Phi Beta Iota: Ken Knudsen is an architect of the future and thinks at a meta scale — a cosmic scale — that is most rare and therefore most precious.
My research and project work focus on the value of scientifically validated communications for business and society, particularly addressing serious issues underlying the debate over global sustainability and centering the innovative new discipline of communication ethics, ‘a philosophy for the information age. Recently, I produced an innovative online text, Citizen Science, employing a digital logic I developed in 2001. This text is supported by online learning tools to deliver digital self-education programmes for world citizens in order to move themselves towards an updated and sustainable social contract grounded in science.
As a founding member of the Institute of Communication Ethics (2001-2008), I undertook the role of coordinating its positioning as a world-leading academic network and centre for a new social science discipline. The group of leading professors and media academics behind the Institute recognised the important multidisciplinary implications of this relatively recent field of human inquiry and have since updated the agenda for communication studies within and between hundreds of University departments.
My Ph.D. research at Radboud University (NED) was completed in 2013. It reported a study of dialogue methods employed by seventy-three multinational corporations and the research concluded with an evaluation of dialogue and participation as the underpinning practice required by democratic systems. The findings resulted in a number of important innovations, forming a coherent programme subsequently channelled into education initiatives such as the UN ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ programme.
Beth Simone Noveck directs The Governance Lab and its MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance. GovLab designs and tests technology, policy and strategies for fostering more open and collaborative approaches to strengthen the ability of people and institutions to work together to solve problems, make decisions, resolve conflict and govern themselves more effectively and legitimately.
In addition he is an editor-at-large of occupywallstreet.net, wrote The FLO Consensus, and is finishing a forthcoming essay about how cryptocurrency and online games will unleash tremendous wealth over the next 10 years.
Co-Founder and Co-Curator
Crisis Mappers Net
Mark Lombardi (March 23, 1951 – March 22, 2000) was an American Neo-Conceptualist and an abstract artist who specialized in drawings attempting to document financial and political frauds by power brokers, and in general “the uses and abuses of power.
Lombardi called his diagrams Narrative Structures.. They are structurally similar to sociograms – a type of graph drawing used in the field of social network analysis, and to a lesser degree by earlier artists like Hans Haacke. Other important influences on Lombardi were philosopher Herbert Marcuse,, and visualization expert Edward Tufte
In Lombardi’s historical diagrams, each node or connection was drawn from news stories from reputable media organizations, and his drawings document the purported financial and political frauds by power brokers. For instance, his 1999 drawing George W. Bush, Harken Energy and Jackson Stephens, ca 1979–90 shows alleged connections between James Bath, the Bush and bin Laden families, and business deals in Texas and around the world.
The Essence of Lombardi’s Work
The small circles in his drawings identified the main players — individuals, corporations and governments — along a time line. The arcing lines showed personal and professional links, conflicts of interest, malfeasance and fraud.
Solid lines traced influence, dotted lines traced assets and wavy lines traced frozen assets. Final denouements like court judgment, bankruptcy and death were noted in red.
Reading several newspapers a day, he culled his information entirely from published sources, keeping track of the articles with a card file that eventually held over 12,000 cards.
I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, writing my dissertation on long term planning and strategy making during times of systemic change.
Crisis as catalyst. Risk as renewal. Classical strategic planning is based upon the assumption of a slowly changing future. This assumption is wrong. Climate change, technological innovation, resource challenges, political and social volatility, and increasingly frequent natural and technological disasters point to a newly emerging context for strategic planning. The U.S. Army War College calls this the “VUCA Context“; Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.
Multidisciplinary freelance design artist and moonlight cultural theoristician
Rogue Valley, Jefferson State USA.
Studying and implementing sustainably abundant economic systems and enterprise
Organizing local participatory democracy and ‘Gov2.0’ awareness/action
Practicing collaborative frameworks and group process facilitation
Developing a curation platform for engaging eco-social ‘good news’
Improvising interactive multimedia presentations for live events
Creating unique aesthetic natural built environments and landscapes
Appreciating a rich, safe, healthy, comfortable town/ecosystem that outdoes itself as Home
Seeking inspiration and partnership for constructive endeavors abroad and online
Charles Wyble is a senior systems and security engineer with 15+ years of experience. His focus in 2011 is contiuining to expand his data ownership, and building socalwifi.net
He lives in sunny southern california, with his wife Patricia and 3 dogs isis, ospf and Juniper . Yes they are named after routing protocols and the other networking company. He frequently hosts hacker parties, where all sorts of cool stuff gets built.
