Old “edit this page” Items

I found a couple of long backup files from the now defunct Edit this page Blog I had in 2000

I am making this post in 2009, backdated it to the time these items were written.

Original (now very messy & eroded) follows:

Here is one dated april


Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2000 06:01:29 GMT
The History
of Journal Writing
:

“A few people are trying to write on a daily basis and making
the work publicly available. That’s not a practice I recommend. Since going
on-line myself I’ve found I’m reading much more and writing much less. What
I write is often for other people to read. The process of editing has become
important. It never was before. Writing with a view to publication is not
the same process. The journal I kept for 24 years has nothing written with
the purpose of publication, although I’ve often used the journal as source
material for articles that have been published. I think that’s a proper order
of events. “

This is is a quote from John Veitch’s inspiring website.
Makes me think about my own journal writing, which began when I was 16,
which must have been about 1960. I have a sense of continuity with that
“Journal”, it is like a friend. It began in exercise books, then became fragmented
with the advent of writing online. Coming together a bit now. Since 1997,
in addition to the emails I write to various groups I have been keeping a
private HTML journal, not on the web. I flick links and copies of
stuff I write to there, it is private and personal and a continuation of
the Journal I began as a teen ager.
I am now in the process of wanting to clarify my “Journal” more though,
and reading John’s pages are helpful.
This “WebLog” … what the hell is it? It is perhaps misnamed as Psybernet.


North West Light
Lazy day playing with the new camera. Had to go to Waiau today and took
a 32meg card full… I loved the northwest light. Click
on these thumnails
to see the bigger picture, even the bigger ones
here are still about one 25th of the size of the originals (they will load
quite fast). The originals which are around 800 meg which look amazing on
my screen at home atleast!
“road_tn”
“fence_tn”
“waiautruck_tn”


Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2000 15:29:05 GMT

The Social Life of Information
I have started a discussion off here on the book by John Seely Brown and
Paul Duguid, Harvard Business School Press, February 2000.
ISBN: 0875847625
Buy it from Amazon via Psybernet: The
Social Life of Information


Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 00:53:16 GMT

Wired 8.04:
Why the future doesn’t need us.
:
By Bill Joy ”

“Our most powerful 21st-century technologies – robotics, genetic
engineering, and nanotech – are threatening to make humans an endangered
species.

I saw that Dolores O’Brien had written a comment on this article so bought
Wired one more time. However it is here online all along.
Here is Dolore’s article… looking forward to reading that:
http://www.cgjung.com/psychtech/endangered.html


monkeyfist collective | a16.DC: mobilization
for global justice
: ”
A wonderful thing that we can unite like this:

Why? We’ve built this site because citizens wonder what causes otherwise
ordinary folks to put themselves in harm’s way to protest a faceless bureaucracy.
We built it because the mainstream media dismisses the anti-globalization
movement as “decidedly left-wing and short on specifics.” We are left-wing,
and won’t apologize for that. but we aren’t short on specifics. This Web
site will complement the brave people in the streets. If you want anti-globalization
talking points for your book group, the office water cooler, or with your
neighbors, you’ve come to the right place.”

While on politics have a look at http://www.worldlink.co.uk/


Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 10:21:08 GMT

Utne Reader Online: Utne Web Watch
Daily – The Best of the Alternative Web

Utne is ok, and they have something more to say on the World Bank situation
beyond what we see in the mass media:

“The mainstream media’s pro-corporate globalization bias was
so obvious that the protesters’ real message — that international lending
institutions may help poor countries to generate short-term economic growth,
but in the long run their policies actually cause increased poverty and environmental
degradation — was drowned out amid all of the sideshow coverage.”

 


Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 13:22:11 GMT

Authentic
Suffering


 

“The root of all neurosis is the refusal to accept conflict
consciously; once an unconscious conflict becomes conscious, it is no longer
neurotic and neurotic suffering is replaced by authentic suffering, which
brings about the healing of neurosis.”

Ediger from THE PSYCHE IN ANTIQUITY Book Two – inner city pub ”
“discuss”Utne Reader Online: Utne Web Watch Daily
– The Best of the Alternative Web

Utne is ok, and they have something more to say on the World Bank situation
beyond what we see in the mass media:

“The mainstream media’s pro-corporate globalization bias was
so obvious that the protesters’ real message — that international lending
institutions may help poor countries to generate short-term economic growth,
but in the long run their policies actually cause increased poverty and environmental
degradation — was drowned out amid all of the sideshow coverage.”

 


Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 14:00:13 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$146

“Greatenturers”


Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 03:53:23 GMT

The
Book of Life
We are off to see the movie tonight, suitable for Good
Friday?


New Dimensions,
Producer of Quality Radio and Television Interviews

THE POSITIVE SIDE OF CHAOS: REVISIONING ORGANIZATION

with Dee Hock

“If you can see the next step, take it!” says author, lecturer,
financier and Business Hall of Fame inductee Dee Hock. Hock has been doing
just that for the last fifty years, beginning with a career in finance that
led to the creation and nurturing of Visa International, the first global
system for the electronic exchange of value based on decentralized, membership-organizing
principles he developed. But after sixteen years with Visa, Hock “walked
away,” spending the next ten years “resurrecting” 200 acres of ravaged land,
reading, and pondering the difference between how human beings and nature
organize relations. “There’s something fundamentally flawed,” observed Hock,
“in the way we create societal organizations.” Was it possible, he wondered,
to organize social institutions harmoniously, in support of the human spirit
and the biosphere? Hock emerged with a new vision of social institutions,
one based on the “fundamental organizing principles of nature.”

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Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 06:21:16 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$151

New Dimensions,
Producer of Quality Radio and Television Interviews

THE POSITIVE SIDE OF CHAOS: REVISIONING ORGANIZATION

with Dee Hock

“If you can see the next step, take it!” says author, lecturer,
financier and Business Hall of Fame inductee Dee Hock. Hock has been doing
just that for the last fifty years, beginning with a career in finance that
led to the creation and nurturing of Visa International, the first global
system for the electronic exchange of value based on decentralized, membership-organizing
principles he developed. But after sixteen years with Visa, Hock “walked
away,” spending the next ten years “resurrecting” 200 acres of ravaged land,
reading, and pondering the difference between how human beings and nature
organize relations. “There’s something fundamentally flawed,” observed Hock,
“in the way we create societal organizations.” Was it possible, he wondered,
to organize social institutions harmoniously, in support of the human spirit
and the biosphere? Hock emerged with a new vision of social institutions,
one based on the “fundamental organizing principles of nature.”

