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Welcome to the NewsLog or Blog of Heiner Benking. A kaleidoscope of insights and impulses collected first in the DaZiBao (Rio) process Seeds of Change Viewsletter of the Club of Budapest since 1995, continually updated ever since. Now available for broader distribution and comments in this blog - enjoy, and come again !

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GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION
Conference Program

Berlin "Towards a Global, Embodied Covenant"

Re-inventing Democracy

Dialog among Civilizations - Dialog towards Unity in Diversity

Dialogues and Conversations - Participation and Moderation/Mediation: Ways and Means towards Re-inventing Democracy and Good-Governance

Positions and Identities in Global Contexts: Awareness of Self and Others with me, you, we, they and "others" models

Flatlands & Deeplands - a page about maps and models and Earth Literacy

Towards one Possible Global Embodied Covenant: Models, - not just Systems, Signs, Words and Images - Interdisciplinary Conference 2004: The Evolution of World Order - EWOC

Using Maps and Models, SuperSigns and SuperStructures - CODATA 2005

Granularity, Topicality, and Generalization of Information - Reflections about maps and models, orienting generalizations and their possible pragmatic and ethical implications and challenges, CODATA 2005


Oikos-Ecumene-Ecodomy - contribution to a conference on space and sacred spaces. The proposal to share a World House or House of Eyes as part of a cognitive panorama

Panoptic, the need to see big pictures on common jointly explored and discussed schemas or frames


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I was asked for kick-start / short access-keys to my BLOG entries or central concepts, sites I often use or URLs I often link to. Here we go:

oikos-ecumene-ecudomy
systems-encyclopedia-new-terms
bamberg2007
menuhin
good-news
dropping-knowledge
sharing-action-wisdom
lovers-of-democracy
problematique
wir-lernen-sprechen
traumland-dialog
earth-day
systemic-dialogues
peace-roundtables
handelsblatt-neue-schulen-22-2-06
dialog-groupforms
cultures-generations-dialog
chance2000
bull-eyes
bpb-spielmethoden
seeds-of-change
rubiks-cube
meta-paradigm
magic-roundtable
higher-education
grand-challenges
global-covenant
earth-literacy
cognitive-panorama
ROBUST PATHS - AFRICA BEYOND POVDERTY
OPTICS OF ETHICS

TU TU WAS - Zusammenhaenge begreifen
FAW_NEWSLETTER
governance / 7 points
12 these education - LIFE IS TOO FLAT
WORKPLACES OF MIND
BOHM DIALOGUES


SIDE EVENTS
AIZU-Realities-landscape
HOUSE OF EYES
EXTENSIONS - Medical-Scientific Network /
Asilomar - sharing Voices/Spaces

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ENCYCLOPEDIA
see: ENTRIES / TERMS:
COGNITIVE PANORAMA 1) - 2)
COGNITIVE SPACES 1)
ECO-CUBE/KNOW MAP 1) - 2) - 3)
MAP (Mental) 2) - 3)
MAP TERRITORY RELATION 2) - 3)
MAPPING 2)
METAPHORIC FRAMEWORK 1) - 2) - 4)
METAPHORS (Classes of) 2)
MULTI-PERSPECTIVISM 1) - 2) - 4)
PANORAMA OF UNDERSTANDING 1) - 2)
PANORAMA THINKING 1) - 2)

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 1001 Dialogues - 100 001 Actions for Dialogues and Unity in Diversity
picture picture 15 May 2008 @ 06:22
A campaign for intercultural, interdisciplinary events and side-events, formal and informal, to promote dialogue and unity in diversity across scales, nations, languages, cultures, diciplines, sectors, lervels,.. is starting today: May 15 to June 15, 2008

TITLE: The Cultures and Powers of Diversity
Map Diversity and Mind Unity in Diversity - Create it & Accept it - Share & Expand it ! [link]

BY DIVERSITY WE MEAN: cultural, natural, biological, genetic, temporal, spacial, lingual, media (signs), artistic and creative diversity !

