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    1. Do the technical administrators have to be the same people doing the social organizing? I think the answer as of June 2019 is, sadly, yes. If you have 2 people with root access to the server and 2 people managing the community aspects, you'll end up with imbalances in that group of 4. You will end up with technical administrators who feel like code monkeys who never get the gratitude that the community organizers get, or you'll end up with community organizers who feel like glorified babysitters while the techies have all the real power. You might even end up with a situation where both are true. I think that if you're dedicated to this sort of project though, you could start with something like that 2 and 2, and then the techies could teach the organizers the technical skills, and the organizers could teach the techies the organizing skills.
    2. Social solutions to social problems This document exists to lay out some general principles of running a small social network site that have worked for me. These principles are related to community building more than they are related to specific technologies. This is because the big problems with social network sites are not technical: the problems are social problems related to things like policy, values, and power.

      Social solutions to social problems

  2. Nov 2019
    1. Sassoon’s lament for the dehumanizing and destructive effects of technolatry represents “a true prophetic cry”:

      Does not Taylor in Secular Age speak to the same issue with the Christian's abandonment of the supernatural?

      Smith, J. K. A. (2014). How (not) to be secular: Reading Charles Taylor. Retrieved from https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=7AYaAwAAQBAJ

      Taylor, C. (2018). A secular age. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

    1. The authors detail their development of a professional learning community to advance technology integration at Nova Southeastern University. After a literature review of the key components of online learning, they discuss the method of implementing the PLC and the major outcomes and then offer recommendations for starting a PLC within institutions of higher ed.