 

 


Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 23:32:28 GMT

More Psybernet R&D!
I have just added the ability for surfers to add comments on the Psybernet site. It is a
marvelous service from Philip Greenspun
using software he calls Loquacious


You have a Web server with static pages. You want users to be
able to add comments dynamically to any of your pages. However, you don’t
want to turn all of your Web pages into computer programs. You don’t want
to sweat your way through all of Web Tools Review and learn how to run your
own Relational Database Management System-backed Web site. You don’t want
to spend the rest of your life backing up and maintaining the relational
database.

So pop over to the Psybernet site have a look and add a comment!


WebLogs,
blogs and online journals

Just posted this list, which i will keep editing.


More Psybernet R&D!
I have just added the ability for surfers to add comments on the Psybernet site. It is a
marvelous service from Philip Greenspun
using software he calls Loquacious


You have a Web server with static pages. You want users to be
able to add comments dynamically to any of your pages. However, you don’t
want to turn all of your Web pages into computer programs. You don’t want
to sweat your way through all of Web Tools Review and learn how to run your
own Relational Database Management System-backed Web site. You don’t want
to spend the rest of your life backing up and maintaining the relational
database.

So pop over to the Psybernet site have a look and add a comment!


WebLogs,
blogs and online journals

Just posted this list, which i will keep editing.


Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 04:57:34 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$155

“autumn2000”


OtherWise Dee
Hock – The Birth of the Chaordic Century: Out of Control and Into Order (Part
1 of 2)
:

“Today, it doesn’t take much thought to realize we are in the
midst of a global epidemic of institutional failure. Not just failure in
the limited sense of collapse, such as the Soviet Union or corporate bankruptcy,
but the more pervasive, pernicious form: institutions increasingly unable
to achieve the purpose for which they were created, yet, continuing to exist
as they increasingly devour resources, demean people and destroy the environment.”

See last friday’s entry for a link to audio of Micheal Tomms interview.


Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 09:26:39 GMT

TalkAboutTheNews.com
“Welcome to the first test MP3 audio webcast from TalkAboutTheNews.com.


This is a recording of interviews and
conversations at the Mobilization for Global Justice in Washington DC.


Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates and how you can create
your own MP3 news/talk webcasts in the near future. TalkAboutTheNews.com
will be providing free webspace, discussion boards, polls, and a whole lot
more! Stay in touch!
Listen to the unedited

MP3
WebCast

streamed by Live365.com “

OtherWise Dee
Hock – The Birth of the Chaordic Century: Out of Control and Into Order (Part
1 of 2)
:

“Today, it doesn’t take much thought to realize we are in the
midst of a global epidemic of institutional failure. Not just failure in
the limited sense of collapse, such as the Soviet Union or corporate bankruptcy,
but the more pervasive, pernicious form: institutions increasingly unable
to achieve the purpose for which they were created, yet, continuing to exist
as they increasingly devour resources, demean people and destroy the environment.”

See last friday’s entry for a link to audio of Micheal Tomms interview.
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 10:53:56 GMT

TBTF Log, week of 2000-04-16: ”
eGroups eats customer data, is unresponsive.

eGroups has, apparently, killed off its
Calendar function with no notice to users and no way for them to get their
data back.
Leili Towfigh sent in this correspondence from the we have absolutely
no regard for people’s personal data wars. Since sending this email she has
received a second breezy, content-free note from someone with a different
name in eGroups customer support; but no explanation, no apology, and no
restitution. “

I keep thinking I’ll move Psyber-L to eGroups… but
no way, even if it is costing me $ to keep it there. However i have several
othe groups i use eGroups for. It makes me think I’d like to have a server
again, I had one, but the time in maintaining it and keeping it online was
too much… I think we will finish up with something like that though.


 

 


Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 04:10:20 GMT

www.oreilly.com
— Animal Magnetism: Making O’Reilly Animals


”From start to finish, an O’Reilly animal requires anywhere
from 8 to 20 hours of manual labor. And for reasons no one can fully explain,
hand-drawn animals on high-tech computer books became a wild success.”

I think it is because computers were never about the thing itself… the
fetich is about the living and organic thing they do. I feel an afinity
with the images as i have used the William Morris tapistry as a logo for
years… the same idea, something, in this case hand crafted, beautiful and
in the Psybernet case symbolic of the sort of thing we do… contained in
groups.
With that in mind i kept looking. How is this for something Psybernet,
the harvesting of our work?
“POLMONA”


 

 


Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2000 07:50:15 GMT
The Home Page was changed:
Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$191

Scripting News
Dave Winer has been following and documanting the story of music. His
stuff is a pleasure to read.


– the The –

“After much deliberation I have decided
to offer track by track/week by week free downloads of my latest album NakedSelf
from my official website (click here for the MP3s). This decision has not
been taken lightly and below I explain the reasons why. As the tensions between
artist and merchant are rising very fast I also want to stress the positive
in this statement as I think this is an exhilarating time to be involved
in music”

The way Music and all IP … a delight to watch this *process*! Maybe
information does want to be free after all.


Back After Travel

Travel took me away from cyberspace… not the lack of connections but
*reality*!


Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 02:14:10 GMT
The Home Page was changed:

Parabola Magazine – Home Page – Myth,
Tradition, and the Search for Meaning


The Dallas Institute
of Humanities and Culture


“The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is a center of
creative thought dedicated to the exploration of culture and to the awakening
of a sense of the sacred in the world through studies in literature, politics,
art, spirituality, psychology, city planning, and economics.”

 


Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 05:17:39 GMT

“waterbirdcol”

DreamEvents
in Psyberspace

An article by me, Walter Logeman, in the ASD Journal — The Association
for the Study of Dreams.

“A description of an online group approach
to dream work that can give deep insight into the unconscious. Use of the
Internet can add a dimension to dream work that was not possible without
it. The Internet presents us with features that enhance and reveal the psychological
depth of the work. The DreamEvents are private and confidential so publicly
available and generalised material are used in this article.”

