How to get better at being you, at being us?
Perhaps it has to do with getting better at daily iterations of interconnectedness. Having internal connections between the parts. Knowing, or seeking to always be knowing, the why of the gathering. What’s the purpose of being together in a room/space?
a great example of how to encourage interconnectedness… merriam-webster’s page defining interconnectedness [given and linked in graphic above] gives the definition, but then asks..
What made you want to look up interconnected? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
at first – i was thinking this was lame, because i’ve been thinking so much about distractions, that get us to spinning our wheels, ie: people going off on comment sections – mostly fighting/defending et al., and because it followed a section that read:
Rhymes with INTERCONNECTEDinner-directed, other-directed
but the comments were very intriguing. not only because they were intriguing, but because they were about something i was interested enough in to look up.
note a comment via Max –
Really good use of social media on that merriam-webster site by asking me why I looked that up.
so yes Hannah, i love the word. it’s at the essence, because, it’s at the essence.
having internal connections between the parts
the nodes aren’t as key as the links between them. the labels/products/definitions aren’t it. you have to zoom out and see the interconnectedness of all the little it’s (we often declare as most worthy of our time and stick-to-it-ive-ness) in order to see the natural/original/breathtaking beauty of the whole.
or perhaps, the nodes aren’t the best nodes they can be, without great intentionality and attention paid, to why they are interconnected.
why are we connecting.
oh. cool. let’s do it more.
- I Am, Tom Shadyak‘s film.
- James B Glattfelder – emergence
- Ethan Zuckerman – rewire for interconnectedness
- Jason Silva – awe-struck
- David Weinberger – everything is miscellaneous
- Venessa Miemis – emergent by design
- Jerry Michalski – the brain, et al
remind me to make a little video of the images for video ppt. Keri Smith‘s fonts dancing around the pages. watching the interconnectedness of words.. meshing, blurring, into words.
babies cells manipulating mom for decades
Fascinating: “I think one promising area for further research concerns unexplained pregnancy losses, and whether older siblings, as genetic individuals, can play a role in delaying the birth of younger siblings,” says David Haig, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University.
the dna journey:
racial id is biological nonsense
“The way that we talk about race today is just incoherent,” he says. “The thing about race is that it is a form of identity that is meant to apply across the world, everybody is supposed to have one – you’re black or you’re white or you’re Asian – and it’s supposed to be significant for you, whoever and wherever you are. But biologically that’s nonsense.”
from doc: awakening the dreamers, changing the dream
30 min – tom goldtooth (@IENearth) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_B.K._Goldtooth): we use another terminology.. mitakuye oyasin.. all my relations.. we try to recognize we are related to everything..
a phrase from the Lakota language. It reflects the world view of interconnectedness held by the Lakota people of North America. This concept and phrase is expressed in many Yankton Sioux prayers, as well as by ceremonial people in other Lakota communities….The phrase translates in English as “all my relatives,” “we are all related,” or “all my relations.” It is a prayer of oneness and harmony with all forms of life: other people, animals, birds, insects, trees and plants, and even rocks, rivers, mountains and valleys.
In 1940, American scholar Joseph Epes Brown wrote a study of Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ and its relevance in the Sioux ideology of “underlying connection” and “oneness.” He noted how the phrase has been misappropriated and misused as a slogan and salutation by peoples from outside the Lakota cultures.
When you understand interconnectedness, it makes you more afraid of hating than of dying.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/annegalloway/status/843566898822316032
‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’