowing gold from unknown thousands of pats from loving hands, over four and half centuries.… https://t.co/zRvbPFQuf9”
twitter.com
The Blue Nile – Peace At Last Promo (1996)
The Blue Nile promo video for “Peace At Last” from 1996.
www.youtube.com
Wally the wandering walrus sets up home on a motorboat | World News | Sky News
An appeal has been launched in Co Cork for a pontoon for Wally to use as a ‘safe haul-out site’. Walruses are semi-aquatic and must come up on land to rest.
news.sky.com
Ryuichi Sakamoto / Relâche
Sakamoto makes genres irrelevant. Funky Kraftwerk meats Knight Rider?
www.youtube.com
Dave Brubeck – Golden Brown
Stream, download, or order the vinyl – https://song.link/x8dbz30pxcDBQFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/TakeVibe/A little tribute to Dave Greenfield (keybo…
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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Paul Simon – Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (from The Concert in Hyde Park) https://t.co/ugCoBA2Uzb We were there :-)… https://t.co/ItgFlfAUzC”
Your description for this link…
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Mark Goes Dancing at Rainbow Rhythms | Peep Show
Subscribe to Channel 4 Comedy: https://bit.ly/2OCDHlcWatch the FULL SERIES on All 4: https://bit.ly/2F8OiB6Jez accompanies Mark on a date with Sophie to Rain…
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The Fall – A Day In The Life
The Fall do a Beatles cover for the NME compilation ‘Sgt Pepper Knew My Father’.
www.youtube.com
Hit songs rely on increasing “harmonic surprise” to hook listeners, study finds | Ars Technica
Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” ranked highest in challenging musical expectations.
arstechnica.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn: David Gray – Birds Without Wings (Official Video)
Never more apposite
www.linkedin.com
I’m giving the practitioner keynote in the systems thinking stream at the OR Society’s 63rd Annual ConferenceI’m honoured and strangely overawed to be giving the systems thinking stream practitioner keynote, with Angela Espinosa giving the academic keynote, and some truly brilliant sessions in the stream)www.theorsociety.com
Conscious Organization conference, 7-8 OctoberI’m hosting and presenting on what feels like an important theme; how can organisations become more conscious? www.consciousorg.net
Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn: Australasian Change Days – join us!What would you like to learn about organisational change?I’m super excited to be speaking with a stellar set of speakers – Rory Sutherland, no less, …www.linkedin.com
I’m proud of RedQuadrantI try to make these posts interesting, challenging, accessible. But today I’m just going to be proud of my company for a minute here. What’s your big achievement at the moment? Mine is that we set up in public services consultancy in 2009, just as the good times turned into full-blown austerity. We survived that, … Continue reading I’m proud of RedQuadrant →chosen-path.org
Systems convening Do you enable learning across boundaries? Can you connect people across silos? Are you able to bring a broader view to local settings? Have you heard of systems conveners? Are you one? Or do you simply want to learn more about this approach? Please like, share, and comment here:https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_systems-convening-launch-2-september-join-activity-6836192316554907648-965K Register for the launch on 2 September: https://bit.ly/SCBookLaunch Download … Continue reading Systems convening →chosen-path.org
Finally – I’m seen! | Wenger-Trayner | Systems Community of InquirySystems conveners: essential workers long term In 2014, we wrote a chapter on what we called “systems conveners,” people who work to increase learning capability across a whole social landscape that includes many practices, institutions, and stakeholders. It’s not just…stream.syscoi.com
public | service | transformation
RedQuadrant qualifies for a record 17 lots on cross-public service framework contractLaunching today, the new iteration of the ESPO Consultancy Services Framework. Run by the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation on behalf of all UK public services (and accessible to charities and other bodies too), we are proud to have been on this framework for ten years. This is a record year for us, though, as we […]www.govtransformation.org
Martin Barrow on Twitter: “Heck…this will be the 39th children’s home in the Moorlands (in and around Leek). Bleak consequence of the marketisation of children in care https://t.co/zl2LGBXTrN”There are 122 registered children’s homes in the whole of London, to put this into context.twitter.com
Conservative Friends of Cycling on TwitterA challenge for Friday. Can anyone think of a single usage of this sign that has constituted sensible and appropriate advice – and for the bonus point – that a single cyclist has acted on. At which point – why is it used at all? Can’t we just ban their usage?twitter.com
createstreets on Twitter “Good buildings can make places better.twitter.com
Mark Pack 🔶 on Twitter: “THE MOST GLORIOUS BUREAUCRACY: Got a reason today as to why the leak is still a-leaking. Thames Water need a permit to do the repair. They have a permit, but it’s the wrong sort. But they can’t apply for the right permit until the wrong permit, which they can’t use, expires.… https://t.co/U7i4IARyVs”Fifteen months and one day update: leak is still a-leaking. No repair date yet from @thameswater twitter.com/markpack/statu…twitter.com
David Brindle on Twitter: “Uh oh – government #socialcare reform thinking ‘felt like it was from the 1980s’ …… “Your description for this link…twitter.com
