Cards for Insight: The Wreck of the Hesperus

In a network, our joint sauntering, our unfolding paths.

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.

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.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

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 …

John Kellden:
Card: Metaphors
When it comes to wisely wielding artificial intelligence in service to one trillion trees, one million villages, one thousand eco-cities and eight billion humans, seven generations to come, what are the necessary, sufficient, guiding, generative and orchestrating metaphors, and in light of these metaphors, what principles and practices can we employ when training the data, information, knowledge and tools?

OpenAI, first iteration:
Necessary Metaphor:
The metaphor of a “Living Web” or “Environmental Network” can be used as the underlying foundation for leveraging artificial intelligence in service to one trillion trees, one million villages, one thousand eco-cities and eight billion humans, seven generations to come. This metaphor emphasizes the importance of interconnectedness, collaboration, and sustainability. It draws our attention to the critical need to understand how all elements of the natural world interlock and support each other in order to ensure a healthy, thriving environment.

Sufficient Metaphor:
The metaphor of a “Garden of Eden” can be used to suggest a desired state of balanced harmony between humans and the natural environment. This metaphor emphasizes the importance of creating a sustainable and nurturing environment that promotes health and well-being for the planet and all its inhabitants. It draws our attention to the need to use technology to protect and nurture our natural world in order to create a thriving and vibrant earth for future generations.

Guiding Metaphor:
The metaphor of “Guardianship” can be used to suggest a responsible and caring approach to using artificial intelligence to support the stated mission. This metaphor highlights the need to actively and thoughtfully protect the environment and its inhabitants, rather than just utilizing technology for its own sake. It draws attention to the importance of using technology as a tool to enable positive, sustainable change that promotes the health of the environment and all its inhabitants.

Generative Metaphor:
The metaphor of a “Journey” can be used to suggest a path forward to creating a healthy and sustainable future. This metaphor emphasizes the need to take an active and engaged approach to leveraging artificial intelligence in service to one trillion trees, one million villages, one thousand eco-cities and eight billion humans, seven generations to come. It encourages us to consider the journey we must take to successfully achieve the desired outcomes of a healthy, balanced environment that all can enjoy.

Orchestrating Metaphor:
The metaphor of an “Instrument Of Change” can be used to suggest a powerful, transformative approach to using artificial intelligence to achieve a healthier and more sustainable future. This metaphor draws our attention to the potential of using technology to create meaningful and lasting change that can benefit the environment and its inhabitants. It emphasizes the need for a proactive, dynamic and creative approach to leveraging artificial intelligence to create a better future for all.

Principles and Practices:
In light of these metaphors, principles and practices that can be employed when training the data, information, knowledge, and tools include:

  • Developing an ethical code of conduct for the use of AI to ensure its use is responsible and safe.
    • Ensuring that the data and algorithms used for training AI are reliable and accurate.
    • Ensuring that the AI being trained is respectful of diverse opinions and worldviews.
    • Encouraging an attitude of collaboration and cooperation when using AI.
    • Exploring ways of encouraging the use of AI to create positive and sustainable change.
    • Developing safeguards and regulations to protect against the misuse of AI.
    • Investing in education and training to ensure that individuals working with AI understand its capabilities and implications.
    • Establishing best practices for the development, deployment, and use of AI.
    .
    https://beta.openai.com/playground

Card: Identity
It is not toil, yet feet happily descended and moving.
Nor technology wielding arm,
nor tracings of a too social sense of self inscribed on face,
nor any other part contested between
uniqueness and belonging.
To name, to another: What dialogue?
In a network, that which we call a chat.
By any other name would be as enactive.
So 8bn secret friends would, were they not story bound,
enacting that innate perfection, already awed.
Without that proprietary entitlement,
dear fellow human, rekindle your naming;
And for our naming, wending I and Thou and Thee,
coming alive, becoming ourcellves.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Social Cognition
How individuals understand
and use social information.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

The Wreck of the Hesperus
Procol Harum

We’ll hoist a hand, becalmed upon a troubled sea
‘Make haste to your funeral,’ cries the Valkyrie
We’ll hoist a hand or drown amidst this stormy sea
‘Here lies a coffin,’ cries the cemetery, it calls to me
And all for nothing quite in vain was hope forever tossed
No thoughts explained, no moments gained, all hope forever lost
One moment’s space, one moment’s final fall from grace
Burnt by fire, blind in sight, lost in ire
.
We’ll hoist a hand, becalmed upon a troubled sea
I fear a mighty wave is threatening me
We’ll hoist a hand, or drown amidst this stormy sea
‘Come follow after,’ cry the humble, ‘You will surely see …’
But still for nothing quite in vain was hope forever tossed
No moments gained, no thoughts explained, all hope forever lost
One moment’s space, one moment’s final fall from grace
Burnt by fire, blind in sight, lost in ire

The Wreck of the Hesperus
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It was the schooner Hesperus,
That sailed the wintry sea;
And the skipper had taken his little daughtèr,
To bear him company.

Card: Scylla
A rock shoal described as
a six-headed sea monster.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Charybdis
A whirlpool off
the coast of Sicily.

Card: Scylla
Institutionalized
institutional inertia.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Charybdis
Gamed market
dynamics.

“Trust movement.”
— Alfred Adler

Card: Scylla
Cynicism as default
cope and heuristic.

… pick two cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Charybdis
Activism as default
cope and heuristic.

In a network, trust your cynicism. Deliberately choose to divest
from a small part of your cynicism as your default cope.
Notice what unfolds from your divestment.

Card: Scylla
Negotiated self-interest, tribal
and personal ken comfort zones.

… pick four cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Charybdis
Networked intelligence and platform
captured, amplified and devolved
information overwhelm.

… pick four cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Caliban
Design glare rather than the
glow of design cybernetics.

… pick four cards and add your thoughts between …

Card: Knowledge Navigation
Though both the comfort zone and
the novelty threatens, they are merciful.
We have cursed them without cause.

Cards: Flourish
In a network, taking thought, unfolding lines.

Cards for Insight
As easy as a card game, as powerful as a social machine.

— What do you mean, lines?
— Knowledge flow and knowledge mapping.
— How would we know?
— Flow. Flow is how we know. Trust movement.

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