Monthly Archive: September 2007

Sep 27

Field Building: Digital Media and Learning

This summer I discussed field building with Ben Stokes. He works in the Digital Media and Learning program at the MacArthur Foundation. In this post, I will insert both what he shared with me and my additions and interpretations. He talked about how field building often incorporates existing threads, weaving them together. For example, games, …

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Sep 24

Play, Persuasion, and Field Building

Recently, I was searching the internet for this unusual thing called Field Building. And I found some gems. Included in that is a section I pasted below from the Digial Arts Studio, which I found useful in that list of concrete things sort of way.

But today I am wondering, great, all this sounds rather …

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Sep 24

A guide to visitors (on tv)

well now, that seems a little confusing.

I went to college with this brilliant, funny, playful woman, Jeannie Yandel. We were the two “Jean’s” in a Feminist Theater class. Smirk. Now she works in NPR out in Seattle (KUOW). And she, with some other friends, created a story-telling stage show, A Guide to Visitors. Curated …

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Sep 22

Gratitude and Net Neutrality

How appropriate for One Web Day! Gratitude for the internet we have and concern for the freedom we enjoy.

Lucy posted a terrific post on why net neutrality matters, with help from one of my favorite mags (which is so good at visuals) GOOD. Copied below. Keep an eye on Savetheinternet for ways to help!

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Sep 21

One Web Day!

I love a good celebration, especially for things we so easily take for granted because they surround our life so completely.

What will you do to celebrate?

I plan to email and blog my gratitude for the internet. And then spend the following day fasting from the internet to remind me how lucky I …

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Sep 20

More on Community Managers…

Over at fast wonder again…trying to find the time to read and respond to Dawn’s points about community managers.

Today, I added:

Great list! Synthesizer comes to mind. The ability to take an existing conversation, and restate it so people feel heard and new conversationalists can easily grasp content seems very useful. Of course this …

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Sep 20

She’s Geeky!

She’s Geeky A Women’s Tech (un)conference October 22-23 in Mountain View, CA.

This event is designed to bring together women from a range of technology-focused disciplines who self identify as geeky. Our goal is to support skill exchange and learning between women working in diverse fields and to create a space for networking and …

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Sep 19

11th Hour

The evidence is now clear…

…we face a convergence of crisis, all of which are a concern for life…

…people need to realize there are things they can do in their everyday lives…

…with existing technologies we could literally reduce the human footprint on the planet by 90%…

..what a great time to be …

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Sep 14

Motivating Participation

Recently I was asked how to increase attendance at a gathering. I came up with a few simple questions to consider. Look at three perspectives.

1. The participants–who are they? There may be several audiences, and for each one, figure out what they want to get or are getting from the gathering.

2. Your perspective–why …

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Sep 13

B-Corp beginning

Corp with purpose?

Lucy writes over on Philanthropy 2173 about it and the few founding orgs celebrating. Her next post also further explains. I am still trying to understand, but I have hope…

She writes:

What is a B Corporation? It is a new designation for commercial enterprises that actively seek to produce social and …

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