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We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions — E.O.Wilson

excerpt 1:Very few species, however, have made the leap from merely social to eusocial, “eu-” meaning true. To qualify as eusocial, in Wilson’s definition, animals must live in multigenerational communities, practice division of labor and behave altruistically, ready to sacrifice … Continue reading

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Black Mountain Futurism

Black Mountain Research explains its mission. James Elkins kicks off the three videos embedded from BMR’s archive. He’s going to bridge the research element and self-reflexivity, and, the practice-based credential (Ph.D.) formally theorizing artistic practice. Over the last 20 years … Continue reading

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Cycling

The four panel valence differentiator of Boston Consulting Group fame, (or what I term the four square matrix,) and the circular cycle used to show both a linear course of change and a completed course of development, are both the … Continue reading

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Make It All Up

Iain McGilchrist Epistemology establishes how we understand reality, what we believe the world to be made up of. If library directors do not have a way of knowing what is, how are they to know how to act in a … Continue reading

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As If, a yoga of the practice of irony in a cosmos of contingency

A leading moral and political philosopher, Kwame Anthony Appiah is Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. He explores the ideas of the philosopher Hans Vahinger, who argued that our theories of the world involved understanding things “as … Continue reading

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Lesson Ideas

Every day is a god, each day is a god, and holiness holds forth in time. I worship each god, I praise each day splintered down, and wrapped in time like a husk, a husk of many colors spreading, at … Continue reading

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Jerome Bruner

Jerome Bruner will be 101 years old October 1.

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Penetrating Sensings – Coda.

Kalipo – Fractal from Pupillendriller on Vimeo. With reference to conversation or dialogue, a sketch of how the Reduced Bateson Set might be employed to draw out some tacit assumptions goers like this: 1. What are the systematic assumptions that … Continue reading

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Penetrating Sensings II.

Krishnamurti said that “to be” is to be related. But relationship can be very painful. He said that you have to think and feel out all your mental processes and work them through, and then that will open the way … Continue reading

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Penetrating Sensings I.

(1) “The actual order (the Implicate Order) itself has been recorded in the complex movement of electromagnetic fields, in the form of light waves. Such movement of light waves is present everywhere and in principle enfolds the entire universe of … Continue reading

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Friendship: Negative Capability, Unfinished Impositions, Irony

Loss of a person, of a close frriend or of a family member, presents a challenging process which won’t let go as it impels me through its requisite travail. At the same time, the outward conventions of concern and courtesy … Continue reading

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Post-conventional predicates

A hallmark of sincere and authentic and audacious post-conventionality could be: daring. This would go along with understanding that the call beyond conventions promotes radical, storming kinds of engagements with one’s own self, with the world, and with other people. … Continue reading

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What Is Your Personal Culture?

One view of the reduction to practice, or to application. In the fall of 1968 I entered ninth grade. I was, up to ninth grade, a lackadaisical student. What was at the time termed social studies, and english, were my … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon, Cave Man

Caveman A caveman seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman. Directed by Carl Gottlieb. Starring Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid and Shelley Long. Dr. Puck’s Prejudicial Proposition Number One: If you step backward in … Continue reading

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Something Like a Scout

I finally took the Kolb Educator Role Profile. This result, schematically presented above, is fuzzily right inasmuch as the  KERP is able to capture some of the qualities of me–who in the normative sense of the term educator is not an … Continue reading

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Illich On Water

Ray Winslow: Illich was deeply opposed to being recorded, on audio tape or film. “Modern-day pornography,” he called it. But yes, we are lucky to have this short clip of such an extraordinary thinker and human being.

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More Bloomin’

Following on the post from two days ago, here is a reconfiguration of a learning taxonomy that also elaborates internet modalities and marks them to Bloom’s hierarchy. This comes from–was purloined from–a great page at the web site for Chambersburg, … Continue reading

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Bloomin’, if you cannot beat ’em, take a closer look

The Padagogy Wheel v.3.0 pdf from Allan Carrington‘s blog The Padagogy Wheel … it’s a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach Integrate iPads Into Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy With This ‘Padagogy Wheel’ SAMR: The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model offers a method … Continue reading

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The Avalanche That Hasn’t Happened Yet

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Thinking About Libraries

I’m thinking about public libraries again. Kenneth Warren has engaged squareONE learning to help design and guide a strategic planning inquiry for Wadsworth Public Library. We began the interactive part of the process with a staff day this week. It … Continue reading

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