Pattern of the whole
Remember me?
Join us | Get your password | Vision | Topics | Home

Join us | Topics | Home | Collaborative Backbone | Quotes | Teilhard deChardin | Focalpoint | Shared Purpose | NCDD Transpartisan | Mapping | Circle | Pattern

All messages

Sender: Bruce Schuman
Subject: Network Nation - Pattern of the Whole
Date: Sat, May 10, 2014
Msg: 100974

Thanks to all for this important list, and the good work that undergirds it.

Partly in response to this leading issue for May -- and partly because this emerging new "Network Nation" project feels innovative and potent -- I wanted to show people a couple of new developments.

With some guiding influence from the Codigital system, and some very helpful conversations with James Carr from Codigital -- and also under the wide-ranging influence of many new-thought leaders from across the spectrum -- this new framework seems to be growing.

I've recently moved the entire system to a brand-new server, so it's now on Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, and ColdFusion 10. It's not perfectly dialed in yet, but it feels potently scalable, and the increased speed is fun.


A couple of things we can do with this framework -- much of it right now:

1) Expand and collaboratively grow a comprehensive "outline" of every facet or factor relating to Transpartisan work -- doing this in a fully holistic context that is not limited to transpartisanism or politics or governance, but includes all relevant facets of community life, as anyone cares to make note of them. This new "Pattern of the Whole" framework is a collaborative outline processor -- very much like the kind of outline processor in the MS Word program. You can create categories, and then file things into sub-categories across descending levels of organization -- and everything can be cross-correlated with tags.

2) Develop surveys -- what I have called in the past "Bullet Surveys" -- based on one question asked to a group, where the group members can propose new possible answers, and create and vote on alternative versions of existing answers (this is the basic design of the Codigital system that NCDD used so successfully to help organize its upcoming conference).

These surveys are designed to build consensus or agreement within a group. This is the same general objective of transpartisanship in general -- except that the idea of "group" is less bounded and more inclusive. But it's the same principle. This framework might emerge as a feasible technology for pursuing large-scale agreement in a context of high diversity.

There's a lot to be said about these possibilities, and this is just the barest of beginnings. But the point is -- it works. Maybe not every detail -- and there's more to come -- but once you start seeing how this framework hangs together -- it might (?) start to look like a new sun is rising on the very vexed and challenging issue of developing convergence in a highly fragmented and scattered political environment....


Basic site -- nothing on the front end but a banner and a login:

Pattern of the Whole: the "macro-frame" that contains everything -- a comprehensive library-like system running on something like the Dewey Decimal system, across six descending levels. This is the "outline processor" that can "contain everything" -- if we can generate the momentum and vision. It's a "drill-down" interface that locates things in categories, and creates a series of options available at that point -- such as: create a survey (ask a question, look for agreement), sign a petition, advocate a position, post a message, etc.

This system runs on what amounts to a "social convention" among new-thought leaders, probably owing most to futurist and prophetess Barbara Marx Hubbard.

The optional graphics offer a brief hint at the "theory of taxonomy" that undergirds the design. With the graphics visible, you can "click on sectors of the wheel" to begin navigating the spectrum.

Here's a link to William Ury's "Getting to Yes" &lv2=101462&lv3=101532&lv4=101561&lv5=101565&lv6=0

Here's something like a "Map of the Transpartisan Field" as we might begin to organize it in this framework: &lv2=101462&lv3=101532&lv4=101538&lv5=0&lv6=0

And here's a questionnaire on community, in the basic "bullet survey" format similar to the Codigital system, following some good ideas from the Art of Hosting and the Berkana Institute:

Bruce Schuman




(805) 966-9515, PO Box 23346, Santa Barbara CA 93101

-----Original Message-----

From: List for transpartisan leaders and innovators [mailto:TRANSPARTISAN@LISTS.THATAWAY.ORG] On Behalf Of Debilyn Molineaux, Living Room Conversations

Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2014 8:28 AM


Subject: [TRANSPARTISAN] Transpartisan question for May

Transpartisan questions for May:

What is the transpartisan field?

Who is working in the transpartisan field?

How would you map the field?

The Center for Transpartisan Leadership created this graphic to help catalyze this conversation. Does this map feel right?

How would you improve it? Will this assist us all in talking about transpartisanship?


To unsubscribe from the TRANSPARTISAN list:


or click the following link:


To unsubscribe from the TRANSPARTISAN list: write to: mailto:TRANSPARTISAN-SIGNOFF-REQUEST@LISTS.THATAWAY.ORG or click the following link:

Anger and partisan rage
Attention Economy
Basic principles for a Transpartisan movement
Collaborative problem solving
Common ground
Community conversations
Conscious business
Creating transpartisan consensus
Crisis of democracy
Dynamic Facilitation
Facilitated conversation/dialogue
For transpartisanism to be successful, people must transform their most basic beliefs
Holding the tension of our differences while working together with respect and an open heart
Integral democracy
Integral politics
Integral thinking
Internet support for dialog and action
Out of Many, One - E Pluribus Unum
Partisan bubbles
Partisan disfunction
Political revolution
Psychological overload
Public choice economics
Science and accurate thinking
Stratified Democracy
Teleology and cultural evolution
Transpartisan alliance on specific issue
Uninvolved citizen
Unity and diversity
Unprecedented new approaches
Us versus Them
Voter ignorance
Weave together a movement of many initiatives
What is "transpartisan"?
Wisdom Council
Wisdom in society
Work together to create an activist vision