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  • daviding 7:35 am on September 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04.1 on Thinkpad X230T in about 2 hours. Using automated Software Updater, could see transformation process of thousands of programs moving up to new level. This has been the easiest upgrade ever, of any experience on Linux, Windows or Mac.

     
  • daviding 10:13 am on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Installed Cyanogenmod 13 on Nexus 10, since Google ceased support with Android Lollipop 5.1, and tablet was running slower and slower. Unlocked device with no issue. Couldn’t get TWRP environment to install via adb, even after manually upgrading Android Platform Tools on Ubuntu to current version. Success came through installing Kingo Root from Google Play Store, and then TWRP Manager, which eased Cyanogenmod 13 for Manta and Gapps Pico installs after wiping memory. First try with Gapps Nano failed, so system partition is a constraint on the Nexus 10. Still preferring F-Droid installations over Google Play Store, for apps that don’t include commercials.

     
  • daviding 10:00 am on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Upgraded Asus 1001P to Xubuntu 16.04.1 from 14.04, automated path left errors, so reinstalled on top from USB key. Also upgraded Lenovo 8258-HBU to Ubuntu 16.04.1 with XFCE4 desktop, so spouse’s interface is more similar across multiple computers. Older computers with 2GB of RAM are still going strong with Linux, dual boot shows that Windows upgrades would be hopeless.

     
  • daviding 9:55 am on August 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Upgraded Asus 1025C to Xubuntu 16.04.1 from 14.04 easily with automated installation. Discovered Ubuntu After Install by thefanclub, that simplifies adding a lot of packages that I previously had to customize in addition. Netbook upgraded to 2GB RAM is proving to be convenient, not that I don’t already have a lot of other computers already.

     
  • daviding 1:12 am on August 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    2016/07/26-29 Live Sketches of Plenaries, ISSS 2016 Boulder 

    Plenary @ISSSMeeting Live Sketches of Plenaries by @playthink Patricia Kambitsch, #isss2016USA, 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences and 1st Policy Congress of ISSS, Boulder, Colorado, USA

    Full size images are in the 20160726 ISSS Boulder Sketching album, with a lightbox show.

    Plenary 03 Connecting Human And Natural Systems Research

    Plenary 03 ConnectingHumanAndNaturalSystemsResearch

    Plenary 04 Crisis Science Anticipatory Real Time And Preventive

    Plenary 04 CrisisScienceAnticipatoryRealTimeAndPreventive

    Plenary 05 Making Sense In Economics Ethics And Policy

    Plenary 05 MakingSenseInEconomicsEthicsAndPolicy

    Plenary 06 Multi Cultural Worldviews On Sustainability

    Plenary 06 MultiCulturalWorldviewsOnSustainability

    Plenary 07 Engineering Sustainable Systems And Technology

    Plenary 07 EngineeringSustainableSystemsAndTechnology

    Plenary 08 Prospects For Scientific Systemic Synthesis

    Plenary 08 ProspectsForScientificSystemicSynthesis

    Plenary 09 Human Capacity Communication And Student Research

    Plenary 09 HumanCapacityCommunicationAndStudentResearch

    Plenary 10 Ranulph Glanville Memorial Talk: Systems Literacy And Outreach

    Plenary 10 RanulphGlanvilleMemorialTalk SystemsLiteracyAndOutreach

     

     

     
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    2016/07/29 11:10 Peter Tuddenham, “Systems Literacy”, ISSS 2016 Boulder 

    Plenary @ISSSMeeting @peterdtuddenham, Keynote #isss2016USA, 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences and 1st Policy Congress of ISSS, Boulder, Colorado, USA

    Day 5 theme:  Education, Communication, and Capacity

    Plenary X: Systems Literacy Education and Outreach

    • Description: Achieving sustainable and more synergistic futures requires education in systems thinking and connection with new modes of social communication. Our highest priority should be to legitimize whole systems research and to provide adequate guidance to student/expert collaborative learning within a program of Systems Literacy. How do we ‘train the trainers’ and launch this program?

    Chair: Peter Tuddenham, College of Exploration

    This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker’s presentation(s) and comments from the audience. The content should not be viewed as an official transcript of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistakes may not have been corrected. Questions about content should be directed to the originator. The digest has been made available for purposes of scholarship, posted on the Coevolving Innovations web site by David Ing.