Adrian Reed on Twitter: “Did you know there’s a Gov UK website listing which local authorities are asking for help (goods/services) for refugees, and even if your area isn’t listed you can let them know what you can offer. https://t.co/paSHnUTbFC See tweet below…… https://t.co/8tw4RSXlky”twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “£3bn gap looms for councils https://t.co/tgpBkQhRlF”Grinding, crushing austerity continues.twitter.com
Environmental and social justice, ethics in public life
UK spending far more on polluting policies than green ones, says WWFJust £145m of budget went on environment with £40bn spent on emissions-increasing measures, says charitywww.theguardian.com
“Fun fact: These lists only started being published after the 2012 sting on Peter Cruddas Or should I say, since February 2021, Tory peer Lord Cruddas… https://t.co/ydOXz3ylvF”EXCLUSIVE: Tories refuse to reveal billionaire donor dinnersIn 2020, Conservative Party said it was “committed” to publishing list of Leader’s Group meals “in due course”.But it never appeared – and now party is refusing to repeat that commitmenthttps://mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tories-refuse-reveal-billionaire-donor-24825563twitter.com
Phil Jones on Twitter“One Italian factory has supplied a new price list to include the extra VAT, tariffs, and haulage costs. A ceiling light that, last year, I sold for £185 I now have to price at £259. I haven’t increased my margins and I’m not making any more.”twitter.com
It’s been over a century, but summer chinook are back in the Little Spokane River: ‘It’s kind of a spiritual experience’ | The Spokesman-ReviewFor the first time in 111 years, summer chinook are swimming in the Little Spokane River.www.spokesman.com
Dr Phil Hammond 💙 on TwitterDear Mr Javid, it would be enormously helpful if you could name this hospital and the other 47, and also clarify what you mean by ‘new’. Are these new buildings on new sites, or modifications and upgrades of existing services?twitter.com
Rachel Coldicutt on TwitterThis is a fascinating thread to pull if you’re interested in moral panic as a regulatory mechanism in a capitalist society.twitter.com
jake lingwood on Twitter “Brilliant, spikey no-bullshit summary of Afghani-shambles by @ShippersUnbound and @joshglancy in @thetimes . ‘The idea that we didn’t see this coming is bollocks. We spent six months telling people to get out’ says minister. https://t.co/zOOcMPwjnp”twitter.com
Aric Toler on Twitter: “The FBI got bored of trying to convince 17-yeas-old Muslims to try and blow up the Brooklyn Bridge, and have moved on to running white supremacist publishing houses and kidnapping governors.… https://t.co/skFX9anvXS”This is potentially massive. It’s been confirmed in court documents that Joshua Sutter, one of the Atomwaffen leaders (and one of the biggest O9A proponents), is an FBI informant.More here: https://twitter.com/awinston/status/1429086087830515717?s=20twitter.com
Dr Mike Galsworthy on Twitter: ““So Marcus Rashford should stick to football but Ian Botham should get involved in trade deals,” wrote one Twitter user. Perfect 🔥. https://t.co/lxKGpElYKh”‘Govt by satire:’ Botham, Donaldson and Hoey installed as trade envoys – costly reactionstwitter.com
Debra Allcock Tyler: There’s little honour in the old system – so let’s start over | Third SectorAdmirable people from all walks of life are recognised with honours, but this horribly flawed system seems rigged to reflect existing inequalities and power structureswww.thirdsector.co.uk
Carlos E. Perez on Twitter: “The state of machine learning practice:… “twitter.com
Paul Burston 💙 on Twitter: “Another gay man physically attacked – this time in a park in Tower Hamlets, beaten to death. Those of us old enough to have lived and fought through the 80s could be forgiven for thinking that times like these were behind us. What the hell is going on?”Another gay man physically attacked – this time in a park in Tower Hamlets, beaten to death.Those of us old enough to have lived and fought through the 80s could be forgiven for thinking that times like these were behind us.What the hell is going on?twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Over a third of the most deprived areas will not benefit from Levelling Up Fund https://t.co/73BaQy12Ux”The title says it all – at least there is now a legal inquiry.twitter.com
Sam Lowe on Twitter: “Would it be churlish to say “I told you so”? UK manufacturers to win big concession on post-Brexit quality mark https://t.co/ASMFv5FkU7”twitter.com
Richard D. Bartlett on Twitter: “this seems incredibly important to understand… “Just updated the Closed Loop of Domination-Based Masculinity video. Added a crucial frame which is now frame number 8. Kind of shocked I didn’t get to this sooner.twitter.com
Ronald Brownstein on Twitter“What hath Zuckerberg wrought: “Facebook said Saturday evening that an article raising concerns that the coronavirus vaccine could lead to death was the top performing U.S. link on its platform from January through March” https://t.co/wKz0bhJUHE”twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Siri, show me ‘victim blaming’… ““The British people repeatedly voted to end free movement and take back control of our immigration system and employers should invest in our domestic workforce instead of relying on labour from abroad,” a Home Office spokesperson said…twitter.com
Rebecca CaveHow safe is our data in HMRC’s hands? Great article for #TaxTwitter to chew on. Good to see input from tax partner @Tick_Tax Also @litrgnews – https://ft.com/content/d8ce73a3-2585-4af1-a91b-d0278a2ea40b?shareType=nongift… via @FTtwitter.com
Andrew Doyle on Twitter: “Even as he was being arrested by the Taliban, the comedian Nazar Mohammad was making jokes about them to their faces. He was later found dead. “The greatest enemy of authority is contempt, and the surest way to undermine it is laughter” – Hannah Arendt https://t.co/GF7ARA7YH0”twitter.com
