Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #31

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vibecamp (✨,🏕️) (@tpotvibecamp) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from vibecamp (✨,🏕️) (@tpotvibecamp). The first ever vibecamp will be held on the weekend of March 4th, outside of Austin! Are you a rat? Are you not a post-rat? Are you ingroup? Come hang!. Austin

I didn’t realise how misunderstood and controversial this discussion would be…
Today I want to invite you to meditate on two quotes: “It is a misuse of our power to take responsibility for problems that belong to someone else.” … 99 comments on LinkedIn

Systems: A User Perspective — Belinda Weir | Systems Community of Inquiry

public | service | transformation

The Plight of Cinderella Services | by Cate McLaurin | Dec, 2021 | Medium
For my masters in public administration I wrote an 11,000 thesis on digital transformation and how it should, but mostly doesn’t, focus on enabling services such as procurement, finance, HR. You can…

systems | complexity | cybernetics

What complexity science is, and why — Petter Holme
This is a post/essay about understanding complexity science, via some peculiarities of the field, as a meeting place for a special kind of scientist. It is the result of my nostalgia-driven hobby of reading popular-science complex systems books, and builds on notes that have been collecting dust for almost a decade. Definitions and disclaimers A…

The Reality of Informationally Closed Entities: | Harish’s Notebook — My notes… Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science. | Systems Community of Inquiry

Abeba Birhane on Twitter: “Artificial Intelligence, A Guide for Thinking Humans — Melanie Mitchell | Systems Community of Inquiry
Abeba Birhane does good and relevant readalong tweet threads, like this one:

Systems thinking and practice for action research | Ray Ison (2008)
Systems thinking and practice for action research Ray Ison 2008, The Sage Handbook of Action Research Participative … 107 Views 21 Pages 1 File ▾ Show less ▴ Publication Date: 2008 Publication Name: The Sage Handbook of Action Research Participative … (PDF) Systems thinking and practice for action research | Ray Ison —

ethics in public service

Oklahoma attempts to legislate against books and librarians
“Under Senate Bill 1142, if just one parent objects to a book it must be removed within 30 days. If it is not, the librarian must be fired and cannot work…

‘Don’t forget us’: Covid shielders speak out over lack of government support | Coronavirus | The Guardian
As Omicron spreads, many clinically extremely vulnerable people in England are being forced to isolate in fear of their lives

Freedom of Information; more revelations about ‘IR35’
Off-Payroll: The recent Lords debate — and the evidence HMRC relied upon Some of you may be new to my musings, so a little Xmas present for you, from … 38 comments on LinkedIn

The sad, tragic scandal that probably will not be investigated
Children with learning disabilities offered ‘do not resuscitate’ orders during Covid pandemic See (via Tom Alexander)

“Brexit”: ‘the biggest disaster any government has ever negotiated’ | Food & drink industry | The Guardian

A “big push” to lift people out of poverty | MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
One-time capital boosts can help the welfare of the very poor for a decade subsequently, according to new research co-authored by MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

environmental and social justice

more brain food

Improvisation Blog: Technology has no Curriculum (How to teach fish about water) | Systems Community of Inquiry

WE ARE AS GODS | Brian Eno & Stewart Brand Discussion on Vimeo
Musician Brian Eno in discussion with Stewart Brand, the subject of a new documentary on Stewart called We Are As Gods. The film profiles Stewart Brand: legendary…

A Stewart Brand Playlist — by Steven Johnson
Here’s a curated list of what to read/watch/listen to from Stewart’s remarkable career so far.


thinking about Desmond Tutu

Tony Blair should face trial over Iraq war, says Desmond Tutu | Tony Blair | The Guardian

When Desmond Tutu stood up for the rights of Palestinians, he could not be ignored | Chris McGreal | The Guardian
After visits to Israel and Palestine, Tutu used his moral authority to speak out and, despite abuse, refused to back down, says Guardian journalist Chris McGreal

Thinking about Graceland

I have a specific memory of the Christmas after Graceland came out, decorating the tree and the living, me and my brother both in our pyjamas and highly flammable nylon dressing room, supervised by my mum. My dad comes back from town with a CD for our new CD player, wired to the big box speakers in the living room. It’s Graceland, and it feels like something out of this world, special, and connected to us. I guess thinking about Desmond Tutu also stirred this memory, but I often remember it at this time of year.

Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Rolling Stone:

How singer-songwriter’s landmark LP set off an international firestorm


out of the barrel of a gun.”



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