Cards for Insight: Movement

In a network: trust, movement; movement, trust.

John Kellden
7 min readFeb 9, 2023

In a network, conversations, at card format, small group genius scope, social social media reach, networked distribution and social machine scale.

Cards as play, insight and shared understanding affordances.

Cards as play, insight and shared understanding affordances

In a network, always and already in transition, from tribal, institutional and market-centric social constructs, through networks, to what enkinaesthesia, synkinaesthesia and sympoiesis pulls us further: review, story, tasks, moves, unfolding path, shared understanding and generative review.

In a network, even social media humans are doing their best.

Card: In A Network
In a network, even social media
humans are doing their best.

… attention turned situational awareness …

turned” = knowledge

Card: Review
Notice what’s
going on.

… no, seriously, this is vital, sometimes you have to slow-walk yourself through a few iterations of UPOODDEAU, Understand, Perceive, Observe, Orient, Design, Decide, Enact, Act and Unfold, until your proprioception of embodiment, relational meaning-making, situational awareness and thought, kicks in …

Card: Story
You almost always eff around
and find out, confined inside
Story, inside Narrative.

… you going through the muddling through,
with scarcely a thought on unmuddling …

Card: Tasks
Your near infinite task
list, as a consequence
of your muddlingness.

… tools for notes, not yet evolved to serve as tools for thought

Cards for Insight: Tasks, practices; moves, options

Cards for Insight: Tasks, practices; moves, options

Card: Move
Formulate generative questions,
diverge into game^n, emerge and
converge and then arrive at what
shared understanding taken as
generative closure your question,
unfolding path and lines, implied,
sauntered and invited to inquiry.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Path
Unfolding, with probable, possible
and preferable outcomes implied.
Reach beyond personal ken grasp,
and notice how things turn out.

UUPOODDEA, Unfold, Understand, Perceive, Observe, Orient, Design, Decide, Enact and Act …

… embrace experience …

Card: Shared Understanding
Effective communication in light of
the information being conveyed.
Conversational intelligence turned
ability to hold shared context.
Metalogue conducive to mutuality,
learning and comprehension.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts, prompts, insights, individual and small group genius annotations, book excerpts and prompt responses, between …

Card: Generative Review
An expandable, annotatable list.
( a requisite variety of takes on
generative review, informed and
guided by contextual intelligence )

… review, story, tasks, moves, unfolding path,
shared understanding, generative review …

Card: Generative Review
The generative review of understanding
in a context of vectors (synkinaesthesia)
is conversational intelligence turned
(response)ability.

… conversations that mind, enact,
cultivate, transform and matter …

Card: Generative Review
The generative review of shared
understanding in a context of
fields (enkinaesthesia) is contextual
intelligence turned ability.

… your thoughts here …

… why is there three cards named Generative Review? …

… it’s to allow for different ways for players to emphasise different things: shareable understanding(explicit), understanding(tacit) and shared understanding(metalogue) …

The synthesis of this whole sequence:

Card: Thought
“We cannot think first and act afterwards.
From the moment of birth we are immersed
in action and can only guide it by taking thought.”

Alfred North Whitehead

By suggesting Alfred North Whitehead as a scaffolding for synthesis, we also gain the option of reading Adventures of Ideas, aiding our own adventures of ideas, expanding our movement of thought, relational meaning-making and actual physical movement, between process and reality, between our ideas and the world.

Adventures of Ideas
— Alfred North Whitehead

… pick two cards and add your thoughts, prompts, insights, individual and small group genius annotations, book excerpts and prompt responses, between …

Also, prompts:

John Kellden:
Adventures of Ideas

… pick two cards and add your thoughts, prompts, insights, individual and small group genius annotations, book excerpts and prompt responses, between …

Cards for Insight: Adventures of ideas at card formats and algorithms of loving grace

Cards for Insight: Adventures of ideas at card formats and algorithms of loving grace

OpenAI:
“Adventures of Ideas” is a phrase that could have a few different interpretations, depending on the context. It could refer to a philosophical or intellectual journey where a person explores different ideas and concepts, and seeks to understand their significance and implications.

It could also refer to a more imaginative or creative journey, where a person lets their mind wander and play with different ideas, allowing for new and original perspectives to emerge. In this sense, “Adventures of Ideas” could refer to the process of generating and developing new ideas, or the pursuit of creative inspiration.