The patriarchy is dead … but the kyriarchy lives on | Nichi Hodgson | The GuardianNichi Hodgson: ‘Patriarchy’ is no longer relevant when ethnicity, class, education and gender, intersect to oppress men and women alikewww.theguardian.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Care home giant HC-One hikes fees for residents while owners cash in  https://t.co/rYWpcUDMWZ Sir David Behan CBE Appointed Chair of HC-ONE https://t.co/bqQYYQ5T2s”twitter.com
Sam Freedman on Twitter“The War in Afghanistan is not the failure of a man…but of an entire leadership class.” “We must relearn how to be serious” Great essay and a v helpful reading list at the end.… https://t.co/45taf5qlIG”twitter.com
Understanding Society: Social change and agencyunderstandingsociety.blogspot.com
Elite Education | The Point MagazineOne of the wonders of modern academia is that the ideal of workplace democracy should be so prevalent among people who regularly endure faculty meetings. […]thepointmag.com
Cautioning Health-Care Professionals: Bereaved Persons Are Misguided Through the Stages of Grief – Margaret Stroebe, Henk Schut, Kathrin Boerner, 2017Science and practice seem deeply stuck in the so-called stage theory of grief. Health-care professionals continue to “prescribe” stages. Basically, this perspective endorses the idea that bereaved …journals.sagepub.com
systems | complexity | cybernetics
Abeba Birhane on Twitter: “Artificial Intelligence, A Guide for Thinking Humans – Melanie MitchellAn excellent read-along tweet streamstream.syscoi.com
The Impossibility of Automating Ambiguity | Birhane (2021) | Systems Community of InquiryAbstract On the one hand, complexity science and enactive and embodied cognitive science approaches emphasize that people, as complex adaptive…stream.syscoi.com
The Ghost in the System:Harish’s Notebook – My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.: In today’s post, I am looking at the idea of ‘category mistake’ by the eminent British philosopher Gilbert Ryle. Ryle was an ardent opponent of Rene Descartes’ view of mind-body dualism. Ryle also came up with the phrase ‘the ghost…stream.syscoi.com
OU 50th STiP Seminar: On Being a System within Systems with Tyson Yunkaporta, Tue 7 Sep 2021 at 12:00 UK timeby The Open University, Faculty of STEM Event Information Tyson’s work involves applying an […]stream.syscoi.com
Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention | Midgley and Pinzon (20110) | Systems Community of Inquirypdf[PDF] Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention | Semantic Scholar Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention G. Midgley, Luis A. PinzónPublished 2011Economics, Computer ScienceJournal of the Operational Research Society This paper reviews developments in the theory of boundary critique, which has been used in a number of OR projects to support conflict resolution.…stream.syscoi.com
So You Think That There is a Mind-Independent Physical Reality…A short but rather amusing clip of Dan Robinson discussing Berkeley’s subjective idealism in a lecture on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and the Refutation o…www.youtube.com
Democratizing Access To The Tools For Transformation | by Otto Scharmer | Field of the Future Blog | Aug, 2021 | Mediuma common theme!stream.syscoi.com
Measuring Narrative Change, v2.0 ORS Impact (2021)Measuring Narrative Change: Understanding Progress and Navigating Complexity Measuring Narrative Change, v2.0stream.syscoi.com
Maurice Yolles: Autopoietic Efficacy – A Metacybernetic View – Some Ideas – YouTube (Club of Remy) | Systems Community of InquiryMaurice Yolles: Autopoietic Efficacy – A Metacybernetic View – Some Ideas (1) Maurice Yolles: Autopoietic Efficacy – A Metacybernetic View – Some Ideas – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvpO4uFbTc0stream.syscoi.com
The Game B research archive and: The under-appreciated drive for sense-making – Chater and Loewenstein (2015) | Systems Community of InquiryI have an affection for and an interest in ‘Game B’ and/but I can’t help thinkin there’s a peculiarly ‘Game A’, rationalist drive behind it. Like the thinking is almost there, but not quite… anyway, this is a nice example – a nice article but not a framing that fundamentally appeals to me. From the…stream.syscoi.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Wait, is *that* what people mean by ‘sensemaking’? Dealing with the unknown? I… guess? But for me, it’s recasting the known as the unknown, and going from there… Sensemaking https://t.co/gxDfoStACl”twitter.com
Ivo Velitchkov on Twitter: “All Affordances Are Social: Foundations of a Gibsonian Social Ontology https://t.co/VEpPJfQPFW”twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Going, going, gone… and start again – Tom Graves / Tetradian https://t.co/CT3h3JizrJ“EWITA – enterprise-wide IT-architecture. It does have its valid uses, but it should never be described as ‘enterprise-architecture’” Fare thee well, Tom!“twitter.com
Santa Fe Institute on Twitter: ““Life, like eyes, is a story of converging on similar functions not inheriting similar functions.” SFI’s David Krakauer and Chris Kempes explain their new framework for life’s multiple origins @SYFYWIRE https://t.co/ZhiBkpDgxl”twitter.com
“Metamodernism / Sensemaking Philosophy | °Milleplateaux https://t.co/6avIzJeoyW”twitter.com
“Bateson on Information – Sloman (2018) https://t.co/iNdZjSz7a3”twitter.com
“Disorder/Order: Discovery or Invention? | von Foerster (1984) https://t.co/grlOTrim1K”twitter.com
I have ‘gone long’ this week; since Revue doesn’t (as advertised/promised) pull through all my Twitter feed, I’ve gone through manually. See this as a ‘sunday supplement’, rich reading for your brunch? Maybe…
Feedback very welcome!

