Cards forming part of different Social Machines
Cards considered in light of questions,
helping you reflect, reframe and rethink.
Card sessions facilitating insight. Games, patterns of play and places, providing an interactive interface between human play and social machine designs, in service to knowledge creation.
Card Decks are Frames
In a network, the best place to store knowledge is in other people.
Card: Other People
In a network, the best
place to store knowledge
is in other people.
Card: In A Network
In a network… f(think, thing, gathering).
Boundary Objects: Scaffolding and Situated Cognition
I see “in a network”…
Cards considered in light of questions.
Helping you reflect, reframe and rethink.
Intelligence turned ability
Individual (dashboards, tokens), small group genius (card sessions, tokens) and social collective intelligence (social machines, tokens) — intelligence turned ability.
Social machines designed, built and homesteaded, facilitating behavior turned agency, agency in a context of…
A brain, neuroplastic
enough to evolve in
light of experiences,
adaption and insights.
Boundary Object: Rewiring
With social constructs (eg TIMN) as individual and social collective intelligence scaffolds, enabling rewiring and adaptability.
Patterning, Brain and Neuroplasticity
The brain’s ability to restructure or rewire itself when it recognizes the need for adaption. In other words, it can continue developing and changing throughout life.
Patterning, Mind and Learning
With moves, arcs, circles, cycles, spirals, spheroid spirals and hopf fibrations, co-evolving with knowledge.
Social Constructs and Scaffolds
Tribes, Institutions, Markets, Networks and Circles: Experiences and unfolding wholeness
A question is mind rediscovering
the generative nature of relating
with reality and transforming it
Card Sessions: Possibility Spaces
Cards are possibility space affordances.
A doorknob affords opening a door. …
The importance of the plurality
of modes of knowledge.
“The laws of nature are large average effects which reign impersonally.
Whereas, there is nothing average about expression. It is essentially
individual. In so far as an average dominates, expression fades.”
— Alfred North Whitehead
Card: Practical Wisdom
Where can a person look to find more inspiring ways of spending each day and each year?
What ambitions remain unexplored, beyond happiness, prosperity, faith, love, technology or therapy?
What role could there be for individuals with independent minds, or who feel isolated or different, or misfits?
Intention(think, great idea), Question(gathering, session), Card(thing, play affordance), Consideration, Annotation, Generative Closure, Large Finite Set of good measures and methods in service to preferable outcomes.
This seven-fold patterning, a rendering of the Card Session approach using a Pattern Language approach, can aid when designing sets of relevant formats, eg for…
Let go of your desire to see everyone through. Let go of the overextending yourself that is driven by hope. Let go of bringing others onboard, beyond carrying capacity. Let go of all non-essentials. Let go of freeze-frame frameworks — theories, models, maps and diagrams that arrest flow. Let go…
“There are few things humans are more dedicated to than unhappiness.”
— Alain de Botton, How Proust Can Change Your Life
This is invaluable:
“La reconnaissance en soi-même, par le lecteur, de ce que dit le livre, est la preuve de la vérité de celui-ci et vice-versa, au moins dans…