    Presentation by Peter Tuddenham


    [Peter Tuddenham]

    Peter Tuddenham, Friday plenary

    Had a passion on Ocean Literacy, to get learning about oceans into schools

    Systems literacy grounded in the natural sciences, and our own wholeness

    A start on systems literacy

    • An understanding of a system’s influence on you, and your influence on a system

    Ocean literacy produced 7 principles

    • Tells a story in itself

    Essential principles of systems (sciences)

    • 1. One … whole
    • 2. Shape, form, whole
    • 3. Major influence on …
    • 4. Systems make our life … Patterns, flows, cycles
    • 5. Systems are divse ..
    • 6. Systems … humans
    • 7. More to learn, explore, understand

    Stumbled into this in Berlin, brought Ocean Literacy principles

    U.S. next generation science standards, influenced by Ocean Literacy work

    • Want NSF to know that systems sciences people have act together

    Matrix of Crosscutting Concepts in NGSS

    Peter Tuddenham, Matrix Of Cross Cutting Concepts In NGSS

    Started journey with Open University Systems Behaviour course

    Living Systems Symbols from Ilan Riss (based on Living Systems work from James Grier Miller)

    • System sensibilities and system sensitivities

    Two videos on Vimeo

    • Ocean Literacy video from U.S., signed with Canada and UK
    • EU project on Ocean Literacy, now in action, funded with 6M EUR (Sea Change, Increasing Ocean Literacy)

    Assignment of questions for a conversation

    • At IFSR, had a session on systems literarcy

    [Comments]

    Problem is consciousness, experience.  Don’t appreciate that we aren’t separated from the whole.

    Bridges

    Literacy, metaphors, applications.  Ontology and literacy.  Responsible mapping beween us and ocean.

    Brain science, natural ability to perceive in a systems way.

    [… long dialogue …]

     
  • daviding 12:45 am on August 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    2016/07/29 10:35 “Graduate Course Student Report”, ISSS 2016 Boulder 

    Plenary @ISSSMeeting Graduate Student Teams, Keynote #isss2016USA, 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences and 1st Policy Congress of ISSS, Boulder, Colorado, USA

    Day 5 theme:  Education, Communication, and Capacity

    Plenary X: Systems Literacy Education and Outreach

    • Description: Achieving sustainable and more synergistic futures requires education in systems thinking and connection with new modes of social communication. Our highest priority should be to legitimize whole systems research and to provide adequate guidance to student/expert collaborative learning within a program of Systems Literacy. How do we ‘train the trainers’ and launch this program?

    Chair: Peter Tuddenham, College of Exploration

    This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker’s presentation(s) and comments from the audience. The content should not be viewed as an official transcript of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistakes may not have been corrected. Questions about content should be directed to the originator. The digest has been made available for purposes of scholarship, posted on the Coevolving Innovations web site by David Ing.

    Introduction by Peter Tuddenham

    • Graduate program on systemic inquiry running this week
    • Initiated in Berlin last year
    • Gave feedback at the end of the week

    Students will give feedback in any way they want


    Graduate Program Team 1

    Conference is part of the systems inquiry

    • Asked questions

    Graduate Program Team 1

    Two presentations

    Graduate Program Team 1, CSLS In Practice

    Team 1:  A Critical Social learning Systems in Practice, using a Soft Systems Methodology

    Diagram:  Process Overview

    Graduate Program Team 1, Process Overview

    Investigate the future of the systems scientists

    • 3 interview questions

    Graduate Program Team 1, System Of 3 Questions

    Themes:

    1. What works well is using systems sciences as a universal device for apprehension

    2. Systems literacy

    3. Deficiency and both basic and expanded systems literacy

    Conflicting priorities of variety and constraints

    • Self-organization criticality

    Tried to come up with higher orders

    Worked out goals, decided would be easier if created a structure, facilitation and questions

    Reintroduced ways to think about system boundaries

    What are the forces that bring variety; what brings constraint?

    We can refine our potential

    Journey: diversity, trying to come together

    • Argued about different ways
    • Problems that we don’t have time, etc.
    • Agreed that had a goal in common
    • Until we focused on what we needed to accomplish, did we let go of ego
    • Saw relationship on what was going on in ISSS
    • Focus on solutions rather than problems, saw different ways of implementing systems literacy
    • Critical social learning system was like challenges faced in ISSS

    Team 2:  Bridge to the Future of ISSS

    Graduate Program Team 2, Bridge To The Future Of The ISSS

    Focused on action research at ISSS

    • Observe –> Interpret –> Act
    • Bridging as the theme

    Graduate Program Team 2

    Went to sessions individually

    • Came together on Tuesday to discuss

    Observations of bridging at ISSS

    • Disciplines
    • Languages
    • Cultures
    • Communities
    • Generations
    • Species
    • Economic systems
    • Ideologies
    • Methodologies
    • Socio-ecological systems

    Graduate Program Team 2, Interpret Rich Picture

    Interpretation of rich pictures

    • Need for systems literacy

    An creative interpretation

    • Join in direction of systems literacy

    Graduate Program, Rock Of Ages

    Rock of Ages

    Graduate Program, Rock Of Ages toga

    Bows

    Graduate Program bows

    [Ray Ison]

    Ray Ison, Friday plenary

    Where does this program fit in?

