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Aman Dosanj of the Paisley Notebook

11/15/2018
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While traveling through the Okanagan and Shuswap Valleys this fall, I met up with lots of great food-folk: farmers, foragers, chefs, and of course, appreciators (like me). And all of them were striving to create ARCHIPELAGOS of a Possible Future within a food culture that is heavily slanted towards chain stores, strip malls, and conventional […] The post Aman Dosanj of the Paisley Notebook appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:32:46

Devon Plett of The Saskatoon Makerspace

10/28/2018
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This summer I had the opportunity to visit the Saskatoon Makerspace. Co-founder Devon Plett and I walked through the Makerspace and talked about its backstory: how he and his partner went on a tour of makerspaces across the Western US and Canada, searching for inspiration, best practices, and the right business model, and how […] The post Devon Plett of The Saskatoon Makerspace appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:34:04

ARCHIPELAGOS of a Possible Future

9/30/2018
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“…So today, we must expect to be living this turbulence for a long time, in a double world where two realities live together in conflict: the old “limitless” world that does not acknowledge the planet’s limits, and another that recognizes these limits and experiments with ways of transforming them into opportunities. Now these worlds look […] The post ARCHIPELAGOS of a Possible Future appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:17:52

Finding Flow in Conflict with Jamie Chicanot

6/30/2018
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Conflict can be creative. Indeed, if we are to survive the challenges of the 21st century, and create a better world, it must be. In episode #30 of the Working Together Podcast, I have a conversation with Jamie Chicanot–a conflict specialist with nearly 20 years experience–about how to create solutions in the midst of conflict. In […] The post Finding Flow in Conflict with Jamie Chicanot appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:01:18:27

Cosmodernism

5/31/2018
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In the darkness of a clear night sky Lay down Gaze up at the stars And imagine that you are looking out in front of you Facing the infinite cosmos … This episode is from a short manifesto I wrote back in December 2015. The sentiment still holds true. More than technocratic solutions to […] The post Cosmodernism appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:32:04

What is Social Innovation? Part 2 with Dan McCarthy

4/30/2018
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In part 1, professor Dan McCarthy from the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR) worked through Francis Westley’s definition of social innovation and explored complex systems thinking wth us. Listen to it here. In episode #28 (part 2) Dan talks about what social innovation and complex systems thinking means for the practitioner: we get an overview of […] The post What is Social Innovation? Part 2 with Dan McCarthy appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:34:19

What is Social Innovation? Part 1 with Dan McCarthy

3/31/2018
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Our world is complex. But we don’t have to stress out about this. And if we happen to be feeling a tinge of fear, anxiety, and depression, we don’t have to suppress this: hiding our secret angst under an affirmation of simplicity and minimalism. No. Our world is far too messy for that. All those panacea proclaiming, minimalist-maximalists […] The post What is Social Innovation? Part 1 with Dan McCarthy appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:33:45

Actively Notice New Things: Breathe, Listen, Sit

2/28/2018
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This is a special little episode about a practice that’s near and dear to my heart. A practice that has helped me weather many a storm over the years: non-religious mindfulness. This episode also has an associated “podcast exercise” for you to try out! Follow along. Breathe. Listen. Sit. “…What is easiest, is to fall back into […] The post Actively Notice New Things: Breathe, Listen, Sit appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:17:18

An Old Yiddish Practice that Can Help You Break Out of the Social Media “Echo Chamber”

1/21/2018
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The social media echo chamber has made you lots of friends. And it’s turned you on to all sorts of amazing new things: bands, articles, books, video, and so on. Because “If you like this, then you’ll like this!” runs in the background of everything you do online. A secret recommendation infrastructure that has created […] The post An Old Yiddish Practice that Can Help You Break Out of the Social Media “Echo Chamber” appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:44:30

Happy Winter Solstice from Working Together!!