 

“Hypnos”

 


Subject: Changed Home Page: Big Changes
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 12:38:49 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$175

CVE2000 Conference –
Collaboration Virtual Environments — Call For Participation
:

“CVE 2000 is an international conference
dedicated to the design, development and use of collaborative virtual environments
(CVEs). It is the third conference in this bi-annual series, and attracts
delegates from a wide number of fields. A CVE is a computer-based, distributed,
virtual space or set of places. In such places, people can meet and interact
with others, with agents or with virtual objects. CVEs might vary in their
representational richness from 3D graphical spaces, 2.5D and 2D environments,
to text based environments. Access to CVEs is by no means limited to desktop
devices, but might well include mobile or wearable devices, public kiosks,
etc.
The aim of the CVE conferences is to inspire fruitful discussion and encourage
information flow between practitioners of different disciplines. Previous
CVE conferences (CVE’96 and CVE’98) have attracted delegates from computer
science, psychology, sociology, architecture and urban planning, cultural
and media studies, and Artificial Intelligence. “

One of my ambitions is to devise a Collaboration Protocol which would
include a Collaboration Facilitator and Editor. I have a hunch that significantly
new levels of collab could be achieved through this sort of human guidance plus protocol approach.
Simply having the tools or the environment is not the main thing. This
is also an area that I want to develop professionally. There, I’ve said
it.


 

Today is the day, Bex is off to Japan.

Have a great trip!

 


Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 12:42:30 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$175

CVE2000 Conference –
Collaboration Virtual Environments — Call For Participation
:

“CVE 2000 is an international conference
dedicated to the design, development and use of collaborative virtual environments
(CVEs). It is the third conference in this bi-annual series, and attracts
delegates from a wide number of fields. A CVE is a computer-based, distributed,
virtual space or set of places. In such places, people can meet and interact
with others, with agents or with virtual objects. CVEs might vary in their
representational richness from 3D graphical spaces, 2.5D and 2D environments,
to text based environments. Access to CVEs is by no means limited to desktop
devices, but might well include mobile or wearable devices, public kiosks,
etc.
The aim of the CVE conferences is to inspire fruitful discussion and encourage
information flow between practitioners of different disciplines. Previous
CVE conferences (CVE’96 and CVE’98) have attracted delegates from computer
science, psychology, sociology, architecture and urban planning, cultural
and media studies, and Artificial Intelligence. “

One of my ambitions is to devise a Collaboration Protocol which would
include a Collaboration Facilitator and Editor. I have a hunch that significantly
new levels of collab could be achieved through this sort of human guidance plus protocol approach.
Simply having the tools or the environment is not the main thing. This
is also an area that I want to develop professionally. There, I’ve said
it.


Amazon.com:
buying info: The Meaning of the Microcosm


10 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
George Gilder and Technofutures May 6, 2000
Reviewer: Prof. James E. McGregor (see more about me) from Foxboro, MA

Not being a TECHIE, which means that I teach Philosophy, Gilder’s “The
Meaning of the Microcosm” offered me a great insight into what is going on
in the world of the COMPUTER. I await his forth coming book TELECOSM with
great anticipation. But, Microcosm was a first leap forward in explaining,
as someone like Dorvak, the link between the chip industry and economic creativity.
In many ways Gilder provides the rationale for Schumpeter’s logic about the
burst of technological and entrepeneurial creativity at the end of the 20th
century. Besides providing an historical context that “qualifies” Fergerson’s
“Computer Wars”, Gilder offers a character analysis of many of the tech players
and the high risk professional activities of this period. The book provides
one of the best examples of “systemic” analysis in the ASAP high tech world.
But, it is eminently readable by a non-tech specialist who wants to know
what is going on in the current world of “tech connections”. James Burke
giv!
es us historical connection, but Mr. Gilder is giving us an entre into
the 21st centuries “discoveries” and “beakthroughs”. His information on the
tragedies and triumphs of%2″

 


Sandy Stone’s Homepage


Cyberbeats:


“Asked whether John Perry Barlow’s depiction of the Net as “hardwiring
the collective consciousness” (see “A Globe, Clothing Itself with a Brain,”
Wired 3.06, page 108) might resonate, Ginsberg deferred. “It sounds like
Barlow may be trapped in some monotheistic hierarchization of consciousness:
one central repository, almost like a god, but in this case more like a noosphere.”
Ginsberg then immediately rattled off a phrase from a favorite poem, “There
are no hierarchies, only many eyes to be looked out of.” “

 


4.05:
Sex and Death among the Cyborgs



“Subjective boundaries and bodily boundaries. Remember the ’80s pop psychology
expression “bad boundaries” that referred to someone who had trouble keeping
his or her thoughts and emotions separate from someone else’s? They’d be
very suggestible and have trouble acting on their own. That’s one sense of
a subjective boundary. Boundaries move around all the time. For example,
where’s the boundary of an individual human body? Is it skin? Is it clothes?
It’s different in different circumstances. “

Stone interviewed


Tim
Berners-Lee

“The Father of the Web
By Evan I.Schwartz
Tim Berners-Lee thinks the Web can bridge local interests and universal
value. Then again, he invented it. ”
Interview


4.04:
Sex, Lies and Avatars
: “Sex, Lies and Avatars

Sherry Turkle knows what role-playing in cyberspace really means.
A profile
By Pamela McCorduck
C P. Snow’s famous phrase delineating “the two cultures” – science and
the humanities – got it wrong from the outset. In the house of the human mind,
there are many mansions, many cultures. The British physicist and novelist
presented his two-cultures idea to great acclaim in a 1959 book. Who then
could have foreseen that Snow got it wrong because he was a modernist?
A generation later, it takes a postmodernist to guide us through the many
mansions Snow failed to imagine. That postmodernist may well be Sherry Turkle,
the cyberspace explorer and professor of the sociology of science at MIT.
No matter that Turkle calls herself not a postmodernist but “a modern woman
telling a postmodern tale.” Her postmodern tale is about computing – the
technology, she says, that brings postmodernism down to earth. “

 


Brenda Laurel

“Brenda Laurel is a designer, researcher and writer. Her work focuses
on interactive narrative, human-computer interaction, and cultural aspects
of technology. Her career in human-computer interaction spans over twenty
years. She holds an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in theatre from the Ohio State University.
Her doctoral dissertation was the first to propose a comprehensive architecture
for computer-based interactive fantasy and fiction. Brenda was one of the
founding Members of the research staff at Interval Research Corporation in
Palo Alto, California, where she coordinated research activities exploring
gender and technology, and where she co-produced and directed the Placeholder
Virtual Reality project. “

 


Amy Bruckman

I am an Assistant Professor at the College
of Computing at Georgia Tech, where I do research on virtual communities
and education. I am the founder of the ELC (Electronic Learning Communities)
research group. “

 


Wired 4.01:
Who Am We?