Top phive of the week
I’m giving the practitioner keynote in the systems thinking stream at the OR Society’s 63rd Annual Conference
I’m honoured and strangely overawed to be giving the systems thinking stream practitioner keynote, with Angela Espinosa giving the academic keynote, and some truly brilliant sessions in the stream)
www.theorsociety.com
Conscious Organization conference, 7-8 October
I’m hosting and presenting on what feels like an important theme; how can organisations become more conscious? 
www.consciousorg.net

Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn: Australasian Change Days – join us!
What would you like to learn about organisational change?
I’m super excited to be speaking with a stellar set of speakers – Rory Sutherland, no less, …
www.linkedin.com
I’m proud of RedQuadrant
I try to make these posts interesting, challenging, accessible. But today I’m just going to be proud of my company for a minute here. What’s your big achievement at the moment? Mine is that we set up in public services consultancy in 2009, just as the good times turned into full-blown austerity. We survived that, … Continue reading I’m proud of RedQuadrant →
chosen-path.org
Systems convening
 Do you enable learning across boundaries? Can you connect people across silos? Are you able to bring a broader view to local settings? Have you heard of systems conveners? Are you one? Or do you simply want to learn more about this approach? Please like, share, and comment here:https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_systems-convening-launch-2-september-join-activity-6836192316554907648-965K Register for the launch on 2 September: https://bit.ly/SCBookLaunch Download … Continue reading Systems convening →
chosen-path.org
Finally – I’m seen! | Wenger-Trayner | Systems Community of Inquiry
Systems conveners: essential workers long term In 2014, we wrote a chapter on what we called “systems conveners,” people who work to increase learning capability across a whole social landscape that includes many practices, institutions, and stakeholders. It’s not just…
stream.syscoi.com
public | service | transformation
RedQuadrant qualifies for a record 17 lots on cross-public service framework contract
Launching today, the new iteration of the ESPO Consultancy Services Framework. Run by the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation on behalf of all UK public services (and accessible to charities and other bodies too), we are proud to have been on this framework for ten years. This is a record year for us, though, as we […]
www.govtransformation.org
Martin Barrow on Twitter: “Heck…this will be the 39th children’s home in the Moorlands (in and around Leek). Bleak consequence of the marketisation of children in care https://t.co/zl2LGBXTrN”
There are 122 registered children’s homes in the whole of London, to put this into context.
twitter.com

Conservative Friends of Cycling on Twitter
A challenge for Friday. Can anyone think of a single usage of this sign that has constituted sensible and appropriate advice – and for the bonus point – that a single cyclist has acted on. At which point – why is it used at all? Can’t we just ban their usage?
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createstreets on Twitter “
Good buildings can make places better.
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Mark Pack 🔶 on Twitter: “THE MOST GLORIOUS BUREAUCRACY: Got a reason today as to why the leak is still a-leaking. Thames Water need a permit to do the repair. They have a permit, but it’s the wrong sort. But they can’t apply for the right permit until the wrong permit, which they can’t use, expires.… https://t.co/U7i4IARyVs”
Fifteen months and one day update: leak is still a-leaking. No repair date yet from @thameswater twitter.com/markpack/statu…
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David Brindle on Twitter: “Uh oh – government #socialcare reform thinking ‘felt like it was from the 1980s’ …… “
Your description for this link…
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Adrian Reed on Twitter: “Did you know there’s a Gov UK website listing which local authorities are asking for help (goods/services) for refugees, and even if your area isn’t listed you can let them know what you can offer. https://t.co/paSHnUTbFC See tweet below…… https://t.co/8tw4RSXlky”
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Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “£3bn gap looms for councils https://t.co/tgpBkQhRlF”
Grinding, crushing austerity continues.
twitter.com
Environmental and social justice, ethics in public life
UK spending far more on polluting policies than green ones, says WWF
Just £145m of budget went on environment with £40bn spent on emissions-increasing measures, says charity
www.theguardian.com
“Fun fact: These lists only started being published after the 2012 sting on Peter Cruddas Or should I say, since February 2021, Tory peer Lord Cruddas… https://t.co/ydOXz3ylvF”
EXCLUSIVE: Tories refuse to reveal billionaire donor dinners
In 2020, Conservative Party said it was “committed” to publishing list of Leader’s Group meals “in due course”.
