Greetings. I’m Barbara, a researcher who explores innovative ways to network organizations across education, government, military, and industry to promote virtual community learning organizations. Such organizations promote cross-cultural understanding. I am a champion of The Metaverse to build strength-based leaders, citizens, researchers, educators, and most of all collaborators. My research into collaboration using immersive, virtual environments seeks to model transdisciplinarity, a skill needed to deal with complexity.
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Collaborative learning, transdisciplinarity and social-environmental management in the Amazon: approaches to knowledge production between academia and society | Athayde | Revista Brasileira de Pós-…
Collaborative learning, transdisciplinarity and social-environmental management in the Amazon: approaches to knowledge production between academia and society
Nice. The jungle not the retailer. Wonder who at UF is involved. Sounds perfect to model in an immersive environment.
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Andy Stirling: The ‘nexus’ is the latest buzzword intended to lure researchers out of their disciplinary comfort zones. But how easy is it in practice?
“Power becomes visible not just in action, but in knowledge.” I would add ‘being’ that as Dr. Stirling suggests, adds to the transcendence of “mystical romanticism about science” that offers great hope-transdisciplinarity- to assist in global challenges.
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The process of managing uncertainty starts by spending time thinking about the future. That may sound a bit facile, and probably doesn’t seem like an academic pursuit on its face. But planning is a discipline…
My dance has extended beyond the bounds of academia as I am now what Dan Pink refers to as a Free Agent, especially after incorporating a non-profit company last week in the State of Florida. Transdisciplinarity is a personal commitment of mine and the word is in my company’s mission. Woodbury University’s commitment is admirable and I agree with attempts to infuse uncertainty across the curriculum. In order to go ‘beyond’ the curriculum I think virtual environments are essential.
The uncertainty of an open source community and sottware are fitting for practicing transdisciplinarity as we strive for social benefits across society.
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While I believe that innovation is a process that can and should be managed, I also believe that innovative people simply “are,” and that some people simply cannot (innovate), even if coached.
Fraser’s article makes the connection between innovation and transdisciplinarity and lacks only the 3D virtual environment to spawn creativity and imagination. Producing environments rather than just consuming them creates critical thinking too. Personally, I think innovation must arise from authenticity within rather than being required as a business force. This is why the embodied avatar is so important. Who was it that said work is the organized results of play?
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Hooray for social awkwardness Happy new year! Today we have a guest post by Kate Sherren, a friend and colleague of mine from Dalhousie University, Canada. Together with Jan Hanspach, we just publi…
Sustainability science resonates with me as I imagine how to apply what I have learned through studying transdisciplinarity. Clearly the ability to visualize cause and effect in CVEs can be transformational for learning and effective when committed contributors explore possibility. Sherren’s post and this Sustainability blog are worth monitoring for the activism created from engaged minds and hearts. I have not yet read Sherren’s paper that includes colleagues Fischer and Hanspach.Need library access.
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Simudyne founder Justin Lyon believes his simulation software, founded in complexity science and visualised in 3D, will change the future of all decision-making — but can it work in help win wars?
No mention of transdisciplinarity in this news piece, but I find myself in agreement with Lyon about the value of simulation and how not to use it should be malpractice in some cases. Practicing on human for health care, education, and peace keeping no longer needs to be such a crap shoot. Connecting collaboration networks is timely to use such technology. .
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching a new initiative on infectious diseases after a series of recent outbreaks in the EU, such as the Bluetongue (in Northern Europe in 2006), Schmallenberg (in 2011) and Q fever (in the…
This article does not mention using CVEs such as when swine flu was a concern in Eqypt, but does cite preparedness for dealing with exotic infectious diseases due to investment in transdisciplinarity. Diverse experts modeling outbreaks and impacts are becoming more common.
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10/13 – Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges | Integral Leadership Review
Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges
*Delighted* to see this interview of MIT’s Dr. Otto Scharmer from Dr. Russ Volckmann of the Integral Leadership Insititute. The notion of leading self using new collaborative platforms resonates with me to promote positive transformation in communities, including virtual-physical hybrid communities. Presencing and Theory U offer a valuable framework on many levels.
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A peek at the early days of the Quantum AI Lab: a partnership between NASA, Google, and a 512-qubit D-Wave Two quantum computer. Learn more at http://google….
… superposition, ‘both and’, entangement… these computing capabilities will create the most powerful environments made up of the multiverse and metaverse. Toward transdisciplinarity.
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