    • Not a traditional educational model

    Graduate course

    Duality (rather than dualism) being and acting systemically, and being and acting systematically

    • Systematically has been dominating systemically
    • Juggling balls, performance

    Critical social learning system (Bawden 2010)

    • Collectively work through na issue that they all agree is problematique

    This is how we build critical reflexivity through what we do

    • Have to do this with othres

    Chris Blackmore:  Why systemic inquiry?

    • Schon, Vickers, Churchman

    Double loop inquiry process

    • As a group
    • As an individual

    Conferences are rarely reflective, and rarely could be described as a learning system

    • A device to become a learning system
     
  • daviding 12:15 am on August 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    2016/07/29 09:40 Delia Pembrey MacNamara, “Connection and Collaboration in the Networked World (for Systemic Purpose/Action)”, ISSS 2016 Boulder 

    Plenary @ISSSMeeting Delia Pembrey MacNamara @DConstructed01, Keynote #isss2016USA, 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences and 1st Policy Congress of ISSS, Boulder, Colorado, USA

    Day 5 theme:  Education, Communication, and Capacity

    Plenary IX: Human Capacity, Communication, and Student Research

    • Description: Systemic Sustainability and Systems Literacy ultimately involve transformative changes at the personal and social level. What individual competencies are needed and how will student researchers navigate the treacherous waters ahead for ‘out-of-the-box’ thinkers? We emphasize the importance of integrated personal skills and effective collaborative and innovative networking to build transformative communities.

    Chair: Pamela Buckle Henning, Adelphi University

    This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker’s presentation(s) and comments from the audience. The content should not be viewed as an official transcript of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistakes may not have been corrected. Questions about content should be directed to the originator. The digest has been made available for purposes of scholarship, posted by David Ing.

    Delia Pembrey MacNamara, University of Hull, presenting for the Ranulph Glanville Memorial Lecture


    [Delia Pembrey MacNamara]

    Delia Pembrey MacNamara, Friday plenary

    Several people in the room who knew Ranulph Glanville

    • Cybernetician
    • Designer
    • Orator

    Put science, cybernetics and design together

    Wasn’t big into slides, so this presentation will mainly do pictures

    The importance of collaboration and connection for student research

    What is a student?

    • Student group at last year’s meeting, we all want to be a part, we’re all students

    How to collaborate, if you haven’t connected first

    In 2014, put first abstract into ISSS and ASC

    • Once abstract was accepted, put on web site, everyone could read and comment
    • Ranulph was the only one who commented

    Hadn’t come across the laws of form, George Spencer Brown

    • Was looking at critical systems thinking, stuck in own bubble
    • Ranulph, connected and opened up the world

    Thanked for comments, connected to say would keep in touch

    What’s a network?

    • Looks static

    LinkedIn Network connections of Kris Hoet, coloured by expertise

    • Looks static

    Systems thinking says must establish a boundary.  Where’s the boundary?

    Boundary may be key, Gerald Midgley, Systemic Intervention and Practice 2000

    • What happens when you create that boundary?
    • How to boundaries come to life?  (Boundary triage)

    We are bounded in so many different ways

    • Not just bounded by thinking
    • We’re bounded by our physiological boundary
    • Time bounded

    Also, emotional system

    • Cybernetics helps to look beyond, to the purpose and the action

    Australia Digital Explorers:  Love as sea

    • Emotions can change how you value, how you think, how you relate, how you are

    Dilbert:  I have uncontrollable urges to show people better ways of doing things

    • Stop to listen, stop to ask questions

    Phil Gough:  if systems thinking is about reducing boundaries, why do they put them up in the first place?

    Love is a great thing.  How do I do love?  How do you show love?

    • Embracing the world
    • Being open, dissolving the boundaries that we hold within ourselves

    What happens when we’re scared?  Can we show love?

    When not feeling safe, what do we tend to do?

    • Boundaries

    We are a system.  We put up boundaries.  We fight or flight.  We stop understanding, valuing what others have to say.  Need to talk to myself.  Not just a network, a system, helping me to become a person.

    If we’re going to do love, we need to listen to other people without judgement, without an agenda.  Be quiet, ask questions.  Create dialogue, which is something that Ranulph really did.

    Perception is reality?