      10/10

  3. Oct 2019
    1. Executive Summary: 7-Eleven is known in the United States as a convenience store chain where customers can grab snacks, drinks and other everyday products on the go. In most parts of the world, it is a no-frills store with little emphasis on decor. But in Indonesia,7-Eleven has been positioned as a trendy spot where young people spend time, surf the Internet and meet friends. This case study of 7-Eleven illustrates how a brand needs to and can benefit from adapting to a local market.It's one of the hippest places to hang out in Jakarta. And it isn't some trendy new French restaurant in a Dutch-era heritage building. Instead, thousands of people in the Indonesian capital spend their evenings sipping coffee or beer on pavement tables at their neighbourhood 7-Eleven, the international convenience store synonymous with anytime, on-the-go shopping in most parts of the world.Indonesia's 7-Elevens are, clearly, a long way from the original concept behind the world's largest convenience store chain. "At 7-Eleven, our purpose and mission is to make life a little easier for our guests by being where they need us, whenever they need us," says the company's website. And that's what it has been doing all over the world since the first convenience store was born after a Southland Ice Co employee in Dallas started selling milk, eggs and bread from an ice dock in 1927.The 7-Eleven chain has about 49,500 stores in 16 countries across the world, over 10,000 of them in North AmericaToday, the chain has grown to about 49,500 stores in 16 countries, more than 10,000 in North America itself, but its core customer remains the same: people on the go who need a one-stop shop to quickly buy everyday products. Typically, most 7-Eleven stores all over the world are conveniently located in office areas and are open around the clock.Initially, 7-Eleven spread its wings slowly. In its early years, it grew strategically in suburbs in the United States and areas too small for a supermarket: by 1963, it had 1,000 stores across the country. But it began to grow at breakneck pace after it adopted a franchisee model the following year. In 1969, 7-Eleven began expanding beyond US borders and set up shop in Canada. In the 1970s and early 1980s, it expanded to Mexico, Japan and Asian markets such as Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines. With the increasing importance of emerging Asian markets such as Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia, 7-Eleven Corporation moved its corporate headquarters to Japan in 2001.Traditionally, 7-Eleven's entry strategy is to target urban markets and tailor stores to local tastes. For example, customers in Hong Kong can pay their phone and utility bills at a local 7-Eleven; in Taiwan, they can service their bicycles or photocopy at the convenience store; and in the US they can pick-up their online Amazon shopping there. By offering these services - often exclusively - customer traffic can be increased significantly. To achieve this customer orientation and competitive advantage, almost all stores arfe operated by franchisees, who understand the local environment.7-Eleven in Indonesia has everything local markets offer, and more. It also has live entertainment and wireless connectivitySo, when 7-Eleven entered the Indonesian market in 2008, the question was: what was the Indonesian customer looking for and where should the retailer position itself? The Southeast Asian country was an ideal market for a retailer. It was among the world's largest growing economies with a population of 240 million and a growing class of consumers.But Indonesia had some typical traits not found in other markets. For one, just hanging out and doing nothing is so deeply embedded in Indonesian culture, the local language has a special word for it: nongkrong.People traditionally gather at street markets and share stories, eat in local markets and roadside food stalls called warungs or Western fastfood chains such as McDonalds, Dunking Donuts or coffee shops such as Starbucks which entered Southeast Asia a whi le ago.Moreover, Indonesia is highly plugged-in: the country had an estimated 20 to 30 million Internet users in 2009, a big chunk of them between the ages of 15 and 19. 7-Eleven studied the culture, habits and tastes of the Indonesian population and realised Indonesia lacked places where young people could hang out, eat, drink and follow their new passion: being online. It adopted a unique business model in the country: it blended a small supermarket with inexpensive readymade food and seating to cater to Jakarta customers looking for outdoor recreation space in a city where traffic jams often restrict mobility.7-Eleven in Indonesia included everything local markets and street vendors offered - and more. The store is open 24 hours, has hasslefree parking, offers leisure activities such as concerts, is air-conditioned and, most importantly, has wireless connectivity. Sixty-five per cent of the Indonesian franchise's customers are less than 30 years old and love social networking. 7-Eleven also featured local artists or live bands to further attract the nongkrong-ing crowds at its stores.
    1. #BuatBaikTogether 7-Eleven Malaysia initiated its third donation drive #BuatBaikTogether, which came into inception in 2017. The campaign is held during the year end in efforts to extend further support for the underprivileged community. Walk in-customers can donate necessities such as food, beverages, household essentials and other supplies purchased from 7-Eleven stores and place them into the collection box. Contributions will then be distributed to a list of selected beneficiaries. Furthermore, with every contribution of selected partner brands, 7-Eleven Malaysia will also donate 10 cents to a selected charity organization.
    1. Latest Entries View All 23Oct Oct 23 7-Eleven Park Ridge now open! 7-Eleven Australia Our newest store is now open at 17 Park Ridge Road, Park Ridge, Queensland. 22Oct Oct 22 Love is in the air at Colour Run 2019 with 7-Eleven Australia 7-Eleven Australia 7-Eleven Australia teams will be part of the happiest run under the sun as part of The Colour Run Love Tour in November. 16Oct Oct 16 7-Eleven's award winning fuel app reaches 2M downloads and $16.8M in savings for Aussie drivers 7-Eleven Australia 7-Eleven Australia’s award winning fuel app has hit two million downloads, and Aussie drivers have collectively saved more than $16.8 million dollars on their fuel since January 2017. Top Stories View All 23Oct Oct 23 7-Eleven Park Ridge now open! 7-Eleven Australia News Our newest store is now open at 17 Park Ridge Road, Park Ridge, Queensland. 4Oct Oct 4 7-Eleven and Mobil are set to go big at Bathurst with Brad Jones Racing 7-Eleven Australia News 7-Eleven and Mobil are proud to collaborate with Brad Jones Racing for Australia’s most iconic race – The Bathurst 1000. Drivers Nick Percat and Tim Blanchard will be behind the wheel of the BJR Holden Commodore as they head into the first event of the Pirtek Endurance Cup.  8Sep Sep 8 Send parcels 24/7 with 7-Eleven ParcelMate 7-Eleven Australia Innovation Australians can now send parcels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with 7-Eleven’s technology led, parcel service. 7-Eleven ParcelMate has just launched a new service in partnership with Toll that allows consumers to send parcels at more than 280 7-Eleven ParcelMate locations nationwide. News View All 23Oct Oct 23 7-Eleven Park Ridge now open! 7-Eleven Australia News Our newest store is now open at 17 Park Ridge Road, Park Ridge, Queensland. 16Oct Oct 16 7-Eleven's award winning fuel app reaches 2M downloads and $16.8M in savings for Aussie drivers 7-Eleven Australia 7-Eleven Australia’s award winning fuel app has hit two million downloads, and Aussie drivers have collectively saved more than $16.8 million dollars on their fuel since January 2017. 4Oct Oct 4 7-Eleven and Mobil are set to go big at Bathurst with Brad Jones Racing 7-Eleven Australia 7-Eleven and Mobil are proud to collaborate with Brad Jones Racing for Australia’s most iconic race – The Bathurst 1000. Drivers Nick Percat and Tim Blanchard will be behind the wheel of the BJR Holden Commodore as they head into the first event of the Pirtek Endurance Cup.  8Aug Aug 8 7-Eleven Australia opens store 700 7-Eleven Australia Western Australia is the home to 7-Eleven Australia’s 700th store with the official opening of its new store in Banksia Grove, Western Australia on Thursday 8 August. Our people View All 8Sep Sep 8 7-Eleven celebrates the extraordinary at 2019 Spirit Awards 7-Eleven Australia Our people 7-Eleven Australia’s state based teams have recognised and celebrated extraordinary team member contributions at the company’s conferences held in each state. 16Aug Aug 16 7-Eleven joins convenience industry in recognising great talent at 2019 AACS Awards 7-Eleven Australia 7-Eleven joined competitors and suppliers to recognise and celebrate amazing achievements at last night’s 2019 Australian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) gala dinner and awards. 15Mar Mar 15 Store leader profile: Ganesh Natarajan 7-Eleven Australia Working close to home in regional New South Wales and being able to balance his family responsibilities was important to Ganesh Natarajan. 7Mar Mar 7 People profile: Joanne Hodgson, Corporate Store Manager and Relief Retail Business Manager 7-Eleven Australia I have been back with 7-Eleven since 2016. One of my highlights was in 2017 when I won the Women in Retail Convenience Award for Store Operator of the year. From then I have achieved a lot. Our community View All 22Oct Oct 22 Love is in the air at Colour Run 2019 with 7-Eleven Australia 7-Eleven Australia Our community 7-Eleven Australia teams will be part of the happiest run under the sun as part of The Colour Run Love Tour in November. 12Sep Sep 12 7-Eleven Chairman steps up to an 11-year-old's call to action 7-Eleven Australia When 11-year-old Georgia Holt wrote to our Chairman, Michael Smith earlier this year, her impassioned letter called for 7-Eleven to take action on sustainability and plastic pollution.Georgia didn’t just get action, she got a visit from Michael. 13May May 13 7-Eleven signs new partnership to support the youth of Australia 7-Eleven Australia Our 7-Eleven Good Cause program continues to develop, with our youth pillar partnership with ReachOut launching today. 30Apr Apr 30 AMES Australia impact day volunteering 7-Eleven Australia Recently, 7-Eleven team members used their day’s volunteering leave to be part of the AMES Australia Impact Day event. Ten team members from across the business, including our chair Michael Smith, attended three AMES Australia classrooms in Melbourne to support, guide and coach the students on finding a job and working in Australia.
    1. Making a bigger community impact with a smaller footprint 7‑Eleven expects to grow dramatically over the next 10 years. Our CSR strategy demands that we limit the impact of this growth on our planet and the people in the communities we serve. To help us set long-term goals for reducing our carbon footprint over the upcoming years, we partnered with Conservation International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a healthier, more prosperous and productive planet. Our strategy focuses in on three measurable goals: Reducing our energy footprint in stores and offices by 20% by 2025 Increasing corporate giving to 1% of operating net income annually, beginning in 2017 Reducing our packaging footprint by 20% by 2025 People 2025 Goal: Increase corporate giving to 1% of operating net income annually. Communities built for youth 7‑Eleven stores play a vital role in healthy, growing neighborhoods. We’re committed to making a difference in these communities by getting involved and giving back through programs that directly benefit the well-being of youth. The Project A-Game program is a community outreach program created to provide meaningful youth development opportunities through education, fitness, safety and hunger relief, so children establish a strong foundation that supports their future success. Learn more A tasty reward for staying cool – that’s the Operation Chill program. This 7‑Eleven community outreach program is designed to reduce crime and enhance relations between police and youth. Learn more
    2. The business of doing good As the world’s largest convenience store chain, 7‑Eleven is uniquely positioned to help sustain communities around the globe. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy was created to help us best leverage our business to do the most good in the world. Our focus:
    1. Their hope by announcing so loudly what they have accomplished, is that others in the Android modder/hacker scene will step up and help them turn this root exploit into something useful for users by deploying features that are not currently available through the Google controlled Chromecast experience.
  4. Sep 2019
    1. These items connect an essay to a longer lineage of writers and working with these gears helps understand what kind of machine you’re working with

      They also define the Interpretative Community:

      LAST TIME I ended by suggesting that the fact of agreement, rather than being a proof of the stability of objects, is a testimony to the power of an interpretive community to constitute the objects upon which its members (also and simultaneously constituted) can then agree.

      from "What Makes an Interpretation Acceptable?"

  5. Aug 2019
    1. Running a small social network is like hosting a party. It requires social intelligence, empathy, and yes, technical skills.

