Transmedia and Other Stuff

Allegoryparables-today.com
Pop­corn Para­bles: Alle­goriesMuch like para­bles in the Bible, an alle­go­ry is a work that’s designed to be a metaphor for some­thing else. Char­ac­ters are meant to rep­re­sent some group or con­c …

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parables-today.com

Pop­corn Para­bles: Alle­gories

Much like para­bles in the Bible, an alle­go­ry is a work that’s designed to be a metaphor for some­thing else. Char­ac­ters are meant to rep­re­sent some group or con­c …

fastcompany:

A University Is A Social Enterprise, So Why Don’t They Act Like It?

Instead of focusing on making sure they’re preparing a wide range of students to make the world better, universities seem far more focused on making money.

 
Important questions that need to be asked! Check out the full story here!

fastcompany:

A University Is A Social Enterprise, So Why Don’t They Act Like It?

Instead of focusing on making sure they’re preparing a wide range of students to make the world better, universities seem far more focused on making money.

 

Important questions that need to be asked! Check out the full story here!

fastcompany:

The 4 Steps To Building A Successful Social Movement
Whether you want to build a school in Africa or start a consulting business, there are four key steps to making it happen (and all of them involve getting the rest of the world to care).
People who study social movements like the French Revolution, women’s rights, and the Arab Spring, show that successful movements follow a predictable pattern:
1. A community forms around a common goal2. The community mobilizes resources3. The community finds solutions (what I call “fourth options”)4. The movement is accepted by (or actually replaces) the establishment
If you understand this pattern and build your project or career or business with this pattern in mind you have a greater chance of success. 
Author and innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff elaborates here. 
[Image: Flickr user Kyle May]

fastcompany:

The 4 Steps To Building A Successful Social Movement

Whether you want to build a school in Africa or start a consulting business, there are four key steps to making it happen (and all of them involve getting the rest of the world to care).

People who study social movements like the French Revolution, women’s rights, and the Arab Spring, show that successful movements follow a predictable pattern:

1. A community forms around a common goal
2. The community mobilizes resources
3. The community finds solutions (what I call “fourth options”)
4. The movement is accepted by (or actually replaces) the establishment

If you understand this pattern and build your project or career or business with this pattern in mind you have a greater chance of success. 

Author and innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff elaborates here. 

[Image: Flickr user Kyle May]

fastcompany:

YouTube is coming to a living room near you—even if you don’t own a Google TV.

In its latest leap outside traditional web video, YouTube announced a new feature for its Android app on Thursday that zaps content discovered on mobile devices to connected televisions.

ibmsocialbiz:

Going from social to digital engagement. This customer journey map outlines the steps digitally connected customers take during and following decision-making. Various channels (mobile, social, web, “real-life”) all contribute to experiences that influence customers’ level of engagement, purchase and loyalty. Business leaders are currently defining new roles and responsibilities to unify and optimize the customer journey.
        (via The Imminent Evolution from Social to Digital Engagement | AT&T Networking Exchange Blog - Image source)

ibmsocialbiz:

Going from social to digital engagement. This customer journey map outlines the steps digitally connected customers take during and following decision-making. Various channels (mobile, social, web, “real-life”) all contribute to experiences that influence customers’ level of engagement, purchase and loyalty. Business leaders are currently defining new roles and responsibilities to unify and optimize the customer journey.

(via The Imminent Evolution from Social to Digital Engagement | AT&T Networking Exchange Blog - Image source)

Studying collective intelligence to solve big challenges

ibmsocialbiz:

Tom Malone, founder of the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT Sloan discusses his group’s efforts to find out what gives groups superior cognitive abilities across a wide variety of tasks. Statistically, group intelligence only moderately correlates with individual intelligence;the most important attributes proves to be social perception, taking turns in discussions, and percentage of women in the group.

See also -

Climate CoLab —applying the principles of collective intelligence to solutions for global warming. 

Irving Wladawsky-Berger’s blog

Handbook of Collective Intelligence,  a survey of the field of collective intelligence, summarizing what is known, providing references to sources for further information, and suggesting possibilities for future research.

Blog by Andrew Revkin in New York Times, Exploring humanity’s evolving ‘global brain’