Monday, June 6, 2016

How Does Trust Emerge?

Trust emerges if <~> ∆ + ∞ collaboration in messy & creative transmedia environment. ~ @Nemetics

We are going deep on each part of that insight so that one can mull better now and in the years to come.

1/ Trust is a function of___? 

@PredictSwan clarifies the whereabouts in this blog post:

"When all the above four* are in place 'trust' develops between a client and a service provider. It is this 'trust' that is communicated to others even if clients don't explicitly talk about it. Tacitly communicated, it shows in their bodies and voices. That seals future engagements. But it is worth remembering that you are as 'good' as your last job. It can break the 'trust' that has been carefully created over years."

* Provide different perspectives, Provide both short term and long term benefits, Stories they would remember, Chemistry 

2/ Trust emerges___?

"Emergent behavior create stable and unstable events, failures, transformation and consequences." ~ @PredictSwan

3/ If <~> ∆ + ∞ collaboration

If there is reciprocity or mutuality of collaboration between 3 humans (Power of 3 or Ten or beyond)

It is very satisfying to close /\ s
(close triangles, make productive introductions!) @nicoleradziwill @marciamarcia @openworld— Valdis Krebs (@ValdisKrebs) June 4, 2013

@marciamarcia Yes, mentors should be expert at closing triangles!
— Orgnet, LLC (@orgnet) April 14, 2011

4/ In messy & creative transmedia environment

"But when it comes to solving non-linear complex problems (unfortunately most life problems are non-linear) application of linear logic fails. Instead what is needed is the development of non-linear thinking skills. 

In fact, non-linear thinking style is a necessary skill with the larger theoretical framework of digital literacy through multiple format known astransliteracy through transmedia learning environment." ~ @PredictSwan

"For me I'm going to continue to rely on FB, twitter and G+ for fast peer to peer communication... the wiki is for mull. In the little nemetic mantra, Transmedia is for Notice and Engage. Then store what you engaged at wiki for a slow collaborative Mull. Sooner or later it's possible that a new neme is produced, which others might Notice, Engage. Sloooow Mull. and the Exchange as appropriate smile emoticon." ~ @toughloveforX 

Feel that with: seeing and exchanging with Personal Meaning Networks: experience this artful video by Smalin, “Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, Animated Graphical Score

Sunday, May 29, 2016

On Emerging People

"For over a decade, my research focused on how young people use social media aspart of their everyday practices. I wrote It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (2014) to document my findings." ~ Danah Boyd

Young people are a demographic, that is also on the areas of interest of the Nemetic Research Institute. The Nemetics Team is a multidisciplinary/generational/cultural network, that is powered by emerging ways of working.

@toughloveforX wrote in NJournal 16.0 Transmedia: A millennial's point of view.

"I recently had the opportunity to work with an undergraduate class in a project based learning context. The idea was to create a vibrant conversation on the Internet. I didn't work. I made the error of giving them a choice of the platforms I prefer, instead of the platforms they use. To make matters worse, I did not understand how they use the different platforms.

I have to learn transliteracy. Millennials use it as a matter of course. The next attempt at the same kind of work will take what I have learned and change myself while I am trying to change the students. 

From failure comes learning. As long as you don't have to worry about getting a grade." ~ @toughloveforX

Michael also suggested that read: A Teenager’s View on Social Media.

Hear the perspective from our fellow Nemetician, @ddrrnt

Daniel, who is a Gen Y, shared in this short audio his reflection on the NYT's article: Why do so many US #Millennials want to work in National Security? #future

Interested in the future parts? Consider to engage in the learning circle, 'Master Complexity' with @toughloveforX

What the heck are the generation labels anyway?

Which labels? Gen Flux, X, Y, Z, C? Whatever.

2016 Internet Trends Report — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers 

Generation Flux | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

"Millennials, whom we define as those ages 18-34 in 2015, now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers (ages 51-69). And Generation X (ages 35-50 in 2015) is projected to pass the Boomers in population by 2028.

