The quantum idea 2017.11.06
It is cold, dark, and frosty on the deck of the 7.05 ferry from Quadra Island after a black and sleepless night following a celebration for Joy Inglis by her family and friends at the cape Mudge church, – a woman of some accomplishment and contribution and appreciation for life. I am looking into the dark to see where I can go. I am going to do this and I am looking for the beginning. I think the beginning is the simplicity of the idea.
The big idea is the simplicity of the big idea. The exploration for, the exploration of, and the pursuit of quantum ideas.
A quantum idea changes the way we see, think, and feel about our experience of life and what we choose to do and how we choose to do things.
A quantum idea is an idea about what we can do and how we can do things which could significantly contribute to creating possibilities for our creative enterprise, our creative evolution, and our creative community.
A quantum idea is creating a community media system and a creative commons to make deliberative democracy and creative community enterprise possible.
Quantum ideas are creative connections with our experience of life and our experience of our world. Quantum ideas are ideas we have in common about how things are and how things work that are common sense, and ideas we have in common about what we can do and how we can do things that make good sense, and ideas we have community on we can create community with, and create community around, to create possibilities for our community and the future of our world.
Publish – The Hmong
Change is not a matter of choice. How we create with our experience is.
A community of common enterprise can be defined with one storyline that connects everyone who can benefit from, contribute to, and create connections, relationships, and creative possibilities
Contribution creates community.
Creative contribution excites our imagination
Creative enterprise creates new experiences
Creating community around opportunities to explore the creative experience
We create community with creative contribution, creative relationships, and creative enterprise
Happiness is an interior experience which lies in our acceptance and appreciation of our exterior experience and our enterprise in creating with our experience
We experience happiness when we experience trust, appreciation, and caring in our exterior experience and when we create trust, appreciation, and caring with our creative experience
The art of creative community enterprise
Start with why
Where are we now?
What do we know?
What have we learned?
Who is in our community of contributors?
Who could be in our community of contributors?
Who could be interested in contributing?
Who could be impacted?
What creative possibilities could we pursue?
What ideas could contribute to creating possibilities?
Start with our story, – the story of our enterprise. What are we doing, why are we doing, and what do we imagine we are contributing to and creating, – what do we imagine could happen.
The story of our enterprise gives everyone involved in the enterprise, benefiting from the enterprise, or affected by our enterprise the opportunity and ability to explore and understand the interests of the enterprise, observe on how what the enterprise is doing is contributing to the interests of the enterprise, and contribute information, observations, ideas, and connections which could improve and increase the contribution of the enterprise to the interests of the enterprise.
Why create community around interests, ideas, and enterprise we have in common?
What is community media?
Why community media?
How does community media contribute?
Creating an online inventory of our community resources
Focusing our attention and our creative enterprise and creative thinking on the creative interests which contribute most to the common interests of our common enterprise
Exploring what we are doing and what we can do to increase our contribution to our creative interests
Exciting creative conversation around ideas about what more we can do, what we can do better, what we can do differently, and what different things we could do to increase our contribution.
Contributing our ideas, information, stories to create connections which excite new insights, ideas, imagination, inspiration, initiative, and investment
We create opportunities for businesses interested in increasing their visibility and in creating new connections and creating community around opportunities they are creating to do business
Why do we want to communicate to one another as a community, – to create connections within our community and to increase our ability and probability of creating connections with and for other communities of common interest and common enterprise
If a creative commons would contribute to our ability to create community and excite creative enterprise and improve our ability to contribute to the possibilities we imagine for our community, then this is how we can begin
How do we create community around common interests, common ideas, and common enterprise? – Creating connections and exciting creative conversation around opportunities for creative community enterprise.
We begin by learning who is in our community of common interest and who is contributing to our creative community enterprise
We can then begin to explore what our community enterprises are doing, what ideas they have about how things are and how things work, and what ideas and creative interests they are pursuing and how and what they are contributing to our creative interests and our creative enterprise and creative possibilities.