      Testing out this Hypothesis thing

    1. some of the key questions of microbial community assembly, maintenance and function could be answered by intensively studying one (or a few) synthetic model community
    1. However, when groups of readers come together and collectively read and write annotation in response to a shared text, then annotation can - under curated circumstances - spark and sustain conversation.

      I can't help but note that within the IndieWeb community, they're using a combination of online chat and wiki tools which to a great extent are a larger ongoing conversation. The conversation continues on a daily (almost hourly) basis and the substantive portions of that conversation are captured within the wiki for future reference. Interestingly, an internal chat bot, known as Loqi, allows one to actively make changes to the wiki from within the chat. In some sense, within this community there could be an analogy to which came first the chicken or the egg, but replacing those with conversation and annotation.

  6. Jun 2019
  7. May 2019
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    1. This intensive Maymester course is designed to help teachers develop aresponsive, collaborative, and theory-based understanding of the interaction ofschools, families, and the local community. In this course, you will examine theimpact that various social interactions had on yourself, a student’s family, and thecommunity as a whole.

      Looking forward to this course, it is really related to the research I've been partaking in!

    2. HDFR 518

      hey Fam - excited to work with you all this month!

  9. Apr 2019
    1. The brain-disease model overlooks four fundamental truths: (1) our capacity to destroy one another is matched by our capacity to heal one another. Restoring relationships and community is central to restoring well-being; (2) language gives us the power to change ourselves and others by communicating our experiences, helping us to define what we know, and finding a common sense of meaning; (3) we have the ability to regulate our own physiology, including some of the so-called involuntary functions of the body and brain, through such basic activities as breathing, moving, and touching; and (4) we can change social conditions to create environments in which children and adults can feel safe and where they can thrive.
    1. The primary benefit of this would be to make the Hudson River and Public Square park areas more easily accessible to everyone who lives and works east of Hudson Yards. Opening 10th avenue to street facing retail, turning the six lane street two-way, and adding bike lanes would also make it more forgiving.

      Concluding appeal and explanation of the author's call to action. Considering the lack of walkability and limited potential use, they suggest a new design that will maximize access. This also has the benefit of altering the public's sense of that the space is exclusive.

    2. But over time, they become numb to the novelty of art, and other considerations exert a far greater influence on their experience of the building: things like who uses the space, when the space is used, how the space forms community and how it integrates the the community that surrounds it.

      His argument is user-orientated, criticizing experts in the field who work separately to build components of a shared urban ecosystem. Each architect was chosen for their fame, not their ability to work as part of a team, and spare little consideration about those who will live, work, and move through the space. Most importantly, the question of fostering community is addressed.

      Similar to scholars at the top of their field, these architects place little consideration towards the mass consumption of their work and its context.

    3. Street front retail creates foot traffic in places that might otherwise be desolate and inhospitable during different parts of the day. A diversity of land uses is key in cultivating walkability. For example, New York’s financial district is generally a ghost town after office hours because it lacks residential buildings. Adjacent Battery Park City has the opposite problem; it is so domestic that its streets are empty except during commuting hours.

      Cites two examples of spaces in the city that fail to maximize walkability and reduces user satisfaction/use. Users require mixed-use spaces that promote diverse populations, keeping them from becoming too exclusive and barren during the off hours.

    4. By concentrating retail inside a mega-complex like the Shops, Hudson Yards taxes the public realm and misses out on an opportunity to cultivate the sense of place that might otherwise emerge.

      An example of intersting, even beautiful design with no thought of context. Users should have some understanding of place and build a sense of community. Leads to the 'ivory tower' image for architects that's similarly held by scholars.

  10. Mar 2019
    1. The cutting edge of informal learning: makers, mobile, and more. This article discusses the features of informal learning and also discuss how it can be 'meaningful' and engaging. Constructivism and constructionism are mentioned though not at length. This may be useful given the limited resources I have but it is not one of the more impressive journal articles I have seen. rating 3/3

  11. Feb 2019
    1. Avant-Pop artists welcome the new Electronic Age with open arms because we know that this will vastly increase our chances of finding an audience of like-minded individuals who we can communicate and collaborate with
    2. The emerging wave of Avant-Pop artists now arriving on the scene find themselves caught in this struggle to rapidly transform our sick, commodity-infested workaday culture into a more sensual, trippy, exotic and networked Avant-Pop experience. One way to achieve this would be by creating and expanding niche communities. Niche communities, many of which already exist through the zine scene, will become, by virtue of the convergent electronic environments, virtual communities. By actively engaging themselves in the continuous exchange and proliferation of collectively-generated electronic publications, individually- designed creative works, manifestos, live on-line readings, multi- media interactive hypertexts, conferences, etc., Avant-Pop artists and the alternative networks they are part of will eat away at the conventional relics of a bygone era where the individual artist- author creates their beautifully-crafted, original works of art to be consumed primarily by the elitist art-world and their business- cronies who pass judgement on what is appropriate and what is not.
    1. My dream is to have people inspired to make webpages again about whatever they'd like, and share them in ways that don't promote competitive, addictive 'engagement stats'. And to have cyber-regional zine libraries that are collecting and supporting different scenes' work
    2. to visit a dat site, much like reading a zine, requires that you ask for it from the creator of it (or be a part of a culture that is supporting and sharing them)
    3. There is no implicit way to discover dat sites--instead you have to share your link with friends and hope they support, seed, and share the link too. A dat site spreads, then, through classic, social and 'underground' channels
    4. Work with what you have, to support the people around you and together you'll create a community that has a defined shape and form only in hindsight. Instead of worrying about having enough onboarding ramps, I say we make a future space that is so exciting, so fun, that is such a cool party with lights so bright that everyone wants to build their own methods to get here and join in. And I thought: what's the coolest, most party thing in the world? Reading.
    1. perhaps particularly the student(s) who has generated the hot moment.

      This too is a challenging statement, especially in this moment of "call-out" and "cancel" culture. I'm not even entirely sure what's meant by "generated" - the person who gives offense, or the person who takes it? I think this is fundamentally about preserving the class as a learning community, with the knowledge that means action on an individual level.

    1. to report findings openly and accurately, this includes in particular (where feasible and appropriate) to report findings back to the participants and communities who have engaged in the work, in a form and in language that is useful and accessible for the participants and partners involved;

      this seems to be the minimum - how can you take this further? What about community benefit agreements?

    1. In my life I have al-'"r"1 ways had the greatest apprehension of being >tp�i-{--alone in wisdom

      "How dreadful to have wisdom when it profits not the wise!" -Tiresias, one of the plays of Sophocles

  12. Jan 2019
    1. Discourse does not referto linguistic or signifying systems, grammars, speech acts, or conversations.To think of discourse as mere spoken or written words forming descriptivestatements is to enact the mistake of representationalist thinking. Dis-course is not what is said; it is that which constrains and enables whatcan be said.

