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We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the emptiness of the center hole that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
I don’t know what Siverstein meant by this, but I like it.
Dire Straits(via Industrial disease | Harold Jarche)
Gordon Ross asked me some questions as a preparation to the upcoming Future of Work panel he’s leading with Dave Gray, Megan Murray, David Ascher, and me at the Digital Strategy Conference Vancouver on April 29, 2014
I have been working with a small group of dedicated volunteers on turning an idea into reality, and we are ready to make some announcements, but first, a recap.
A few months ago I started to realize that although there are dozens of organizations and groups exploring aspects of the future of work, I hadn’t found an open international community with regular meetings organized by local chapters.
I said at that time that I would try to get such a community off the ground, with the help of other participants, organizations, and sponsors.
I picked the name Chautauqua after the adult education movement of late 19th and early 20th century, but that name has proven confusing (and hard to spell). So we’ve changed to name to be more obvious: the Future of Work community, with a website at futureofwork.co, and an open community supported by Mightybell technology at mightybell.com/communities/futureofwork.
I hope you will join. We are an open community investigating the future of work, cooperating to find and advance new ways of working together, to redefine our connection to work and each other, and ultimately, through that, to change the world.
And today the biggest news: We have three chapters — Boston, New York City, and Austin — and all three have scheduled their first meetings.
The topic for these first meetings — and for the first meeting of any new chapter — is the Future of Work, but also to discuss the rationale for a community of interest and practice around the changing foundations of work — for business, the workforce, and the individual.
Hope to see you at one of the upcoming meetings!
Fewer, richer possibilities
Always beginning, never finished. - Stowe Boyd
24th September 2014 – 7th October 2014
Exhibition 24th September – 7th October 2014
Symposium Thursday 25th September 2014.
Venue Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, Italy.1
The UrbanIxD project takes the view that cities in the future will contain a complex mesh of interconnected, heterogeneous technological systems. Technology will continue to evolve, and the data-reading and writing capabilites of cities will only increase, but mess and complexity will still be the background context.
The focus of the emergent field of Urban Interaction Design is public space and the relationships between people – with and through technology2. The currency of these interactions is data. Making sense of this data, and making it meaningful, transparent, useful and enjoyable is a challenge for interaction design.
The | City | Data | Future | exhibition speculates about the possible futures that city inhabitants might experience.
Why else would you work? http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1239-etsy-s-recipe-for-purpose-creating-a-culture-around-mindfulness
A European’s idea of the American breakfast