But it never appeared – and now party is refusing to repeat that commitment
https://mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tories-refuse-reveal-billionaire-donor-24825563
twitter.com
Phil Jones on Twitter
“One Italian factory has supplied a new price list to include the extra VAT, tariffs, and haulage costs. A ceiling light that, last year, I sold for £185 I now have to price at £259. I haven’t increased my margins and I’m not making any more.”
twitter.com
It’s been over a century, but summer chinook are back in the Little Spokane River: ‘It’s kind of a spiritual experience’ | The Spokesman-Review
For the first time in 111 years, summer chinook are swimming in the Little Spokane River.
www.spokesman.com
Dr Phil Hammond 💙 on Twitter
Dear Mr Javid, it would be enormously helpful if you could name this hospital and the other 47, and also clarify what you mean by ‘new’. Are these new buildings on new sites, or modifications and upgrades of existing services?
twitter.com
Rachel Coldicutt on Twitter
This is a fascinating thread to pull if you’re interested in moral panic as a regulatory mechanism in a capitalist society.
twitter.com
jake lingwood on Twitter
 “Brilliant, spikey no-bullshit summary of Afghani-shambles by @ShippersUnbound and @joshglancy in @thetimes . ‘The idea that we didn’t see this coming is bollocks. We spent six months telling people to get out’ says minister. https://t.co/zOOcMPwjnp”
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Aric Toler on Twitter: “The FBI got bored of trying to convince 17-yeas-old Muslims to try and blow up the Brooklyn Bridge, and have moved on to running white supremacist publishing houses and kidnapping governors.… https://t.co/skFX9anvXS”
This is potentially massive. It’s been confirmed in court documents that Joshua Sutter, one of the Atomwaffen leaders (and one of the biggest O9A proponents), is an FBI informant.
More here: https://twitter.com/awinston/status/1429086087830515717?s=20
twitter.com
Dr Mike Galsworthy on Twitter: ““So Marcus Rashford should stick to football but Ian Botham should get involved in trade deals,” wrote one Twitter user. Perfect 🔥. https://t.co/lxKGpElYKh”

‘Govt by satire:’ Botham, Donaldson and Hoey installed as trade envoys – costly reactions
twitter.com
Debra Allcock Tyler: There’s little honour in the old system – so let’s start over | Third Sector
Admirable people from all walks of life are recognised with honours, but this horribly flawed system seems rigged to reflect existing inequalities and power structures
www.thirdsector.co.uk

Carlos E. Perez on Twitter: “The state of machine learning practice:… “
twitter.com
Paul Burston 💙 on Twitter: “Another gay man physically attacked – this time in a park in Tower Hamlets, beaten to death. Those of us old enough to have lived and fought through the 80s could be forgiven for thinking that times like these were behind us. What the hell is going on?”
Another gay man physically attacked – this time in a park in Tower Hamlets, beaten to death.
Those of us old enough to have lived and fought through the 80s could be forgiven for thinking that times like these were behind us.
What the hell is going on?
twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Over a third of the most deprived areas will not benefit from Levelling Up Fund https://t.co/73BaQy12Ux”
The title says it all – at least there is now a legal inquiry.
twitter.com
Sam Lowe on Twitter: “Would it be churlish to say “I told you so”? UK manufacturers to win big concession on post-Brexit quality mark https://t.co/ASMFv5FkU7”
twitter.com
Richard D. Bartlett on Twitter: “this seems incredibly important to understand… “
Just updated the Closed Loop of Domination-Based Masculinity video. Added a crucial frame which is now frame number 8. Kind of shocked I didn’t get to this sooner.
