lunes, enero 24, 2005

It is cold ! 

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sábado, enero 22, 2005

in 2050 

"We live today in a society in which all of life is considered sacred; in which our deepest meaning is found in the quality of all of our relationships, with one another and with Nature; in which physical life and death are felt to comprise a continuous unfoldment of spiritual being; in which fear levels are decreasing as a deep trust in the goodness of the Cosmos deepens; in which the desire to create is taken to be a fundamental urge in humankind and in which creativity in realtionships, communication, service, art, work, and other endeavors comes close to expressing the central meaning of our lives."

from Pathfinding-- A Draft Scenario

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viernes, enero 21, 2005

We will be looking at CollabTOOLS 

Exploring on-line tools for collaboration
Presenters: Karen García, Venny Su, and Jeff Cooper

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Another quote.... 

Reading and reviewing; and from the links that Bee sends, I've been skeeming a pdf file titled "Pathfinding A Draft Scenario" In the closing years of the 20th century.... an interesting examination of trends and patterns we've shared as a civilization. And seems ideologically sound.

It says...

"Over time, through prolonged social debate punctuated by partial breakdowns in the global economy and continuing social unrest, people around the world came to agree that no crisis in the history of civilized humanity compared with the challege that the entire way of life of the modern world was not sustainable on a finite planet in the long term."

Think of it, here we are alive, all of us at the same time and in the same planet and we cannot assure basic resources to every being who is alive at the same time.

And while looking for a central global purpose for civilization the focus on economic issues, offered the following:

"What is the central purpose of highly industrialized societies when no longer makes sense for that central purpose to be economic production- because that is no longer a challenge and because in the long run focusing on economic production does not lead to a viable global future?"

Change is then dependent on what moral values can do to promote action.

"...the central project for the new millennium was to nurture human growth and development, to support human learning in the broadest possible sense; to foster wisdom, creativity, and love; to create a home for humanity within nature that nourishes all life."

So here I am hoping that learning brings action as in praxis.

Where is the dictionary????

Main Entry: prax·is
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural prax·es /-"sEz/
Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Greek, doing, action, from prassein to do, practice -- more at PRACTICAL
: ACTION, PRACTICE: as a : exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill b : customary practice or conduct

OK, so then ... what action statement would follow?

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There is this constant struggle about what is public and what is private. And how is credit given to what is others.

So I saw that poster, and I included it here. The source is from http://blogoehlert.typepad.com/eclippings/2005/01/doe_presents_na.html
who got it somewhere.

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jueves, enero 20, 2005

Reflections about Blogging per Bee's Instructions: 

READ she says.... and as I do, I follow orders to reflect about the first week into the workshop. OK, so this is it.

lately I've been checking words.

Like oblivion... which I thought meant pleasure, and really means forgotten:

Main Entry: obliv·i·on
Function: noun

1 : the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten; especially : the condition of being oblivious
2 : the condition or state of being forgotten or unknown

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

and perhaps it is pleasurable to blogg into forgetfullness?

Yes, the thesaurus is more helpful

Entry Word: oblivion
Function: noun of forgetting or the fact of having forgotten
Text: a state
Synonyms forgetfulness, lethe, obliviousness
Related Word nirvana; insensibleness
Contrasted Words alertness, awareness, consciousness; memory, recall, recalling, recollection, remembrance

Probably I need a speller too....

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