We are moving from modernist calculation
toward postmodernist simulation, where the self is a multiple, distributed
system.

By Sherry Turkle
There are many Sherry Turkles. There is the “French Sherry,” who studied
poststructuralism in Paris in the 1960s. There is Turkle the social scientist,
trained in anthropology, personality psychology, and sociology. There is
Dr. Turkle, the clinical psychologist. There is Sherry Turkle the writer
of books – Psychoanalytic Politics (Basic Books, 1978) and The Second Self:
Computers and the Human Spirit (Simon & Schuster, 1984). There is Sherry
the professor, who has mentored MIT students for nearly 20 years. And there
is the cyberspace explorer, the woman who might log on as a man, or as another
woman, or as, simply, ST. “

An old article, but worth posting here… it deserves a place if we search
here.


I tend to think that everything in this weblog is “of the psyche” and
more than that, somehow related to the cyberworld. However it has been WalterWord
but i have decided to keep the focus tighter! Psy + cyber.


Subject: Changed Home Page: Collab
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 12:37:42 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$183

Collaborative Learning:


 

 

  • EDITORS: Richard Joiner, Karen Littleton, Dorothy Faulkner, Dorothy
    Miell
  • ISBN pb: 1 85343 514 7
  • PUB DATE: September 2000

DESCRIPTION: In recent years new translations and interpretations of the
work of Vygotsky have generated considerable research activity by developmental
psychologists and educational researchers on the relationship between the
social and cognitive dimensions of learning.
Collaborative Learning aims to bring together, for the fist time in a
single volume up to date and comprehensive research on collaborative learning
and learning to collaborate from leading international workers in the field.

Now to search on: Vygotsky… and
wait for September. Looks too expensive anyway, so might need to find it
allin the revies and discussions!


Subject: Changed Home Page: Collab
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 13:15:45 GMT

Interview
with Donna Moss

Director of Community Policy, iVillage


By Jim Cashel

Senior Co-editor, Online Community Report

In Donna Moss’ role as Director of Community Policy for iVillage, she
reacts to — and anticipates — all major community policy issues across
thousands of message boards and chat areas. We asked her views on the greatest
challenges and lessons of her job.”

Collaborative Learning:


 

 

  • EDITORS: Richard Joiner, Karen Littleton, Dorothy Faulkner, Dorothy
    Miell
  • ISBN pb: 1 85343 514 7
  • PUB DATE: September 2000

DESCRIPTION: In recent years new translations and interpretations of the
work of Vygotsky have generated considerable research activity by developmental
psychologists and educational researchers on the relationship between the
social and cognitive dimensions of learning.
Collaborative Learning aims to bring together, for the fist time in a
single volume up to date and comprehensive research on collaborative learning
and learning to collaborate from leading international workers in the field.

Now to search on: Vygotsky… and
wait for September. Looks too expensive anyway, so might need to find it
allin the revies and discussions!


Computers as Theatre
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 13:18:24 GMT
The Home Page was changed:

The
Global Century – December 1999
Harland Cleveland

“We can’t know what will happen or when, but we already know why. The
“information environment” is changing our thinking “

 


Amazon.com:
Computers As Theatre
by Brenda Laurel ISBN: 0201550601
I mention this link because I just read that Brenda Laurel is now working
with Jacob Nielson on usability. His comments on web design here:
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20000806.html
are interesting I think. Usability is all about how we interface, merge,
with the world of abstraction, so in a way these people are exploring the
Psyborg.
Cyborgs, World Bank
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 13:50:10 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$138

Wired 8.04:
Why the future doesn’t need us.
:
By Bill Joy

“Our most powerful 21st-century technologies – robotics, genetic
engineering, and nanotech – are threatening to make humans an endangered
species.

I saw that Dolores O’Brien had written a comment on this article so bought
Wired one more time. However it is here online all along.
Here is Dolore’s article:
http://www.cgjung.com/psychtech/endangered.html
“Discuss”


monkeyfist collective | a16.DC: mobilization
for global justice
: ”
A wonderful thing that we can unite like this:

Why? We’ve built this site because citizens wonder what causes otherwise
ordinary folks to put themselves in harm’s way to protest a faceless bureaucracy.
We built it because the mainstream media dismisses the anti-globalization
movement as “decidedly left-wing and short on specifics.” We are left-wing,
and won’t apologize for that. but we aren’t short on specifics. This Web
site will complement the brave people in the streets. If you want anti-globalization
talking points for your book group, the office water cooler, or with your
neighbors, you’ve come to the right place.”

While on politics have a look at http://www.worldlink.co.uk/
Dialogue
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 10:02:14 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$176

Web Lab — Not Your Typical
Dialogues


“A major focus of the organization has been the development of
a new model for high quality online discussions that we call Small Group
Dialogue (SGD) . Words like quality, respect, and commitment aren’t often
used to describe Web-based discussion. But our innovative SGD model provides
an exciting alternative to the current norm of chaotic bulletin boards populated
by drive-by postings and flame wars. Last summer, the New York Times called
our technique “One of the most innovative ideas for creating value and relevance
in online conversation.”
SGDs succeed where most fail by modifying the usual “rules” of online
dialogues by creating small groups rather than a revolving door; helping
participants get to know each other quickly; monitoring discussions, but
rarely intervening, allowing members to run their own dialogues; and facilitating
only indirectly, by highlighting exemplary exchanges.”

Dialogue
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 11:14:35 GMT

Chris Abraham Online

“On Imagination
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness,
which are everything in this world.

Blaise Pascal
Science does not know its debt to imagination.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man [or a woman] from
suffering very much.

