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Harnessing Collective Wisdom at a Fraction of the Time
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Matrix of Co-Laboratory Archetypes
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Interview by Maria Kakoulaki
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System Science Galleries and Collaboration
A Keynote talk at the Symposium on "Relating Systems Thinking to Design," at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada, on October 14, 2016, titled "Demoscopio Culture: Citizen's and Societal Conscious [R]evolution:
Also see posting of pictures from the conference and a video of the lecture at the link:
A lecture by Maria Kakoulaki at the computer science department of the University of Crete with the title "Heraklio Demosopio: Co-creation for Innovation with Dialogue," delivered on December 7, 2016:
The new (January 26, 2016) Edition of a video focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Turkish-Cypriots/Greek-Cypriots conflict, produced by Maria Kakoulaki and titled "Dialogue beyond borders:"
The unique characteristic of this video is that it avoids the interference of the journalistic perspective with the authentic voices of the oppressed people of these regions.
Two videos from colaboratories of democracy with young people from all over Europe, organized by the Future Worlds Center of Cyrpus, and funded by the European Union, on the theme of reinventing democracy in the digital age (the first in English and the second in Greek):
A video produced by Maria Kakoulaki for Channel 4 of Krete TV after an interview with Aleco Christakis in June 2012, discussing the rationale for the development o fthe colaboratories of democracy approach (in Greek):
A training video:
Interview by Jeff Diedrich of Aleco Christakis focusing on the Universal Design for Learning project of the Michigan's Integrated Techology Supports (MITS):
The Israeli/Palestinian coexistence video presentation is available in:
Bringing down the Cyprus Wall video:
Nicholas A. Christakis TED video on social networks:
A blast from the past:
A MESSAGE TO COLLEAGUES REGARDING THREE VIDEOS SPANNING THREE DECADES OF APPLICATIONS OF THE SCIENCE:
Today I had the opportunity to go back and watch a video from my younger days as the Director of the Center for Interactive Management (CIM) at George Mason University, when I was a partner of John Warfield, and we were doing the early phases of the evolution of the science of dialogue and generic design. This visit triggered in my mind the idea for sharing with you three short videos spanning three decades of history. These are:
1)The first video produced in
by Professor Ben Broome at the Center for Interactive Management at GMU, describes the design of an American government agency, the
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS),
with the engagement of its stakeholders:
A blast from the past:
You will appreciate in this early application the sensitivity and appreciation bu the team of workshop participants of the importance of engaging staekholders in designing their social systems, especially in the testimony by the Director of the agency Mr. Ted Gordon.
2) The second video was produced in
, in the context of the
Act Beyond Borders
project, by Jeff Diedrich following the completion of a Futures-Creative Archetype application of three colaboratories with the engagement of a group consisting of 12 Palestinians and 13 Israelis. They spent one week in Larnaka, Cyprus, co-designing a symbiotic future for their people:
In this video you will see the
of a symbiosis of Palestinians and Israelis as conceptualised by the participants, as well as the barriers that they must overcome to approximate their idealisation.
3) The third video is a documentary titled
"Dialogue beyond borders."
It was produced in January
by Maria Kakoulaki, after spendindg six months talking to Turkish and Greek Cypriots on the island of Cyprus, and also Palestinians and Israelis who participatd in the Act Beyond Borders project mentioned above:
The documentary presents the perspectives of the people she interviewed regarding the dimensions of Conflict. Borders, Stereotypes, Symbiosis, Dialogue, and Hope for peace and reconciliation.
I thought you might find it interesting to watch in these three videos displaying aspect of almost three decades of the evolution of the science of dialogic design. I remain optimistic that the paradigm shift to the application of the science of dialogue will prevail in the long run, given that it took 300 years for the Catholic church to accept the heliocentric explanation of the planetary system as compared to the geocentric.
Any sharing of comments or feedback will be appreciated.
All my BEST,
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