The Millennial generation continues to grow as young immigrants expand its ranks. Boomers – whose generation was defined by the boom in U.S. births following World War II – are older and their numbers shrinking as the number of deaths among them exceeds the number of older immigrants arriving in the country.

Pew Research Center has established that the oldest “Millennial” was born in 1981. This analysis assumes that the youngest Millennial was born in 1997.

With immigration adding more numbers to its group than any other, the Millennial population is projected to peak in 2036 at 81.1 million.

For a few more years, Gen Xers are projected to remain the “middle child” of generations – caught between two larger generations of the Millennials and the Boomers. They are smaller than Millennials because the generational span of Gen X (16 years) is shorter than the Millennials (17 years). Also, the Gen Xers were born during a period when Americans were having fewer children than later decades.

The oldest Gen Xer is now 50, the Gen X population will still grow for a few more years. The Gen X population is projected to outnumber the Boomers in 2028 when there will be 64.6 million Gen Xers and 63.7 million Boomers. The Census Bureau projects that the Gen X population will peak at 65.8 million in 2018."

More goodies for mulling

Ebook: It's Complicated by Danah Boyd (pdf)

On Emerging Ways of Working

Expert Knowledge is Passé; Long Live Masters!



Exchange @Nemetics and via Google+.

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Minutes of the Meeting: Brainstorming & Production in #Transmedia

This blog is curated and written initially by @toughloveforX

May 27 3:55 PM Brooklyn time / 9:56 PM Paris time

The conversation below happened through synchrodipity. No emails to set it up. No scheduling in advance. You are coming into a conversation that has been going on for about 4 years. Every entry is the result of a free choice made by the writers. No pre planning. ~ @toughloveforX

The outcome of the meeting

SLOW HURL + QR Postcards

SLOW HURL + QR Postcards


‏@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Transmedia includes QR, Prints & SoMe, right?

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Ezpz see in the comment of the nHub how I did that. Onto the next ones if ok?

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS I love our team. If it works on your phone, then Onward! You just designed the back of our first postcard :-)

‏@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx It is. I tried that before I tweeted... :) See LCU Postcards* on nHub. Was it is the other side?

*LCUP Postcards

Including in a book customised web links + QR codes for scanning reading lists or any web contents from a phone or tablet, photos, sketches, maps, screenshots from blogs.


QR codes generators & URLs shorteners: QR-Code Tag Extension v0.7.9

Postcard design via Canva

Example: From 'Staying Connected to the Zeitgeist', Back of a SLOW postcard for:

@Competia: Tracking strategic blindspots. About CEOs boards governance trends innovation #digital strategy competitive intelligence. Prof. Board member. Speaker #davos 

Consider to use: QuickMark Barcode Scanner [Android app]

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx almost done for the backs of our postcards. Do I do the one w/ DD twittr profile?

‏@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Do we see the same?

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS yep.

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS wait... I see the url on the back right under the qr code.

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS the front for slow103 " @ Competia Tracking strategic blindspots...

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx good good! Ok stay tuned for the other fronts... 

stopped entering 4;25 PM Brooklyn time came back 5:15 

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx there is no twtr profile HURL to DD profile. There is just 2 links for the book of DD. 

@toughLoveforx  @NEMETICS here you go Dibyendu De

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Well, the back of the SLOW postcard for DD is already created... as you shared a  in the nHub

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS just thought of. . .suppose we had cards for all the people in our extended networks. They you cud sort them into triads.. ;- )

‏@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS way mo fun than solitaire ....

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Hahaha! More like chessplay as we luv complexity

‏@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS yep :-) we got to get @ddrrnt to help with a name. wadda ya think of 'Three of a kind'

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Sthing will pop up w/ da smart creative, @ddrrnt . Cld b cool. How about just: 'Power of 3'? 'Triad Play'? ~ sound like mafia

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS i'm loving power of three. @ddrrnt

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx As you pointed me/us to the Power of 10 vid, we just love it... Sold then! @ddrrnt

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS then you can sit down in real life and compare networks. put triads in a pile. then see the overlapping triads....

