Re: A personal version of Structured Visual Thinking
- John Deneen,
Thank you for writing about Robert Horn's upcoming mural about
sustainability. He's a real pioneer of visual thinking, having documented
a syntax of how words, pictures, diagrams can work together to say much
more than they do separately. I note his book "Visual Language"
I'm trying to make use of his ideas through creative arts to present our
answers to "Twelve Questions" at http://www.12questions.org I CC him,
perhaps he might be interested in my new initiative, perhaps it might help
individuals link up their personal visions with a bigger picture for the
I also alert Suresh Fernando of Open Kollab and Janet Feldman of Holistic
Helping, they are both interested in the challenge of organizing millions
of people to tackle problems like world poverty.
Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, ms@...
> *Re: DougEngelbart.org - the father of interactive computing and “The
> Leonardo da Vinci of the information age.” *
> Hi John,
> Thank you for your sharing your articles and the insightful and inspiring
> visual work at
> Maybe this mural will be of interest to consider and integrate, including
> mash-up at http://programforthefuture.org/ and Bob Horn's large (4 x 18
> foot) information mural called "Pathway to Sustainability by 2050"?
> This info-mural will soon be available for downloading at
> http://www.stanford.edu/~rhorn/ by end of March 2010 and contains approx.
> 400 requirements and milestones for each of the next four decades,
> culminating in a sustainable baseline by 2050.recent collaboration
> Basically, I'm personally thinking on collaborating about the co-evolution
> of these murals for - "Making the Invisible Visible" (e.g.,
> http://www.walkingthroughworlds.com and
> http://www.americandreamthemovie.comalong with launching Internet
> initiatives like
> http://www.programforthefuture.org and
> inspired by Doug Engelbart's vision that the most strategic investment to
> secure our future is to find better ways for us to make reasoned decisions
> together, to work together, to solve wicked problems together. The quest
> continues ... because:
> *"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."*
> *"Because of the interconnectedness of all minds, affirming a positive
> vision may be about the most sophisticated action any of us can take."* *
> Willis Harman*
> Besides, as I see it, the mural needs to resonate with the new
> 4YG<http://www.fouryearsgo.org/>campaign being launched by the
> Pachamama Alliance and Awakening the Dreamer
> symposia. http://awakeningthedreamer.org/content/view/115/135
> For your convenience, more background info is provided below about my
> Doug Engelbart..
> -- John Deneen
> The DougEngelbart.org mural is a 100-year timeline of the Co-Evolution of
> technology/human tools to raise humanity’s collective IQ for global
> solving. *http://www.visualinsight.net/_engelbart/Engelbart_Mural.jpg*
> Awards reviews about the "da Vinci" of the information age:
> "If all the leaders of the world — the presidents of all the countries,
> CEOs of all the companies — were here in this room, you'd be my hero,"
> Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computer and helped create some of the first
> commercially successful personal computers in the 1970s, told Engelbart.
> "You'd be the one I would gravitate to." http://www.mercurynews.com
> On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 4:25 PM, <ms@...> wrote:
>> John Caswell,
>> Thank you very much for creating a personal version "iThink!"
>> of your Group Partners' Structured Visual Thinking (TM) discovery
>> I look forward to trying out your questions and discovering what they
>> inspire in me and others. I've rephrased your questions below so they
>> short and I also point us to your link above for more details. Here is
>> the first set of questions:
>> 1. What do I aim to be?
>> 2. What are my assets and talents?
>> 3. Who do I want as my champions?
>> 4. What do my champions need to know to believe in me?
>> 5. Who do I want as my peers?
>> 6. Why would my peers help me?
>> 7. What can I do exceptional?
>> 8. What is my story?
>> 9. How should I make decisions?
>> 10. How should I operate?
>> 11. What plans must I make?
>> And John explains them in detail at:
>> And as we answer his questions we can also learn how to draw our answers
>> I share with Minciu Sodas working groups "Living by Truth" (which I
>> and "Learn How to Learn" (led by Kiyavilo Msekwa).
>> I am also working on "12 Questions" and I look forward to discovering
>> links between our methodologies.
>> Andrius Kulikauskas
>> Minciu Sodas
>> ms@... <ms%40ms.lt>
>> > It's taken me quite some time to reply and apologies. I have now
>> > the Personal Question set at the Group Partners Wiki and hope it's of
>> > value.
>> > http://www.grouppartnerswiki.net/index.php?title=It
>> > I also attach the context for those who would like to review it. Have
>> > wonderful week. John
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