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informa: increase your cultural capital

Originally uploaded by Jay Michael.
So Jay's been passing out these informa for some time now, and the concept behind this project has an infinite number of future possibilities, tie ins with other happenings and creative inferred meanings. (Try understanding that one!) "Informa is the knowledge that informs your personal identity," unlike the Flatland sea of non-contextualized information which can overwhelm with meaninglessness and waste time. The format is the size and feel of a regular business card, the informa logo in the front (as shown) although there are variations in the colors used for the architectural shape and background. See other pictures posted. During conversations, interactions between people, an informa card can be pulled out, and informa is written on the back and then given to the other party with permission.

Would you like some informa? Donate some money and I'll try to get some informa cards to you soon.

And if you're one of the lucky early adopters of informa and see some value in it, I would encourage you to blog about it too. (Bloggers unite!) Let's get some attention for this meme shall we? Perhaps even a wiki coming soon?

collective holons

Holons which collect together pull the overall development of all holons within the collective up to where the 'norm' is. The collective aspect of holons seem to be intrinsic to the evolutionary drive, it is a determinant of the directionality of evolution itself. If we say that the dominant (or prevailing) level of development is at blue/orange capacity, we know we can expect more and more young kids to hit worldcentric earlier than ever, given what they are growing up in and surrounded by.

If we create or allow for the emergence of integral in the collective, and let that grow it would eventually become bigger than what is dominant now, and actually 'pull' the world into integral. ['grabs you by the neck and pulls you to that level' KW in KC.] So it is also possible to encourage the growth of holons in levels beyond integral (including non-dual).

The idea that there will always be LESS people at higher stages is not absolutely true because in humans these stages are transitional, in the long term no particular age group is ever stuck at one level for very long. This does not conflict with the tenets either.

But this does mean that both 'movement' (or evolutionary drive) and the development of holons must go hand in hand; they occur simultaneously. So if we desire to see I-I and/or integral succeed, (i.e. we want movement) then the holons collectively need to be given room to grow.

Now these hubs (vs. nodes), they are not higher as I was postulating before but they have something 'extra' that makes them with the cohesiveness of a collection of holons. In our MARKETING, I'd say we must aim to find catalysts of all kinds for the development of a holon in social dimensions (or collective holons), whether they be specific individuals of higher development, tools, processes, artifacts or even systems (such as II as a business). (Is INaked an artifact, and IU a tool?)

found this interesting too:
CI - community approach to defining it

the 80's

Okay, I couldn't resist either...

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Btw, Clare: The reason there's only one smurfette is because Gargoyle created her to lure the Smurfs. At first she was evil, but then she was overcome with goodness and joined the Smurfs.