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Meaning flows more smoothly if we compact before we ship

compact before shipping.pngThere was a skype call between @ffunch, @sebpaquet and @technoshaman on July 9, 2010. 

Below is a small pattern offered as a self-running demonstration of its content, inspired by our rich conversation.

Can you think of any additional heading for the meta-data that would make this pattern more useful to you? 

If yes, pls reply.



Key thought:

New experiences & meaning from inspired conversations flow more smoothly in and across nodes of innovation, if we pay attention to how we can help it.


Relevant excerpts:

@ffunch: I accept your suggestion that we reflect and polish and send something out; it's not just a matter of summarizing it, but there are also some other dimensions. We need to make a pretty compact form; a 1.5h recording is not compact. We need to distil the core of it and pass that on.
@technoshaman: Groups of conscious people have a responsibility of bringing out as much coherence as possible outside of their group.

@ffunch: What I heard you saying is that we have a responsibility to package insights. It's not a great service necessarily to share a long conversation or a long set of notes.
 

Reviewer note:

Listening to the record of the conversation, @cyber_shaman commented:

Distillation of information, creation of new languages, passing on coherent meta-messages

To adequately convey something to the future it needs to be in a compact form.

Attention to consciousness of common process ie converging/diverging

Rendering effective processes into pattern language

Observing responsibility to bring coherent information, distilled and synthesised, to the whole in accessible and appropriate ways

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Some of what that conversation sparked for me is in this blog post: Consciousness of Pattern, http://ming.tv/flemming2.php/__show_article/_a000010-001965.htm.

It also relates to attempts of encoding patterns in symbols, like the icons that @notthisbody and @gavinkeech have came up with: http://cargo.notthisbody.com/522649/Memetic-Strategies. And to @openworld's Narrative Fractals: http://www.quora.com/What-are-narrative-fractals

How can we say more with less? Convey more meaning in smaller packages?

But compacting is different than a coherent meta-message... also distilled and synthesized is different than a coherent meta-message... Are you talking about getting the essential out? or looking for the higher level meaning - or the deeper layer - that connects it all but was till now not visible or not conscious?

Intrigued by @VenessaMiemis #Junto concept I put together a rough demo of simple first level tagging by assigning four types of meaning. Video after the jump.

I also added @Openworlds narrative fractals to a possible user interface mock-up.

Jump: http://u.nu/9mbhe