12/21/2017
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Gather round! Hear here! This holiday season, let’s go in the opposite extreme of “divide and conquer”. Let’s come together! From every mouse, mote, scintilla to every whale, juniper tree, grammie-grampie, snot-nosed kiddo, and so on, we are all fellow earthlings. We thinking, talking, making earthlings (aka we humans) happen to be the ones with […] The post Happy Winter Solstice from Working Together!! appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:10:41

Happy Winter Solstice from Working Together (Song)

12/21/2017
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On the darkest day of the year, a dark truth: Everything is fucked. Everyone is shitty to each other. Now… What to do about it? The post Happy Winter Solstice from Working Together (Song) appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:02:38

Working Together Announcement

11/1/2017
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A short update/announcement episode. About where Working Together has been for the past month, and what I’ve been planning for it’s future. Happy Halloween!! 🙂 The post Working Together Announcement appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:25:11

Bringing Laughter and Play to Refugee Children with Ash Perrin of The Flying Seagulls Project

9/14/2017
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There are 65 million refugees around the world, over half of which are children according to UNHCR. Many of these children will spend their entire childhood away from home. Some might be without their families, and many have experienced violence and insecurity (and continue to do so). In exile, they are “at risk of abuse, neglect, […] The post Bringing Laughter and Play to Refugee Children with Ash Perrin of The Flying Seagulls Project appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:01:12:28

Recipes for Efficacy

8/31/2017
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This episode is a compilation of clips from previous episodes–all centered on the concept of efficacy, which is like a red thread running through my Minotaur’s labyrinth of conversations with thinkers makers and doers here on The Working Together Podcast. We will explore the concept of efficacy in personal, political and technical modes (in that order). I […] The post Recipes for Efficacy appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:01:08:55

Communities of Interest and Communities of Practice with Gui Seiz of Making Sense

8/17/2017
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Our techno-scientific world is a historical novelty, and it’s complex. We humans did not evolve for this new world. We have not experienced the magnitude of it’s consequences (unintended or otherwise) and their harms. I’m talking about things like environmental toxins, industrial pollutants, gamma radiation, and so on. I’m also talking about things we can […] The post Communities of Interest and Communities of Practice with Gui Seiz of Making Sense appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:01:15:07

Technology is Breaking the World. Here’s How You Can Join In. w/ Kevin Kelly

8/2/2017
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It’s 30 years in the future. Imagine that you are walking into work… no wait… imagine that your home is also your where you work. (“familiar enough” you might say, “what’s so crazy about that?”) Because Artificial Intelligences (AIs) have so thoroughly taken over “the boring stuff” your “working” role is to help facilitate productive […] The post Technology is Breaking the World. Here’s How You Can Join In. w/ Kevin Kelly appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:00:49:17

Sociocracy and the Digital Cooperative with Kayleigh Walsh of Outlandish

7/19/2017
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Beyond the salaried masses of 20th century bureaucracies and corporations… beyond the precarious moonlighters of the 21st century gig economy… lies the cooperative, an old answer with a new ring to it. Cooperatives are typically founded on seven basic principles set out in 1844: Voluntary and open membership Democratic member control Member economic participation Autonomy and […] The post Sociocracy and the Digital Cooperative with Kayleigh Walsh of Outlandish appeared first on Working...

Duration:00:47:30

YYJ: Onward City with Caste Projects and Guests (Part 2)

7/5/2017
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What is the contemporary? How do we build and inhabit our city in a way that gels with who we are, and who we’re becoming? How do we grow and work together as a community, without stepping on each others’ toes in haste, without getting slowed down and frustrated with red tape and liability? Episode 16 […] The post YYJ: Onward City with Caste Projects and Guests (Part 2) appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:01:12:59

YYJ: Onward City with Caste Projects and Guests (Part 1)

6/21/2017
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What is the contemporary? How do we build and inhabit our city in a way that gels with who we are, and who we’re becoming? How do we grow and work together as a community, without stepping on each others’ toes in haste, without getting slowed down and frustrated with red tape and liability? Episode 15 of […] The post YYJ: Onward City with Caste Projects and Guests (Part 1) appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:01:16:05

How to Practice Personal Mastery to Achieve your Vision

6/8/2017
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This is for anyone who is trying to create something. This is for the artist who is trying to develop his body of work and share it with the world. This is for the program director at a non-profit who is trying to create an innovative program to address an unmet need in her community. […] The post How to Practice Personal Mastery to Achieve your Vision appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:01:07:22