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About stephenmugford

Once a sociologist (1970-1997) then a consultant who reads a lot in psychology, cognitive science, complexity, etc and wanders along paths from one topic to another.

Under What Conditions Is “The Answer In The Room”? 2 : The First Part of an Answer—Who is here?

Following on from my last post, asking about the answer being in the room—or not—one obvious part of the answer may lie in WHO is in the room. This has several aspects which I’ll explore briefly now. One of the … Continue reading

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Under What Conditions Is “The Answer In The Room” …Or Not? 1: The Problem

“I like Open Space Technology, but …”       This set of posts explains why I like it and also explores some ideas about limitations and (later) what to do about them. I like Open Space Technology. I like Open Space (OS) … Continue reading

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Why Walking Works

Thinking, talking, and walking are inextricably linked through history. It is only a recent idea that we meet around tables, seated in chairs. http://www.feetfirst.org/walk-and-maps/walking-meetings   1          BACKGROUND Recently, sparked by a variety of inputs[1]—I have been using ‘walking and talking’ … Continue reading

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Talking the Walk 1

I’ve been silent on this blog for a long time, to my shame. Half way through a sequence on social media I got inundated with other work and hence interrupted in my writing. Some people can happily write in little … Continue reading

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Six Theses on Social Media II: More at Last

A couple of weeks have passed without my getting back to the blog. Probably a characteristic piece of procrastination, so apologies for anyone who was expecting more on the social media and connectivity sooner. In my overview of this topic … Continue reading

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Six Theses on Connectivity and the Social Media

Six Theses on Connectivity and the Social Media (CSM). Thesis #1   In a highly connected world with increasing use and penetration of social media we can see a re-emergence of pre-modern phenomena that are positive and to be encouraged. … Continue reading

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Six Theses on Connectivity and the Social Media.

Six Theses on Connectivity and the Social Media. 1: The Overview   Introduction: In the next set of blog posts I shall explore six ‘theses’ about connectivity and the social media (hereafter CSM). Getting a handle on this area is … Continue reading

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