Marcel Proust
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more
powerful in the mature than in the young.

W. Somerset Maugham
Imagination rules the world.

Napoleon Bonaparte NOT Albert Einstein said this first!
Whoever has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.

Joseph Joubert
Imagination is the true magic carpet.

Norman Vincent Peale
Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein
I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important
than what I can see.

Duane Michals

Chris has a great collection on his blog. There are more on imagination
and then a swag of them on knowledge!Web Lab — Not Your Typical
Dialogues


“A major focus of the organization has been the development of
a new model for high quality online discussions that we call Small Group
Dialogue (SGD) . Words like quality, respect, and commitment aren’t often
used to describe Web-based discussion. But our innovative SGD model provides
an exciting alternative to the current norm of chaotic bulletin boards populated
by drive-by postings and flame wars. Last summer, the New York Times called
our technique “One of the most innovative ideas for creating value and relevance
in online conversation.”
SGDs succeed where most fail by modifying the usual “rules” of online
dialogues by creating small groups rather than a revolving door; helping
participants get to know each other quickly; monitoring discussions, but
rarely intervening, allowing members to run their own dialogues; and facilitating
only indirectly, by highlighting exemplary exchanges.”

Web Lab — Not Your Typical
Dialogues


“A major focus of the organization has been the development of
a new model for high quality online discussions that we call Small Group
Dialogue (SGD) . Words like quality, respect, and commitment aren’t often
used to describe Web-based discussion. But our innovative SGD model provides
an exciting alternative to the current norm of chaotic bulletin boards populated
by drive-by postings and flame wars. Last summer, the New York Times called
our technique “One of the most innovative ideas for creating value and relevance
in online conversation.”
SGDs succeed where most fail by modifying the usual “rules” of online
dialogues by creating small groups rather than a revolving door; helping
participants get to know each other quickly; monitoring discussions, but
rarely intervening, allowing members to run their own dialogues; and facilitating
only indirectly, by highlighting exemplary exchanges.”

Dialogue
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 14:27:49 GMT

DEATH IS THE MOTHER
OF BEAUTY

“dmb”

“From
The University of Chicago Press
Death is the Mother of Beauty:
Mind, Metaphor, Criticism

Mark Turner
“This is a truly interdisciplinary book, a book of importance both to
literary scholars and to scientists of the mind – linguists, psychologists,
anthropologists, and researchers in artificial intelligence. It shows that
the study of the literary mind is an integral part of the study of the mind
in general. And it shows clearly that everyday language and literary language
are not separate domains, that discoveries about one bear on the other.”

– George Lakoff, from the Foreword

This book is available in full online. I’ve just put it on my Palm.
Maybe I’ll get to read it? I am fascinated by metaphor, and more so since
being involved with the HipBoneGames.


Web Lab — Not Your Typical
Dialogues


“A major focus of the organization has been the development of
a new model for high quality online discussions that we call Small Group
Dialogue (SGD) . Words like quality, respect, and commitment aren’t often
used to describe Web-based discussion. But our innovative SGD model provides
an exciting alternative to the current norm of chaotic bulletin boards populated
by drive-by postings and flame wars. Last summer, the New York Times called
our technique “One of the most innovative ideas for creating value and relevance
in online conversation.”
SGDs succeed where most fail by modifying the usual “rules” of online
dialogues by creating small groups rather than a revolving door; helping
participants get to know each other quickly; monitoring discussions, but
rarely intervening, allowing members to run their own dialogues; and facilitating
only indirectly, by highlighting exemplary exchanges.”

Digerati
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 13:02:17 GMT
The Home Page was changed:
Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$202

