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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Nov 21

New uses for sensors are being created all the time; from marinas using them to increase safety by guiding yachts boats into place to taps in the public toilets. Animals are also being used as sensors. There’s a type of bird whose migration pattern can predict when hurricanes will hit months in advance. Estimates based on these birds’ migration patterns are even better than that of meteorologists.  As humans we rely on our senses to understand the world around us. We can process a lot of sensory information and integrate it with prior knowledge. Our neuron’s electrochemical impulses travel so …

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New uses for sensors are being created all the time; from marinas using them to increase safety by guiding yachts boats into place to taps in the public toilets. Animals are also being used as sensors. There’s a type of bird whose migration pattern can predict when hurricanes will hit months in advance. Estimates based on these birds’ migration patterns …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Sep 21

In bringing this three-part series of blog posts to an end I just want to remind readers that they are in effect an extension of the original post on learning which identified seven steps for mapping, three pervasive practices and three things to pay attention to.  I’ve been using a theme to the images, namely a natural scene for the banner and various toolsets for the opening picture.  The tool pictures have also been chosen too show a journey from metal bashing, to carpentry to gardening.   I am a good carpenter and a really bad gardener by the way. …

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In bringing this three-part series of blog posts to an end I just want to remind readers that they are in effect an extension of the original post on learning which identified seven steps for mapping, three pervasive practices and three things to pay attention to.  I’ve been using a theme to the images, namely a natural scene for the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Sep 21

To continue from my post of yesterday, and with less intent to be polemical, but definite intent to disturb, I want to advocate an approach to design and development within organisations that is based on creating an ecology in which good things (some of which cannot be anticipated) are more rather than less likely to emerge.  Coupled with that is the institution of distributed feedback loops that allow emergent patterns of behaviour to become visible enough, early enough, that the cost of amplification or dampening is low.  This also picks up on my earlier post on learning in organisations (the …

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To continue from my post of yesterday, and with less intent to be polemical, but definite intent to disturb, I want to advocate an approach to design and development within organisations that is based on creating an ecology in which good things (some of which cannot be anticipated) are more rather than less likely to emerge.  Coupled with that is …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Jul 21

Yesterday I raised the idea of using a colony of different organisms that have evolved to collaborate as a single entity as a metaphor for new forms of organisation.  In that first post in respect of physical workspace I referenced using the familiar, in a modified context to cope with the familiar.  I started there as the question of physical and virtual options is at the heart of much  current discussion on what I think is wrongly titled hybrid working.  I reminded readers of my definition of resilience (which includes as a subset those designed anti-fragile) as survival with continuity of identity …

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Yesterday I raised the idea of using a colony of different organisms that have evolved to collaborate as a single entity as a metaphor for new forms of organisation.  In that first post in respect of physical workspace I referenced using the familiar, in a modified context to cope with the familiar.  I started there as the question of physical …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Jul 21

I am indulging myself a little with the title to this post.  For those who don’t know it describes a type marine entity which, while it appears to be a single organism is in fact a colony of different zooids that are different morphologically and are functionally specialised.  One of the best examples is the Portuguese man o’war pictured left.  They have no means of propulsion but drift with the tides and if washed up can cause a beach to be closed as they are very poisonous.  That is the theme of The adventure of the Lion’s Mane one of the …

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I am indulging myself a little with the title to this post.  For those who don’t know it describes a type marine entity which, while it appears to be a single organism is in fact a colony of different zooids that are different morphologically and are functionally specialised.  One of the best examples is the Portuguese man o’war pictured left. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 Jan 21

This is not the second part of the re-wilding post, but a building block towards it.  It addresses the issue of organisational change using, in the main, a mapping and navigation metaphor. Earlier today Paul and I were exchanging ideas for a walk in the Black Mountains using .gpx files.  I work with ViewRanger as it has more flexibility over the maps you use (so Harvey’s maps as well as OS ones not to mention their own topographical map used here) whereas Paul remains stubbornly comfortable living within the constraints of the Ordinance Survey Application.  Disputes on maps accompany us on walks, …

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This is not the second part of the re-wilding post, but a building block towards it.  It addresses the issue of organisational change using, in the main, a mapping and navigation metaphor. Earlier today Paul and I were exchanging ideas for a walk in the Black Mountains using .gpx files.  I work with ViewRanger as it has more flexibility over the maps …

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