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Ronald Brownstein on Twitter
“What hath Zuckerberg wrought: “Facebook said Saturday evening that an article raising concerns that the coronavirus vaccine could lead to death was the top performing U.S. link on its platform from January through March” https://t.co/wKz0bhJUHE”
twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Siri, show me ‘victim blaming’… “
“The British people repeatedly voted to end free movement and take back control of our immigration system and employers should invest in our domestic workforce instead of relying on labour from abroad,” a Home Office spokesperson said…
twitter.com
Rebecca Cave
How safe is our data in HMRC’s hands? Great article for #TaxTwitter to chew on. Good to see input from tax partner @Tick_Tax Also @litrgnews – https://ft.com/content/d8ce73a3-2585-4af1-a91b-d0278a2ea40b?shareType=nongift… via @FT
twitter.com

Andrew Doyle on Twitter: “Even as he was being arrested by the Taliban, the comedian Nazar Mohammad was making jokes about them to their faces. He was later found dead. “The greatest enemy of authority is contempt, and the surest way to undermine it is laughter” – Hannah Arendt https://t.co/GF7ARA7YH0”
twitter.com
The patriarchy is dead … but the kyriarchy lives on | Nichi Hodgson | The Guardian
Nichi Hodgson: ‘Patriarchy’ is no longer relevant when ethnicity, class, education and gender, intersect to oppress men and women alike
www.theguardian.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Care home giant HC-One hikes fees for residents while owners cash in  https://t.co/rYWpcUDMWZ Sir David Behan CBE Appointed Chair of HC-ONE https://t.co/bqQYYQ5T2s”
twitter.com
Sam Freedman on Twitter
“The War in Afghanistan is not the failure of a man…but of an entire leadership class.” “We must relearn how to be serious” Great essay and a v helpful reading list at the end.… https://t.co/45taf5qlIG”
twitter.com
Understanding Society: Social change and agency
understandingsociety.blogspot.com
Elite Education | The Point Magazine
One of the wonders of modern academia is that the ideal of workplace democracy should be so prevalent among people who regularly endure faculty meetings. […]
thepointmag.com
Cautioning Health-Care Professionals: Bereaved Persons Are Misguided Through the Stages of Grief – Margaret Stroebe, Henk Schut, Kathrin Boerner, 2017
Science and practice seem deeply stuck in the so-called stage theory of grief. Health-care professionals continue to “prescribe” stages. Basically, this perspective endorses the idea that bereaved …
journals.sagepub.com
systems | complexity | cybernetics
Abeba Birhane on Twitter: “Artificial Intelligence, A Guide for Thinking Humans – Melanie Mitchell
An excellent read-along tweet stream
stream.syscoi.com
The Impossibility of Automating Ambiguity | Birhane (2021) | Systems Community of Inquiry
Abstract On the one hand, complexity science and enactive and embodied cognitive science approaches emphasize that people, as complex adaptive…
stream.syscoi.com
The Ghost in the System:
Harish’s Notebook – My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.: In today’s post, I am looking at the idea of ‘category mistake’ by the eminent British philosopher Gilbert Ryle. Ryle was an ardent opponent of Rene Descartes’ view of mind-body dualism. Ryle also came up with the phrase ‘the ghost…
stream.syscoi.com

OU 50th STiP Seminar: On Being a System within Systems with Tyson Yunkaporta, Tue 7 Sep 2021 at 12:00 UK time
by The Open University, Faculty of STEM Event Information Tyson’s work involves applying an […]
stream.syscoi.com
Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention | Midgley and Pinzon (20110) | Systems Community of Inquiry
pdf[PDF] Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention | Semantic Scholar Boundary critique and its implications for conflict prevention G. Midgley, Luis A. PinzónPublished 2011Economics, Computer ScienceJournal of the Operational Research Society This paper reviews developments in the theory of boundary critique, which has been used in a number of OR projects to support conflict resolution.…
stream.syscoi.com
So You Think That There is a Mind-Independent Physical Reality…
A short but rather amusing clip of Dan Robinson discussing Berkeley’s subjective idealism in a lecture on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and the Refutation o…
www.youtube.com
Democratizing Access To The Tools For Transformation | by Otto Scharmer | Field of the Future Blog | Aug, 2021 | Medium
a common theme!
stream.syscoi.com
Measuring Narrative Change, v2.0 ORS Impact (2021)
Measuring Narrative Change: Understanding Progress and Navigating Complexity Measuring Narrative Change, v2.0
stream.syscoi.com
Maurice Yolles: Autopoietic Efficacy – A Metacybernetic View – Some Ideas – YouTube (Club of Remy) | Systems Community of Inquiry
Maurice Yolles: Autopoietic Efficacy – A Metacybernetic View – Some Ideas (1) Maurice Yolles: Autopoietic Efficacy – A Metacybernetic View – Some Ideas – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvpO4uFbTc0
stream.syscoi.com
The Game B research archive and: The under-appreciated drive for sense-making – Chater and Loewenstein (2015) | Systems Community of Inquiry
I have an affection for and an interest in ‘Game B’ and/but I can’t help thinkin there’s a peculiarly ‘Game A’, rationalist drive behind it. Like the thinking is almost there, but not quite… anyway, this is a nice example – a nice article but not a framing that fundamentally appeals to me. From the…
stream.syscoi.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Wait, is *that* what people mean by ‘sensemaking’? Dealing with the unknown? I… guess? But for me, it’s recasting the known as the unknown, and going from there… Sensemaking https://t.co/gxDfoStACl”
twitter.com
Ivo Velitchkov on Twitter: “All Affordances Are Social: Foundations of a Gibsonian Social Ontology https://t.co/VEpPJfQPFW”
twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Going, going, gone… and start again – Tom Graves / Tetradian https://t.co/CT3h3JizrJ
“EWITA – enterprise-wide IT-architecture. It does have its valid uses, but it should never be described as ‘enterprise-architecture’” Fare thee well, Tom!“
twitter.com
Santa Fe Institute on Twitter: ““Life, like eyes, is a story of converging on similar functions not inheriting similar functions.” SFI’s David Krakauer and Chris Kempes explain their new framework for life’s multiple origins @SYFYWIRE https://t.co/ZhiBkpDgxl”
twitter.com
“Metamodernism / Sensemaking Philosophy | °Milleplateaux https://t.co/6avIzJeoyW”
twitter.com
“Bateson on Information – Sloman (2018) https://t.co/iNdZjSz7a3”
twitter.com
“Disorder/Order: Discovery or Invention? | von Foerster (1984) https://t.co/grlOTrim1K”
twitter.com
Organisational development / transformation
The Dynamics of Vertical and Horizontal Diversity in Organization and Society – Susan M. Awbrey, 2007
Published March 1, 2007 Research Articlehttps://doi.org/10.1177/1534484306295638 Article information Abstract Diversity focuses on human characteristics that make…
stream.syscoi.com
More brain food
Philip Agre predicted technology’s pitfalls and then he disappeared – The Washington Post
Philip Agre earned his PhD in 1989 in computer science, but his greatest impact came when he left the technical side of the field and helped create the field of social informatics, or the study of how technology and humanity interact. Then he disappeared, leaving behind a legacy of work that was eerily prescient in predicting how technology would impact society.
