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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: Verizon's greed



Thanks for the additional info, Greg.
And of course, bless at least a little boredom.
mike

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 5:36 PM, Greg Mcverry <jgregmcverry@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Mike,
>
> To be clear Mimi Ito cited ikigai in her book, I was drawing on her comment
> that the collective is in constant tensions with the individual is a
> Western belief. It came up during a collaborative reading of the book on
> Twitter, Slack, and open annotation tool Hypothes.is
>
> Ikigai grew in popularity in the US tech scene after it was mentioned in a
> "TED" Talk entitled "How to live to be a Hundred" by Dan Buettner. I attach
> a link to his transcript here:
>
> http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_buettner_how_to_live_to_be_100/transcript?language=en#t-614000
> .
>
> Ikigai is mentioned at the ten minute mark.
>
> ohh and thanks for the note about the website. Wordpress and boredom can
> make anyone look good.
>
> Greg
>
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 8:18 PM mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>
> > That *is* a neat Venn diagram, Greg. And I just learned of the word today
> > for reasons that grow out
> > of an MCA project involving a hard to define non-English words. The link
> to
> > Mimi Ito, connected learning zeitgeists, and passionate affinity groups
> is
> > a welcome addition to my education.
> >
> > mike
> >
> > PS- Neat looking web page too!!
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 5:03 PM, Greg Mcverry <jgregmcverry@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > As we were discussing ikagi in this thread it reminded me that it seems
> > to
> > > be popping up more and more  in my circles.
> > >
> > > Here was a post I did a few months back after a group of us read
> Jenkins,
> > > Ito, and boyd's latest book.:
> > >
> >
> http://jgregorymcverry.com/in-search-of-ikigai-meaning-making-as-culture/
> > >
> > > It has no academic value or insight just a personal reflection.
> > >
> > > The concept of "ikagi" seems to be gaining cultural relevance in the
> tech
> > > scene or emerging theoretical perspectives "connected learning-- a
> > > pragmatic amalgamation of learning theories with deep roots to XMCA.
> > >
> > > Not sure if the rising popularity of Ikagi is window dressing for the
> > newly
> > > minted millionaire's, "millennial attitudes," or effects of our
> networked
> > > society.
> > >
> > >  Given that I hate generational distinctions and avoid guessing
> anyone's
> > > motives I am going witha  theory that the  semiotic power of a well
> > > balanced Venn Diagram and the meaning packed within creates an
> > > inspirational aspiration.
> > >
> > > One that "hipster" crowd has appropriated. In fact if anyone has had
> the
> > > chance to see the American satire show "Silicon Valley" I would be
> > willing
> > > to bet on an "Ikagi" joke.....which also speaks to a much larger level
> of
> > > cultural appropriation.
> > >
> > > On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 7:34 AM Lplarry <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Val opened this line of the intertwining  thread with her passion for
> > > > requisite variety as the quality of permeable membranes and interface
> > as
> > > > necessary for general systems theory unfolding as human projects.
> > > > This occurs at all levels (cell, self, families, teams, communities,
> > > > nations).
> > > > Two nations that Val offers as exemplary are Japan and Germany.
> > > > Implicit is the realization that these two nations *tend* towards
> > > > equilibrium having *requisite variety*
> > > > This post lead to Andy exploring the notion of having a *reason* for
> > > > getting up in the morning. Helen then contributed and elaborated on
> > this
> > > > quality of life.
> > > >
> > > > Then Wagner, taking his turn,pointed to a deep contrast with how he
> saw
> > > > the *reality* of  Japanese culture and it’s focus on the ideal  of
> not
> > > > being a nail that sticks out as *actually* being more like a *linear*
> > > > dynamic system that is generally closed and nonpermeable.
> > > > This type of system  which displays qualities which *express*  what
> > seems
> > > > to have the quality of  mechanical systems having the  opposite
> system
> > > > characteristic  of cells which  have *organic permeable boundaries* .
> > > >
> > > > My question is how Japan can be conceptualized as both exemplary
> > (living
> > > > experience as if organically permeable) following the theory of
> general
> > > > biological systems theory) and also be perceived as a dead and
> lifeless
> > > > place which images a general mechanical systems theory with external
> > > moving
> > > > *parts* only mechanically related and therefore forming a sense of
> > > lifeless
> > > > *repetition*.
> > > > It seems that within japanese culture we can be participating in both
> > > > organic général systems (permeable membrane image) and at the same
> time
> > > > participating in mechanical general systems (closed impermeable dead
> > > > membranes)
> > > > Both  forms of recognition in Nancy Frasers understanding of culture
> > but
> > > > it seems to hinge on the difference between mechanical and organic
> > > > metaphors of system boundaries. Are system boundaries closed *walls*
> > > > (Trump) or permeable *membranes*.
> > > > Dead/mechanical or living/breathing systems.
> > > > Is this the difference between *linear* and *nonlinear* notions of
> > > systems?
> > > >
> > > > My turn is to reflect on the relation between *eco* system as a
> concept
> > > > and the aboriginal image of *mother earth* as a similar concept.
