Key points dicussed
This session delved into the exploration of unconference activities with a focus on deep learning, personal growth, and its application to daily life. Key points of discussion included:
- Understanding the purpose and engagement of unconference activities, particularly in relation to deep learning and personal growth.
- The benefits of unconference moments, highlighting their energizing, fulfilling, and serendipitous nature.
- Recognizing the significance of deep learning as a service to the community and appreciating the contributions of organizers.
- Exploring learning circles and unconferences as spaces for connection, knowledge exchange, and personal development.
- The importance of observing and sharing experiences collectively to foster personal growth and knowledge exchange.
- Incorporating prompts and reflections as activities, reflecting on their significance in fostering meaningful discussions.
- Applying concepts discussed in the session to everyday scenarios, emphasizing practical application.
- An introduction to the session's purpose, guidelines, and the utilization of a Figma board for interaction and reflection.
- Reflection prompts and questions to encourage thoughtful discussions and idea exchange.
- The incorporation of personal experiences related to sobriety, mindfulness, and nature reconnection.
- The potential of web 3 technologies and digital connections in fostering real-life interactions and positive impact.
- Integrating personal purposes with everyday life and the importance of understanding impact holistically.
- Using blockchain technology for learning, knowledge sharing, and fostering community building.
- Exploring the concept of adding reflections and knowledge on-chain to expand collective understanding and drive knowledge expansion.
Overall, the session offered a multi-faceted exploration of unconference activities, deep learning, personal growth, digital connections, and the potential for utilizing technology to enhance collective learning and community building.
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00:02 Understanding Unconference Activities and Engagement
The speaker is new to unconference activities and wants to gain a deeper understanding of what they entail. They are particularly interested in the topic of deep learning and how it can be applied to personal growth.
Exploring Unconference Activities and Deep Learning
The speaker is new to unconference activities and wants to understand their purpose and engagement.They are intrigued by the concept of deep learning, both in terms of personal growth and its potential impact on the planet.The speaker has been exploring different approaches, such as Buddhism, to change their mindset and enhance their learning journey.
01:25 Benefits of Unconference Moments
Participants share their experiences with unconference activities, highlighting how these moments provide energy, fulfillment, creativity, serendipity, and opportunities for learning.
Energizing and Fulfilling Experiences
Participants express feeling more energized and fulfilled through engaging in unconference moments.These moments offer a creative space where participants can discuss ideas, collaborate, and produce meaningful outcomes.Unconference activities provide opportunities for serendipitous encounters that contribute to personal growth.Participants appreciate the format of pre-unconference circles as well as the overall process involved.
02:53 Deep Learning as a Service to the Community
Max acknowledges the importance of deep learning as a service to the community. They express gratitude for Steward's efforts in organizing the circle.
Acknowledging Deep Learning's Value
Max recognizes the significance of deep learning as a service provided to the community.They appreciate Steward's role in facilitating this circle and creating an environment conducive to collective growth.
03:52 Exploring Learning Circles and Unconferences
The speaker discusses their interest in learning circles and unconferences as spaces for connection, knowledge exchange, and personal development.
Learning Circles and Unconferences
The speaker is interested in exploring learning circles and unconferences as spaces for connecting with others.These platforms allow individuals to share knowledge, explore diverse areas of work, and engage in discussions that may not be immediately connected.They emphasize the importance of capturing these discussions and learnings to facilitate personal development and collective growth.
05:27 Observations, Learnings, and Shared Experiences
The speaker shares their experience with a book called "What I Saw Heard and Learned From" which inspired them to observe small things in daily life. They discuss the potential for shared experiences and collective learning.
Observations, Learnings, and Personal Development
The speaker reflects on a book they read that encouraged them to observe small things in their daily life.They contemplate how these observations contribute to personal learning and understanding.The speaker highlights the importance of sharing experiences collectively to foster growth among individuals.They propose recording these learnings for others to access and benefit from.
07:03 Reflecting on Prompts and Adding Reflections
The speaker introduces an activity where participants can reflect on prompts or share thoughts they have been contemplating lately. They encourage adding reflections to a board for further discussion.
Reflecting on Prompts
Participants are invited to reflect on prompts or share thoughts they have been contemplating recently.Reflections can be added to a board where everyone can collectively explore the ideas presented.This activity aims to foster meaningful discussions based on individual reflections.
08:12 Applying Concepts to Small Things
The speaker suggests applying concepts discussed in the circle to small things and invites participants to explore this idea further.
Applying Concepts to Small Things
The speaker proposes applying concepts discussed in the circle to everyday situations.They suggest meeting reflections on-chain as a way to apply and explore these concepts further.This approach aims to make the concepts more relevant and applicable in practical scenarios.
