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JULY ASN: Discussion – Beyond Systems… Being and belonging

  15th July, 2021 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance for this Event Most left-handed people appreciate the fact that only ‘Left-Handed Scissors’ work effectively regardless of how you hold them, yet right-handed people are generally unaware that ‘regular’ scissors are clumsy for a large percentage of the population.  There’s hundreds of other examples of similar issues with varied impact, so what can be done to facilitate growth in awareness for those issues commonly considered to be ‘other’s’ issues within us members of society? June’s session focused on ‘drive to inclusion’ with an exploration into systems aiming to overcome exclusion and disenfranchisement.  While much work is yet to be done, how can we best position ourselves individually to not reinforce the ingrained obstacles (internally and externally) that appear even when the best intentions and technologies are in play? There’s no hiding from the intrinsic and systematic tripping points that have been placed

September ASN: Discussion – The Human Worth of Creativity

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 17th September, 2021 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance for this Event Cinemas, Theatres, Venues, Galleries and Exhibitions are opening up again to serve an entirely different world. While most of us have been locked in, many boundaries have been expanded relative to new art forms, modes for creative consumption and technological breakthroughs for creative trade and transaction. It is forcing society to consider what is real and what is ‘unreal’ in the creative world.   The emergence of the NFT (non-fungible tokens) is one great example of new and ‘unreal’ digital art. Beyond the question of what ownership of an NFT really means, we’re finding that there’s a heavy cost related to energy use and economic disparity.  It is interesting to consider if we have a different perspective on all things creative now, having experienced a prolonged period of virtual interaction, and have we changed in terms of what we expect from art? What do we now think is valuable, and how much

ASN:Podcast - Exploring Digital Consciousness (56 Mins)

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There’s been a number of businesses touting the use of AI, XR and more in order to attain certain forms of consciousness. More recently, we've witnessed a fair mix of wonder, disdain and fear as entities are animating old photographs of people long gone utilizing “Deep Fake” AI technologies.  Are we opening a Pandora’s Box or providing a true path to deeper understanding by way of advanced technologies? Register in advance for this Event  Join us to listen to: Examples of how technology is already bridging the gap to higher consciousness. How we could be thinking about the ethics surrounding such practices What are we really aiming for in terms of higher consciousness in the first place?

ASN:Podcast- Time To Escape (49 Mins)

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     We’ve resorted to software, Apps, gaming consoles and streaming to get us through the days, and what have we learned? Prognostications on our future have come into immediate play in our social interactions with a clearer understanding of what society can take and what it can leave behind. Perhaps the escapist activities of Sci-fi movies like TOTAL RECALL , READY PLAYER ONE  and SLEEPER do provide a true panacea…or not.  Whether a virtual jaunt around the world or interactive gameplay of a new kind, “getting out of Dodge” has become a bit clearer.

ASN: Podcast - A Collaborative Reimaging of Learning (60 mins)

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  Educators, technologists, entrepreneurs and visionaries from five continents came together to write, edit, and discuss learning in its current form, the impact on it of the pandemic, and dreams for the future.  Join us to hear about the group’s collaboratively produced paper, perhaps the world’s first ‘Open Source’ Blueprint for the future of learning.  Also discover how you can get involved in Augmented Society Network collaborations in 2021.

ASN:Discussion - Drive To Inclusion

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17th June, 2021 11am LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance for this Event Considering the systems, technologies and movements that - even with good intentions – often lead to exclusion, what is on the horizon to strengthen inclusion, access and unlocked benefits?  We’ve already gone down the rabbit hole in looking at presently-existing limitations on empathy within Artificial Intelligence, bias support within algorithms and the intimately exclusionary practices woven into our societal fabric and institutions. There must be technical and societal solutions that remove bias or walls cutting members of society off from equal outcomes.   The pathway to becoming a Clumsy Samaritan - wherein trying to solve one challenge, some other softer or even more critical goals are sacrificed unintentionally - has been pioneered far too often. Even if we can collectively swing the pendulum from the prevailing extremes to a new paradigm of equality, is it possible to do so without kicking off a zero-

An Opportunity to Reimagine Learning

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We are excited to publish our An Opportunity to Reimagine Learning -  collaborative paper. Please share widely, and credit all collaborators, and the Augmented Society Network, when using content. Contact info@AugmentedSociety.org ©AugmentedSocietyNetwork, All Rights Reserved.

