jon on ai

via this tweet from jon husband []:

Interesting to wonder about how AI & its evolution will have impact on processes and initiatives involving the (catch-all ?) label of co-creation … from 2013: ” Co-Creating as Disruption to the Dominant Cultural Framework” …

which links to a 2013 post on wierarchy site (am assuming jon wrote) – Co-Creating as Disruption to the Dominant Cultural Framework – []

notes/quotes from post:

The explosions of creative technology we’ve been experiencing have spawned a series of sociological responses, in the form(s) of Barcamps, Wordcamps, Govcamps, Foo Camps, Unconferences, high-end celebrity-and-marketing-and venture-capital ‘experience’ markets, new cultural and artistic festivals with technology-and-culture-making themes.  There’s also a rapidly-increasing range of maker faires, many and various configurations of online education (viz. the recent explosion of interest in MOOCs), community-and-consensus building, organizing for activism and fundraising, and other similar events and happenings.

The impetus behind this explosion is both technological and sociological.

Technological … There has been an historical evolution of various kinds of technology over the past three decades, but for the purposes of this essay we are referring to information technology and the creation and evolution of the Internet and the Web.  When we speak of ‘co-creating”, most often we’re interested in the appearance, development and evolution of social tools, web services, massive storage, and the ongoing development of computer-and-smart-devices development.  *The changes have been massive and fast, and touch virtually all areas of human activity.  And … it’s not going away.  As Stowe Boyd has said, “welcome to the post-normal world”.

*to me.. that’s the problem.. ie: missing legit humanity ness..

mufleh humanity lawwe have seen advances in every aspect of our lives except our humanity– Luma Mufleh

been more about artificial intellect ness than augmenting interconnectedness

Sociological … *People are searching for ways to find others with similar interests and motivations **so that they can engage in activities that help them learn, find work, grow capabilities and skills, and tackle vexing social and economic problems. As awareness spreads and experience grows, more and more of these types of events and purposeful gatherings occur. Thus, the ***“get informed and take action” aspects of general culture are strengthened and reinforced, leading to yet more of these types of activities.

*that’s it right there.. that should/could be our focus to a legit nother way for 8bn people to live.. imagine if we used tech/ai/whatever for that.. ie: nonjudgmental expo labeling

imagine if we listened to the itch-in-8b-souls 1st thing everyday & used that data to connect us (tech as it could be.. ai as augmenting interconnectedness)

**to me.. these are all cancerous distractions

***what the world needs most is the energy of 8b alive people.. so to me.. more that we need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature so we can org around legit needs

Developing familiarity and practice with open and collaborative processes are ways people can *prepare for a messy and uncertain (post-normal) future.  These processes **invite us to play and work together.  They occur in spaces in which people can 1) learn more about themselves and the courageous act of finding and using one’s voice, 2)  show and see how useful and positive it is to expose and discuss various ideas, 3) demonstrate how effectively they can operate together in a small temporary community of ideas and energy about an issue.  It can be seen as “practicing for the future”.

*i think if we think we need to prep/train.. we’re doing it/life wrong

**to me.. that sounds like invited vs invented ness.. need a means for curiosity over decision making

The processes outlined above, and others using the same principles, are cheap, easy for people to apply with a *few simple rules about self-management, operate democratically, and produce results grounded in ownership and the responsibilities that have been agreed upon by the ‘community’. 

*to me.. more red flags

Wirearchya dynamic two-way flow of power and authority based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results, enabled by interconnected people and technology. – Jon Husband (1999)

More and more of the emergent activities associated with communities of people and interest coming together to engage around a problem, issue or opportunity contain the elements of wirearchy (knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results) at the core of the initiative.

*to me.. more red flags

This is all occurring at a time when it also seems people everywhere are seeing and feeling the loss of parts of their lives to the ‘enclosure’ of privatization and the diminishment of the commons (the public spaces where certain types of common services and goods are made available to the public).

But .. the dominant models of governance, commercial ownership and the use and re-use of that which is co-created by people are *going to have to undergo much more deep change in order to disrupt the existing paradigm of proprietary commercial creation and the model of socio-economic power that this paradigm enables and carries today.

*yeah that.. much much more deep change..

ie: a nother way