08:57 Descriptive Title
In this section, the speaker introduces the purpose of the session and provides some guidelines for the activity.
Introduction and Guidelines
The speaker encourages participants to share their thoughts and ideas by opening the mic.They mention a useful guide on designing an experience from Max and PCO, recommending it for anyone planning to host an experience.The SS (Shared Space) is introduced as the Figma board where participants can interact and add their reflections.Participants are referred to as facilitators and everyone else as participants.The activity involves adding reflections, connecting with others' reflections, discussing them, and then meeting on chain afterwards.
09:30 Descriptive Title
This section provides an overview of the Figma board used in the session and explains how participants can engage with it.
Exploring the Figma Board
Participants are encouraged to explore the Figma board together.They can add new sticky notes in a different color from existing ones to indicate new additions.Tips on using Figma board are provided for those who are not familiar with it.Existing reflections from previous sessions are already present on the board for participants to connect with.Open prompts or questions are available as invitations for reflection.There is also space for new reflections.
10:18 Descriptive Title
In this section, participants are given instructions on how to proceed with exploring and adding reflections on the Figma board.
Participants have five minutes to go through the board together.They can add their own reflections using sticky notes in a different color from existing ones.It is suggested to explore open prompts or questions provided on the board.Participants can also ask questions or share additional thoughts by adding them to the board.
13:16 Descriptive Title
The speaker checks if participants have any reflections or observations to share.
Participants are invited to share any reflections they added to the board.The speaker shares their own reflection on the importance of observation in nature.They discuss how observation can be applied to everyday life and understanding its connection with other aspects.
18:24 Descriptive Title
Participants are given an opportunity to share their reflections and observations.
Sharing Reflections (Continued)
Participants are asked if they would like to share any reflections or observations they added to the board.The speaker continues sharing their own reflections on observing nature and relating it to various aspects of life.
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21:03 Desire for Productivity and Finding Balance
The speaker discusses the mindset of constantly needing to be productive and growing, and suggests finding a balance in life where it is okay to not always be productive.
Importance of Being More "U"
The speaker highlights the need to find a way of being that is more cyclical rather than constantly focused on productivity. 21:03
Embracing Non-Productive Times
It is suggested that it is important to observe and embrace non-productive times, understanding what can be done during these periods. 21:29
Finding Connections Between Mindfulness and Nature
The speaker shares their personal experience of practicing mindfulness while engaging with nature, considering it as an in-between state. 22:02They emphasize the importance of selecting connections between different aspects of life. 22:28
23:50 Reconnecting with Nature and Mindfulness
The speaker discusses their journey from a dark place to rebuilding their life through sobriety, meditation, mindfulness, and reconnecting with nature.
Journey Towards Sobriety
The speaker shares their experience of getting sober in 2002 as a turning point in their life. 23:50They mention how sobriety led them towards spirituality and awakening. 24:22
Reconnecting with Nature Through Meditation
After getting sober, the speaker started practicing meditation and mindfulness in nature, finding a deep connection with it. 24:47They express how being in nature reminds them of the wonder they experienced as a child. 25:14
Rebuilding Life from Darkness
From a dark place at the bottom of their drinking problem, the speaker has been able to rebuild a fulfilling life. 26:04They find hope in the possibility of reaching a new level collectively as a species, despite the challenges we face. 26:27
27:01 Digital Connections and Impact
The speaker reflects on the power of digital connections in facilitating real-life interactions and expresses optimism about creating impact through web 3 technologies.
Positive Experiences with Digital Connections
The speaker shares their experiences with digital connections, such as couch surfing and peer-to-peer collaboration platforms like Napster. 27:46They highlight the potential of internet connections, especially in web 3, for creating positive impact and fostering collaboration. 28:20
Holistic Systemic View of Impact
The speaker emphasizes the importance of understanding impact holistically, including basic needs like housing and food. 29:04They express excitement about the possibilities offered by web 3 technologies in areas like housing DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations). 29:44
Emergence of Categories
The speaker appreciates how categories emerged from conversation rather than being predetermined, such as nature, internet collaboration, mindfulness, teaching and learning environment. 30:21They acknowledge the value these categories hold for them personally and collectively. 30:51
31:56 Reflections and Prompts
In this section, the speaker introduces prompts and questions for reflection. They encourage participants to add their own thoughts and questions to the discussion.
The speaker suggests using prompts and questions to explore reflections on the topic.Participants are encouraged to add their own thoughts and ideas to the discussion.
35:01 Additional Notes and Reflection Time
The speaker provides additional time for reflection and invites participants to share their thoughts or questions with others.