      Swales' discussion of discourse communities makes this really clear--and is a good pedagogical tool to introduce the concept to undergrads. Here is a link, but the copy is pretty crappy: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED286184.pdf

    1. “那些所谓的‘白皮书’描述的目标非常宏大,原本只是想做行业某一方面的应用,却拔高到想要做一条全新的底层公链。事实上,若想开发一条完整的区块链底层公链,必须具有在行业应用方面独特的技术创新,并且能够实现稳定运行。这显然不是一般行业应用团队可以实现的事情。”

      <big>评:</big><br/><br/>市面上的多数白皮书是否都在摊大饼?或许在回答这个问题前,我们应该多多学习李笑来「不断厘清自己概念」的精神。为什么原本属于 Business Plan 范畴的文档会被冠以 “White Paper” 的称号?在维基百科的词条里我们可以找到如下定义:</br></br>A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body's philosophy on the matter.

      White papers are a "... tool of participatory democracy ... not [an] unalterable policy commitment."

      "White papers have tried to perform the dual role of presenting firm government policies while at the same time inviting opinions upon them."</i></br></br> “authoritative” 一词在精神上与 “decentralized” 构成对立,但前者却是迄今为止所有组织都偏好的行动范式,甚至喜欢到了上瘾的地步。人们很难揣测第一个在密码社群抛出 “White Paper” 概念的人是否对此概念有细致的探究,但这并不妨碍那些雄心勃勃想要改变世界,抑或是打算割完韭菜就走的团队借此「文化活用」,向外输出它们的价值哲学。他们的立场很决绝,但鲜有做到广纳群言。

  13. Dec 2018
    1. 区块链社群的玩法可能会向传统领域的社群靠近。有文章指出:“社群经济就是将满足于用户生活的不同形态需求圈层化,牢牢锁定老用户,实现持续的转介绍拉新和复购,从而不断支撑企业发展的经营模式”。其实这样的理念也与区块链行业有一些交叉点,资深的意见领袖应该带领新成员学习正向的区块链知识,而不是仅仅将注意力集中在炒币方面;针对不同知识基础和不同诉求的社群成员,也应该认真分层,在内容、激励方式等层面进行差别对待。比如年内某多多的社群玩法就很成功,区块链社群在原有模式下已然“前途渺渺路茫茫”,从传统社群模式中汲取经验或许才能有一些新进展。

      <big>评:</big><br/><br/>某拼单电商在社群经济上的成功,引得拥趸们直呼「长尾理论」的胜利,更有甚者将其与「供给侧」等概念扯上关系,把那些所谓的「只专注前 20% 用户」的头部企业们拉出来数落一番,颇带莎翁悲剧意味地称之为「精英主义的溃败」。 <br/><br/>实际上,倘若拨开利益布局的云雾,你我足以探见,商业公司从未考虑只专注于特定的用户群体或阶层文化,过去是这样,未来也会是。例如,区别于 Uber 商业模式的 Airbnb,这几年虽然在营销上大谈社区文化的多元和共享,背后却承受着股东的持续施压。<br/><br/>我们是否该在区块链新世界继续沿用旧的组织范式?如果我们不愿反复看到一轮又一轮对精英主义的追逐和声讨,do something different, pls.

    1. Abneesh Roy, an analyst at Edelweiss Securities, noted that ahead of elections set for early next year, the government could be moving to appease owners of smaller shops that have been hit as customers buy more goods online. “Shopkeepers have been unhappy,” he said. “In an election year, the government will definitely listen more to voters.”

      It's nice to see foreign countries looking at what has happened to coutries like America with the rise of things like e-commerce, actually thinking about them and the longer term implications, and making rules to effect the potential outcomes.

      Now the bigger follow up question is: is this a good thing? Perhaps there won't be the community interruption we've seen in the US, but what do the overall effects look like decades hence? From a community perspective, from a competitive perspective?

    1. “We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community.”

      Isn't a lot of their community people who share and interact with just this sort of content?

  14. Nov 2018
    1. “It didn’t shock me at the time because I had already made major changes in our intensive-care unit at the hospital, which were unpopular,” Dr. Gorman says, adding all of the changes were good for patients and produced “fabulous” results. “But it was new. And it was different. And people don’t like to change the status quo.”
    2. Two major complaints emerged early on, Dr. Gorman says. Number one was the notion that hospitalists were enablers, allowing PCPs to shirk their long-established duty of shepherding their patients’ care through the walls of their local hospital. Number two, ironically, was the opposite: PCPs who didn’t want to cede control of their patients also moonlit taking ED calls that could generate patients for their own practice.
    1. ​BUT, our students will not (most) have the economic, cultural, historical provenances nor intention ... the reality of community college students is that most will not produce academic discourse but will eak through multiple courses with minimum academic writing (and if so, poorly) while they will continue their certain continued marginalized communities that are, per Bourdieu, decapitalized (lacking cultural capital)​, whereas critical rhetoric could address these systemics inegalitarianism.

    1. Learning at the CenterA Proposal for Dynamic Assessment in a Combined University and Community Adult Learning Center Course

      Learning Center

  15. Sep 2018
    1. being a registered voter and an active participant in democracy is an important part of one's identity.

      It's as if Snapchat is popularizing being politically involved, it is helping young people to want to vote by making it "cool" and a part of their profile. It also has a community aspect to it, like snapchat is building a network of young voters

    1. It is amazing what calling someone by their name can do for a community and a feeling of belonging.

      I've been impressed in the past by faculty members who use this as a way to get to real class discussion and past serial dialogue between the professor an individual students in a Q&A. Saying "what she said" simply isn't acceptable; when you refer to another person's comment, you use their name,

    1. «Gated community» utenfor Durban i KwaZulu-Natal-provinsen i Sør-Afrika. Parker, golfbaner og andre fritidstilbud gjør at innbyggerne her kan leve atskilt fra resten av samfunnet bak høye murer med elektrisk gjerde på toppen, godt beskyttet av sikkerhetsvakte
    1. This ideaof deploying dominant culture against the dominant classes is a familiar aspect of South African history. African Nationalist leaders such as Mandela and Tambo were in no way deceived by their missionary education but usedit as a sort of “common school,” arming them for the struggle against apartheid.

