Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Phenomenon of Nature?

One of the interesting questions that arises in communities centered around learning and discourse is what to do about the spoilers. That is, what happens when someone arrives who is not exactly a ‘troll” but rather someone who comes only … Continue reading

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Understanding How We Understand Each Other

People understand themselves poorly and understand others perhaps more poorly. This sorry fact is one reason conflicts exist and persist in the world.  That humans as a species tend to hold smugly to complete misconceptions about those they perceive as being not like them is … Continue reading

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Promoting Constructive Discourse

One of the areas in which I accept projects is hosting fruitful discourse communities. In fact, I have two such projects lined up for Fall. A challenge in these settings is often that people come together with very different ideas of what … Continue reading

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Design before You Are Asked

Are you someone who notices problems around you and decides which you should work on solving RIGHT NOW? Here is a motto for you then: Design before you are asked.  

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Is It Enough?

Maria Nicanor, lab curator of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, has been reflecting on the accomplishments of the Lab now that it has concluded its ten weeks of programming in New York and ten weeks in Berlin. The reader may remember … Continue reading

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