ASN:Podcast Resourcing Change - PART TWO

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Podcast hosted by: Zoe Camper FRSA and Jonathan Tavssberger FRSA (52 mins)  Listen to our February ASN:Podcast Is thinking differently all we need, to do better in times of crisis?  What did we learn about strengths and weaknesses from our ordeals, and how should we, and will we, adapt and change?  How we can build community and business resilience amidst changing patterns and availability.  What technology, The Internet of Things(IoT), Blockchain, and others are bringing to the conversation.  

ASN:Discussion - Time To Escape

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  15th April, 2021 11am LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance for this Event So… Life is challenging with global political turmoil, lack of clarity, revolving lockdowns and much more. How do we get a breath of fresh air amid Joy, dissolution, triumph, and the totally unexpected?  We’ve resorted to software, Apps, gaming consoles and streaming to get us through the days, and what have we learned? Prognostications on our future have come into immediate play in our social interactions with a clearer understanding of what society can take and what it can leave behind. Perhaps the escapist activities of Sci-fi movies like TOTAL RECALL , READY PLAYER ONE  and SLEEPER do provide a true panacea…or not.  Whether a virtual jaunt around the world or interactive gameplay of a new kind, “getting out of Dodge” has become a bit clearer. Register in advance for this Event Join us to discuss  Societies movement into remote/digital escapism.  Enlightened views on the trajectory of tastes

ASN:Discussion - Exploring Digital Consciousness

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 20th May, 2021 11am LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance for this Event Following announcements and conversations on the veracity of technologies for unlocking a higher consciousness – both organic and artificial – dive into a discussion on digital extensions of spirituality, higher forms of thinking, esoteric endeavors and, perhaps, even the afterlife.  There’s been a number of businesses touting the use of AI, XR and more in order to attain certain forms of consciousness. More recently, we've witnessed a fair mix of wonder, disdain and fear as entities are animating old photographs of people long gone utilizing “Deep Fake” AI technologies.  Are we opening a Pandora’s Box or providing a true path to deeper understanding by way of advanced technologies? Register in advance for this Event Join us to discuss  Examples of how technology is already bridging the gap to higher consciousness.  How we could be thinking about the ethics surrounding such practices What are we really ai

ASN:Podcast Resourcing Change - PART ONE

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavssberger FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (52 mins) Listen to our January ASN:Podcast Is thinking differently all we need, to do better in times of crisis?  What did we learn about strengths and weaknesses from our ordeals, and how should we, and will we, adapt and change?  How we can build community and business resilience amidst changing patterns and availability.  What technology, The Internet of Things(IoT), Blockchain, and others are bringing to the conversation.  

A Collaborative Reimaging of Learning

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18th March, 2021 11am LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK In April 2020 the Augmented Society Network began their ‘Pandemic Sessions’; from those discussions the group identified some major themes that formed the basis of discussion for the rest of the year – Education, Assessing Value and Resourcing Change. Register in advance for this Event To deliver on part of the ASN’s purpose – to use its sandbox to produce works on paper, experimental content, and fascinating collaborations – we are proud to reflect on our publication of An Opportunity to Reimagine Learning .  Educators, technologists, entrepreneurs and visionaries from five continents came together to write, edit, and discuss learning in its current form, the impact on it of the pandemic, and dreams for the future.  Join us to hear about the group’s collaboratively produced paper, perhaps the world’s first ‘Open Source’ Blueprint for the future of learning.  Also discover how you can get involved in Augmented Society Network collabor

Your thoughts on the future of education and learning

We have been working with a global team exploring what may be the world’s first ‘Open Source’ Blueprint for the future – focusing on lifelong learning for the whole of society. It would be fantastic if you could take a moment to share your thoughts, or if you have children, their thoughts, on education/learning in the 21st Century for inclusion in the project: An Opportunity to Reimagine Learning. Add Quotes here: https://lnkd.in/gWup3Jj The RSA’s Augmented Society Network brought educators, technologists, entrepreneurs and visionaries from five continents together to write, edit, and discuss learning in its current form, the pandemic’s impact on it, and dreams for the future of gaining knowledge.

