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AoH Bowen Island

A group for those who convened for the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

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Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2011

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Musings on Holding Space 3 Replies

Hello friends from Bowen. I had glorious opportunity to practice much of what we explored together at Bowen with a group a couple of weeks ago. My post…Continue

Started by Amanda Fenton. Last reply by Amanda Fenton Dec 6, 2010.

Ripples after Bowen... 1 Reply

Hi All,I've been steeping like tea... so  many great ripples from our time together in the AoH. I paused tonight to make some of my knowledge visible…Continue

Started by Amanda Fenton. Last reply by Steven Byers Nov 11, 2010.

Adding to my learnings - final posts

Greetings all,Wanted to share my three final posts from all my AoH notes (never a final harvest though - so much is still emerging for me!).…Continue

Started by Amanda Fenton Oct 25, 2010.

More learnings 2 Replies

I sat down with all my AoH notes and did some personal harvesting to help me remember my time and capture my wow moments. I split them up into seven posts and here are the first four. The other three…Continue

Started by Amanda Fenton. Last reply by Benjamin Aaron Degenhart Oct 21, 2010.

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Comment by Benjamin Aaron Degenhart on October 29, 2010 at 2:38pm
thank you Ria. conversation branched off to this place.
Comment by Ria Baeck on October 29, 2010 at 1:09pm
Hello Amanda and Benjamin,
You are really the online wizards, who are finding the glitches in the system! It is true, Evolutionary Nexus is not active anymore. It is still there, but most people found it too difficult to use, so it never got real traction. (If any of you would like to copy the nuggets there over to here...?) We hope this Ning will go better and it would be fabulous if any or both of you would help with hosting this online space (like welcoming new members, making links to other pages or conversations etc)!
This Ning site is not officially announced to the AoH emaillist, which should be done in a few weeks time. It just has grown organically with a few groups/trainings and it is moving from there.
When this Ning is totally set, we will look at redesigning the static site, but any help is welcome!
Hope this helps.
If we continue this conversation, then better not on this wall, but better under Conversations -> Problems? Help?
Comment by Benjamin Aaron Degenhart on October 29, 2010 at 10:23am
awesome, thank you Jay, such richness in your thoughts! love what you are learning through developing @symbionomics and your genius mind in general :) i will co-host an AoH at YIP in three weeks (excited!!) and am thinking about convening with a harvesting team before (all YIPies had one week of media/harvesting training, they are fit) and talk about digital strategy and architecture... maybe you can be our friendly nerd joining in for a call or something :) how's that? let's see...
thanks for the link Amanda. i knew about Evolutionary Nexus and have found brilliant content there when i spent some time. it doesn't seem active these days though.
Comment by Amanda Fenton on October 25, 2010 at 2:16am
Jay those are some great ideas. And thanks Benjamin for inquiring about the architecture of this community. It is too soon for me to comment on that - I'm thrilled that this space exists and hope to do whatever I can to build community. One note though (and this might have just been me), but the AoH org site offers a link to an online community site that is different from this one (see here at the bottom). If it weren't for Chris Corrigan mentioning this ning site I wouldn't have known it existed.
Comment by Mike Kennedy on October 23, 2010 at 5:46pm
I'm just getting acquainted with social media, Jay, but this sounds very interesting. I'm interested to learn more. One of my goals is not only to be more connected when with others in hosting spaces but also to find a meaningful way to stay connected when apart, as well.
Comment by Jay Standish on October 23, 2010 at 3:55pm
Also, some mobile/tweet/SMS channel where people can easily post their insights throughout the day, and others can see them. We develop shared vocabularies in deep gatherings, and you can say a lot more when you have already established a wisdom language.

We could just create hashtags for different conversations, and have an asynchronous world cafe to continue gathering the collective intelligence and creating a shared vocabulary.
Comment by Jay Standish on October 23, 2010 at 3:51pm
Benjamin! RE: online<->onlife integration: I would like intentional harvesting for online presentation, with a focus on rich media (video, photos, audio) So the harvesting team could include a web ambassador who does her harvesting specifically for presenting on the web. Maybe this means taking little video snippets of each person. What amanda's done with the prezi is a great example of weaving multiple forms of media into one presentation.
Comment by Benjamin Aaron Degenhart on October 19, 2010 at 6:45pm
heyja, same for me, i wasn't part on Bowen Island but can feel the powerful and inspiring ripples this event took...
as i want to keep learning about creating useful and enjoyable online spaces i'd love to hear how the architecture of this online community could be improved in your sense Amanda and others - is a group the right piece of architecture to honor the needs of a local AoH gathering? how could it be even more useful and attractive to people?
Comment by Amanda Fenton on October 17, 2010 at 2:13am
Welcome Ria!
Comment by Amanda Fenton on October 17, 2010 at 2:10am
Thank you for sharing that Tenneson; I didn't want your post to end! And the pictures... I could feel the energy from the photos...

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