Participants are given five minutes to reflect on the prompts provided earlier.The speaker encourages participants to add any additional notes or thoughts they have during this time.
36:54 Sharing Thoughts and Ideas
The speaker invites participants to share their reflections and thoughts with others in the session.
Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas, or questions with the group.David is specifically mentioned as someone who has already added some notes that he may want to discuss further.
41:03 Integrating Purposes with Everyday Life
David shares his perspective on integrating personal purposes with everyday life, highlighting challenges faced by young people in making career decisions at a young age.
Young people often feel pressured to choose a career path without fully understanding themselves or having enough life experience.Personal challenges such as trauma or addiction can further complicate one's journey towards finding purpose.David emphasizes the importance of finding a turning point or bottom that forces a complete change in order to align personal values with work.He acknowledges that some young people may already have a strong sense of purpose from an early stage.
43:14 Rebuilding Traumatized Neighborhoods and Sharing Experiences
David discusses the work his organization is doing to rebuild traumatized neighborhoods and how they are using technology tools to document and share their experiences.
The organization focuses on rebuilding traumatized neighborhoods in an American city.They use various tech tools to manage construction projects, community conversations, co-op governance, property management, and financial management.The goal is to create systems that can be shared with other communities, allowing them to learn from their experiences and contribute to the collective knowledge of rebuilding broken cities.
45:07 Sharing Links and Wrapping Up
Participants are given the opportunity to share links related to their work or interests. The session is coming to a close.
David offers to share some links related to the projects he mentioned earlier.Participants can connect with each other after the session for further discussions or exploration of shared interests.
45:34 Final Thoughts and Gratitude
Participants express gratitude for David's openness and engage in positive feedback about the conversation.
One participant expresses gratitude for David's openness during the discussion.Despite having a headache, they overall enjoyed the conversation.
46:26 Blockchain for Learning and Knowledge Sharing
The speaker introduces the concept of using blockchain technology for learning and knowledge sharing, highlighting its potential benefits such as permanence, transparency, authenticity, and community building.
Blockchain technology can offer advantages in terms of permanence (keeping records secure), transparency (making information accessible), authenticity (verifying credibility), and community building.These benefits can be relevant for learning processes and knowledge sharing initiatives.
47:11 Descriptive Title
The speaker discusses the benefits of blockchain technology, specifically its immutability and ability to store knowledge for future generations. They also mention the capability of adding comments to NFTs as a way to easily store and share information.
Benefits of Blockchain Technology
Blockchain provides immutability and serves as a medium for storing knowledge for others and future generations. 47:11Adding comments to NFTs allows for easy storage and sharing of information. 47:38This process enables the addition of reflections and pieces of knowledge on-chain. 48:06
Example: Adding Comments to an NFT
The speaker shares a link to an NFT they minted on the chat. 48:17The NFT page contains a piece of text titled "What I learned from" that is open for people to mint for free. 48:47Each time someone mints the NFT, they can add their own comments. 49:10
Exploring On-chain Knowledge Collection
The speaker suggests developing easy on-chain mechanisms where people can add reflections and pieces of knowledge in categories that emerge from previous reflections. 51:01By expanding on this knowledge, it can be branched out down the chain, driving forward the expansion of knowledge. 51:44
52:12 Descriptive Title
The speaker invites participants to add final comments or bring up any topics related to reflection on-chain.
Invitation for Final Comments
Participants are invited to add final comments or discuss any last reflections they would like to share.
About the session
How could (collective) learning be a drive to regeneration?
The "Learnings Reflections" experience is designed to explore the theme of how (collective) learning can be a drive to regeneration. Inspired by the book "What I saw, heard, learned…" by Giorgio Agamben, it invites participants to reflect about personal experiences and observations in understanding things.
Participants will engage on a virtual board to connect with the insights of others and add their personal reflections, weaving a tapestry of collective knowledge. Afterwards participants are invited to mint their reflections onchain.
"What I learned from..." is a free NFT on Optimism open to minting forever. Individual reflections are added as comments when the NFT is minted. With this, reflections are stored onchain for posterity, open for people to connect with past reflections and add their own.
Scenes, Roles, and Moves
- Figjam board: an interactive space where participants will engage with existing reflections and add their own.
- “What I learned from…” edition page on Zora: where participants can record their reflections
- Participants: Individuals adding their new reflections and engaging with existing ones.
- Facilitator (@luizfernando): Guides the session, prompts discussion, and ensures a smooth flow of activity.
- Adding reflections: Participants contribute their thoughts in response to the prompt "What I learned from..."
- Connecting reflections: Encourages participants to read and link their insights with others’ reflections.
- Minting reflections onchain: Recording reflections onchain on Optimism with Zora.