www.washingtonpost.com
How to Deal With Your Childhood Trauma As an Adult
Recovering from childhood adversity is no easy feat—but these strategies can help.
lifehacker.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Embed “Stand Down and Bubble Up” Into Your Culture Now So You’ll Be Ready Later https://t.co/hSPop811A5″
An excellent piece from Derek Cabrera
twitter.com
A biography of the pixel, the elementary particle of pictures | Aeon Essays – Alvy Ray Smith
Pixel: a biography A biography of the pixel, the elementary particle of pictures | Aeon Essays Pixel: a biography An exact mathematical concept, pixels are the elementary particles of pictures, based on a subtle unpacking of infinityWoody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story (1995). Main image courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios; all additional inset diagrams © Alvy […]
stream.syscoi.com

Blind mice use echolocation
“A recent Science study presents strong evidence for a new echolocating lineage within mammals, finding that a genus of blind mice—the soft-furred tree mice—is capable of echolocation. https://t.co/1IpP7fE6UX #ScienceResearch”
twitter.com
Metaphors of Change
Exploring different metaphors for change to support individuals and teams to better navigate organisational transformation.
www.samrye.xyz
Why some of the smartest people can be so very stupid | Psyche Ideas
Struggling to understand is perfectly honourable. Being wilfully stupid is something else and we should strive to fix it
psyche.co
The Extinctions on Twitter: “THREAD: The ancient history of the wolf. (1) Feared, hated, respected, worshipped; few animals inspire as many – and as mixed – emotions as the wolf. Both idol and anathema, their prominence in human culture reflects their abundance in nature. Here we will explore their history… https://t.co/sHZocbGEkR”
twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “You Don’t Have a Lizard Brain https://t.co/mkNRHWxkul”
twitter.com

The Unrepeatable Architectural Moment of Yugoslavia’s “Concrete Utopia” | The New Yorker
Justin McGuirk writes about the MoMA exhibition “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980,” and the renewed interest in Yugoslavian architecture, which reflected the country’s alternative political reality.
www.newyorker.com
Interlude

Sam on Twitter
“Oh, nothing. Just thinking about this carving of a dog, glowing gold from unknown thousands of pats from loving hands, over four and half centuries.… https://t.co/zRvbPFQuf9”
twitter.com
The Blue Nile – Peace At Last Promo (1996)
The Blue Nile promo video for “Peace At Last” from 1996.
www.youtube.com
Wally the wandering walrus sets up home on a motorboat | World News | Sky News
An appeal has been launched in Co Cork for a pontoon for Wally to use as a ‘safe haul-out site’. Walruses are semi-aquatic and must come up on land to rest.
news.sky.com
Ryuichi Sakamoto / Relâche
Sakamoto makes genres irrelevant. Funky Kraftwerk meats Knight Rider?
www.youtube.com
Dave Brubeck – Golden Brown
Stream, download, or order the vinyl – https://song.link/x8dbz30pxcDBQFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/TakeVibe/A little tribute to Dave Greenfield (keybo…
www.youtube.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Paul Simon – Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (from The Concert in Hyde Park) https://t.co/ugCoBA2Uzb We were there :-)… https://t.co/ItgFlfAUzC”
Your description for this link…
twitter.com
Mark Goes Dancing at Rainbow Rhythms | Peep Show
Subscribe to Channel 4 Comedy: https://bit.ly/2OCDHlcWatch the FULL SERIES on All 4: https://bit.ly/2F8OiB6Jez accompanies Mark on a date with Sophie to Rain…
www.youtube.com
The Fall – A Day In The Life
The Fall do a Beatles cover for the NME compilation ‘Sgt Pepper Knew My Father’.