In either case, the phrase “Adventures of Ideas” implies a sense of excitement and exploration, as if the journey of exploring ideas is itself an adventure, filled with new discoveries and opportunities to learn and grow.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts, prompts, insights, individual and small group genius annotations, book excerpts and prompt responses, between …

Cards for Insight: Q&U

  • Gather a small group genius around a generative question
  • Pick two cards and add your thoughts between
  • Engage in conversation and cultivate shared understanding in light of intelligence augmentation and intelligence turned ability
  • Take practical wisdom as a stopping rule and generative closure
  • Create Q&U cardcasts, forming interactive supersets to the more commonly known Q&A podcast formats

Q: Questions; U: Understanding, see cards below.

Cards for Insight: Formats for cultivating shared understanding

Cards for Insight: Formats for cultivating shared understanding
Since 103% of all co-creation of value resides in the links, feedback
loops, the in-between spaces and unique insights and annotations
from participants, let’s unfold a way to address this:

Cards for Insight

  1. Addressing how we relate to information and meaning-making.
  2. Pick two cards and add your thoughts between.
  3. Notice social stigmergy and reflect on attention.
  4. Design and homestead social learning systems in light of intelligence, networked intelligence and systems intelligence.
  5. Experience and learn to use Cards for Insight — As easy as a card game, as powerful as a social machine.
  6. Understand how to add value in light of situational awareness.
  7. Interact to the full extent of your ability.
  8. Map moves conducive to knowledge mapping and flows.
  9. Play with frames, frame and reframe, move beyond rigid narratives.
  10. Cultivate shared understanding in light of generative closure.
  11. Take thought conducive to convivial conversation.
  12. Extend conversations, at card formats, small group genius scope, social social media reach, networked distribution and social machine scale.
  13. Coordinate by applying design cybernetics conducive to a requisite variety of paths between attention turned situational awareness and preferable outcomes.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts, prompts, insights, individual and small group genius annotations, book excerpts and prompt responses, between …

Card: 100 Ideas
One hour, one
hundred ideas
.

… pick three ideas from the last ten of the one hundred and turn your combining them into a working synthesis phrased as a generatlve question …

Card: Question
A question is mind rediscovering
the generative nature of relating
with reality and transforming it
into possibility.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Understanding
What if understanding is our
ability to hold space for the
possibility of knowledge, as
it emerges, unfolds, directs
and discloses its relevance
to unexplored aspects of
things known?

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Cards
Cards are play, possibility space,
unfolding path, understanding and
shared understanding affordances.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Relate
How do we relate to
information and
meaning-making?

… does this mean that it’s all about what the Card does,
rather than what it is? …

… yes …

Cards for Insight: Conversations that mind and matter at card format and social machine scale.

Cards for Insight: Conversations that mind and matter at card format and social machine scale

Card: Conversational Intelligence
Conversational intelligence is a function of curiosity,
social cognition, affordances and constraints, signs,
symbols and archetypal meaning-making and
essential character evolving along unfolding paths
made luminous by joint sauntering.

… conversations that mind and matter …

Card: Conversational Intelligence

  1. What role are you as a conversation participant assuming?
  2. What purpose is your comment serving?
  3. What needs can be addressed by the conversation?
  4. What feedback, mutuality and learning is provided, by whom?
  5. What (joint) focus on what story, tasks and what generative review?
  6. What experience and knowledge is shared, what perspectives are explored?
  7. What criteria are used, towards teasing out what insights?
  8. Which are the necessary and sufficient conditions for a meaningful conversation, and what are the steps followed to ensure there’s shared understanding around these conditions?
  9. What insights can be turned actionable, serving what local and community needs?
  10. What intention, perspectives, language and tools are chosen and held, making for what action and practice?
  11. What unique individual skills combined with what collective intelligence can help produce something extraordinary?
  12. What networks of practice, co-evolving and co-creating what value, with what lines of inquiry?
  13. Given all of the above, what key insights can be drawn and what actions taken, in order to solve what important issues?

… pick two cards and add your thoughts in ways conducive to insights conducive to addressing the issues at hand …

Your move:

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

More lines and cards here:

https://johnkellden.medium.com/cards-for-insight-lines-d23cd4391855

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John Kellden

Cards catalyzing stories, Conversations that mind and matter, Digital communities and collaborative narratives