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[Xmca-l] Re: Reflective Discourse on XMCA

Hi Rolf--

>From the evidence so far, reflection in the form we have piloted has not
proven a compelling activity for mca-o-phytes. I will post the remaining
two topics and lets see if any public discussion follows.  Perhaps the lack
of collective reflection has deeper roots than the difficulty of pulling
together the relevant pieces in a single, quasi-organized file.


On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 5:00 AM, Rolf Steier <rolfsteier@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you for putting this together! I think this will be a great
> resource, and I'm particularly interested in looking back at the "space/
> place" and "imagination" threads.
> rolf
> On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 2:08 AM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues -- From its inception, one significant feature of
>> xlchc/xmca was that conversations seems to go on for a while and kind of
>> peter out (if they started at all) and it was rare for participants to
>> return to consider what they had written before and what, perhaps,
>> collectively, might be learned from the chatting. I liken the process to
>> Vygotskian chaining. Interesting. Individuals display what they have taken
>> away when they write later on, I often
>> feel like a have learned a lot.
>> But still, we seem to have no way to turn around to examine the results
>> of a given conversation, no matter how exciting it seemed at the time.
>> Thanks to Katie Simpson, the Comm Dept/LCHC grad student who assists in
>> production of MCA, and thanks to the discussion that Rolf and Alfredo
>> provided us in their discussion of the ideas of Leigh Star, maybe we have
>> the beginnings of a socio-technical solution to what for me, at least, is a
>> problem.
>> What Katie has done is to peel away all the headers and present quoted
>> messages in different threads that
>> emerged during the discussion. Then she categorized these into
>> Introduction & Conclusion
>> Boundary Objects
>> Space and Place
>> Imagination
>> I have no idea if anyone is interested in using these materials to
>> revisit what we discussed earlier and perhaps to
>> come up with a deeper understanding of the interlocking issues involved.
>> Do the three threads, now with the
>> noisy pixels dissolved away, form any more general pattern? For me, for
>> example, the role of imagination in relation to boundary objects has been
>> very helpful. And others?
>> I attach for now only the introduction. I am not sure which if any of the
>> three sub-topics people might like to discuss or in what order.
>> We have a while before the new and ever exciting issue of MCA comes out,
>> so perhaps a time to pause, and reflect?
>> mike
>> --
>> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
>> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch


It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch

Attachment: Abridged - Space&Place.docx
Description: MS-Word 2007 document

Attachment: Abridged - Imagination.docx
Description: MS-Word 2007 document