ASN:Podcast Reassessing Value - PART TWO

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (52 mins) Listen to our December ASN:Podcast  How might we define and measure value for the new paradigm? Changes we can promote within economic and social systems to reflect differences in geography, opportunity and access within society  Tools for better measuring value and wealth Recommendations for accelerating adoption plus the reviewing and refining of forthcoming change within society? Contributors: Dick Reisman, Mitch Weisburgh, Amy Moser, Carlos Largacha-Martinez, Robert Diggs, Eva Pascoe, Wendy D Grossman and others.  

Resourcing Change – PART ONE

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21st January , 2021 11am LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK  Our final pandemic two-part series, Resourcing Change looks at the impact of unexpected and rapid change on society, its impact on supply chains, and our ability to source the things we need.  Register in advance for this event The pandemic brought panic buying and stress to product supply-chains, but also fantastic examples of thinking differently as people and businesses prepared for the unknown. While panic buying truly helped no one (other than those who already had the resources to survive) it called into question our reliance on complex internationalized import/export product and production supply chains.  Some thinking says local is best and that we must lessen our reliance on complex manufacturing and delivery mechanisms, but: there are some resources that are better grown or built abroad; there are some solutions that just need a change in the way we think to make them more resilient and sustainable; and, there are some applicatio

Resourcing Change – PART TWO

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18th February, 2021 11am LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK  Part Two of our final pandemic series ( Part One ), Resourcing Change looks at the impact of unexpected and rapid change on society, its impact on supply chains, and our ability to source the things we need. Register in advance for this event The pandemic brought panic buying and stress to product supply-chains, but also fantastic examples of thinking differently as people and businesses prepared for the unknown. While panic buying truly helped no one (other than those who already had the resources to survive) it called into question our reliance on complex internationalized import/export product and production supply chains.   As we conclude this series, we are continuing our collaboration and will be publishing a paper in alignment with the Augmented Society Network’s drive to bring into focus solutions and opportunities resulting from these epic, challenging and unusual times.  Join us to discuss:  Is thinking differently all we need

ASN:Podcast Reassessing Value - PART ONE

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (53 mins) Listen to our October ASN:Podcast  How might we define and measure value for the new paradigm? What examples do we have of how alternative value has been established and is working well? Where we can leverage historical value concepts? What changes should we  be making to economic and social systems to reflect new standards of value? Contributors: Mitch Weisburgh, Amy Moser, Cyrill Wiget, Carlos Largacha-Martinez, Dick Reisman, Robert Diggs, Rianne Mason, Eva Pascoe, Jo Russ, Matthew Couper, Nancy Good, Wendy D Grossman.

ASN:Podcast - Back to School - PART TWO

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (46 mins) Listen to our September ASN:Podcast  Turning learning on its head, where would you start?  What are the roles of International, federal, state, local, institutions, citizens and parents, companies, and funders/investors in making and paying for changes?  How do we ensure everyone is at the table and involved in this moment of opportunity?  Contributors: Mitch Weisburgh, Amy Moser, Cyrill Wiget, Carlos Largacha-Martinez, Dick Reisman, Robert Diggs, Dr Tony Breslin.

ASN:Podcast - Back to School - PART ONE

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Podcast hosted by: Jonathan Tavss FRSA and Zoe Camper FRSA (64 mins) Listen to our August ASN:Podcast Turning learning on its head, where would you start? What are the roles of International, federal, state, local, institutions, citizens and parents, companies, and funders/investors in making and paying for changes? How do we ensure everyone is at the table and involved in this moment of opportunity?  Contributors: Mitch Weisburgh, Amy Moser, Bob Coulter

Reassessing Value - PART ONE

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 22nd October, 2020 12 Noon LA / 3PM NY / 8PM UK Join the ASN for part one of their discussion series on the role of tech in shifting societal value away from a wealth-based paradigm. Prior to Covid-19, the overwhelming barometer of value was currency, status and the traditional drivers of materialism. While there have been outliers on personal, communal and macro levels, the reality of the pandemic has forced us all to reassess value. Regardless of incumbent practices around money, positioning and attainability, emotional levers are turning measures of transactional and exchange value on their head. Serious discourse has begun in re-framing value through alternatives to GDP such as work pioneered by Kate Raworth’s “Doughnut Economics.” But outside of the world of economics, how can we impact value regimes from the bottom up? Can systems be put in place that capture and reward citizens beyond the money they’ve amassed? How does technology play a role? Augmented Society Network has bee