Societal Reimagination: Preferable Outcomes
In a network, we play to win^n.
A Deep Dive Into the Importance of
Infinite Play and Knowledge Navigation
In the midst of our individual and collective efforts to understand the current pandemic, a growing number of us are noticing a shift of awareness and perception, how the crises related to both the Pandemic itself and the related Social and Societal Transformations have been catalysts for us to reflect on what is really important, short- medium- and long-term.
Through combining peer dialogue, networked intelligence, deep reflection and different forms of anticipating the future, some of us have come to realize that most of our ordinary workflows include activities that are no longer making all that much sense.
Leaning on and learning from new forms of individual, collaborative and collective sense-making, providing different, multiple perspectives on understanding, we believe that there’s a great many possible positive outcomes, both of the pandemic and the crises it has catalyzed.
First and foremost among those is a set of different questions, which we need to hold to in a spirit of generative listening:
- Who am I?
- Who are we?
- How can we turn attention into situational awareness, will into flow and flow into play?
- How can we learn how to play really well together with other people, turning intelligence to ability, behavior into agency and agency into both social and networked agency?
Coming To Our Purposes
One of the challenges is that most of us have not yet discovered how to extend select parts of our true selves, online, in ways conducive to sharing our unique story and leveraging our unique story into not only a living, but providing an emerging, unfolding and evolving meaningful livelihood, a sense of purpose.
From Here To There and Everywhere
Another challenge, is that as the old narratives are eroding and crumbling, we are tasked with figuring out ways to make sense and engage in joint meaning-making, including figuring out how to divest from old patterns of interaction that no longer serves, as well as initiating new, different patterns of play, that not only serves, but makes a difference, forming part of a new social fabric, where our value becomes increasingly tied to how we are helping with ongoing social and societal innovations.
Patterns of Interaction, Patterns of Play
Community is the answer, with seven generations of children, and all other living beings, the longer answer.
now, the beginning is near…
Now, we adopt a play^n disposition, in order to figure out a requisite variety of questions, to those answers. Let the knowledge games, begin…