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ASN: Podcast - The Human Worth of Creativity (52 Mins)

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Cinemas, Theaters, 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.

ASN: Podcast - Beyond Systems… Being and belonging (52 Mins)

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    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 experienced by a minority? 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 over the past few decades/centuries/millennia. In this conversation, we turn the

ASN: Podcast - Drive to inclusion (59 Mins)

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  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-sum game?

21st October 2021 ASN:Discussion - Ownership and Responsibility

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  21st October, 2021 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK Register in advance The rapid pace of programming and development for all types of products mixed with reconfigured views on control and oversight have keyed up all of society for either a breakthrough or breakdown. Whether we’re considering open-source properties, municipal improvements or freemium products and APIs, the questions of “Who owns this?” or “Who is responsible?” or even “Do I continue (or want) to benefit for free?” are pushing us ever-closer to an inflection point with global repercussions. Social Media entities provided free environments that have truly tested our comfort in utilizing “free.” Government infrastructure projects such as South Korea’s deployment of high-speed connectivity provided a platform for spectacular business growth in all sectors on the government’s dime, while other global economies struggle with debate over competitive free-trade capitalism. All in, we’ve reached a point where the global barri

18th November 2021 ASN:Discussion - Climate Acceleration - Can't Stop, Won't Stop?

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   18th November, 2021 11AM LA / 2PM NY / 7PM UK  Register in advance We’ve entered an era where – regardless of which side one takes on humanity’s responsibility for climate change – Mother Nature seems intent on delivering record-breaking climate extremes each successive season that lead to economic instability and devastating loss of life. Government Leaders and Heads of Industry promise changes they are committing to (or not) then attempt to roll them out within reasonable timeframes (or not) and seek to allay the most damaging fallout (or not). But when so many of our economies are reliant on practices that run counter to the marketing and/or the science, what are we to do? It seemingly comes down to the momentum created in our timelines that have gotten us to this point in our economies and our ecologies. If everything is evolving within faster cycles than ever before, are we able to shift quickly enough to keep pace in our actions? It seemingly took forever for us to di