Mindjack Magazine
– about us – board of advisors

I have been thinking lately that the *feel* we have for what cyberspace
is depends on the way we view history. Just as America is what it is because
of the stories we write about it. Much of that is to do with the people
we associate with it. People constitiute our cultural heritage.
Who do you think of when you think of the Net? About Cyberspace, cyber
culture, the psyche in cyberspace?
The people on the board of mindjack were mostly already on my list.
~~~
Found a link there to an interesting book:

The Happy Mutant Handbook 
Discussion here in the Weblog.
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 14:19:38 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$141

It can be done I think.
There are some topics here that might be of interest:
We were
always Cyborgs

Is Ownership
An Outmoded Concept?

Note that if you are a member here you can now get email responses by
clicking that option after you make a post.
To discuss this item about discussion, click here:
“discuss”

Discussion here in the Weblog.
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 14:20:30 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$141

It can be done I think.
There are some topics here that might be of interest:
We were
always Cyborgs

Is Ownership
An Outmoded Concept?

Note that if you are a member here you can now get email responses by
clicking that option after you make a post.
To discuss this item about discussion, click here:

“discuss”
Discussion here in the Weblog.
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 14:21:59 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$141

It can be done I think.
There are some topics here that might be of interest:
We were
always Cyborgs

Is Ownership
An Outmoded Concept?

Note that if you are a member here you can now get email responses by
clicking that option after you make a post.
To discuss this item about discussion, click here:

“discuss”
Discussion here in the Weblog.
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 14:23:52 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$141

It can be done I think.
There are some topics here that might be of lasting interest:
We were
always Cyborgs

Is Ownership
An Outmoded Concept?

Note that if you are a member here you can now get email responses by
clicking that option after you make a post.
To discuss this item about discussion, click here:

“discuss”
Discussion here in the Weblog.
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 08:49:29 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$141


Enjoying conversations in the weblog-reborn mailing
list
.
Easter Monday 2000
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 16:38:50 GMT

megnut.com
– stay tuned for a fresh new look


“friday, april 14
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about San Francisco and the dot-com invasion
and thinking I should be so excited the city’s ranks are swelling with internet
people doing crazy web things and changing the world. But I’m not. I look
around at lunch in South Park and I don’t feel like I’m looking at people
I know, at people who share the same passions with me, at people who get
It. A friend told me this story: he met a web designer at a party the other
night, he says, “oh, do you have a personal site?” Her answer, “no.”
And I realized there are dot-com people and there are web people. Dot-com
people work for start-ups injected with large Silicon Valley coin, they have
options, they talk options, they dream options. They have IPOs. They’re richer
after four months of “web” work than many web people who’ve been doing it
since the beginning. They don’t have personal sites. They don’t want personal
sites. They don’t get personal sites. They don’t get personal. Web people
can tell you the first site they ever saw, they can tell you the moment they
knew: This, This Is It, I Will Do This. And they pour themselves into the
web, with stories, with designs, with pictures. They create things worth
looking at, worth reading, worth coveting, worth envying, worth loving. They
create Beautiful Things.”

Yes. The key word is Beautiful… can the dot com thing or any dollar
driven thing ever be beautiful?


Easter Monday 2000
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 05:13:49 GMT

The Odyssey
– Context

“The Odyssey is epic in every sense of the word: it depicts the journey
of a hero over a long period of time, and it covers an entire world of action,
rather focusing on a single narrative. The Odyssey, like the Iliad, is part
of the oral tradition of ancient Greece. The Greek tradition centered on
these two works…”
Etc. Ever easier to know a little about anything.


megnut.com
– stay tuned for a fresh new look


“friday, april 14
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about San Francisco and the dot-com invasion
and thinking I should be so excited the city’s ranks are swelling with internet
people doing crazy web things and changing the world. But I’m not. I look
around at lunch in South Park and I don’t feel like I’m looking at people
I know, at people who share the same passions with me, at people who get
It. A friend told me this story: he met a web designer at a party the other
night, he says, “oh, do you have a personal site?” Her answer, “no.”
And I realized there are dot-com people and there are web people. Dot-com
people work for start-ups injected with large Silicon Valley coin, they have
options, they talk options, they dream options. They have IPOs. They’re richer
after four months of “web” work than many web people who’ve been doing it
since the beginning. They don’t have personal sites. They don’t want personal
sites. They don’t get personal sites. They don’t get personal. Web people
can tell you the first site they ever saw, they can tell you the moment they
knew: This, This Is It, I Will Do This. And they pour themselves into the
web, with stories, with designs, with pictures. They create things worth
looking at, worth reading, worth coveting, worth envying, worth loving. They
create Beautiful Things.”

Yes. The key word is Beautiful… can the dot com thing or any dollar
driven thing ever be beautiful?


Enjoying conversations in the weblog-reborn mailing
list
.
Easter Monday 2000
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 11:58:15 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$166

The Odyssey
– Context

“The Odyssey is epic in every sense of the word: it depicts the
journey of a hero over a long period of time, and it covers an entire world
of action, rather focusing on a single narrative. The Odyssey, like the Iliad,
is part of the oral tradition of ancient Greece. The Greek tradition centered
on these two works…”

Etc. Ever easier to know a little about anything.


megnut.com
– stay tuned for a fresh new look


“friday, april 14
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about San Francisco and the dot-com invasion
and thinking I should be so excited the city’s ranks are swelling with internet
people doing crazy web things and changing the world. But I’m not. I look
around at lunch in South Park and I don’t feel like I’m looking at people
I know, at people who share the same passions with me, at people who get
It. A friend told me this story: he met a web designer at a party the other
night, he says, “oh, do you have a personal site?” Her answer, “no.”
And I realized there are dot-com people and there are web people. Dot-com
people work for start-ups injected with large Silicon Valley coin, they have
options, they talk options, they dream options. They have IPOs. They’re richer
after four months of “web” work than many web people who’ve been doing it
since the beginning. They don’t have personal sites. They don’t want personal
sites. They don’t get personal sites. They don’t get personal. Web people
can tell you the first site they ever saw, they can tell you the moment they
knew: This, This Is It, I Will Do This. And they pour themselves into the
web, with stories, with designs, with pictures. They create things worth
looking at, worth reading, worth coveting, worth envying, worth loving. They
create Beautiful Things.”

Yes. The key word is Beautiful… can the dot com thing or any dollar
driven thing ever be beautiful?


Movie
I just saw the Quantum
Project
I managed the download… The first time I lost a connection
after 5hrs or so! I then reinstalled Gozilla, and that worked. Then I had
to up grade Microsoft Mediaplayer. Then paid for the content! Damn! Then
three of us watched it.

There is something irrational about my feeling of resentment at paying
for this content when I buy books, go to movies, pay for software… why
not? Maybe it is not so irrational. For the last 10 years or so i have
lived among marvelous “information” that has wanted, and been very happy
