Linking Personal & Collective Knowledge Ecosystems for Nurturing Systemic Wisdom is the title of my research initiative at Future HOW, in its early stage of conceptual development.
I say “early stage” (in spite that I’ve been researching, contributing to, teaching, writing, and consulting about these fields since the mid-'80s when Doug Engelbart introduced me to them because this is the first time that I gear up to a multi-year action research focused on the dynamic, mutually uplifting co-evolution of Personal and Collective Knowledge Ecosystems.
What motivates me to do so, primarily, is the sorry state of our world and my anticipation that it will get (much) worse before it can get any better. That’s not to discourage all those who are yearning and working for a better future, just to be realistic, and realizing that we don’t yet have the frameworks, tools, and consciousness necessary to cultivate the systemic wisdom that humankind needs to pass its evolutionary test.
Many transformative initiatives, networks, and communities are doing great work that, on the long run, can contribute to our Phase Shift, but they are disjoint and lack the requisite complexity-absorbing capacity.
I believe that the development of personal & collective knowledge ecosystems or DigiGardens (under any other name), and curating their co-evolution are pivotal conditions to match the complexity of our evolutionary test.
I will use this topic as:
- my working-out-loud sketchpad of open notebook science
- an invitation to those who feel called to advise our team and, if aligned with the motivation I mentioned, to explore how they can participate