Co-creating a Shared Understanding of CoronaVirus

The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is characterised by competing theories premised on layers of disinformation and some truth. Individual experts and analysts are attempting to interpret information and put forward their own hypotheses with varying degrees of certainty. Ego plays a large part and some prognostications are hubristic in the extreme. Of course, many observers too latch on to their own particular preference, particularly as it supports their own world view or narrative.

Today, through the distributed, co-creative learning network that has grown over the last 8 years or so, a new slant on the fake pandemic emerged that is worthy of exploration but with everyone working in compartmentalised silos and motivated under their own set of incentives and penalties, this angle is unlikely to be explored quickly enough to be useful, unless there is a fundamental change in the way we do science (and every other form of academic research and analysis).

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Gulag Academia

A study of the effect of hierarchy on academic freedom and our consequent perceptions of reality has been uploaded to archive.org and is available as a PDF here.

Abstract

Purpose: Exposing the deficiencies of institutional hierarchies in academia which limit the potential for human creativity and understanding.

Design/methodology/approach: This paper is the product of non-hierarchical, self-organised learning following the methodology of CoCreative Learning (see Section 9).

Findings: Academia’s institutional hierarchy perpetuates ignorance of the current political economy which functions as a mechanism to farm humans and harvest the wealth they create.

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