This enlivening day will introduce the Warm Data Lab, a cutting-edge process for initiating and managing change. Warm Data Labs are group exercises that help our ability to collectively perceive, discuss, and research complex issues. Because so many of the challenges that we face now are complex, we need approaches to meeting that complexity. Event time: Tue 3rd Mar at am - Tue 3rd Mar at pm. Thinking in complexity requires the ability to perceive across multiple perspectives and contexts. Such an ability is not a muscle that has been trained into us in school or in the work world. It is a skill acutely needed in this era to meet our personal, professional and collective need to respond to crisis and to improve our lives. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. Please bring a laptop or notebook, as well as, appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for time outdoors.
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The simplest way is to start with an example. Climate is the study of the weather in an area over a long period. Linguistics is the study of language, its structure, and its evolution. Is there any relation between climate and language? Can we say that languages in tropical countries tend to have more vowels? And what about the speed of speech? If any correlation is found, then why? All these questions belong to the warm data field of study because it involves totally different domains. However, we usually see one dimension of data, categorizing its types, and creating basic hypotheses about supposed correlations. Understanding its implications and providing data-backed decisions is not an easy matter.
Teaching my university freshman seminar: “Ecology of Mind.”
I feel it is time to let this cat out of the bag so to speak, and let Warm Data be real. This blog post is an introduction to my work on Warm Data so far. Next week I will host one in San Francisco Subject: Addiction, to substance, behavior, nuclear weapons, and ideas of society that are continued even though they are harmful. Stockholm, Sweden Subjects: immigration, education, economy and cryptocurrency. Singapore Subject: the complexity of intimacy and consent!! Very excited about this one.
Warm Data are contextual and relational information about complex systems. In other words, warm data involve transcontextual information about the interrelationships that integrate a complex system, as well as interwoven complex systems. Warm Data Labs are group processes, which illustrate interdependency and generate understandings of systemic patterns for people with no previous exposure to systems theory. Warm Data Labs enable new societal responses to complex challenges. Warm Data and Warm Data Labs have now been used for more than 7 years and have reached a wide acceptance in research and science communities, as well as across public and private sectors.