Systemic Barriers to Effective Societal Response to Terrorism

“Organizational learning must concern itself not with static entities called organizations, but with an active process of organizing which is, at root, a cognitive enterprise. Individual members are continually engaged in attempting to know the organization, and to know themselves in the context of the organization. At the same time, their continuing efforts to know and to test their knowledge represent the . . . → Read More: Systemic Barriers to Effective Societal Response to Terrorism

Flourishing Cities: Toward an Ecological Governance

We held a participatory design workshop at Urban Ecologies 2015 (June 19) to test-run a process with the Flourishing Cities canvas, a system map for citizen co-design for planning future governance commitments and preferred future outcomes The Flourishing Cities framework adapts a design tool from the Flourishing Business Model, a planning system for constructing strongly sustainable business models. . . . → Read More: Flourishing Cities: Toward an Ecological Governance

Future Evolution of Canadian Governance in the Digital Era

A team of faculty and grad students with the OCAD U Strategic Innovation Lab facilitated a series of civic and expert engagements for an ongoing SSHRC research project on futures of governance, led by PI Evert Lindquist of U Victoria.  The sLab contribution was to iteratively develop a Gigamap, a snapshot of which is shown here. . . . → Read More: Future Evolution of Canadian Governance in the Digital Era

Posted Sunday morning, without comment

Zimmerman verdict: A green light for racist vigilantes

Nice Day for a Lynching

The bloodhounds look like sad old judges In a strange court. They point their noses At the Negro jerking in the tight noose; His feet spread crow-like above these Honorable men who laugh as he chokes.

I don’t know this black . . . → Read More: Posted Sunday morning, without comment