The more able we are to tell their story to our community, the more able we are to increase understanding of their role and contribution and the opportunities they are creating for people to experience, learn, contribute, and create relationships and creative enterprise around ideas and initiatives that contribute to our creative interests as a community
Our ability lies in our community and the communities benefiting directly and indirectly from our enterprise
The resources are in our community and the communities benefiting directly and indirectly from our enterprise
The interest is in our community of common enterprise and the communities benefiting directly and indirectly from our enterprise
I was asked if I would return and continue the program the following year
Formal and informal authority,
Why Create community
Creating with our experience
Vancouverism – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouverism
Jan Sircus – http://www.oldvancouver.com/the-future-of-old-vancouver/
Learning what works from Vancouver
Learning what works from other cities
Exploring ideas in Vancouver
Exploring ideas with urbanists
November notes from Pender
Canadian Art Foundation
Put Home of the Orcas pdf on ssclc
Negroponte to the New Marketplace
Monpa to Arunachal
Native Roots Story from Writers and Ideas
Creating community with trade
We’ve come a long way since Vance Packard to the eighties to the digital world and our awareness of what works to get someone to listen and be convinced or be convinced and then listen.
We are all marketing, – making the case for our enterprise and our story and our contributions
Behind Standing Rock
Youth given the mission to go back to their communities and fight
Screen the film
Do interviews after the concert
Hold workshops around a vision of the future for young people
A Creative Exploration of London
St. James Park
Robbery at the Criterion
Tower of London
Fortnum and Mason
Canada and the G7
For Indigenous People, Homelessness Is More Than Lacking a Home | The Tyee
Our Southern Resident Orcas are Headed for Extinction | The Tyee
Civilization.ca – Northwest Coast Native settings – Discovery off Cape Mudge
We Wai Kai Nation
Making Muskrat Right
Lament for a Lost City: Readers Share Their Stories
More Laments for Lotus Land Lost
BC Seeks Advice on How to Reduce Poverty
My plans are to increase the viewers to create some context for a creative conversation, – one of several, – including
OUTRAGE in Paradise!
About – OpenCanada.org – international affairs explained
Facebook iPhone Listening into our Conversations for Advertising TEST
Refugees revive fading Italian villages
Standing Rock – UNICORN RIOT
Elon Musk Reveals the Dream Truck: Tesla Semi.
Massive Northeast False Creek area plan to transform waterfront – urbanYVR
North-East False Creek Part1: The Plan & Park
Creative Canada Policy Framework – Canada.ca
9 reasons you should join a choir – CBC Music
Open Learning Week Schedule
Tiny House Warriors
Why Greenpeace projected a hologram on TD Bank headquarters | Metro Toronto
Landfill photos from six cities that highlight the global waste problem – Washington Post
Events | Munk School of Global Affairs
A Fresh Look at Digital Trade in North America | Centre for International Governance Innovation
Canada’s Trade Policy Agenda: Looking Ahead | Centre for International Governance Innovation
4 strategies for building strong relationships with our communities
In British Columbia, There’s a Good News Story about the News | The Tyee
Why BC Needs a Public Inquiry into Fracking | The Tyee
Vancouver Choir Community
These live videos were seen in 37 countries around the world. The links to the video on demand can be found on the CBCMusic.ca website.
Exploring the Business Case
The first Native school in Canada to be run by Natives
The first clash over Indian control of education took place in North Eastern Alberta in 1970, at Blue Quills. Blue Quills was an old boarding school created by the Oblate Fathers in the mid-1900’s on the Saddle Lake reserve. At the end of the 1960’s, the Native people formed committees in order to demand an active role in education.
In 1969, Jean Chretien made public the government’s policy on Indian Affairs. The policy, introduced in 1948, was entitled “The plan to liquidate the Indian problem in Canada in twenty-five years”, better known as White Paper.
After Jean Chretien released the policy’s goals, it was immediately revoked. In an effort to suppress anything that might appear as discriminatory, the boarding schools were closed. The chidren were sent to mixed schools.
The Blue Quills school was to be closed as well. Faced with the decision, the Saddle Lake school committee petitioned the Department of Indian Affairs, inquiring about the possibility of running the school themselves. Not having obtained any response from the ministry, they organized a sit-in at Blue Quills on July 14th, 1970. For several weeks they held traditional ceremonies, performing chants and dancing in the school gymnasium.
The event caught the media’s attention. Under pressure, the government organized several meetings in Ottawa and finally the project was accepted o an experimental basis.
On September 1st, 1970, Blue Quills became the first school in Canada run by Indians.