@toughLoveforx Michael Josefowicz Retweeted Nemetics Institute

@toughLoveforx: hey @ddrrnt so me and RT are talkin about a deck of cards, in case you missed I will tweet you the idea

@toughLoveforx Michael Josefowicz Retweeted Nemetics Institute

@toughLoveforx@ddrrnt this one the back.... pretty funny, no? added,

@toughLoveforx Michael Josefowicz Retweeted Nemetics Institute

@toughLoveforx@ddrrnt this on the front. 

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx @ddrrnt Behind the scene work or Intent... dig LCU Postcards

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS coool So what do you think we are missing? @ddrrnt

‏@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Well, set of how many cards for SLOW publication? 7? Color orNot on card? White? Moneeey? Print prototypes? @ddrrnt

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS If it's under $200 I can take care of that. color is ok as far as i can tell. i'll go back and look at the specs.

‏@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS plus dig this 'We can ship your cards worldwide' aint life grand? @ddrrnt

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Recommended size for printernet? @ddrrnt

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS lemme take a closer look. scroll down to playing cards at  @ddrrnt

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Haha! Supa doopalicious! Was @ddrrnt who suggested that in the Long Now... gotta luv our HPT/memories, Workflowy archive :-)

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS now i need to dig down. sometimes i see what i want to see :-) @ddrrnt

‏@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS love Workflowing instead of workflow .. so nemetical @ddrrnt

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS what do you think of this? 1/ deal out all the cards. put three face up on the table. if you have two cards...@ddrrnt

‏@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS 2/ so you go in turn. whoever gets all the cards out of their hand first, wins. if you get challenged you have to . . .@ddrrnt

‏@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS 3/3 if you get challenged, you have to go to twitter and prove the three are connected. The power of three ;-)@ddrrnt

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx A key literacy now & in the Long Now... alot of potential w/ simple cards connected to le web... @ddrrnt

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Yeah. Kids looooove to play w/ cards.... @NewsNieves @ddrrnt

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx In that way, that makes the game cards fun & w/ many possibilities, triggers for nStringing the Power of 3. @ddrrnt

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS plus if any marketer learns the power of three, they will sell a gazillion dollars of their widget ...@ddrrnt

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Brilliant. Somehow we could test that the 3 of us remotely/in person if I come to Brooklyn one day... @ddrrnt

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Who needs a meeting on the ground for doing & learning stuffs, now? Ezpz to transcend constraints of time, place & $ or €€€

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx SLOW Postcards for that SLOW NEME …is here...

‏@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx Looking forward to it! About to go async... Was fun, productive. Merci. Will dig NIR - my/our focus, & Master of History soon

@toughLoveforx @NEMETICS have a lovely rest of the long now... seeya when i seeya async. :-)

finished formatting 6:15 PM Brooklyn Time

I've found the compass is intent. After a time intent is what turns conversation to collaboration to co creation. When you brought up the contest, my intent shifted back to the action research on action research which is part of my desire to see the emergence of academic type research being done by non academics. @toughloveforX

"Conversations and narratives are the new documents

"Work is communication. Conversations and narratives are the new documents. Conversations cannot be controlled. The only way to influence conversations is to take part in them.

If we want to influence the process of knowing we need to develop new habits of participation and new habits of communication."

Monday, May 23, 2016

On Emerging Ways of Working

Nemeticians in Real-time & Asynced actions

The Minutes of the Meeting: Brainstorming & Production in #Transmedia

On Work, Play & Leadership

Work as play, as a game. — Daniel Durrant (@ddrrnt) April 30, 2016

@rotanarotana re: leadership that's relevant to networks of excellence and HPTs.— Daniel Durrant (@ddrrnt) April 30, 2016

On High Performance Team

@wwjimd The best "game with Tacit Rules" is any High Performance Team. Basketball, profesional kitchen or software. @ddrrnt @ozarkherbs— Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) February 2, 2011

@JennaR In every high performance team I've been in "standards" is in rules of behavior and clear goals have been critical. #ecosys— Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) February 13, 2012