      I find this article to be neglectful of our own agency -- that we learn and bring back to our own family and community that which helps us live and work together. And this paragraph holds most meaning to me-- and it reminded me of Sitting Bull who said, "When you find something good on the whiteman’s road, pick it up; but when you find something bad, or it turns out bad, drop it and leave it alone." https://flic.kr/p/NMPuKG

      There are many truths within all of these [I found page 7 of the most interest]. I think about the propaganda that is permeating our online discourse-- and I think we all are getting smarter in our engagement or refusal to do so. And I see more polite disagreement recently. Because, with time, we strive for truth, even when we must revise our own thinking. We choose, no matter what is forced or imposed. Education matters. Schools matter. And learners take that which best benefits them. We see in schools kids not learning that which they deem not relevant-- so the transformation will come from the students expectations, I think. Consider the whole of our world, and what people have done with what they have learned. I don't think the hidden agenda, if there is one, works quite like these academics think -- when we consider the progress -- and how we are overcoming any back steps -- that exists in the world.

      Education is not just school: it's wherever we are and how we connect with others to understand it.

    1. share agreement

      Adoption of mechanisms like the "Fair Share Agreement" in B.C. or similar to get funds for improving infrastructure in municipalities and regions.

    2. availability of housing

      Improve the need of affordable housing in host, hub and source communities

    3. Lack of metrics

      Develop or strengthen statistical information of new industry developments, ups and downs of existing industries.

    4. welfare support

      Implement a timely response of welfare support linked to slow-downs of industries that involve numerous workers in given communities

    5. medical care

      Improve medical care infrastructure and inter-provincial agreements to be able to cover LC-LD workers and their families in source, host and hub communities in a timely manner. the improvement of such services should be flexible enough to adapt to the ups and downs of the predominant industries.

    6. environmental impacts

      Improve environmental assessments in the planning stages of industrial and housing developments in source, host and hub communities

    7. community participation

      Establishment of bodies and paths for community participation in the development of new industrial activities and the assessments of their needs imposed by the labour market linked to the industry and its ups and downs.

    8. prior preparation

      Anticipation through planning of community needs due to new developments and ups and downs of predominant industries for example mining.

    9. improving infrastructure

      Improve infrastructure in the host and hub communities according to the needs imposing by industrial developments

    10. LDLC workers and their needs

      Develop or strengthen statistics regarding LDLC workers and their needs

    11. housing, infrastructure

      Anticipation to fulfill housing needs and assessment of the ups and downs of the industry that affect the housing needs. Decisions should be taken about short, medium and long term needs.

    12. infrastructure

      Timely response for the maintenance of roads and development of new routes when needed according to the traffic needs due to industrial developments and labour market that involve drive-in drive-out mobility and heavy transit during construction phase

  16. Jul 2018
    1. Calls to work on behalf of the community or to the community’s values wind up not only, as I noted in my last post, ignoring community’s supplementary role with respect to capital but also essentializing a highly complex and intersectional set of social relations.

      This reminds me of some studies in psychology about why people vote and for whom they vote. It's not always who they would vote for individually, but who would a group of people like them vote? This makes the "community" portion far more complex than it would appear.

      I should track down the original references, but I think I remember reading about them via either George Lakoff or possibly Malcolm Gladwell.

  17. Jun 2018
    1. My heart forever broken by social-media silos, I’m not really interested in using Micro.blog as yet another “Okay, I’m over here now” social network. I get the impression that it has potential for much deeper use than that, if I can only get my head around it.

      Micro.blog can be many things to many people which can be confusing, particularly when you're a very tech savvy person and can see all the options at once. I'd recommend looking at it like a custom feed reader for a community of people you'd like to follow and interact with. Spend some time in the reader and just interact with those you're following and they'll do likewise in return.

      It's purposely missing some of the dopamine triggers other social silos have, so you may need to retrain your brain to use it appropriately, but I think it's worthwhile if you do.

    1. In the first question posed above – (there may be a document (or documents) in an archive with the potential to bring down a government. If this hasn’t happened yet, does that record have power?) – the latency of the archive-as-content is assumed. In other words, there’s always the possibility that somewhere in the repository is the single, golden item that will reveal itself as ‘the one’ – whatever that may be – and then the injection of agency, the transition from inherent to active power occurs, as Mike notes. More broadly though, I think there’s an ‘imagined’ power in archival repositories. Not only on the basis that they are often mythologized as the store of potentially ‘golden’ items, but also in the way that they allow communities to potentially imagine themselves as communities. This is Benedict Anderson’s thesis – that to be part of a group there needs to be a range of shared or widely accepted attributes and/or elements that the group imagines themselves all sharing – and the archival repository, although it doesn’t feature in his work, I think is a key to fulfilling this role. And in this role, it’s not about the one item, series or accession, but the very existence of the thing called an archive that is key. It has its mysterious ways, supported by a range of cool stereotypes (cardigan, ‘dust’, things ‘lost only to be ‘discovered’, ‘reading rooms etc…) which help to establish the archive as more than a thing, and all those attributes help to give it the air of mystery. If you need something, it’s likely to be ‘in the archive’. Even if you don’t, there’s safety in the knowledge that someone, somewhere, has carefully archived it. And it’s that mythologising I think that creates a peculiar type of archival power, at once active and activated, latent and potential.
    1. STRONG COMMUNITIES GIVE RISE TO MORE CONSENTFUL TECHNOLOGIESWhen attention is paid to relationships, stronger communities result. This is the case in physical communities as well as digital. Users and makers can strengthen their communities and improve consent therein by asking:• How can we better protect each other? For example, is there a technical way to have other community members see and respond to harassing messages, so the person who is targeted does not have to deal with the barrage alone?• How can we hold each other accountable as a community? What are some community-based strategies for addressing non-consensual actions that work on the roots of the issue?• How can we better support and uplift each other? How can we normalize asking for consent on our platform?Small changes can make a big difference when we add a little friction to pathways used for abusive behaviour, and when we make it easier for people to help each other. For example, new users might have a quieter voice until they’ve been around awhile, or messages mentioning you could be downvoted by your friends so you won’t see them.
    2. Community accountability is a community-based strategy, rather than a police/prison-based strategy, to address violence within our communities. Community accountability is a process in which a community — a group of friends, a family, a church, a workplace, an apartment complex, a neighborhood, etc — work together to do the following things:• Create and affirm values & practices that resist abuse and oppression and encourage safety, support, and accountability• Develop sustainable strategies to address community members’ abusive behavior, creating a process for them to account for their actions and transform their behavior• Commit to ongoing development of all members of the community, and the community itself, to transform the political conditions that reinforce oppression and violence• Provide safety & support to community members who are violently targeted that respects their self-determination1What would a community accountability approach to digital communities look like?
  18. Apr 2018
    1. No design experience required. You don’t need to know CAD to make and 3D print awesome 3D models – just check out some of the user-generated designs below! See more in our Gallery.