    1. As a systems thinker, how does physiology connect to …

    Ranulph Glanville sketch, Patricia Kambitsch, Delia Pembrey MacNamara

    Sketch by Ranulph Glanville by Patricia Kambitsch

    • A way of being in the world
    • Having a self-awareness, being part of the system
    • The model is not the road itself

    With action, we become an us

    • An us-ness is more powerful than a we-ness

    Serieis of GIFs:  dots of light that get brighter

    [Questions]

    How you do a network graph?  LinkedIn password, forgot.  Own boundary of forgetting passwords.  Love.  How about terrorists, who are determined to destroy the civilization.  How do we build up the boundary?

    • Need to look at other perspective
    • At Hull, have people from Libya
    • Practical way of doing love is to ask questions, and listen
    • What we see on tv, and what is reported, is not real, it’s only partial
    • CIA agent on interviewing terrorists, it’s like an empire bombing, they’re rebels trying to save their freedom
    • In the network world, we have more responsibilities to find out, and perspectives

    Networks being static.  Visualize as journeys.  Where I go in the future may be the result of talking, relationships.

    Fuller:  all systems are parallelograms. Find something that works for everyone.  Terrorism, the world isn’t working for everyone.

    Lines, meshwork in Bateson extension.  Tim Ingold.

    Endocrine system.  Thoughts are energy.  Words are energy.  With energy, we can create love.

     
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    2016/07/29 09:10 Pamela Buckle Henning, “The Challenge of Graduate Research in Systems Science and Practice”, ISSS 2016 Boulder 

    Plenary @ISSSMeeting Pamela Buckle Henning, Keynote #isss2016USA, 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences and 1st Policy Congress of ISSS, Boulder, Colorado, USA

    Day 5 theme:  Education, Communication, and Capacity

    Plenary IX: Human Capacity, Communication, and Student Research

    • Description: Systemic Sustainability and Systems Literacy ultimately involve transformative changes at the personal and social level. What individualcompetencies are needed and how will student researchers navigate the treacherous waters ahead for ‘out-of-the-box’ thinkers? We emphasize theimportance of integrated personal skills and effective collaborative and innovative networking to build transformative communities.

    Chair: Pamela Buckle Henning, Adelphi University

    This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker’s presentation(s) and comments from the audience. The content should not be viewed as an official transcript of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistakes may not have been corrected. Questions about content should be directed to the originator. The digest has been made available for purposes of scholarship, posted by David Ing.

    Pamela Buckle presentation


    [Pamela Buckle]

    Shift attention to interiority

    Student journey

    • Was taking course in Calgary in organization theory
    • Wanted to fix things

    Robert E. Quinn, Deep Change

    • Book influenced life
    • Professor from U. Michigan
    • You are a system, based on systems of internal and external ….  Routine patterns will lead you towards decay.  Decline …  Deep change, to take the road to slow death.
    • Change in major in scope
    • Surrendering control
    • Walking into uncertainty
    • External alignment can be lost … only if you’re willing to take big risks.
    • Push or pull into unknown territory
    • Systems lined with today, not yesterday

    From Gunter Pauli, learned about turning point making him a distrurber

    Working on the edge

    Conference in big ideas

    • Not just big ideas, navigating treacherous waters ahead

    Deep change agent, will feel intimidating

    We are students, living at this earth, at this time

    • Treachery, betrayal
    • Being handed over to a messy situation

    We’re in the business in the science of wholeness

    • Experience this, feeling small, feeling awe, feeling overwhelmed

    Messy situations is what systems researchers are in business to address

    • Schooled to be exceptional thinkers
    • But problem won’t be met by parts

    Bring wholeness

    • Wholeness is your shadow:  part that you’ve repressed
    • We need resources that transcend

    Capacity-building

    • It’s about what you perceive that others can’t
    • Not everyone can perceive that

    Need some competencies

    Competency #1:  Perceiving order

    Competency #2:  Engaging with the unknown, being in the present

    Focusing on the interiority

    Buy the book:  A Guide to Systems Research

    Cultivating skills in skilfully handling unknowns

    • Polychronicity (Haase Lee and Banks 1979)
    • Tolerance of ambiguity (Frekel-Brunswik 1949)

    Competency #3:  Rigourous reflexivity

    • Get acquainted with your own perceptual apparatus

    Human capacity for the road ahead

    • Meet the world’s challenge
    • Commit with group

    90% of the world’s scientists that ever lived are alive today

    Started with interiority, ended to do this together

    [Questions]

    New students trying to align philosophical views are overwhelmed.

    • People who have been working on this for decades are also overwhelmed.

