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Defining Mechanisms of Cooperation

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Considering the distinctions between commonly substituted definitions … coordination: alignment and linkage of activities together despite differences in timing, spatial distribution, and procedure cooperation: working from shared goals and perspectives collaboration: sharing, exchange, and openness with the purpose of building Read more ›

Connecting the Dots…Out of Order.

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The Institute for the Future’s (IFTF) 2010 Map of the Decade is part of their annual Ten-Year Forecast which uses foresight and scenario planning to help organizations navigate change. Entitled “The Future is a High-Resolution Game”, the research materials demonstrate Read more ›

The Shifting Balance of Design Practice

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In the 1930s, evolutionary geneticist Sewall Wright pulled together research strands in the biology of inbreeding, the genetics of coat color in guinea pigs, statistical methods (including path analysis), and mathematics that codified the changes in gene frequencies in populations Read more ›

Watercasting Day 2

The first day was organized to enumerate problems and the criteria by which to evaluate responses to those problems. The second day focused on our responses as ‘designers’ and the methods that we could use to find tactical responses to Read more ›

Watercasting Day 1

We started by looking at the neologism ‘watercasting’, coined for the purposing of re-imagining what it is that we would be doing in the class.  Casting for the purpose of making a mold, a cast that one would find in Read more ›

Mapping Controversies

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This is a nice compilation of resources assembled for a course entitled MAPPING CONTROVERSIES in MIT’s STS program. The course focuses “…on developing aptitudes for combining multiple ways of knowing: textual interpretation, intensive search in heterogeneous databases, and design tasks; Read more ›