– even diversity of viewpoints, positions and world-views and world models or world maps ! and the need of not needing to agree and the beauty of difference (diversity) in view of requisite variety.

Why are these “Diversities treated seperately ? cant we learn from each other ? or do we think there is no common language and no overview possible? Can we come to grips with broad issues and vague subject areas?

There is also a diversity of views and positions, representations and displays, call them signs, symbols, schemas, maps and models.

What is needed is to go beyond dualistic approaches, thinking just from an individual an collective, or personal or societal, just as we are seperating goos and bad, black and white, north and south or east and west.

So let us explore and negotiate the merits of having more than one way to go and present, one perspective or one direction.
And see outcomes like from the EcoTHEE - 2008 Agora: [link]  More >

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 Valencia Report - UNFCC-IPCC and the Earth - Is that our field or turf?
picture picture 19 Nov 2007 @ 15:07
Finally the new and last IPCC report has hit the streets - but did it "hit" the "people" even when it matters to all of us?
Is this a matter that make us all act?
Why did the world did not react 20 years ago when the Climate and Development Conference in Hamburg with Willy Brandt, or when the COP-1 in Berlin took place in 1995?
Doomsday scenarios were already ubiquitous at that time, and earlier, media asked scientists to present vividly worstcase, serious scenarios!
People in Charge, like Elisabeth Dowdeswell (UNEP) wrote we know enough - we need to act to fight the crisis now - But how when me behave as this has nothing to do with us and we close our eyes and senses, and continue with business as usual.
Why was it so hard - even at CSD-15 - to speak about a climate crisis - which is much more than just climate change and the challenges we face?
Below I will focus on the reasons why I think we do not confront and tend to ignore the issues - why they do not "hold" in our memory -a nd so we can get dumbed down and continue "muddling through" - See more below:  More >

 Humanities new “Canon” ?? - a new German Bildungskanon ??
picture picture 26 Oct 2007 @ 08:09
HERE SOME QUESTIONS: Is there a “store of knowledge" which we learn about, and jointly explore, share, and apply ??? - see the context, the frame, and the why we should learn? and what?? Should we use Signs, and Symbols, Images, Analogies, Maps and Models and Puzzles to help us digest and share what we know about the world? See here the http://www.zeit.de/2007/44/Kanon-Auftakt and the themes in our German ZEIT Magazin. So how to come to shared references or "order" ? as a pile of stone is not a house or canon. How about making use of Intelligences, Minds, Reason, ? and see them as one and combine them - because it is hard and misleading to be one-eyed and self centered only, leaving levels, times and others "out of the picure" instead of comming "down to Earth"? Pls. see also below regarding grounding and purpose and responsibilities the question to Al Gore about "up to the moon" ? or "down to Earth" ! I hope the texts and references in the "corpus" below make sense and help us to make what we can know more real and shareable.  More >

 Questions for Al Gore
picture 21 Oct 2007 @ 10:13
Al Gore might want to answer one or more of these questions which were posed to him for his comming-out in Berlin next Tuesday.

There are more questions and the people can vote which one they consider most relevant for him to answer.
Pls. visit this link, and maybe even vote here

And now my questions: 1-4 (in full in the body below)
1. Apollo Alliance, 2. Earth Literate or Ignorant Leaders ? 3. Participation, Inclusion, Empowerment, Co-Creation, and shared agreed Actions? 4. Have you revisited "The Problematique" from 1970?  More >

 G8 Gleneagels Dialog & Comparability, Fairness, and Fidelity
picture 10 Sep 2007 @ 11:20
Today and tomorrow in Berlin, the G8, UN organisations, and Stakeholders are assembling for a new round of climate policy negotiations 3rd Gleneagles Dialogues in Berlin. Keynoters include Gro Harlem Brundtland, and top representatives of the 20+ leading countries in the fields of energy and environment, and their pendants heading the top international organisations in the field.