to be “free”.

 

Anyway, it was ok! A sort of hotch potch of cyber stuff, beautifully
done. Every net related new fangled meme was spliced in to the texture…
identity, reality, more reality, sexuality, virtuality, time, space, chaos,
information psyberbabble. Colours!

 

John Cleese blue

against an orange background. It seems to work on the screen.


http://www.listener.co.nz/computers.asp

“Wham bam thank you spam
by Russell Brown

Possibly the most bizarre rumour to emerge from the ongoing stoush involving
Clear, Telecom and the free Internet service provider i4free has been what
might be called the virus plot. As i4free began taking subscriptions, experienced
Internet users were surprised to receive messages headed “Win a holiday worth
$5000!”, apparently from friends who had joined the service. “

I like by Russell Brown’s column in the NZ Listener… he researches his
stuff will and has a good attitude to the net I think. I don’t get the Listener
often, especially since I can see my favourite column on the Net. I get
an email from mindit
every time the new column comes in.


Red
Rock Eater Digest – notes and recommendations
:

“Microsoft shouldn’t be broken up. It should be shut down.”

Microsoft is the virus. Microsoft is at the root of the problem, and
Phil Agre argues the case well.


Geography of the Net
Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 14:40:59 GMT
Cybering: “The Geography of the Web

Mike Gunderloy writes on cybering.com

The first thing I do every morning is take care of the outside
chores. The second thing is to put a pot of coffee on to brew. And the third
thing is to come up to this computer and make my usual morning rounds
Somehow I tend to think of the Internet in geographic terms. Not that
I associate web sites with their actual location, or have a mental picture
of a house like a medieval memory museum; rather, it’s that I feel like I’m
moving around in some large but ill-defined space, rather than bringing the
web to me, even though I stay stationary in meatspace. Perhaps this is just
an artifact of the verb “navigate” being so prevalent on the web? “

An interesting topic on an interesting weblog.


Date: Sat, 06 May 2000 23:10:56 GMT

Comic
Actor John Cleese Stars in Internet Film (5/05/2000)

“LONDON (Reuters) – British comic actor John Cleese, famous for
his Monty Python routines, will star in something completely different on
Friday — the first film produced solely for the Internet.”

S
I G H T S O U N D . C O M – Movies – Features

Its All Happening
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 15:25:14 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$174

Microsoft
Hires 2 Teen Consultants


“People’s lives used to be all about education, then work, then
retirement or fun or whatever,” Corriero said, quickly drawing three distinct
circles in her notebook to make her point. “But what’s happening with us is
that all three of these things are all mixed in together.” She then drew a
series of interlocking circles.
“We’re always learning, we like our work so we’re working more, and
we’re working when we want to, and we’re having fun now as opposed to later,”
she said.
Jonathan Zittrain, executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet
and Society at Harvard Law School, said that while some workers today might
bristle at the constant connectivity and demands of work, the next generation
of workers will thrive on it.
“I do see a revolution in the works here,” Zittrain said. “If you’re
young and you’ve grown up with this stuff out there, it seems natural.”

 


Behavior OnLine: The Mental Health
and Behavioral Science Meeting Place

Discussions here about online psychology midst many discussions about
therapy (fairly medical and behavioural!) in general.


May 22 The Road to
Natural Digital Collaboration


“Just as there is a process of Instructional Design for developing instructional
experiences, we believe that there is a parallel process of Collaborative
Design to create the best uses of digital collaboration technology. We need
to learn how to assess the needs of the groups involved and select media
that is appropriate to the outcome objectives. And, we envision the development
of collaboration templates that will embody a design for ideal use of tools
in a given situation (e.g. A template that walks the group through a highly
interactive video conference for an employment interview, including application
sharing of resume and job description documents.)
Finally, there are new roles that we must invent and perfect to make Digital
Collaboration really soar. Facilitators, community builders, virtual coaches
and other roles will evolve that will make Digital Collaboration work effectively
and naturally. “

This article is on about the exact thing that we are doing at
GroupSense.
Well put!
Its All Happening
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 11:21:32 GMT

CVE2000 Conference –
Collaboration Virtual Environments — Call For Participation
:

“CVE 2000 is an international conference
dedicated to the design, development and use of collaborative virtual environments
(CVEs). It is the third conference in this bi-annual series, and attracts
delegates from a wide number of fields. A CVE is a computer-based, distributed,
virtual space or set of places. In such places, people can meet and interact
with others, with agents or with virtual objects. CVEs might vary in their
representational richness from 3D graphical spaces, 2.5D and 2D environments,
to text based environments. Access to CVEs is by no means limited to desktop
devices, but might well include mobile or wearable devices, public kiosks,
etc.
The aim of the CVE conferences is to inspire fruitful discussion and encourage
information flow between practitioners of different disciplines. Previous
CVE conferences (CVE’96 and CVE’98) have attracted delegates from computer
science, psychology, sociology, architecture and urban planning, cultural
and media studies, and Artificial Intelligence. “

One of my ambitions is to devise a Collaboration Protocol which would
include a Collaboration Facilitator and Editor. I have a hunch that significantly
new levels of collab could be achieved through this sort of human guidance plus protocol approach.
Simply having the tools or the environment is not the main thing. This
is also an area that I want to develop professionally. There, I’ve said
it.Today is the day, Bex is off to Japan. Have a great trip!
Its Almost Midnight
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 11:53:50 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$143

Its Almost Midnight
I’ll get a chance to flip the page again soon, to Wednesday. I am brewing
up for some changes in the website. But i do’t have them clear! I can see
a swag of entities… how do they look to others:

 

  • Walter Logeman – Online Psychotherapist
  • Psybernet – the container for quite a few psychological professional
    activities and writing.
  • Psybernet Ltd. – a company
  • Walter Logeman – Online Interaction Consultant.
  • Walter Logeman – a person with a personal life
  • Walter Logeman – Psychotherapist (f2f)

How can all these co-exist? How can they be fully present? These entities
all have a cyberlife. Some can share a webpage and a weblog easier than
others. I feel somewhat restricted as well as splurged. I want to write
my own stream of consciousness, but that seems to blurr things all over the
place.
Currently as I write there are two images on this weblog … even that
feels a bit strange. They seem to mirror back a split.
I’d love to hear from others who might be facing this ID situation…
I tend to think it is something people have had to grapple with in all sorts
of ways. In the past some readily available formats emerged; the artist
and the work, the book and the author. The relationship between the person
and the expression of the perso, though it could take many forms, was a public
phenomena… there was/is a solution in the culture. The relationship was
restricted and static. A blurb on a dust cover or a press release by a PR
person, done once might live on in a conserved form for years. Here I have
a cyber life. I think it is quite different. Finding an online ID needs
to be grappled with here within the media. I find it hard. Maybe it is
just that *I* find it hard, or is it hard?
Knowlege and the psyche
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 01:52:24 GMT
The Home Page was changed:
Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$199

New Dimensions,
Producer of Quality Radio and Television Interviews


“THE GLOBAL CENTURY


with Harland Cleveland


At the dawn of the 21st century, we’re drowning in a sea of information.
How do we make sense of it all? Wisdom elder Harlan Cleveland says, “Our
problem is not one of access, but one of selection.” His advice on choosing
