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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 … Continue reading "Cosmodernism" 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 … Continue reading "What is Social Innovation? Part 2 with Dan McCarthy" The post What is Social Innovation? Part...

Duration:00:34:19

What is Social Innovation? Part 1 with Dan McCarthy

4/1/2018
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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 … Continue reading "What is Social Innovation? Part 1 with Dan McCarthy" The post What is Social Innovation? Part 1 with Dan McCarthy appeared first on...

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 … Continue reading "Actively Notice New Things: Breathe, Listen, Sit" 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 … Continue reading "An Old Yiddish Practice that Can Help You Break Out of the Social Media “Echo Chamber”" The post An Old Yiddish Practice that Can Help You Break Out of...

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 … Continue reading "Happy Winter Solstice from Working Together!!" The post Happy Winter Solstice from Working Together!! appeared first on Working...

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, … Continue reading Bringing Laughter and Play to Refugee Children with Ash Perrin of The Flying Seagulls Project The post Bringing Laughter and Play to Refugee...

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 centred on the concept of efficacy, which is like a red thread running through my Minatour’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 … Continue reading Recipes for Efficacy 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 … Continue reading Communities of Interest and Communities of Practice with Gui Seiz of Making Sense The post Communities of Interest...

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, 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 relationships between human … Continue reading Technology is Breaking the World. Here’s How You Can Join In. w/ Kevin Kelly The post Technology is Breaking the World. Here’s...

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 … Continue reading Sociocracy and the Digital Cooperative with Kayleigh Walsh of Outlandish The post Sociocracy...

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 … Continue reading YYJ: Onward City with Caste Projects and Guests (Part 2) 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? This episode … Continue reading YYJ: Onward City with Caste Projects and Guests (Part 1) 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. … Continue reading How to Practice Personal Mastery to Achieve your Vision The post How to Practice Personal Mastery to Achieve your Vision appeared first on Working Together.

Duration:01:07:22

From Design Thinking to Design Doing with Christian Bason

5/24/2017
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Is Design Thinking becoming more about thinking than design? Management by post-its? As I’ve argued in previous blog posts, and in episode #8 of the Working Together Podcast, the cargo cult versions of design thinking (i.e. “post-it design”) tend to become polite, facilitated conversations around a table, but miss what the field of design itself … Continue reading From Design Thinking to Design Doing with Christian Bason The post From Design Thinking to Design Doing with Christian Bason...

Duration:01:07:26

Applied Theatre for Social Change and Self-Understanding with Warwick Dobson

5/10/2017
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Theatre is more than just a form of live entertainment. When theatre is applied–to education, social justice and social change, community building efforts, conflict, disaster relief, and so on–the power of its technique and its content can transform our social relationships for the better. This is Applied Theatre. Usually coming in the form of participatory theatre created … Continue reading Applied Theatre for Social Change and Self-Understanding with Warwick Dobson The post Applied...

Duration:01:14:52

Making Everybody a Designer through the Collaborative Space of the Design Charrette with Patrick Condon

4/26/2017
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As you can guess, I’m fascinated with what happens when you bring a diverse group of people together to solve problems. Think of the model of the work party, the barn raising, the “talkoot”, and apply it to deliberative democratic practice–whether at work or in your community. Working Together is all about this kind of … Continue reading Making Everybody a Designer through the Collaborative Space of the Design Charrette with Patrick Condon The post Making Everybody a Designer through the...

Duration:01:20:54

Harvesting The Best of the Last 10 Episodes of The Working Together Podcast

4/12/2017
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On the 10th episode of the Working Together Podcast, I take a break from our regular programming and harvest some of the best bits of previous episodes! Although the conversations are diverse, some key themes emerge, and I’ve tried my best to curate like-with-like in this show. Whether you want to learn how to build awesome … Continue reading Harvesting The Best of the Last 10 Episodes of The Working Together Podcast The post Harvesting The Best of the Last 10 Episodes of The Working...

Duration:01:00:18