Welcome to the Block Party!
Every Friday, starting at 7:00 AM Pacific Time, running for a full 24 hours.
To watch and submit comments via Twitch, WHEN we are live streaming (which is very infrequent these days):
To join the live, recorded broadcast via Zoom: zoom.us/j/595172819
For dial-in information, please see the “Instructions to Participate” section below.
We are bringing the “collective” into the vast universe of conversations revolving around collective intelligence: that’s right, we are bringing all of the willing participants in this universe of conversations together into one place for one planetary conversation about collective intelligence and its application to saving life on earth.
More specifically, we will explore…
- All facets, aspects, and emerging platforms contributing to the growth of humanity’s collective intelligence
- The collective, open-source development of a platform to support a form of collective superintelligence
The following is a longer format welcome video which goes into much more detail (21 minutes): https://youtu.be/FRjB2dANYW0
For more on the context of collective superintelligence, please click here.
Schedule October 30 – 31, 2020
*** All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time ***
Please check back for updates. Please see also emails from Jamen Shively for the latest (and apply to be added to the email list if you haven’t already, by applying to join Radish.org)
7:00 – 9:00 AM: Food Healers, Part I
Ending hunger and pandemics simultaneously by recreating the food supply chain. Food Healers, the K-Mama app for meal gifting, Operation Stone Soup and more. Led by Dr. Sailesh Rao of Climate Healers and Jamen Shively, President of Radish.org. This 2-hour segment is the first of TWO 2-hour segments — the second one happens 7 to 9 p.m. (see below).
9:00 – 10:00 AM: Saving the Amazon
At 9 a.m. Pacific time, we will create the following two breakout rooms: Saving the Amazon, and Coming Together. Take your pick which you would like to attend, or feel free to stay at the Campfire if you prefer.
Saving the Amazon
Sol and/or Elizabeth will lead us, as they do every morning M – F starting at 9 a.m. Pacific, on an intensive working group focused on saving the indigenous peoples of the Amazon from covid, and on saving the Amazon herself.
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Glo with the Flo
Join us as Glo leads us on an amazing journey — please do not miss this one!
11:00 – 12:00 PM: The Real Game
Please see https://theconversation.cc/ for details — under the Calendar on the home page
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Breakout room: Organizing for the Conversation
Adding a new breakout room at 12 noon:
Building off great meetings starting in July, we are organizing for The Conversation along the following lines:
We are sorting out the entirety of “the organization and management of THIS – The Conversation” – from multiple standpoints: website, social media, hosting, co-hosting, recording, welcoming, scheduling special events for “the main room” (which we have been calling “the Campfire”), as well as for breakout rooms, general calendar, membership, training/certification for certain responsibilities (e.g., hosting, webmastering, starting/re-starting meetings, etc.), etc., etc. Sounds like a lot, but what is really interesting is that in pursuing all of this, we are discovering our essence. All are welcome in these conversations.
For more on The Conversation, please see TheConversation.cc
1:00 – 3:00 PM: SRM — It’s time for a conversation
Solar Radiation Management — the ONLY way to cool our planet in time.
3:00 – 5:00 PM: The Akashic Record Club: a New Story for Humanity, with Michael Gaio
Join us as Michael Gaio leads us on a journey and exploration of a New Story for humanity, pivoting off of the Akashic Records as a foundation, but by no means the only foundation. Topics vary by week; join us! You will be glad you came 😉
5:00 — 7:00 PM: Come chill with us . . .
Normally, this time slot is for the program VEGANS OF COLOR & NORMALIZED VIOLENCE, hosted by Jacque Salomon and Melvin Taylor. However Jacque is very busy with other matters for the rest of the month of August, hopefully not too far beyond that, we love you Jacque and Melvin!
So we are just now sorting out what to do with this time slot in the interim. Any ideas? Let us know 🙂 And full disclosure: Michael Gaio’s previous segment is so crazy awesome that we will often “spill over” into this time slot, until we schedule something else for 5 – 7 p.m.
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Food Healers, Part II
Building on work during Part I above (7 – 9 a.m.):
Ending hunger and pandemics simultaneously by recreating the food supply chain. Food Healers, the K-Mama app for meal gifting, Operation Stone Soup and more. Led by Dr. Sailesh Rao of Climate Healers and Jamen Shively, President of Radish.org.
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Open Letter and Invitation, continued from 9 a.m. – 12 noon spot above
Please see description above.
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM: The Conversation, often with Special Guests, always special
Please see TheConversation.cc for more on The Conversation.
1:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Irish Breakfast, unCorked! With Sir James Desmond
If you are up this late (or this early, depending on where you are), please join James Desmond, leading live from the city of Cork in southern Ireland, for the weekly Saturday morning Irish Breakfast series.
And as always, among many other topics open for discussion, we will cover the “Spiral Set of Topics” in the link below . . .
Archive of Previous Block Parties
#16 – May 29th, 2020
#15 – May 22nd, 2020
#14 – May 15th, 2020
#13 – May 8th, 2020
#12 – May 1st, 2020
#11 – April 24th, 2020
#10 – April 17th, 2020
#9 – April 10th, 2020
#8 – April 3rd, 2020
#7 – March 27th, 2020
#6 – March 20th, 2020
#5 – March 13th, 2020
#4 – March 6th, 2020
#3 – February 28th, 2020
#2 – February 21st, 2020
#1 – February 14th, 2020
Instructions on How to Participate
To watch the Block Party and submit comments/questions via live-chat, follow this link to our Twitch stream:
To join the Block Party – meaning to join the Zoom videoconference and you yourself be an integral part of the broadcast which is also being recorded for publication, please click on this link:
Simply clicking on the above link should be sufficient to get you into the Zoom videoconference, as you do not need to be logged in anywhere, nor a member of anything, in order to participate.
Here is additional information that you may need, especially if you wish to dial in by phone instead of clicking on the above link:
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We at Radish are proud to take the very first steps in organizing what we intend to be a completely decentralized, open-source Collective Intelligence Block Party. We also intend for the Block Party to be ongoing: every Friday, starting at 6:00 AM Pacific Time, running for 24 hours straight.
A number of people have been involved in the development of this idea. Here is one video that we recorded in which a number of us discuss many of the concepts which are predecessors to that of the CI Block Party:
We welcome everyone to join us in this effort to build and evolve the CI Block Party. Our goal is to incubate the endeavor under the Radish tent, but only for starters. Our final objectives include decentralization and the independence of the emerging collective superintelligence from just any one project/organization.
In the meantime, we have to start somewhere, so here we are, and here is where we are coming from, those of us at Radish. But before we delve more into our particular perspective, background and story, we first want to acknowledge that many people have contributed to this big idea, and we invite everyone who would like to be a part of it to contact us so that we can talk as soon as possible.
The following 5 minute video gives a good general overview of who we are at Radish.
About where we are coming from, specifically as regards collective intelligence:
Radish is engaged in the development and pioneering of a class of collective superintelligence called Radical Collective Intelligence (RCI). For a solid introduction to RCI, please click the button below.
For more background and discussion on Radish, please see the homepage of Radish.org, the About Us page, our white paper, and our Conversation Space.
Thank you for your interest in the Block Party! Please keep coming back to this page for more updates.
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