Gregory Bateson (9 May 1904 – 4 July 1980) was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician, and cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many other fields. His writings include Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972) and Mind and Nature (1979). In Palo Alto, California, Bateson and colleagues developed the double-bind theory of schizophrenia. Bateson's interest in systems theory forms a thread running through his work. He was one of the original members of the core group of the Macy conferences in Cybernetics (1941–1960), and the later set on Group Processes (1954–1960), where he represented the social and behavioral sciences. He was interested in the relationship of these fields to epistemology. His association with the editor and author Stewart Brand helped widen his influence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Bateson (more)
Suddenly-popular (2020) framing for a personal digital notebook, ideally with bi-directional links. See Stream/Flow Vs Garden/Stock for history-links. Many people define it as being public-readable (like a WikiLog), for Thinking Out Loud value. Though some people/tools have 1 ThinkingSpace that has some public pages and some private notebook, aka Private Wiki. I now frame this pairing as Tending Your Inner And Outer Digital Gardens. (more)
A Wardley map is a map of the structure of a business or service, mapping the components needed to serve the customer or user. Wardley maps are named after Simon Wardley who claims that he created the technique at Fotango in 2005 having created the evolutionary framing the previous year.[third-party source needed] The technique was further developed within Canonical UK between 2008 and 2010[third-party source needed] and components of mapping can be found in the "Better For Less" paper published in 2010... Each component in a Wardley map is classified by the value it has to the customer or user and by the maturity of that component, ranging from custom-made to commodity. Components are drawn as nodes on a graph with value on the y-axis and commodity on the x-axis. A custom-made component with no direct value to the user would sit at the bottom-left of such a graph while a commodity component with high direct value to the user would sit at the top-right of such a graph. Components are connected on the graph with edges showing that they are linked... Much of the theory of Wardley mapping is set out in a series of nineteen blog posts written by Wardley and a dedicated wiki called Wardleypedia. As use of the technique has broadened to new institutions and been used to map new things the application of the technique in practice has drifted from the original vision. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardley_map (more)
Zvi Mowshowitz: Covid-19 6/03 : No News is Good News. Infections and deaths continue to decline. There is no sign that the change in mask policy or anything else is going to blunt that, or that the control system is attempting to reassert itself. We’re winning. If you’re reading for ‘news you can use’ there isn’t any beyond ‘news is good.’ It’s safe to relax. (more)
Zvi Mowshowitz: Covid-19 5/20: The Great Unmasking. The CDC has lifted its mask mandate for vaccinated people. In one fell swoop, it is suddenly fine for anyone fully vaccinated to go maskless anywhere, without social distancing, at any time, so long as regulations and rules permit it. This retains the madness of ignoring partial vaccination entirely, and the madness of making children as young as two (!) wear masks around groups of fully vaccinated adults, but it is certainly a huge step towards sanity. There was also much confusion and opposition. Very Serious People expressed panic and horror. Others expressed reasonable concern that this was premature. (more)
Saw Chicken Little in "Disney Digital 3-D" (by Real D). Wow, amazing step for the Film Industry. Too bad the story was thin. All true 3D films require having a double image--one frame for the right eye and a slightly different frame for the left--in order to create the illusion of depth. Old 3D films typically did this with two projectors. The new generation of digital projectors do it with just one machine, alternating rapidly between images meant to be seen by the right and left eyes. The Real D technology used in the Chicken Little film shows 144 frames per second, for example. In the case of "Chicken Little," the alternating left eye, right-eye images are projected with polarized light--essentially meaning that the light waves carrying each image are lined up in an orderly fashion, but each side is lined up in a slightly different way. The green 3D glasses I'm wearing have polarized lenses, so that each side lets in only the images that are meant for that eye. Using the Real D technology, the projector shows 144 back-and-forth frames per second, half of which are seen by each eye.
My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).
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