    Necessity of finding strengths in ourselves.  What constitutes students.  Etymology of school from Greek leisure.  In order to be a student, can’t continue to be with what’s happening in the U.S., where students have to work and can’t have leisure.  Students are distracted by how to make a living, by at the same time going to school.

    • Greatest moment of despair when I don’t have enough time.  Trying to compartmentalize life is breaking apart the wholeness.

    We don’t design for others, we design with others.  We design for ourselves, we shift back and forth.

    Challenge for this society, to focus on the sustainability of the human system.  To make a whole, we have to accept what we are, and what we are not.  If the key is to understand all of the wisdom and knowledge, ….

    Shift between San Jose conference and this one.  Systems thinker out there, isolated.  Difficult to get the support.  If all of our intelligence has to be brought out, it’s a piece of work.  Requires family, community.

    • In Calgary, studying.  Allan Combs said should go to a systems conference.  Went to Asilomar 2001.
    • Live out loud.

    How to deal with context to enable.  There’s another form of feedback.  The inadequacy of the architecture for enabling reflexivity.

    Teach mostly postgraduate students.  Teach mostly practitioner.  Leisure is important, but for these students, work is important.  I learn more from them.  Trying to teach a practice that they’re practicising.  Used to take students away for leisure, now everything is on the Internet

    • Need to shift from compartmentalizing life, for more clear and direct presence.
     
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    2016/07/29 08:50 Jackwin Simbolon, “Critical Systems Thinking Review on Decentralised Drinking Water Management in Nauli City, Indonesia”, ISSS 2016 Boulder 

    Plenary @ISSSMeeting @jackwinsimbolon, Keynote #isss2016USA, 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences and 1st Policy Congress of ISSS, Boulder, Colorado, USA

    Day 5 theme:  Education, Communication, and Capacity

    Plenary IX: Human Capacity, Communication, and Student Research

    • Description: Systemic Sustainability and Systems Literacy ultimately involve transformative changes at the personal and social level. What individual competencies are needed and how will student researchers navigate the treacherous waters ahead for ‘out-of-the-box’ thinkers? We emphasize the importance of integrated personal skills and effective collaborative and innovative networking to build transformative communities.

    Chair: Pamela Buckle Henning, Adelphi University

    This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker’s presentation(s) and comments from the audience. The content should not be viewed as an official transcript of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistakes may not have been corrected. Questions about content should be directed to the originator. The digest has been made available for purposes of scholarship, posted by David Ing.

    Pamela Buckle introducing Jackwin Simbolon, Flinders University, as the Margaret Mead Award winner


    [Jackwin Simbolon]

    Part of Ph.D. project, coming from Indonesia, studying at Flinders University in Australia

    • Nauli is a disguised name

    Indonesian 1945 constitution says water and natural resources should be under state

    In 1999, water management systems in Indonesia decentralized in regional autonomy

    • Public water companies privatized, then operating under profit motive

    Samsoir province is the driest region in Indonesia

    • Poorest, and most corrupt

    Only one local government in district of Nauli

    • Then 1996, city of Nauli proliferated

    Conflict between province, district and city

    4 months without rain

    Government budget second lowest amongst 32 capital cities in Indonesia

    How effective is decentralized water management?

    Dimensions of Well-Being, Janet McIntyre; Wicked Problems, Rittel

    1986 District company, 26515 connections

    2005 City company

    Then provincial company

    All three are selling water

    A lot of people can’t have access to water

    • Spent RP21 billion from companies
    • Real cost RP2 billion
    • So RP19 billion opportunity loss

    Authorities fighting each other

    Health problems, highest e-coli in water

    Exploiting water table

    People then go get water from unprotected sources (e.g. rain)

    Sources of motivation

    Sources of power

    Sources of knowledge

    Sources of legitimation

    [Questions]

    Janet McIntyre has extended pragmatism.  Could this shift the thinking of people in authority?

    Water is a public good. Is ethos is different from the general feeling, with devolving to local government authorities.

    • Yes, absolutely
    • Governments have forgotten constitution
    • In fieldwork, interviewed officials at all three levels of government, they said, yes we need money to invest; so where is subsidy?
    • Compare Indonesia to Brasil with centralized water system
    • Electricity is owned by government, so why not do the same for water?
    • Phillippines, owned by government

    Work in Latin America, where deprivatized water system, and had scandal.

    Dilemma:  one perspective not such a good idea for people to be living in such a place that is hard to provide water; vs. since people live there, that government has responsibility to provide for people there.  Lean one way or the other?  Better to ensure essential services, or from a longer term sustainability perspective, shouldn’t have people living there.

    • This is a new idea.  Will think about this.
     
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