www.youtube.com
Hit songs rely on increasing “harmonic surprise” to hook listeners, study finds | Ars Technica
Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” ranked highest in challenging musical expectations.
arstechnica.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn: David Gray – Birds Without Wings (Official Video)
Never more apposite
www.linkedin.com
The Dynamics of Vertical and Horizontal Diversity in Organization and Society – Susan M. Awbrey, 2007Published March 1, 2007 Research Articlehttps://doi.org/10.1177/1534484306295638 Article information Abstract Diversity focuses on human characteristics that make…stream.syscoi.com
More brain food
Philip Agre predicted technology’s pitfalls and then he disappeared – The Washington PostPhilip Agre earned his PhD in 1989 in computer science, but his greatest impact came when he left the technical side of the field and helped create the field of social informatics, or the study of how technology and humanity interact. Then he disappeared, leaving behind a legacy of work that was eerily prescient in predicting how technology would impact society.www.washingtonpost.com
How to Deal With Your Childhood Trauma As an AdultRecovering from childhood adversity is no easy feat—but these strategies can help.lifehacker.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Embed “Stand Down and Bubble Up” Into Your Culture Now So You’ll Be Ready Later https://t.co/hSPop811A5″An excellent piece from Derek Cabreratwitter.com
A biography of the pixel, the elementary particle of pictures | Aeon Essays – Alvy Ray SmithPixel: a biography A biography of the pixel, the elementary particle of pictures | Aeon Essays Pixel: a biography An exact mathematical concept, pixels are the elementary particles of pictures, based on a subtle unpacking of infinityWoody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story (1995). Main image courtesy of Pixar Animation Studios; all additional inset diagrams © Alvy […]stream.syscoi.com
Blind mice use echolocation“A recent Science study presents strong evidence for a new echolocating lineage within mammals, finding that a genus of blind mice—the soft-furred tree mice—is capable of echolocation. https://t.co/1IpP7fE6UX #ScienceResearch”twitter.com
Metaphors of ChangeExploring different metaphors for change to support individuals and teams to better navigate organisational transformation.www.samrye.xyz
Why some of the smartest people can be so very stupid | Psyche IdeasStruggling to understand is perfectly honourable. Being wilfully stupid is something else and we should strive to fix itpsyche.co
The Extinctions on Twitter: “THREAD: The ancient history of the wolf. (1) Feared, hated, respected, worshipped; few animals inspire as many – and as mixed – emotions as the wolf. Both idol and anathema, their prominence in human culture reflects their abundance in nature. Here we will explore their history… https://t.co/sHZocbGEkR”twitter.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “You Don’t Have a Lizard Brain https://t.co/mkNRHWxkul”twitter.com
The Unrepeatable Architectural Moment of Yugoslavia’s “Concrete Utopia” | The New YorkerJustin McGuirk writes about the MoMA exhibition “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980,” and the renewed interest in Yugoslavian architecture, which reflected the country’s alternative political reality.www.newyorker.com
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Sam on Twitter“Oh, nothing. Just thinking about this carving of a dog, glowing gold from unknown thousands of pats from loving hands, over four and half centuries.… https://t.co/zRvbPFQuf9”twitter.com
The Blue Nile – Peace At Last Promo (1996)The Blue Nile promo video for “Peace At Last” from 1996.www.youtube.com
Wally the wandering walrus sets up home on a motorboat | World News | Sky NewsAn appeal has been launched in Co Cork for a pontoon for Wally to use as a ‘safe haul-out site’. Walruses are semi-aquatic and must come up on land to rest.news.sky.com
Ryuichi Sakamoto / RelâcheSakamoto makes genres irrelevant. Funky Kraftwerk meats Knight Rider?www.youtube.com
Dave Brubeck – Golden BrownStream, download, or order the vinyl – https://song.link/x8dbz30pxcDBQFacebook – https://www.facebook.com/TakeVibe/A little tribute to Dave Greenfield (keybo…www.youtube.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on Twitter: “Paul Simon – Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (from The Concert in Hyde Park) https://t.co/ugCoBA2Uzb We were there :-)… https://t.co/ItgFlfAUzC”Your description for this link…twitter.com
Mark Goes Dancing at Rainbow Rhythms | Peep ShowSubscribe to Channel 4 Comedy: https://bit.ly/2OCDHlcWatch the FULL SERIES on All 4: https://bit.ly/2F8OiB6Jez accompanies Mark on a date with Sophie to Rain…www.youtube.com
The Fall – A Day In The LifeThe Fall do a Beatles cover for the NME compilation ‘Sgt Pepper Knew My Father’.www.youtube.com
Hit songs rely on increasing “harmonic surprise” to hook listeners, study finds | Ars TechnicaChildish Gambino’s “This Is America” ranked highest in challenging musical expectations.arstechnica.com
Benjamin P. Taylor on LinkedIn: David Gray – Birds Without Wings (Official Video)Never more appositewww.linkedin.com

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