Category Archive: Research

Aug 31

Integration and Implementation Insights | Research resources for understanding and acting on complex real-world problems

Nice summary post. Really sorry to have missed the 2017 Science of Team Science Conference that was in Florida this summer. My schedule was jammed attending F2F conferences funded by the National Science Foundation on using virtual worlds and environments for STEM in higher education. I am really looking forward to participating in cross over …

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Feb 15

Diffusion of Transdisiplinarity

It’s been over four years since I began to seriously study transdisciplinarity as part of my doctoral research into immersive learning and collaboration. Virtual worlds are a useful construct to explore meanings of transdisciplinarity since creating and developing an avatar calls into question the art of ‘Being’. The environment itself calls us to play and …

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Sep 04

Transdisciplinarity and Design: Comparative Review and Synthesis for the Design Process

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In the February 2016 Edition of the Radical Designist, A Design Culture Journal (ThRAD) João Figueiredo, Nuno Correia, Inês Secca Ruivo and Jorge Lino Alves of Portugal wrote an article comparing design approaches. The article, Transdisciplinarity and Design: Comparative Review and Synthesis for the Design Process, is written succinctly offering little elaboration on technicalities of applying the …

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Jul 23

Citation for Research Approach toward Transdisciplinarity

Jay Berstein, anthropologist and librarian, describes trends involving transdisciplinarity in his article listed below. I appreciate the citation of my dissertation and acknowledgement of how I studied group use collaborative virtual environments. It is nice to see someone from the US outside of the Team Science community articulate their observations on how the phenomenon of transdisciplinarity affects inquiry. Transdisciplinarity: …

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Oct 02

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 Source: ojs.rbpg.capes.gov.br Nice. The jungle not the retailer. Wonder who at UF is involved. Sounds perfect to model in an immersive environment.   Tweet This Post

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Oct 15

Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges | Integral Leadership Review

Leading from the Future as It Emerges Otto Scharmer: Theory U — Leading from the Future as It Emerges   Barbara Truman‘s insight: *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 …

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Oct 08

Transdisciplinarity: Challenges, Approaches and Opportunities

TRANSDISCIPLINARITY: CHALLENGES, APPROACHES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CUSP OF HISTORY Barbara Truman‘s insight: Here is an open access report from the UK’s International Network for Transdisciplinary Research (INTR) led by Transtechnology Research, Plymouth University. Does not discuss CVEs, rather it seeks practical, pragmatic applications and pedagogy in support of transdisciplinarity. Call for radical change in institutions for operations …

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Jul 12

How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity | PBS NewsHour | July 11, 2013

How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity Video games give players super powers and transport them to new worlds. How might this technology be used to transform society and your financial prospects?   Barbara Truman‘s insight: How can these environments be used for cross generational learning where everyone wins? Who will lead in …

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Jun 15

Transdisciplinary Reflections: Transdisciplinarity as Play and Transformation | Integral Leadership Review

Transdisciplinary Reflections: Transdisciplinarity as Play and Transformation Barbara Truman‘s insight: Concerns about dismissing the value of ciritcal thinking toward theoretical anemia. Recommendation to explore the work of Richard Bernstein re: pragmatism, critical theory and hermeneutics. Be like the French and play with ideas to become a pragmatic fallibilist capable of acting while constantly questioning one’s assumptions. …

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Oct 06

Research & Development

Barbara Truman

Greetings. I’m Barbara, a scholar and researcher exploring innovative ways to facilitate networks of people and organizations across education, government, military, and industry. My quest is to promote inclusivity and accessibility using virtual reality, specifically virtual worlds to create smart, enabled, and sustainable communities. I study topics that result in advocacy for creating an avatar and participating …

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