Welcome to Collaborate, the Social Spaces community blog. Collaborate incorporates over 1,000 Thriving Too blog posts that we have written over the last 4 1/2 years, and continues to aim shamelessly to prove the case for optimism by revealing and promoting the explosion in positive actions from around the world. This blog is also used to question, think out loud, stimulate conversation, tentatively share early ideas ... and wrestle publicly together with the complex ideas and challenges that are shaping the future.
The Social Spaces project aims to transform society at community level through surfacing new emergent knowledge, using a transdisciplinary approach to analyse and understand that knowledge, and developing innovative approaches to spread these new ideas and methods.
Matt Webb gave a *really good* talk (fresh, simple, visual, interesting) at Reboot 11 in June in Copenhagen. He describes John Thackara's concept of the macroscope. The slides and accompanying talk can be seen here.
"Because when you contribute, when you participate in culture, when you’re no longer solving problems, but inventing culture itself, that is when life starts getting interesting."