Presentation on theme: "Banksy – graffiti artist & elephant wrangler “The show is about the elephant in the room, the problems that we don't talk about. The fact that 10 billion."— Presentation transcript:
Banksy – graffiti artist & elephant wrangler “The show is about the elephant in the room, the problems that we don't talk about. The fact that 10 billion people live below the poverty line. The fact that 1.7 billion people have no access to clean drinking water and the fact that 800 million people are sick to death of artists telling them what a bad place the world is without ever actually doing anything about it.”
Don’t think of an elephant…
Ed Boks – L.A. Animal Services Department “…it sends a very wrong message that abusing animals is not only OK, it's an art form. Permits will not be issued for such frivolous abuse of animals in the future.”
Kari Johnson – Owner, Have Trunk, Will Travel “Tai has done many, many movies. She's used to make-up.”
It was six men of Indostan, To learning much inclined, Who went to see the elephant, (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The first approached the elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me! But the elephant Is very like a wall!“ The second, feeling of the tusk, Cried: "Ho! What have we here, So very round and smooth and sharp? To me 'tis very clear, This wonder of an elephant Is very like a spear!“ The third approached the animal, And happening to take The squirming trunk within his hands, Thus boldly up and spake: "I see," quoth he, "the elephant Is very like a snake!“ The fourth reached out an eager hand, And felt about the knee. "What most this wondrous beast is like Is might plain," quoth he; "Tis clear enough the elephant Is very like a tree.“ The fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said: "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most: Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an elephant Is very like a fan.“ The sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see," quoth he, "the elephant Is very like a rope.“ And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong. Though each was partly right, All were in the wrong. The Blind Men and the Elephant American poet John Godfrey Saxe ( )
What are you doing? Go, go, go. Human kind cannot bear very much reality. #Burnt Norton, #FourQuartets less than 10 seconds ago via web Reply View Tweet
…head in the sand?
…management by walking around?
…life of quiet desperation?
The opportunity unfolding… Information growth / discovery Social graph / conversation Structured meaning / coherent action
…ability to network our thought
Focus on the sets of ideas… (1) Gather the ideas dispersed through the community Gordon Brown Kevin Rudd Barack Obama (2) Represent each idea once, not multiple times
Listen to everything the community has to offer New ideas contributed Contributors
Question? Suggestion Reason Think openly in simple, provisional building blocks, which others can build upon and refine
Build and rate maps: collaboratively, transparently iteratively and comprehensively Stream changes
Enable depth below the surface
Make the maps easy to find, explore and extend. Embed around the web. Updates ripple across all sites. Link: The IndependentThe Independent
Collaborative intelligence… There are always more smart people outside government than within it… …and the tangled problems we confront require the coherent work of many eyes, many minds, and many hands.
In dreams begins responsibility…
Dr David Price, Co-founder, Debategraph, david AT debategraph DOT org, +44 (0) Thank you
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