> > > > These symbols both sharing notions of open  membranes but they do
> have
> > a
> > > > diiferent feel and sense of being organic life.
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my Windows 10 phone
> > > >
> > > > From: Wilkinson
> > > > Sent: April 24, 2016 9:04 PM
> > > > To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> > > > Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: Verizon's greed
> > > >
> > > > Note (a continuation):
> > > > I was in such a hurry that I couldn't remember "the project as unit
> of
> > > > analysis." (thanks Andy)  We do progress!  It's not just survival of
> > the
> > > > fittest, but also mutual aid is a factor.  And like we used to say in
> > > > Medieval Lit,
> > > > "when Adam dug and Eve spun,
> > > > who was then a "gentleman"?
> > > > V
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On 2016/04/25 12:13, Wilkinson wrote:
> > > > > Life in the present mode of existence, being.
> > > > > Hello, dear Xmca-er colleagues.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm checking in as a woman scholar voice doing research in General
> > > > > Systems Theory.  Once I was just at the beginning and now nearly
> the
> > > end
> > > > > of my institutional career.  In Japan.  A National University.
> > > > > I live in an educational world where the children have been taught
> > that
> > > > > the nail that sticks out gets beaten down.
> > > > >
> > > > > As a systems theorist, at the level of self, group, community -
> > living
> > > > > systems naturally seek equilibrium.  So why would I vote or not
> vote
> > > for
> > > > > Sanders?  Why would I vote or not vote for Hilary?
> > > > >
> > > > > 40 years of teaching languages, Latin, Greek, English, has been to
> > make
> > > > > my living.  What I love and want to talk about is how to create a
> > great
> > > > > team, produce a film, coordinate a satisfactory project, with the
> > young
> > > > > ones who are enacting the managerial roles having the full support
> of
> > > > > the community of adults, both in and out of the academy.  Moreover,
> > > > > peer-learning, which appears essential, and has so appeared to me
> > since
> > > > > I was seven, "teaching" my one year younger brother how to read my
> > > first
> > > > > English primer.
> > > > >
> > > > > Time and again Andy, Larry, and Mike have responded lucidly and
> > kindly
> > > > > to my flashing dives into the stream.  I feel that Andy's "project"
> > as
> > > > > mode/method/focus for the self, the team, and the community is
> > > coherent,
> > > > > articulate, manageable.  So if I fear and dread recursions of 30s
> > > > > horrors, world depression, anti-union, the ghastly shape of Nazism
> > > > > appearing, the shape of Joseph McCarthy's witch-hunts, it's not
> going
> > > to
> > > > > help much with my projects of today, this week, etc.
> > > > >
> > > > > But coming back again and again to the present, the projects I am
> > doing
> > > > > now, this week, this month, working out how to stay in contact with
> > the
> > > > > players, get announcements out to the community, well, that is
> quite
> > > > > enough for me to do.  Since the kids are grown up and don't need me
> > so
> > > > > much, I have to encourage young students to join clubs, have
> > meetings,
> > > > > plan events.  Just have to stay busy ...
> > > > >
> > > > > But always coming back to General Systems Theory, and moving with
> the
> > > > > present, as a woman/mother/lover/teacher/faculty
> > > > > member/participant-observer, I value the exquisite mind of Ross
> Ashby
> > > > > and "requisite variety," which is what a viable system needs to
> > > survive,
> > > > > an environment which draws out the creative, which satisfies the
> > > hunger.
> > > > >   Permeable membranes and interface is how I see the interaction of
> > > > > nations and communities and teams and people and families and the
> > cells
> > > > > in the body maintaining health.
> > > > >
> > > > > It is hard for me to check in or dive in with a word, but XMCA
> > > continues
> > > > > to be the best forum for my serendipities and synchronicities and
> > > > > reading of the news.  I'm still a GST person and keep my eye on
> Ervin
> > > > > Laszlow and the Budapest Club for international cooperative
> ventures
> > in
> > > > > sustainable business, a benign transition to an age of
> > > ultra-technology,
> > > > > in which human communities can create harmonious dwellings,
> > > > > environmentally friendly renewable energy and so on.  I live in
> Japan
> > > > > and my brother's family members live in Germany.  Living in the
> > present
> > > > > does not mean just today.  I see that it means progressing toward
> > > better
> > > > > education, better health, better food supply.  I still want to pay
> > > > > attention to Japan and Germany - and where ever people have learned
> > > that
> > > > > wholesome, calm work places, educational opportunities and
> intrinsic
> > > > > development, taking it easy and taking it slow, are altogether so
> > much
> > > > > better than war, war, bombs, and military/industrial complex money
> > > blah,
> > > > > messing up the academy, truncating creativity, killing joyful work
> > > > > places. (But now I see that I am standing on a box in a park
> instead
> > of
> > > > > getting on with my projects for today).