“It is only now that the Indians can consider themselves equals among the rest of society. The truth can now be taught about Indian culture, and the policies and the way of lie imposed by the White man….”
Native Speaker, Blue Quills opening ceremony
In 1972, citing Blue Quills as an example, The Fraternity of Canadian Indians, now the Assembly of First Nations, proposed a school system controlled by the Band Councils, in which Indian parents can get involved. In 1973, Ottawa agreed to the principle of giving the Indians control of their educational program.
These days, 28% of the 82,000 Indian children in the educational system attend schools run by Natives.
On every continent, colonial teaching methods have been modified. The right to a specific education, often forgotten in the name of education for everybody, has been recognized in the “Project for the Universal Declaration of Rights of the Native People”, adopted in 1991 by the United Nations. It has become a central theme in the demands made by Native People’s organizations all over the world.
One of Many
Inevitability or Choice
Here is some inevitability we might want to focus our attention on as the proverbial frogs.
And maybe our best future depends on increasing productivity from our renewable resources and our creative resources but our best future does not depend on increased consumption and degradation of our common resources, – our natural resources, – our essential resources. Common sense and good sense from my point of view. And if we hope to create a better future for ourselves, we would do well to focus our creative attention and our creative energy and our creative ideas on creating our community around our common human interests. As the Misk Global Forum articulates it, “How do we create a future that works for all of us?”
We need to elevate our thinking and we could all benefit from learning how to create community around our common interests and the interests we have in common, – learning how to practice community behaviour and demonstrate leadership behavior, – learning how to hold one another accountable for our behaviour, – learning how to create a culture of community, – and learning how to excite creative leadership and creative community enterprise around our overarching common human interests.
Community behaviour is behaviour that is respectful, appreciative, considerate, open, honest, fair, and contributive. Community behaviour is leadership behaviour. Community behaviour and leadership behaviour are required to make creative community enterprise possible and for deliberative democracy to succeed. Leadership with agency and communities with agency can coexist with other leaders and other communities with agency, creating connections and working with one another with a culture and language of community in what Ken Wilbur would describe as an evolutionary environment. Creating our community brings the debate about evolution, consciousness, and our capacity for transformation to an entirely new level and will save many missteps and wrong turns on whatever wisdom path we choose to take.
In the meantime, our frogs are boiling, – the frogs we count on for our survival, – as well as the dumb frogs who are turning up the heat and allowing this to happen. We need to do more than talk about it. Let’s start with something tangible.
A Brief History of Everything
Scholars of the many and various cultures, – premodern, modern, and postmodern, – have increasingly been struck by their rich diversity: the beautiful, multicultural, many-hued rainbow of humanity, with multiple differences in religion, ethics, values, and beliefs. But many scholars have also been struck by some of the similarities of these cultures as well.
Certain patterns in language, cognition, and human physiology, for example are quite similar wherever they appear. Humans everywhere have the capacity to form images, symbols, and concepts, and although the contents of these concepts often vary, the capacity is universal. These universal and cross-cultural patterns tell us some very important things about the human condition, because if you have found something shared by most or even all humans, you have probably found something of profound significance.
What if we took all of these common patterns and put them together? What kind of picture would we get?
This would be very much like the Human Genome Project, – the complete mapping of the genes of human DNA, – except that this would be a type human Consciousness and Culture Project, – the mapping of all those cultural capacities that humans everywhere have access to. This would give us a rather extraordinary map of human potentials, a great map of human possibilities. And it would further help us to recognize any of those potentials that we, – that you and I, – might yet be fulfilling. It would be a map o our own higher stages of growth and a map of our own greater opportunities.
If we assume that all the world’s cultures have important but partial truths, then how would all those truths fit together in a richly woven tapestry, a unity-in-diversity, a multi-coloured and yet single rainbow?
And once that rainbow is clear, how does it apply to me? Perhaps very simply: a more accurate, comprehensive map of human potentials will directly translate into a more effective business, politics, medicine, education, and spirituality. On the other hand, if you have a partial, truncated, fragmented map of the human being, you will have a partial, truncated, fragmented approach to business, medicine, spirituality, and so on. In garbage, out garbage.
From the preface to
A Brief History of Everything
A Tale of Two Brains