Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

We Are Water: Walking the Howsatunnuck for the 7th Generation

by • May 30th, 2018

Grandmother Carole Bubar-Blodgett, explaining aspects of the 220-mile Prayer Walk of the Howsatunnuck River (Housatonic).

Just another crazy old lady, Carole Bubar-Blodgett talks a lot. Her stories are personal, about the lessons, teachings, and experiences she’s had walking the Good Red Road. Emotion runs through her, especially gratitude. Grandmother Carole was at Standing Rock, where she gifted an Eagle Staff to the youth of the Seventh Generation. “It was always […]

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Native Nations Rise (5 Seconds of Eternity)

by • March 10th, 2017

We exist. We resist. We rise.

She was watching from a window. I waved. She waved back, then gave the universal symbol of prayer and respect. I returned the gesture: “I greet you. I honor you. We are connected.” She pressed her hand to her heart. I flashed a thumbs up.

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Resources on Whiteness

by • July 17th, 2016

A continuum of character development from white fragility through white fog toward appropriate whiteness.

These articles informed a recent talk on the topic of whiteness for sign language interpreters. “White people [must move] from an individual understanding of racism—i.e. only some people are racist and those people are bad—to a structural understanding [of white privilege].” ~ Dr Robin DiAngelo ~ White People: Stop Microvalidating Each Other, Stephanie Jo Kent […]

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Imitation: Not only a game

by • January 4th, 2015

The race of Ultra vs Enigma in The Imitation Game prefigures Edward Snowden, #Anonymous, and the Lizard Squad.

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The Madiba Lives, by Barbara Love

by • December 11th, 2013

I danced in Trafalgar Square the day Nelson Mandela was released from Robbens Island. After twenty seven years in prison, much of that time in solitary confinement, Nelson Mandela was released.  The whole world rejoiced, and watched. In prison, Mandela was a symbol of resistance to tyranny.  His life was a statement of willingness to sacrifice everything, […]

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Peak Connectivity and Social Resilience

by • July 14th, 2013

What if we gamed Twitter?

The “intersection” in this blog entry on social resilience involves computer science and brain science. Combining the social aspect of resilience with the human-computer interface and education has potential to enhance sophisticated problem-solving around the globe. For instance, what if we gamed Twitter?

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English Transcript for “Holding Time: The Significance of Deaf Interpreters”

by • June 4th, 2013

What’s the real difference between CDIs (Certified Deaf Interpreters) and ‘regular’ hearing interpreters? It’s not only language and internalized culture….Something else that could be described simply and taught to interpreters to help them realize one thing to do differently.

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Design Thinking’s Timely Death

by • June 13th, 2012

Reblogged from The Multidisciplinarian: William Storage           11 Jun 2012 Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society Design Thinking is getting a new life. We should bury it instead. Here’s why. Its Humble Origins In 1979 Bruce Archer, the great mechanical engineer and professor at the Royal College of Art, wrote […]

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A Temporal Turn?

by • May 16th, 2012

Closing scene, Fantasia Opus 3, the fantastic range of children's dreams.

“What is the purpose of dialogue?” Are Dialogue Under Occupation conference participants in the process of producing a work of critical art? Or are these conferences solely labor – the repetition of rituals that must be performed in order to satisfy and maintain professional credentials? Could we somehow manage to do both? Examples include the film Rabat, asking questions about symbolism entailed in labels such as the Green Line, and exploring Dr Makram Ouaiss’ point that non-violence is understudied, proven effective, and morally legitimate.

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Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 and my mother

by • December 7th, 2011

Aftermath of war The motherbright-eyed with wildand fuzzy maneslender with the hunger and the lust forlifeof one that survived the warShe is alivewith a golden claimupon her handa promise of hope and riches inan across the ocean landA  visi…

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