> > > > > Vandy
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > 2016/04/25 9:29, mike cole wrote:
> > > > >> This is how Sanders represents himself in a way that appeals to a
> > good
> > > > >> many
> > > > >> Americans. They do not
> > > > >> know what to call it and neither does he. I offer it as evidence
> > about
> > > > an
> > > > >> unusual phenomenon in American political life that feels to this
> > dated
> > > > >> person a LOT like what I understand of the 1930's in this
> country. I
> > > > come
> > > > >> from a line of premature anti-fascists and anti-racists (terrible
> > > > >> sexists)
> > > > >> who were firm believers in the first ammendment to the
> constitution
> > of
> > > > >> the
> > > > >> US. What I see in this election is very disturbingly like what
> those
> > > > >> years
> > > > >> around my birth were all about.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> The result in that case was a massive world war and the beginning
> of
> > > the
> > > > >> atomic age.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> The result in this case?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Who was  it you were asking me to vote for?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> mike
> > > > >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > > >> From: BernieSanders.com <info@berniesanders.com>
> > > > >> Date: Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 4:14 PM
> > > > >> Subject: Verizon's greed
> > > > >> To: Michael Cole <lchcmike@gmail.com>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >> [image: Bernie Sanders for President]
> > > > >>
> > > > >> When the CEO of a company makes almost $20 million a year but then
> > > > >> tries to
> > > > >> outsource jobs, reduce wages, and cut health benefits -- that's
> the
> > > > >> kind of
> > > > >> corporate greed we need to get rid of in America. *And that's
> > exactly
> > > > >> what
> > > > >> Verizon is doing right now.*
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Verizon's employees are fighting back. They're out on strike for a
> > > > >> contract. *Stand with them against their CEO and add your name to
> > > > >> Bernie's
> > > > >> to say you support Verizon employees.
> > > > >> <
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/stand-with-verizon-employees?source=em160423-full
> > > > >*
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Bernie's email to you about this very important issue about this
> is
> > > > >> below.
> > > > >> Thank you for standing in solidarity.
> > > > >> ------------------------------
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Sisters and Brothers,
> > > > >>
> > > > >> The CEO of Verizon makes almost $20 million a year in
> compensation.
> > He
> > > > >> leads one of the most profitable companies in the country.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> *Yet Verizon wants to take away employees' health benefits.
> Verizon
> > > > wants
> > > > >> to outsource decent-paying jobs. Verizon wants to avoid paying
> > federal
> > > > >> income tax. And right now, Verizon is refusing to sit down and
> > > > >> negotiate a
> > > > >> fair contract with its employees.*
> > > > >>
> > > > >> In other words, Verizon is just another major American corporation
> > > > trying
> > > > >> to destroy the lives of working Americans. *But this time,
> Verizon's
> > > > >> employees are fighting back.*
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Thousands of very brave employees of Verizon and Verizon Wireless
> > are
> > > on
> > > > >> strike until they can get a fair contract. They made a *very*
> > > difficult
> > > > >> decision that puts their families at risk -- but it's a choice
> they
> > > > >> made to
> > > > >> stand up for justice against corporate greed.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> *I'm asking you today to stand up and tell the CEO of Verizon that
> > you
> > > > >> think Verizon employees deserve a fair contract that protects
> health
> > > > >> benefits, guarantees fair pay, and stops outsourcing. Click here
> to
> > > add
> > > > >> your name in support of Verizon employees.
> > > > >> <
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/stand-with-verizon-employees?source=em160423-full
> > > > >*
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >> *Add Your Name »
> > > > >> <
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/stand-with-verizon-employees?source=em160423-full
> > > > >*
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Twice last week in New York City I stood with Verizon workers in
> the
> > > > >> streets. I did so because they're doing something very brave:
> > they're
> > > > >> standing up not just for themselves, but for the millions of
> > Americans
> > > > >> who
> > > > >> don't have a union.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> The working class of this country deserves to earn decent wages,
> > > decent
> > > > >> benefits, and not see their jobs go to low-wage countries.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Verizon's CEO doesn't think that. He called me "contemptible" for
> > > saying
> > > > >> that his employees need a fair contract, and that Verizon should
> pay
> > > its
> > > > >> fair share in federal income taxes.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> What I think is contemptible is CEOs with multi-million dollar
> > > > >> compensation
> > > > >> packages, presiding over extremely profitable companies, and still
> > > > >> refusing
> > > > >> to give their employees fair contracts.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Corporate greed is a scourge on this country, and it will take all
> > of
> > > us
> > > > >> standing up for justice in order to rein it in. *One significant
> way
> > > you
> > > > >> can stand up to corporate greed is by standing with Verizon
> > employees
> > > > who
> > > > >> are out on strike.*
> > > > >>
> > > > >> *Add your name and say you support Verizon employees who are
> > standing
> > > > >> up to
> > > > >> the CEO in order to get a fair contract with health benefits, fair
> > > > >> pay, and
> > > > >> job protections.
> > > > >> <
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/stand-with-verizon-employees?source=em160423-full
> > > > >*
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Corporate America is slowly beginning to realize that they cannot
> > have
> > > > it
> > > > >> all. Thanks for helping them know it.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> In solidarity,
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Bernie Sanders
> > > > >>
> > > > >> *Contribute
> > > > >> <
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lets_go_bernie?refcode=em160423-verizon
> > > > >*
> > > > >>
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> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
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> > It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> object
> > that creates history. Ernst Boesch
> >
>



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