      This explains what makes this different from most 3D printing software. TinkerCAD employs the use of a community which helps to establish a massive database of user created 3D images which can be printed. Some of these items include historical artifacts and machines which a teacher can use to bring images or text to life for their students

  19. Mar 2018
    1. Having found my voice in the academic community and a means to engage in the meaningful deployment of my abilities across institutional and national boundaries thanks to the open internet, I have made yet another career "modification" - one where I can pass on a new perspective to students considering teaching languages.

      agency, voice research community

    2. . This internal event about teaching excellence at Warwick saw staff exploring physical and virtual spaces, connecting virtually with Marcin Klébin @makle1 in Poland; the doors to the EuroCALL conference were opened this year thanks to collaboration with Maha Bali +Maha Bali and Virtually Connecting, my students have created open educational resources and even contributed to online conferences, the WIHEA #knowhow project (see https://storify.com/WarwickLanguage/warwick-window-on-teaching) produced resources and connections to help others decide on a path to opening up their work.

      Connected events

    3. The serendipity of networked practice together with a heightened attention to the importance of protecting the place of human interaction in education resulted in many conference presentations and publications

      Reflective practice, research, publication

    1. The learning was further extended through becoming part of the Association for Learning Technology where I have increased my technical and theoretical perspectives in learning technology. 

      EDTECH community

    2. this inspired me to research through my teaching and this community

      research, reflective practice

    3. I reconnected with the EuroCALL community finding Graham Davies online (sadly now passed away but not before he agreed to deliver some staff training through his Second Life presence, a real highlight for me) and this inspired

      Connection with Eurocall

    1. The group has long been internally divided by dilemma as to whether its striving upward, should be aimed at strengthening its inner cultural and group bonds, both for intrinsic progress and for offensive power against caste; or whether it should seek escape wherever and however possible into the surrounding American culture.

      I feel like either path invites criticism. When nonwhite communities strengthen their own boundaries and attempt to celebrate their culture, they are criticized as being disruptive and not making an effort to "become American." Yet people of color are also actively discouraged from integrating into white spaces due to fear and unfamiliarity, or are accused of whitewashing themselves. There's no winning here for people of color.

  20. Feb 2018
    1. Groups

      Unlike other approaches to learning new concepts that leave you to your own resources, Groups provide a safe environment for meaningful open discussions, shared experiences and assets, to help you overcome change adoption hurdles.

      To participate in Groups:

      • Join the Community
      • Join groups that interest you
      • And participate in the Group discussions
  21. Dec 2017
    1. teaching academic conversation skills in the classroom promotes equity since students who are less exposed to these school-like terms at hom

      Classroom content conversation teaches ELs how to converse about their learning in other contexts: home, clubs, work, community.

    1. There is virtually no competition in broadband Internet service in the US. 129 million people have only one option, and 146 million have only two options.

      At MuniNetworks.org, we provide resources for those joining the movement to build broadband networks that are directly accountable to the communities they serve. Case studies, fact sheets, and video are some of the media we offer to help leaders make decisions about community owned networks.

    1. And, in general, to observe with intelligence & faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed.

      It's refreshing to see an optimistic hope for people. In my Empirical Engagement (Thinking Like A Scientist) we discussed how people come to believe the things they believe, and how we can't really trust people to look at things with a healthy dose of skepticism. Jefferson here has hope that people will use their "intelligence & faithfulness" to carry them through social interaction. He believes in them because they're using their knowledge to their advantage by applying, as he knows they will.

  22. Nov 2017
    1. Rather than framing everything at the course level, we should be deploying these technologies for the individual.26

      Obvious question: what about groups, communities, networks, and other supra-individual entities apart from the course/cohort model?

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      Suharno, Susilowati, I., Anggoro, S., & Gunanto, E. Y. A. (2017). Typical Analysis for Fisheries Management: The Case for Small-Scaler of Shrimp Fishers. Advanced Science Letters, 23(8), 7096–7099. https://doi.org/10.1166/asl.2017.9299

      Suharno, Susilowati, I., Anggoro, S., & Gunanto, E. Y. A. (2017). Typical Analysis for Fisheries Management: The Case for Small-Scaler of Shrimp Fishers. Advanced Science Letters, 23(8), 7096–7099. https://doi.org/10.1166/asl.2017.9299

      https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320992173_TYPICAL_ANALYSIS_FOR_FISHERIES_MANAGEMENT_THE_CASE_FOR_SMALL-SCALER_OF_SHRIMP_FISHERS

    1. Group work/study groups

      I posted 4 podcasts and let students select to which they wanted to listen. They recorded a reflective comment and had to option to add a resource (i.e. link to webpage) that expanded on the topic. LOVED what they found and will make this required next time!

    2. Welcome message/introductions.

      I have used this for student intros and it works GREAT! Grids are easily shared with other instructors - Darci and Sue viewed and added their comments prior to the first day of their classes.

  23. Oct 2017
    1. 5. honorary excitements

      I believe the use of the phrase "honorary excitements" is extremely interesting, as it is very ambiguous in comparison to the other facets of the “education of youth” the author listed earlier. Aside from tuition, diet, lodging, and government, "honorary excitements" could include any and every activity to make the student a more wholesome individual. In addition to their studies, “honorary excitements” seem to promote student involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities. From community engagement to sports, these activities allow the student to develop skills that they may not be able to learn just inside the classroom. UVA greatly promotes the idea of a community in which students are active.The University has greatly implemented this concept of “honorary excitements” throughout the years, as there are hundreds of clubs and organizations available for students to join. -Komal Kamdar, Morgan Negron, and Lyudmila Avagyan

  24. Sep 2017
    1. It is up to me, not the state, what beliefs I adopt, what opinions I voice, or what religion I practice.

      Except not really. Social institutions like school, religion, saluting the flag, etc. socialize us into acceptable thought/behavior. We are free, to an extent, to rebel against these socializations, but rarely without backlash from friends, family, community, etc. See also: Red Scare

  25. May 2017
    1. Niantic, the maker of Pokémon Go, is teaming up with the Knight Foundation in a multiyear commitment promoting civic engagement in communities. That means the two entities will pitch in time, money, and plenty of Pokémon to get citizens outside, exploring their towns in city-organized events.

      Very interesting development!

  26. Apr 2017
    1. networkculture.Everythingusesandisused,andthereisnoclearboundarybetweentheoneandtheother.

      Re: my microresponse from 3/11 regarding Perelman, Burke, networks, community, and social fabric

    1. Fisher, Matthew. 2012. “Authority, Interoperability, and Digital Medieval Scholarship.” Literature Compass 9 (12): 955–64. doi:10.1111/lic3.12018.

