From ‘World of Warcraft’ to Weight Loss: How Virtual Reality Can Change Behavior | TIME.com

From World of Warcraft to Weight Loss: How Virtual Reality Can Change Behavior

Most studies involving video games and avatars have been connected with weight gain, but seeing our virtual selves could also melt pounds away — if the avatar adopts the right healthy habits.

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

More evidence that everyone who wants to improve their “self” should create an avatar that can be modified. Reflexivity and habit formation are reciprocated. This article may involve unlearning, but not necessarily unknowing as in engagement with dialogue.

See on healthland.time.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/from-world-of-warcraft-to-weight-loss-how-virtual-reality-can-change-behavior-time-com/

Transdisciplinary Reflections: Transdisciplinarity as Play and Transformation | Integral Leadership Review

Transdisciplinary Reflections: Transdisciplinarity as Play and Transformation

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

Concerns about dismissing the value of ciritcal thinking toward theoretical anemia. Recommendation to explore the work of Richard Bernstein re: pragmatism, critical theory and hermeneutics. Be like the French and play with ideas to become a pragmatic fallibilist capable of acting while constantly questioning one’s assumptions.

 

More contrast with William Perry and Edgar Morin.

See on integralleadershipreview.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/transdisciplinary-reflections-transdisciplinarity-as-play-and-transformation-integral-leadership-review/

Transdisciplinarity: The Politics and Practices of Knowledge Production

Transdisciplinarity: The Politics and Practices of Knowledge Production

A guest post from Laura Shepherd. Laura teaches international politics at the University of New South Wales. Her most recent book is Gender, Violence and Popular Culture: Telling Stories. Her resea…

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

The challenge of disciplinary publishing and the conundrum of not challenging one’s disciplinary path.

See on thedisorderofthings.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/transdisciplinarity-the-politics-and-practices-of-knowledge-production/

‘Transdisciplinarity’: A Future Workforce Skill – Talent Management magazine

‘Transdisciplinarity’: A Future Workforce Skill

Talent Management magazine, The Business of Talent Management

 

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

See the report produced by the Institute for the Future for the Apollo Research Institute called Future Work Skills 2020
IBM is mentioned as exemplar.

“Key to the transdisciplinary mindset is the “T-shaped person,” a concept popularized by Tim Brown, CEO of design firm IDEO. T-shaped individuals possess deep knowledge in a primary field (the upright part of the “T”), but cultivate a broad curiosity about areas of expertise outside that field (the crossbar of the “T”). Brown cites empathy, enthusiasm and a readiness to collaborate as hallmarks of the T-shaped person.”

See on talentmgt.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/transdisciplinarity-a-future-workforce-skill-talent-management-magazine/

Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and the Acausal Connecting Principle: A Case Study in Transdisciplinarity

Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and the Acausal Connecting Principle: A Case Study in Transdisciplinarity

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

Delightful article describing the transdiscisplinary pitfalls of collaboration. The example is perfect for my site that I chose to call Serendipitous Synchronicity. Some may wonder if I was just being playful akin to how I named my Second Life avatar based on alliteration (Delightful Doowangle).

 

Charlene Burns’ example of how Wolfgang Pauli, originator of quantum theory and Carl Jung, originator of psychologoical archtypes, collaborated on the notion of synchronicity illustrates “The Included MIddle” that is beyond the disciplines.

 

Received my print purchased from Jeanie’s Tomanek’ Etsy store. Her depiction of The Weavers in the image reminds me of dialogue occuring though holograms at some exotic gallactic hangout. Perhaps it is just an instantiation of a fractal reality. Art and science.

See on www.metanexus.net

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/wolfgang-pauli-carl-jung-and-the-acausal-connecting-principle-a-case-study-in-transdisciplinarity/

Conversation, Conversion, and Transdisciplinarity

See on Scoop.itTransdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments

Every conversation can lead to conversion; to a new context, a different way of perceiving, a step out of habitual patterns of thinking that we unknowingly carry with us or alternately identify as …

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

References to Morin and Bohm. Nice analogy of seeing a mountain different after trying to hike on it. Living on the boundaries (like temporary fractals) through the art of staying in the conversation. Continual making and unmaking. Probably similar to what Chris Dede calls unlearning. 

See on www.spiritalchemy.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/conversation-conversion-and-transdisciplinarity/

Article by Sue L.T. McGregor, March 2009 Integral Leadership Review

See on Scoop.itTransdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

Nice illustrations on transdisciplinarity with the tie into leadership to choose action. Not sure about the extent of US participation in this group. 

See on www.archive-ilr.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/article-by-sue-l-t-mcgregor-march-2009-integral-leadership-review/

Transdisciplinarity podcast from IPAS planning workshop

See on Scoop.itTransdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments

Listen to a brief presentation on ‘Transdisciplinarity’ given by Tamath Rainsford at the September 2009 IPAS planning workshop at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. This 15 minute talk covers a …

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

New knowledge and new inquiry. Asserts problem-centric verses an appreciative inquiry approach. 

See on ipasadelaide.wordpress.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/transdisciplinarity-podcast-from-ipas-planning-workshop/

John van Breda: “Towards a Transdisciplinary Hermeneutics”

See on Scoop.itTransdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments

John van Breda: “Towards a Transdisciplinary Hermeneutics” Overcoming the disciplinary divide is a precondition to finding long-term, durable solutions to the…

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

Proposed framework for Fusion of Disciplinary Horizons. Consider the zone of non-reisistance. Seek out Physicist David Bohm who wrote On Dialogue. Seek out Paul Tillich who wrote Love, Power and Justice. A spiritual mind is one that embraces complex unity of all knowledge and things. 

See on vimeo.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/john-van-breda-towards-a-transdisciplinary-hermeneutics/

Transdisciplinarity.m4v

See on Scoop.itTransdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments

Transdisciplinarity: Nurturing a Culture of Inquiry is an introduction to the subject of transdisciplinarity and how it might apply to problem solving. Based…

Barbara Truman‘s insight:

No idea who this person is!! 

 

Nice explanation, especially on the notion of "being" as it relates to transdisciplinarity

See on www.youtube.com

Permanent link to this article: http://barbaratruman.org/transdisciplinarity-m4v/