what’s relevant brings you the tools for true wisdom, not mindless data accumulation.
In this unhurried, intimate conversation with the president emeritus of the
World Academy of Art and Science, you’ll hear in-depth first-hand accounts
of fascinating historical events and the mentors Cleveland found on the way,
as well as why humankind has become the biggest factor in our own evolution.
“We’re stirring the pot, making the waves, and deciding on the course of
events.”
Program 2809 broadcast during the week of 7/10 to 7/16/2000″

This will only be up for a short while. Worth listening to! The bit
i liked was his awareness of the impact oof the net on the psyche, though
he might not have used that word.
Meet me in the noosphere
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 11:43:43 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$171

DHTML Menus:

“A new feature: pulldown menus
We’ve been working on a new feature for Frontier’s website rendering framework,
pulldown menus. You can see one at the top of this page. They work through
the combined use of DHTML and JavaScript.”

Why is this interesting?
Because we are seeing applications go off the “personal computer” into
the sky. I’ve heard is speculated about and so on, but this pulldown menu
feels suddenly like I won’t need my own version of… anything. Ok, so no
huge hard disk, or any hard disk? Some people will think of it as My Office
in a modem card.
But what is that to do with Psybernet?
Because while we had Personal Computers as prosthesis, as extensions of
our selves we were still localised beings surrounded by tools. Now we participate
in One tool. Can you feel the change?
Meet me in the noosphere
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 14:29:37 GMT

Behavior OnLine: The Mental Health
and Behavioral Science Meeting Place

Discussions here about online psychology midst many discussions about
therapy (fairly medical and behavioural!) in general.


ANNALS OF MARKETING

gladwell dot
com / The Science of the Sleeper
: “October 4, 1999

How the Information Age could blow away the blockbuster

In 1992, a sometime actress named Rebecca Wells published a
novel called “Little Altars Everywhere” with a small, now
defunct press in Seattle. Wells was an unknown author, and the
press had no money for publicity. She had a friend, however, who
spent that Thanksgiving with a friend who was a producer of
National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” The producer read
the book and passed it on to Linda Wertheimer, a host of the show,
and she liked it so much that she put Wells on her program. That
interview, in turn, was heard by a man who was listening to the
radio in Blytheville, Arkansas, and whose wife, Mary Gay Shipley,
ran the town bookstore. He bought the book and gave it to her;
she loved it, and, with that, the strange and improbable rise of
Rebecca Wells, best-selling author, began.”

Thanks Josh, no this is not the one I sent you! heheh


Is Ownership
An Outmoded Concept?
:

“While there has been much discussion in recent weeks over the
many changes taking place in our way of life as a result of the high-tech
economy, the single biggest change is occurring relatively unnoticed: The
near-warp speed of the new hypercapitalism is beginning to make ownership
itself an outmoded concept. The implications of this are enormous and far-reaching.

So much of the world we know has been bound up in the process of selling,
buying and owning things that we can’t imagine any other way of structuring
human affairs. Yet the concept of “property,” which once drove men to ideological
battles, revolutions and wars, slowly is dying out in the wake of a new constellation
of economic realities. Society is rethinking the kinds of bonds and boundaries
that will define human relations in the coming century. “

Josh just sent me this URL… looks interesting.


Hi there, welcome back: {whoAmI}
Or if this is your first look in here, welcome too. Join using the join
box and you will then be able to read the Items in the Discussion Group,
DG as they call it around this software neighbourhood.
I’m up late as usual. Got side tracked into using Pike… which is a
sort of word processor which saves my stuff straight to this page. No saving
to my HDD, no Homsite, no FTP… seamless life on the web.
This whole thing of mine on the web here, my little picture up there and
so on, which links to my proper website is really a sort of answerphone message
“hi this is Walter here, I am pleased you called, leave a detailed message.”
it is a bit more sophisticated, but no sound as yet. But is it a case of
“Hi, I am not here right now”? I’m never more here than I am now, and this
*is* me a virtual me.
I thought of renaming this whole site, or starting another: Walter Logeman,
my virtual life. A meta life? I often think that one day they will teach
kids to create their web pages at school. If there is such a thing as school.
In fact it wont be that they are doing that as a separate thing. Literacy
is to create a website, that is literacy. To create a virtual self. It might
be a novel, an picture, music… self expressions. Expressions of the self,
journals. My imaginary teacher will say: “Mary, where will you put today’s
picture? Ah, right there in the archive, all compressed! I see you want
to put your story right there on the home page, so everyone can see, marvelous.”
They will then stay there forever. Why delete anything? Then in advanced
literacy there could be a Masters course in “The History of the Development
of the Virtual self” how various forms of structure were used at different
times. “Personal Websites” “WebLogs” there may even be references to th!
e “finger” command.
Sme people’s meta life consists of a novel. You know, every character
is an aspect of the writer. The medium</> is an aspect as well…
I am mirrored in a thousand little posts all over the planet. God I’d love
to be a hard bound book! 
My Virtual Life
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 13:10:45 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$134

Manila
Newbies: The Manila Tip Sheet

Most useful! Thanks Ken.


Online Group
Principles

A guideline I wrote as part of a process of educating participants in
online groups, here is an excerpt:

= Six Principles for Participating in
Online Groups =
Making a Group Lively, Enjoyable and Useful
Version 1.00 June 2000
1. Be present in the group.
2. Foster group identity.
3. Develop a relationship with each of the members.
4. Make posts easy to read.
5. Work towards achieving the group’s purpose.
6. Enhance the knowledge base.
Each of these principles has associated social and technical competencies.
Some of the points are especially relevant if you are an owner, moderator,
host or facilitator of the group, however leadership from participants can
be helpful if it complements the work of those in formal leadership roles.

 


Moderating, Hosting and Instructing
The hosting and facilitating of online groups is central to Psybernet.
Learning, practicing and training the roles involved is occupying my mind
right now as I am working in this area professionally with an online learning
project. Here are some links I have been exploring:
Teaching Online
– Now We’re Talking

In this article I found this:

It is not clear in Beaudin’s study how one fosters “ownership”
of learning without being “manipulative or controlling.” The author suggests,
however, that the key to this balancing act of human interactions is a responsive
moderator. And the moderator, Beaudin also notes, does not need to be the
instructor. He asserts that the role of the moderator and the guidelines
within which this figure will operate must be part of the pre-course design
and clearly understood by student participants.

And have followed up by looking at the study:
Keeping
Online Asynchronous Discussions on Topic
Bart P. Beaudin, Ph.D.


The online instructor is key to organizing interaction and Hiltz
[7] suggests from her research that having a responsive moderator is key.
The instructor does not necessarily need to be the moderator and Driscoll
[12] suggests that participants can be assigned the task. Driscoll suggests
that the instructor weigh the benefits and risks of a moderated listserv.

The referenced studies are not hyperlinked, however a couple of others
which seem useful are:
The American Center for the Study
of Distance Education (ACSDE

They don’t give away much online though! What does that say?
Pictures and discussion items!
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 13:26:31 GMT

Address: http://psybernet.editthispage.com/discuss/msgReader$129

Took a swag of shots of Rebecca.
“bex000409”


Yesterday I walked the hills in gray autmn wather.
“Slither of light on a grey day”


 

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