      /home/dan/.mozilla/firefox/rwihx4ee.default/zotero/storage/PHS4P7D6/Fisher - 2012 - Authority, Interoperability, and Digital Medieval .pdf

    1. p. 57 Research questions

      1) What were the different types of lists? 2) what form of social relationship developed through the medium 3) were they a community

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    1. insurers in states that waived community rating couldn’t tell sick customers to take a hike, but they could jack up premiums enough to make insurance plans for these customers unaffordable or useless.

      Community Rating: "A rule that prevents health insurers from varying premiums within a geographic area based on age, gender, health status or other factors." https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/community-rating/

  27. Mar 2017
    1. we discuss our doubt together, therefore we are.

      I was trying to think of a better way to tie this in with kpolizzi's comment, but I'll just say I enjoy this as a twist on Descartes' "I think therefore I am." "We doubt together" indicates a shift to thinking about our existence as a community rather than as individuals.

    1. We’ve designed our products to meet essential needs of journalism through effective online communities.

      Mozilla, Knight, NYT, WaPo collaboration.

    1. One minute left. Terry, Keith, Kevin, Susan, Maha, Mia, Jim, Maritta, Marcin, Paul, Teresa, Maxime, Alexis, Camille, Clarissa, Blaise, Leena, Jurgen, Jose, Alan, Howard, Alec, Laura, Christine, Marie Christine, Dave, Bonnie et al -

      time people connection

    2. I can work with you, these guys and not feel that I am selling myself, ourselves short. That feels like freedom.

      freedom values community

    3. This week Mia Zamora, surprised me by inviting me to join the facilitation team of Connected Courses. To say that I was taken aback by her email, and the ensuing one coming from Claudia would be an understatement, to put it mildly. We need recognition for our particularity. I was not expecting an Oscar from my peers. That's frankly how I felt.

      recognition community present disconnection...

    4. I have lived it through exchanges of tweets, blog posts, emails, Twitter DM's, conversations with colleagues, students, ex-students, friends, my family online, offline around me and walking our dog Jazz.

      community offline online hybridity

    1. Half a life later, I am investigating those elements which connect us to the other, which enable us to journey a while with a fellow learner.

      What connects us? What is the story?

    1. Meanwhile back at the picnic spot, Terry and Keith had turned up. It was six and seven o'clock in the morning for them and they had dropped everything to spend a little time at a picnic to chat with friends.

      Timezone confusion. Competence

    2. Yesterday, I started the day with a blog post entitled 'In the Tribble Valley' inspired by a series of tweets between people who I had never met

      Imaginary space. What shape does it have?

    3. Then it was Maha's Birthday, why don't we sing 'Happy Birthday' I thought, - well why not?

      Distant Presence Friends

    4. during the week we had students reading my blog, seeing their snow hat from last winter being commented on by people all around the world and retweeted by Rihanna (a robot - I kept that quiet not to spoil the effect) on Twitter.

      Modeling reflective practice.

      Narrative connected

    1. Meanwhile Teresa Mackinnon has been able to represent our rhizomatically evolving project in the UK and elsewhere got it accepted as a case study by a European Project.

      recognition

    2. In August 2013, with my colleagues Christine Rodrigues and now Marcin Kleban we presented again at Eurocall in Portugal a study, Telecollaboration in Historical Spaces, looking at the barriers and openings  to widening connected learning among teachers and learners.

      open recognition community

    3. I met Catherine Cronin, I think first in London and then again in Plymouth, I met Mary Anne Reilly, we spoke over dinner about Nomads, about Rhizomatic Learning. I felt connected. I felt that I could communicate, I felt nurtured. I was not al

      mentorship leaders community

      Herein lies the problem of confidence - that feeling of being an imposter (imposter syndrome) others have the possibility to connect - photos of people smiling in exotic places.

      Jealousy.

      Feeling of being part of something...but a part of what?

      Problem of recognition.

      Problem of being disheartened.

      Problem of barriers..

      Also that feeling of not wanting to be disconnected from local reality - not wanting to be a satellite.in heaven.

      Feeling of others being a cosy clique.

      Not wanting to play career games in academia.

    4. I wrote about this experience here in Swings and Roundabouts.

      Learning the power of open.

    5. Without her, nothing would have happened. I would have remained isolated probably, unhappily in a disconnected classroom.

      The importance of connecting with others like us...

    6. I began to feel really connected. I was no longer alone. I might be a maverick, a one-off. I was no longer weird. I wasn't completely crazy.

      Finding a tribe...

    1. If we are to study the 'emergence of community' are we going to be stuck with a particular 'pattern of community' which doesn't necessarily reflect the diverse perspectives of what constitutes 'community' or 'membership to a community'?

      Battle over picture of community.

      Immigration and list of crimes.

      Power to marginalise individuals.

      Conflict.

    2. Where does one draw the 'community lines'? How much do people need to 'care' for each other to be part of a 'community'? Who decides who is in and who is out? What are the criteria? I am getting the distinct impression that 'community' is a problematic pattern  which hides more than it reveals

      Politics power and community.

      Who is in, who is out.

    1. PacificGrove.Directory is a private online project by Holger Hubbs (www.101done.com). With your help, inspiration and support it is turning into a simple and heartfelt portal to discover, connect and share right where we live.
    1. Sachs Harbour

      Sachs Harbour is located in the Inuvik region of the Northwest Territories, Canada and is situated on the southwestern coast of Banks Island in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. According to the 2011 census, the population was 112 people. The principle languages spoken in the town are Inuvialuktan and English. The economy is primarily based upon hunting and trapping, but tourism also plays a small role. Residents also engage in ice fishing- harvesting fish from the Amundsen Gulf and Beaufort Sea. Banks Island is ecologically significant for being home to the largest goose colony in North America and is home to three quarters of the world’s population of muskoxen. Barren-ground caribou and polar bears are also seen on the island. On April 26, 2006, the world’s first documented wild-born grizzly-polar bear hybrid was shot near the town. The town has a Visitor Reception Centre that presents the Aulavik National Park and Inuvialuit culture to visitors to the Banks island and serves as a center for community activities. The town is of historical significance for a number of ships sent out to the Arctic Bay by the British Admiralty to find the lost expedition of James Franklin that became trapped in the ice for three years and was abandoned by its crew. One ships primary investigator and captain was Robert McClure who was able to identify the fabled North West Passage- a waterway across the top of North America that would allow passage to Asia from Banks Island. Only few have made this passage since due to icy and dangerous waters, but as the earth warms there may be a day when this passage becomes common. Sachs Harbour is in the Arctic tundra climate zone, which is characterized by long and extremely cold winters. Since many of the activities of the residents in the community revolve aroundfishing hunting,and travel, many residents have considerable knowledge of weather conditions, permafrost, and erosion patterns. Because of climate changes in recent years, many local residents fear that their knowledge of weather patterns may not be as useful as the weather becomes harder to predict. Since the climate has been changing, the sea ice is breaking up earlier than usual taking seals farther south in the summer. Seals are a main food source for the town. Climate change is bringing many other changes to the island’s ecology as well; salmon appeared for the first time in nearby waters between 1999 and 2001, new species of birds are migrating- including robins and barn swallows, and more flies and mosquitos have been appearing. Additionally, there is estimated to be 4 to 12 billion barrels of commercially recoverable oil in the Beaufort Sea and between 13 and 63 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. As the climate continues to warm it will be easier to access these resources, which could potentially damage the ecology of the island if not managed properly.

