August 31, 2005
The unity of external and internal purpose
The purpose of our coming gathering Sept 1 is plan how to convene -- before the end of 2006 -- diverse scholars, practitioners, advocates, and others involved in the emerging field of collective intelligence and wisdom (CI/W, broadly defined).
The purpose of that conference (and subsequent similar gatherings) is to enable these leaders to discover each other's work and produce together common (or synergistic) understandings of the full spectrum of CI/W dynamics and possibilities -- including especially their/our realization of the movement they/we comprise -- and to create common projects together.
If we agree on the above as the purpose of the conference we want to convene (as I suggest we do), then what would it take to do a good job at enabling those leaders, including ourselves, to discover each other's work and produce together common (or synergistic) understandings of the full spectrum of CI/W dynamics and possibilities -- including especially their/our realization of the movement they/we comprise?
Since Tom has published in the Blog of CI his mini-essays on the forms, levels/realms, and fields of collective intelligence, I knew that it will take more than my mind alone to envision the full potential of the unfolding spectrum of CI/W dynamics and possibilities that he is sensing. Hence my questions:
August 29, 2005
The Design of Intellectual Movements
I believe these ideas (from an article which was referred to in a comment some time ago on the collective intelligence blog) may be relevant to some of our movement-building efforts, for which many of us are gathering together over the coming months. We may want to address some of the questions professor Umpleby poses at the end of this excerpt. -- Tom
August 26, 2005
Here is a set of questions contributed by participants in the conference call of March 5, 2005. They all seem to relate with our appreciation of the life-affirming trends in the world, and our evolutionary mission to support them.
Below is the set of our practice-oriented the questions that emerged from the conference call of March 5, 2005.
• The unity of external and internal purpose
• The Design of Intellectual Movements
• Mission-oriented questions
• Practice-oriented questions
Conference Design Elements
Design/logistics of Real-Time Meetings
Growing a CI Movement
Intersection of Top-down and Bottom-up
Leaning into the Unknown
Synergy of Physical and Virtual
The Field of Collective Intelligence