He believes very strongly in owning his data. It’s a critical and often overlooked part of security. As such, he maintains numerous web properties on a Linux server farm located at his residence, connected to the best DSL ATT has to offer.
There are too many past links to this post to change them all, apologies for that. Above link leads to http://robertdavidsteele.com with pages on Overview, Contact, #BigIdeas, About, Qualifications, Appearances, Publications (most linked and free online), Espanol, Francais, and Web Sites.
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P2P Wiki: Sepp Hasslberger’s Roadmap
Stage 1: Co-Op. Stage 2: Digital Village. Stage 3: Toward Unity. Stage 4: A Backbone of Our Own. Stage 5: A Human Right. See also Free Network Movement, Diaspora, A Human Right, and Buy This Satellite.
My views are influenced by Ron Hubbard of “Scientology” fame, by Silvio Gesell’s “Natural Economic Order”, by Viktor Schauberger, the “Water Wizard” of early 20th century Austria and by “Spaceship Earth” Buckminster Fuller, the gentle giant and prolific discoverer of synergy and tensegrity. I acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to all of these great thinkers.
It is my belief that mankind must get ready for its transit into a new space age. We are not alone in this universe, but before we can become part of what I call ‘the galactic community of sentient beings’, we must put barbarism behind us and show that we can take care of ourselves and our planet. To start agitating for change, I have identified certain areas that need change. They are described in an article on Health Supreme: “Genova, the Azores and our Common Future”.
The best way to achieve change is of course communication. So, in order to figure out where we should be directing our energies for that coming transition, I have joined a group of Communication Agents working through a number of websites supported by my friend Robin Good.
Col Mike Pheneger, U.S. Army (Ret.), U.S. Special Operations Command
OSS ’95: Col Mike Pheneger, USA (Ret.), former J-2 U.S. Special Operations Command, for his paradigm-shattering unclassified exposures of our lack of tactical military maps for 90% of the world, and our enormous over-investment in duplicative and contradictory orders of battle.
Colonel Pheneger spent 30 years on active duty as a US Army Intelligence Officer retiring in 1993. He had overseas assignments in Germany, Vietnam, Korea, Panama, and the Middle East. Key assignments include: Commander, US Army Intelligence School (Fort Devens – then part of the National Security Agency’s Cryptologic Training System); Director of Intelligence, US Special Operations Command (MacDill AFB); Deputy Director of Intelligence, US Central Command (MacDill AFB); Commander, 470th MI Group (Panama); G2, Second Infantry Division (Korea), and Director of Operations, 66th MI Brigade (Germany). As Director of Intelligence for USSOCOM, Colonel Pheneger campaigned to end duplicative intelligence production to expand our focus on neglected third-world and low intensity conflict situations that were more likely to require the deployment of US forces. He holds an M.P.A. from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, a B.S from Bowling Green State University, and is a graduate of the Command & Staff Course, US Naval War College, and the US Army War College. After military retirement he developed training programs for adult professionals for the University of South Florida’s Professional and Workforce Development Division. He teaches courses on the Bill of Rights, The Constitution, Terrorism and Geo-Politics for learning-in-retirement programs in Tampa and Sarasota. He received the Open Source Solutions’ Golden Candle Award in 1995.
Colonel Pheneger is President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. He previously served on the ACLU’s National Board and National Executive Committee. He speaks frequently on issues involving Civil Liberties and National Security and the ethical and constitutional aspects of intelligence collection and operations. He has spoken widely on the USA Patriot Act, torture, Guantanamo, and warrantless wiretapping and has submitted declarations in federal court proceedings supporting the ACLU’s requests for documents under the Freedom of Information Act. He served as an expert witness in a case to enjoin the Tampa Sports Authority from conducting pat-down searches as a condition of attending NFL football games.
James Vasile, Counsel to the Software Freedom Law Foundation, holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the law review and a Stone Scholar. He also has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Fordham University. He spent several years in the litigation department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he worked on a range of cases and dealt with a variety of new media issues. Vasile has also contributed code and documentation to numerous FOSS software projects. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
He is a principal member of the team that conceived the Freedom Box (first briefed to Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) in 2010) and is now forming under the leadership of Eben Moglen, to create the software that will displace CISCO and other “closed box” routers while also being much more than a router–it will be the foundation of the Freedom Stack.