@Becky_Ellis_ My thgt is it needs a high performance leadership team. One person can not do it alone. #ecosys @DrTimony— Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) March 4, 2012

@devenkblack Every High Performance Team is a democracy in practice. @mbteach @MaryAnnReilly @mritzius @worldlillie @drtimony— Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) March 20, 2012

@rotanarotana Ez for whole team+common intent+efficient communication = High performance team @CoCreatr @ddrrnt @ingenesist @dhinchcliffe — Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) April 12, 2016

@CHopeMurray Matrix org with connected creatives is a High Performance Team | Intentional Neme. — Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) March 7, 2016

@rotanarotana True dat you + @ddrrnt , (also most awesome curator). +me 4 2cents=High Performance Team of 3 :-) @PrintMediaCentr — Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) March 25, 2015

@stumpteacher 3 is the minimum number for a high performance team to make change. — Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) November 5, 2012

@rotanarotana So then ad +@niberca and of course @predictswan we have a High Performance Team of 5. @ddrrnt Ready for mo moneee. :-) — Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) March 25, 2015

@sfpblog Yes! . High performance team skills are the real 21st century skill. But good to pass tests, too. @BE_PURE @drdia — Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) November 16, 2011

@NEMETICS we really operate as High Performance Team (HPT)! Grateful @toughLoveforx @ddrrnt @NewsNeus— Dibyendu De (@PredictSwan) September 10, 2015

On Network/Center of Excellence 

At near and far the edges of @Nemetics

Nemetics Visualization: Data & Big Data Analysis

On actor-network theory

@CoCreatr Nice. a CoE among other things, is a High Performance Team. @rotanarotana @ddrrnt @ingenesist @dhinchcliffe— Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) April 6, 2016

@rotanarotana connect CoE to build NoE Networks of Excellence. Proteges meet mentors. @ddrrnt @toughLoveforx @ingenesist @dhinchcliffe— Bernd Nurnberger (@CoCreatr) April 6, 2016

Collaboration by Difference

"We express that in every nString & it [onlyness] keeps growing/developing w/ time, mindfulness, intense adaptation" — Nemetics Institute (@NEMETICS) April 30, 2016

@ddrrnt We are all the same in our diversity and unique gifts. Gifts come from personal histories.@CHopeMurray @NEMETICS @PrintMediaCentr — Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) April 28, 2016

"Cathy Davidson, Duke University professor and HASTAC cofounder, shares new ways to collaborate, share, and learn, which make teams more productive. She is the author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn." via HBR

Working - The Nemetic Way

@NEMETICS Collaboration, Co Creation, Cooperation, Coherence. CCCC— Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) May 10, 2016

@NEMETICS Nice. The more exchanges the more we go from me to we. @antisignal @ddrrnt @CHopeMurray— Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) April 26, 2016

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx @PredictSwan @niberca Important thing I'm finding is that spacetime of ecosystem (exchange enviro) must be visible.— Daniel Durrant (@ddrrnt) April 20, 2016

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx @PredictSwan @niberca When you can reference it, say in print or on the screen, those guide Co-flow.— Daniel Durrant (@ddrrnt) April 20, 2016

@NEMETICS Public within our HPT. Semipermeable membrane for the public public. @ddrrnt @PredictSwan @niberca— Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) April 20, 2016

@NEMETICS @toughLoveforx @PredictSwan @niberca Both are integral. Then comes the dot connecting and scheduling to get in sync.— Daniel Durrant (@ddrrnt) April 21, 2016

Reading List

"Connections, collaborations and flexibility are fostered when a diverse group of students [people] work together and learn from each other." Read more.

