I sincerely hope that yourself and those close to you are safe.
I think your invitation on the 'reflexion forum' is extremely interesting from a cybernetic point of view. But let's be clear what you mean, rather than jumping to any conclusions.
I take it that this is not a request for aid as such (which is being addressed for better or worse by others), but a request to use the 'opportunity' (I use the word carefully and with respect for the many tragic human realities of the situation) to 'experiment' with the potential of tools such as social networking - in particular to experiment with the impactl of feedback into the social network (and thence beyond) to investigate whether this is positive, negative or neutral in its impact on how human beings approach such matters or integrate the lessons of such matters into their ongoing social human-ness. Hence your comment about "how the internet is use beyond as a comercial and academic tool?"
If my instinct is correct, I conceive a Luc/Russell- type 'story-telling' forum which records the differing perceptions of 'the world' to such an event, and how or not this perception impacts on the everyday life (and understandings) of those observers.
Is this the sort for thing you mean, Enrque?......or have I stated the issue in a too-academic jargon??
On 2 Mar 2010, at 23:51, enrique rivera wrote:
I am writing you from Santiago, Chile, still in shock because of the quake.
I want to ask for your help in this situation, bringing some attention to this situation. Inestability and chaos are predominating, and social change is happening in the most sad way.
The idea is to create a reflexion forum about how society reacts in this situation (Chilean and global), and how you percibe this from your different countries. In this sense the social web will be key in order to capture the information.
All this information will be use to create a thinking frame and a source to understand from a cybernetic point of view what is happening here after this natural disaster.
How can organizational cybernetics can help in this situations, and how the internet is use beyond as a comercial and academic tool?
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