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Thinking about “Slow Community” (particularly in the online context…)

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For a short presentation at http://www.websocialarchitecture.com/community/2008/06/youre-invited-s.html

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Thinking about “Slow Community” (particularly in the online context…)

  1. 1. Thinking about “Slow Community” (particularly in the online context…) Nancy White Full Circle Associates http://www.fullcirc.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsevilla/189528500/in/set-1368427/
  2. 3. Irony, eh? http://www.flickr.com/photos/_sid_/1372435632/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fornal/423982340/
  3. 5. Have we been “communitied” to death? Has the abundance of choice, the speed with which commercial ventures have yet again jumped on to the “community” bandwagon anesthetized us to what “being together” as a community really is in our lives? http://www.fullcirc.com/wp/2008/04/14/a-slow-community-movement/
  4. 6. <ul><li>http://leadernetworks.blogspot.com/2008/03/online-communities-slowing-down-for.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hum.dmu.ac.uk/blogs/part/2008/04/slow_community_in_action.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/carl_honore_praises_slowness.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// http:// www.slowmovement.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =KHGcvj3JiGA </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ischool.washington.edu/events/headlines.aspx?id=1242 </li></ul>
  5. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gitboy/373784185/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/gitboy/373784185 /
  6. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/frumbert/83756546/
  7. 13. Tech + Social: Technology has fundamentally changed how we can be together
  8. 14. <ul><li>Multi- membership </li></ul><ul><li>Multi- technology </li></ul><ul><li>Multi- identity </li></ul>
  9. 17. Challenges <ul><li>Time, attention , volume </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving technology </li></ul><ul><li>Language and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Swiftly changing context </li></ul><ul><li>Learning preferences </li></ul>
  10. 20. Why “ slow ?” <ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusivity </li></ul>
  11. 22. <ul><li>creates time for connection and relationship </li></ul><ul><li>is present and aware ... stops and &quot; notices &quot; what is actually happening in the moment </li></ul><ul><li>takes time for reflection and self awareness (individual and community) </li></ul><ul><li>NOT too future focused ( because its unpredictable anyway ) </li></ul><ul><li>looks backward to learn from mistakes and successes </li></ul>A community that…
  12. 23. <ul><li>Is it less , or slower? Simpler , or simply slower? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there something here about left brain/right brain shifts or integration ? </li></ul>
  13. 24. The simplest thing that could possibly work… Ward Cunningham, inventor of the wiki
  14. 26. http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Slow+Community
  15. 28. Epilogue The blog post that started this http://www.fullcirc.com/wp/2008/04/14/a-slow-community-movement/ More…. http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com /Slow+Community Contact Nancy White nancyw at fullcirc dot com http://www.fullcirc.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/527259905/

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