Talking to Timothy Wirth United Nations Foundation, and Ricardo Lagos Club of Madrid and Global Leadership for Climate Action was very informative, .... please read MORE  More >

 Playing Go - Braille Alphabet - Cognition - Creativity - Intelligence / Choice
picture picture 28 Jul 2007 @ 15:01
I was intrigued by the recent article about computability of games - how homoludens is outmastered by the computer, when playing Chess, Backgammon, ... but not Go !
Why ? and what that means for cognition, imagination, and pattern-languages, but also to the Braille-Alphabet for us blind people in modern media and globalisation, and what I think can be done to add human capabilities to keep "in check" advanced full-text research research like from Google, and add the big picture of the context, the broader orientation or big picture. See Panopticon.  More >

 Panoptic - A word of yesterday and tomorrow ?
picture picture 23 Jul 2007 @ 08:37
Panoptic was the Word of Yesterday. Is it possible to have a comprehensive, coherent "all-seeing" from a high stand to see the context and have overview? As our society believes in specialisation and ignores the potentials of being both, specialist and generalist ways or constructions are shown to share positions, issues, and perspectives and their combination. The essay reviews the possibility of not only having single, a caleidoscop of images, but to agree upon a coherent unifying generalisation in order to find orientation and see and share contexts, overlaps, and common patterns, and proposes to study the combination of elements or signs forming the "whole" of "all" of panoptic endeavour.  More >

 Tällberg Forum 2007
28 Jun 2007 @ 15:22
The Tällberg Forum is a unique event on the level of Davos, World Social Forum, Summits, but very different in scale, quality, and results. This report is about the different design and outcomes and starts whith the requests in the opening event to find a new World-House and new Language to help us find ways to live together.
The openingevent: Forum keynote: HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan where she cited Martin Luther Kings Nobel Price lecture requesting a world-house. Setting the framework: Manfred Max-Neef, Rector, Universitad Austral, Chile  More >

 Which Worlds ? G8+5, G20, G77, G meta-networks, G people, ... or what?
picture 4 Jun 2007 @ 23:53
some reflections about summits, peoples, sectors, scales and issues to be completed a.s.a.p. as we are nearing the G8 in Heiligendamm, Germany - STILL NOT FINISHED  More >



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This is Heiner Benking's News Log, a private-public diary presenting events, symposia and happenings in Berlin and elsewhere - my farings, foci, issues and concerns.

PLEASE CONSIDER THIS PERSONAL BLOG an ARTISTIC and PERFORMATIVE MEDIA INTERVENTION !

The Log links to my work and interests and presents issues and special concern of maybe a very small group of "concerned, engaged generalist" - a Global Interest Group (GIG). This needs to be seen in contrast to the ubiquitous Specialized Interest Groups (SIGs), the "scientific" approach to organize subject areas and specialization and standardization and harmonization! of means, nomenclatures, and modes of thinking. My favorite stories in the WHOLENESS SEMINAR include:
BELA BANATHY: "GENESIS
OF GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY"
and "IVAN HAVEL: Longing for Unified Knowledge" where a "specialist" runs into the founding session of the early foundations General Systems, mumbling "this is not my field" or where Ivan M. Havel expresses his search for other kinds of knowledge.
As a starter I also recommend to check my MINDPRINT site, where we add the need for HANDPRINTS and MINDPRINTS, as FOOTPRINTS are good to visualize and communicate numbers, densities or consumption per area, but are not sufficient to negotiate and "harmonize" across domains and communicate gains in different cultures, technologies, times,... in short: incompatible but relevant information and our work on dialog, peace, policy-making, and multi-modal, faceted issues and consequences.
What am I? This is a "well-packed" question for which I have not the or a single answer. Some called me an in-betweener, go-getter, facilitator, hub, marvel-hero, trim-tab, bricoleur, bricoleers??? - career designeer, .... Some even "hank" which I disliked or Story which I liked very much !!
I have no single answer as I feel we need to walk the talk and sing and dance Life ! in spectra and fields in multiple embodied spaces.
To nebulous an answer? I am sorry but I do not go for overclaims and oversimplifications, under-complex and over-simplistic approaches with clan-think mindsets about real issues in clear contexts!


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