      Citations Babaluk , John A., James D. Reist, James D. Johnson, and Lionel Johnson. " First Records of Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) and Pink Salmon (O. gorbuscha) from Banks Island and Other Records of Pacific Salmon in Northwest Territories, Canada." Http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca. June 2000. Accessed March 9, 2017. http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic53-2-161.pdf.

      Callow, Lin. "Oil and Gas Exploration & Development Activity Forecast." Http://www.beaufortrea.ca. March 2013. Accessed March 2017. http://www.beaufortrea.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/NCR-5358624-v4-BREA_-_FINAL_UPDATE_-_EXPLORATION_AND_ACTIVITY_FORECAST-__MAY_2013.pdf.

      Canada, Government Of Canada Statistics. "Census Profile." Census Program. May 31, 2016. Accessed March 09, 2017. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=6101041&Geo2=PR&Code2=61&Data=Count&SearchText=Sachs Harbour&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=PR&GeoCode=6101041&TABID=1.

      "Observed Climate Change Impacts in Sachs Harbour, Canada." Observed Climate Change Impacts in Sachs Harbour, Canada. Accessed March 09, 2017. http://www.greenfacts.org/en/arctic-climate-change/toolboxes/observed-climate-change-impacts.htm.

    1. every time we try to do something, within the system … it doesn’t seem to work for us, as Indian people

      Chief Jim Antoine was the Chief of the Liidlii Kue First Nation. At this time he had been Chief of these people for a year. The Liidlii Kue people had a lot of issues with the white people and the way they treated their land and treated the Liidii Kue people. The Liidii Kue people were against the pipeline and they tried to follow appropriate measures to make their voices heard. Chief Jim Antoine would speak out about the issues the Liidlii Kue people felt passionate about. Due to the racial tensions in Simpson, the tension was often taken out on Chief Antoine every time he spoke out. Because of Chief Antoine’s efforts the nonnatives attacked him for attempting to speak out on behalf of his people. The Liidlii Kue people are so frustrated with their efforts to be heard, being shut down, that they were at the point where Chief Antoine was ready to work on changing the system in order to create respect for the Liidlii Kue people on their land.

      Proceedings at Community Hearing. Proceedings of Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, Fort Simpson, NWT. Vol. 26. Burnaby, BC: Allwest Reporting Ltd, 2003. 1-111. Accessed March 5, 2017.

  28. Feb 2017
    1. The contagious euphoria you felt has a name: “collective effervescence,” coined a century ago by the French sociologist Émile Durkheim. It’s that glowy, giddy feeling where your sense of self slackens, yielding to a connection with your fellow, synchronized humans.
    1. narrow conception which we have of it; and therefore are wholly confined to the knowledge and use of words:

      From what I remember in History of English Language, language has been defined more broadly since Sheridan's day, if language was really strictly defined to words. I think language is now considered as a system of intentional, conventional signs. Unfortunately, animals and the "melancholy mournings of the turtle" (shoutout to kpolizzi and gilmanhernandez) are not considered language within this definition. This reading and the definition of language from the HOEL textbook by Algeo both heavily emphasized oral-aural communication, so I'm curious about the deaf community's perspective on language. Also I was definitely not expecting to bring up disability as much as I have been; I can try to limit my annotations on that subject.

  29. Jan 2017
    1. Drained late last century by declining tax revenue and selective civic neglect, Oakland boasts a constellation of seemingly derelict warehouses, storefronts, and churches. Within many of their shabby exteriors, however, are places of creative invention and possibility. These homes and venues—known by cryptic names rarely recorded in the press—cradle scenes that slip between categories; they’re where as-yet-unnamed subcultures gestate. For non-conforming bodies harassed and abused at other clubs, they’re sanctuaries.
    1. But for me, hope is not a feeling. It is not an emotion. Hope is action. Hope is found in motion.

      ...

      Hope begins the moment that somebody stands up and says, “Let’s roll.”

      ...

      It is clear to me though that hopelessness and despair often lead to an inability to act. When that happens, we must rely on others to act. Anyone that was gone through trauma and faced extended periods of indecisiveness can understand this. This is why a sense of community is so important, and that we share in our action by relying on others to back us up.

  30. Dec 2016
  31. Nov 2016
    1. But the general process of neighbor-hood change entails a loss of urban cohesiveness and the growth of a new pluralism among residents that will compel congregations to reexamine their identities and play new roles

      Nice conclusion to apply to New Community

    2. The rapid-fire changes that can reconfigure neighborhoods during gen-trification (whether from rezoning laws or the closing of long-established retail outlets) makes transitions between niches both a problem and a pos-sibility for congregations

      A problem all congregations face, not just New Community

    3. the stress on intimacy, authenticity, and community that strikes a powerful chord among young urban newcomers arriving on the current wave of gentrification

      i.e. New Community

  32. Oct 2016
    1. Cosby didn't want the movement to become institutional and frozen by inertia

      Wanted to ensure that his legacy (the work, not his name) continues on past his retirement/death.

    2. After decades of bringing white, middle- and upper-class people into neighborhoods around Columbia Road and Adams Morgan to serve the poor and lecturing to seminarians and faith leaders, Cosby has concluded that societal change might go in the other direction.

      The rich-white are not the only ones who can help...

    3. "We've got to move from believing so deeply to doing," he preached. "We've got to keep in mind the discrepancy between belief and embodiment."

      -Cosby

      In his last sermon he makes sure that his parishioners know: it is not enough to come up with a way to help, but you must go into the field and give aid to those who need it.

    1. This is supported by Schwier’s (2007) views that ‘communities cannot be created; rather they emerge when conditions nurture them’ (p.18). These social interactions among students maximize students’ motivation and peer collabo-ration in learning (University of Texas 2013)
    2. the elements—tools and community—seemed to mediate stu-dents’ active participation and motivation in the process of achieving their (subject) learning objectives (object). Tool mediation, which is a key principle of Activity Theory, highlights that human activity is mediated by various tools
  33. Sep 2016