INTRODUCTION
This Global Matrix framework is an emerging container for an intercon

FOUNDATIONS OF CONCEPTUAL FORM
There are profound questions at the foundations of our communal

PROJECT FOR A COLLABORATIVE ONTOLOGY
"Applied ontology is a branch of applied philosophy us

LOGOS
Oneness - Wholeness - Alignment - Center - Opposites - Unity - Rationality

SECTORS AND SYNERGY
Civilization, society and community can be very naturally divided into "se

PATTERN LANGUAGE
"A pattern language is a method of describing good design practices within a f

GLOBAL ETHICS
Science, humanism, religion, and spirituality - can these sect

TRANSCENDENTAL VISION OF GLOBAL SHIFT
A broad cultural transformation influencing every aspect

INTERSPIRITUALITY
The globalization of religion and spirituality is driving a universal conve

COMMUNION OF PIONEERING SOULS
This visionary concept in collective evolutionary spirituality has

INTERSPIRITUALITY / CENTERED ATTUNEMENT
Is there a perfect

Google Power and the Global Conversation

Thousands or millions of small independent circle-based processes can be converged into a single integra

DIALOGUE - DELIBERATION - FACILITATION - MEDIATION
What is the role of enlightened guidanc

2007 VISIONARY THESIS FOR THE ECOLOGY/SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT
"How the Largest Movemen

DIALOGICAL CITIZENSHIP
"As the modern era rooted in nation-state sovereignty comes to an


GTI GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
What is a "global citizen"? What is the activist role of a global ci

"We've been wowed by what our customers have created, and it’s opened our eyes. We see the potential of conv

UNIVERSAL DEMOCRACY / UNIVERSAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS
The ubiquitous and growing presence of the

THE NEXT SYSTEM PROJECT
The Next System Project is an ambitious multiyear initiative ai

BALTIMORE ACTIVIST FUSION
An exploratory test of collaborative activism built around


This is an exploratory test framework, for learning how to use this matrix and to help clarify the desig

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Our collaborative matrix supports a series of interconnected projects defined in several general categories: sector, theme, topic, and tag. Projects are organized within sectors, themes are organized within projects, topics are organized within themes, and tags are organized within topics. All categories are flexible. You can add tags and topics and vote on any tag. By accurately identifying specific overlap and common ground, our framework supports broadly inclusive and widely diverse democratic collaboration at large scale.

DIALOGICAL CITIZENSHIP
"As the modern era rooted in nation-state sovereignty comes to an end, tensions between the plural and the universal, and the local and the cosmopolitan, present profound challenges to governance in the twenty-first century. Dialogical citizenship provides a framework for turning these dichotomies into fruitful exchanges among competing strains of citizenship while mediating stresses based on religion, ethnicity, race, and power inequalities. In such dialogue, there is a place for both difference and commonality, creating a space for a journey of self-discovery and discovery of “the other.” Such soul-searching is the foundation for understanding across communities, faiths, and cultures in an increasingly tumultuous and divided world. Transnational citizenry that accepts—indeed, invites—dialogue to explore the creative tension between universality and singularity is a precondition to safely navigating a Great Transition."

This backbone framework draws together major elements of the broad human conversation, and pulls them into a common spectrum where their overlap can be clearly defined and connected. No human being or organization can contain or hope to fully understand all aspects of our collective responsbility and service to life. We must build a container that can hold the human experience in its full breadth of diversity and inclusion, and attract participation from everywhere around the universal common ground of human experience.
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A UNIVERSAL INTER-SECTOR COLLABORATIVE MATRIX

This Global Matrix framework is an idealized design for enlightened global collaboration and dialogue in a context of extreme diversity, where human values, word meanings and cultural assumptions may differ widely or absolutely. It creates a single "integral and holistic" framework where contradictory or incommensurate purposes or worldviews can be brought together into a single context that considers every factor brought into the framework by any motivated participant.

The project takes the form of a "backbone network" that extends between disciplines and sectors of human inquiry, building interconnection between gaps and points of misunderstanding, helping create smooth and informed linkage between sometimes disjoint subject areas like global ethics and climate activism, and helping to negotiate profound points of difference in a holistic context.

CONNECTING THE DROPS
https://earthdata.nasa.gov/user-resources/sensing-our-planet/connecting-the-drops

The project is based on the conviction that systemic changes can and should flow from the collective decison-making process of democratic self-governance, and through inspired dialogue and enlightened governance, all other kinds of social change, such as ownership models, economic and ecological changes, etc., can then be successfully introduced.

The assumptions and design philosophy behind this project are transformative and revolutionary in many ways. Many different academic discplines and scientific ideas are brought together here. Innovative and entirely new ideas are introduced.

The fundamental framework is "scientific holism" defined in interdisciplinary terms. New "system" ideas are introduced, made feasible for the first time in history by the computing power of the internet. Sophisticated new ways to build intergroup and intersector alliances are developed. The illusive "common ground of the human race" emerges through the overlap of common human values and intentions.

VALUES

  • Absolute inclusion
  • Holistic and integral design
  • High bandwidth and capacity
  • Concurrency
  • "Everything connects to everything else"
  • Global ethics -- consistent with the best of humanism, the best of science, the best of religion and spirituality
  • Enlightened democracy
  • Feasible and affordable -- "bite-sized" and non-overwhelming
  • Every issue anyone cares to introduce -- parsed by applicability to geographic region or sector
  • The best of group process -- dialogue, deliberation, circles, resonance
  • The "politics of trust"
  • "Resonant semantics"
  • Local independence and freedom within comprehensive global wholeness and unity
  • Justice as balance within the whole, as guided by the whole

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