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[Nicholas] Carr argues “As our window onto the world, & onto ourselves, a popular medium molds what we see & how we see it—eventually, if we use it enough, it changes who we are, as individuals” & collectively as a society.
“The effects of technology do not occur at the level of opinions or concepts,” wrote McLuhan. Rather they “alter patterns of perception steadily & without any resistance.”

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“By exploring knowledge brokering as navigation of different knowledge production regimes – traditionally academic and policy-oriented – the paper contributes to the existing debates by providing insights into the nature of navigating science-policy interactions as a process of epistemological bricolage, requiring an assemblage of different meanings, values & practices “ @JustinaBandola ➡️ Minerva

Epistemic bubbles compared with epistemic bunkers by .

> In epistemic bubbles we exclude information simply as part of the normal ways we live our lives – we watch certain shows, we read certain newspapers, we speak to certain friends – and so we miss out on things just because we don’t come into contact with them. But, when we encounter new information, we still believe it. [....]

> The idea of epistemic bunkers stems from ideas in development studies on bunkerisation. In this context, it describes the creation of literal fortified and often militarized compounds for international aid workers to live in while working in hostile environments, such as war zones. They are intended to provide safety from attack, kidnapping, disease, and other ills. But they come with an epistemic cost. Bunkerised aid workers do not have much contact with local communities, making them less able to understand the context. This can be crippling to intervention efforts.

Via @SFuntowicz

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Reporting progress. I have @Mastodon up & running in android, ipad & PC, apps & Web. Interoperability works well 👍 seems faster than the previous server 😀
My remaining concern is unintentional 'epistemic bunkering'

Birdsite refugees may have to learn protocols of symmetric follow of friends, or else they may get muted in Mastodon.

In 2008, the contrast with asymmetric follow was surfaced. wrote:

> Asymmetric follow is a hack in social software to enable ‘relationships’ to scale. It is broadcast, not conversation”

@timoreilly responded:

> Not so. I follow 400; am followed by 16,000. But I respond to lots of people (like you) who I didn’t know before. Not just broadcast.”

"Asymmetrical Follow: A Core Web 2.0 Pattern" | James Governor | Dec. 8, 2008 at

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Switching to Mastodon, and looking to see who is here!

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Donella Meadows, in Dancing with Systems:
2. Listen to the wisdom of the system.
"Aid and encourage the forces and structures that help the system run itself. Don’t be an unthinking intervener and destroy the system’s own self-maintenance capacities. Before you charge in to make things better, pay attention to the value of what’s already there"

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🙏 all those who are following my mastodon account. I need to learn more about the platform’s potential & interoperability before being able to use it effectively.
I’ll continue posting (as usual) in Twitter until it becomes a liability.

I'm noticing a delay, @JimSpohrer , between updates from the instance and , that isn't evident with toots from other instances. This may be attributable to the high volume of recent signups to the largest Mastodon instance.

This may be a case for migrating to a more focused community that isn't the largest. This may be Internet thinking in federation, as compared to mainframe thinking in centralization.

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On the list of science-related sites at , I would suggest , @FrankSonntag .

This was the third Mastodon instance that I tried, and have been there since 2018. Moderators make a big difference!

Web video of "Reifying Systems Thinking towards Changes" for Ontario reused slides from seminar for one week earlier. Rhythmic shift, (con)texture and propensity are main ideas by year 4 of 10-year journey.

Audio + slides introducing basics "Knowing Better via : Traditions and Contemporary Approaches" in lecture for
to business school students, covering variety of schools of thought, mainstream approaches, systems changes.

I posted on Twitter my whereabouts on Mastodon.

Choosing an instance can be a speed bump. Servers are decentralized, so moderators may choose to be more or less active.

In the , humans can impact less.

> The report shows that Canada's economy can grow without increasing carbon emissions. The country's GDP grew 22 per cent between 2005 and 2020, but carbon emissions declined by 9.3 per cent over that period.

With , a presentation + workshop guide for on " through Changes: An guide" is available CC-BY-SA .

A milestone release by Learning Circle for practitioners, alongside publication in review

When there is a larger threat from outside, attention is drawn away from internal struggles within.

puts a historical perspective on current affairs in the USA.

> Putin has brought a fractured Nato together. Maybe he’s bringing America back together too. It’s the thinnest of silver linings to the human disaster he’s creating, but perhaps he’ll have the same effect on the US as the old Soviet Union did on America’s sense of who we are.

P.S. I am Canadian.

For those who are critical about "design thinking", makes the strong distinction between design and pseudo-design.

"Why Science Does Not Know: A Brief History of (the Notion of) Scientific Ignorance in the Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries"

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Post normal science by Jerome Ravetz, because we can't ever completely eliminate ignorance.
Silvio Funtowicz wrote:
> Ravetz abandoned the modernist claim to successively eliminate ignorance & replace it by knowledge; he argued instead for the
"management" of uncertainty and ignorance, that is, for strategies of "post-normal science" to render ignorance "usable".

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