The Future of Jobs - Report - World Economic Forum

Top 3 skills: Creativity, Complex Problem Solving, Collaboration. Creativity can't be automated? What is left to humans? Complex Problem Solving - Nemetics helps for learning the non-linear thinking skills

A New Growth Theory — Work Futures 

"big shift: fm market Exchange to nCells nStrings. The main mission of platforms is to make nCells effects possible"— Nemetics Institute (@NEMETICS) May 9, 2016

nCells nStrings wld b effective if Exchange r synced in transmedia nShapes (platforms) in fast, fluid, flexible ways— Nemetics Institute (@NEMETICS) May 9, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Introducing TNI: Transmedia Navigation Institute

6 networks of TNI:

"@toughLoveforx: @NEMETICS for TNI might be Time, Space, Technology, Trust, Power, Attention Economy, Engage and Exchange creates bounded coherence."
"@Nemetics: Transmedia as the sea(s), Nemetics as the surf board, interactions and networks of people as the crews for riding waves..."

"@toughLoveforx: For me transmedia implies Intent creates meaning. Your a bundle of Intent."

"In fact, non-linear thinking style is a necessary skill with the larger theoretical framework of digital literacy through multiple format known as transliteracy through transmedia learning environment." - Dibyendu De

"Once embraced, constraints are no longer constraints." — @PredictSwan in @NewSocialLearn


Reading Lists

"he’d been enmeshed in a world of Facebook Instant Articles, Apple News, and Snapchat Discover before taking on the fellowship, he had an epiphany. “When I compiled all the data,” he told me, “I realized the market had completely shifted.” "That combination of mobile and social has, in short order, redefined the news landscape."


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Emerging Publication: SLOW [Small Paperback Book]

Back of the book on SLOW

How does the slow movement emerge now and for years? What are some benefits and practices of 'going slow'? Why and how 'going slow' is resurging in an hyperconnected era?

How does one stay connected to the Zeitgeist? How does one develop a bi-literate brain and map making for learning collectively? How does one or a collective grow with a personal meaning network?

Any collectives and anyone can learn and be inspired from insights that Nemeticians have noticed and their experiences.

This book is focused on mindful practices that would help anyone to observe better, extract and filter insights better, and ask questions better in the transmedia ecosystem. Rotana in these beautiful and intriguing explorations and narration suggests people to observe, and engage meaningfully in any human activities.

This book tries to answer a question, that any global and digital citizen may ask oneself:

How does one improve engagement in work and learning while being connected to oneself and our world?

“Engage: To search for more of what was noticed (Curiosity)" — @Nemetics

"Once embraced, constraints are no longer constraints." — @PredictSwan in @NewSocialLearn


Pre-Publication Text for the book on SLOW


Thoughtful and enjoyable book




@rotanarotana, Collaborator, Writer, Curator, Co-researcher @Nemetics

Date of publication

By the end of 2016


96 page or less paperback book. appx 5 by 8


Learning Conversation University Press. It will be a print book, that is published under a Creative Commons license.

Back of the book


Emerging. The purpose of Learning Conversation University Press is to spread the fun of life long learning.

Table of Contents 

Project lead


Open collaboration to create content and a Printernet publishing platform for logistics



Less than $10 USD, less for bulk orders, community organizations or non profits.

Printernet publishing

1 on desktop; versioned, personalized, clickable book. Overnight. With a minimal carbon footprint.

LCU Manufacturing and Marketing

Distribution centers

Reading List

Quiet Revolution: Unlocking the Power of Introverts Nemified

Quiet Power by Susan Cain, Gregory Mone, Erica Moroz

Winning Anywhere - The Power of 'See': The N-E-M-E Way by Dibyendu De

Noticed at Random by Daniel Durrant

Now You See It: How Technology and Brain Science Will Transform Schools and Business for the 21st Century by Cathy N. Davidson

Synchronicity by C.G. Jung

Sync of Strogatz Drill down

Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha by Tai Sheridan

In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honore, Laura Brett

The slow family – Global Guts

Time Zone Sucker Punch

Silence: It's One Simple Thing That Will Spark Your Creativity

Before You Scroll, Try This Mindful Social Media Practice | Greater Good

Why Slow Journalism Matters | The Slow Journalism Magazine

Area of explorations

Movement + Cities
Data + Journalism
Arts + Living + Medecine
Education + Wu wei
Food + Fashion + Design
Media* + Web

*TV, podcast, radio, print, filmaking