‎Typology

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=Typology=
 
=Typology=
   
From the book, [[Digital Habitats]]:
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From the book, [http://technologyforcommunities.com/ Digital Habitats]:
   
 
"In our research of CoPs we noticed 9 general patterns of activities that characterized a community’s orientation. Most had a mix, but some were more prominent in every case. By looking at orientations, we posit, you are in a better position to understand how to support them with tools and processes. They give you a lens to reflect on how your community is doing and where you might want it to be headed.
 
"In our research of CoPs we noticed 9 general patterns of activities that characterized a community’s orientation. Most had a mix, but some were more prominent in every case. By looking at orientations, we posit, you are in a better position to understand how to support them with tools and processes. They give you a lens to reflect on how your community is doing and where you might want it to be headed.
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Here is a brief glimpse of the orientations:
 
Here is a brief glimpse of the orientations:
   
* M'''eetings''' – in person or online gatherings with an agenda (i.e. monthly topic calls)  
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* '''Meetings''' – in person or online gatherings with an agenda (i.e. monthly topic calls)  
 
* '''Projects''' – interrelated tasks with specific outcomes or products (i.e. Identifying a new practice and refining it.)  
 
* '''Projects''' – interrelated tasks with specific outcomes or products (i.e. Identifying a new practice and refining it.)  
 
* '''Access to expertise''' – learning from experienced practitioners (i.e. access to subject matter experts)  
 
* '''Access to expertise''' – learning from experienced practitioners (i.e. access to subject matter experts)  
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* If the overlap is mainly common interests, it will emerge as a Community of Interest. Learning and recreational communities are often of this type.
 
* If the overlap is mainly common interests, it will emerge as a Community of Interest. Learning and recreational communities are often of this type.
 
 
* If the overlap is mainly common capacities, it will emerge as a Community of Practice. Co-workers, collaborators and alumni are often of this type.
 
* If the overlap is mainly common capacities, it will emerge as a Community of Practice. Co-workers, collaborators and alumni are often of this type.
 
 
* If the overlap is mainly common intent, it will emerge as a Movement. Project teams, ecovillages and activist groups are often of this type.
 
* If the overlap is mainly common intent, it will emerge as a Movement. Project teams, ecovillages and activist groups are often of this type.
 
 
* If the overlap is mainly common identity, it will emerge as a Tribe. Partnerships, love/family relationships, gangs and cohabitants are often of this type."
 
* If the overlap is mainly common identity, it will emerge as a Tribe. Partnerships, love/family relationships, gangs and cohabitants are often of this type."
 
(http://howtosavetheworld.ca/2013/08/21/a-model-of-identity-and-community/)
 
(http://howtosavetheworld.ca/2013/08/21/a-model-of-identity-and-community/)
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"Who we are, our self-ishness, is, I've concluded, merely the composite expression of our communities, the three communities that are telling us, all the time, what to do and who to be:
 
"Who we are, our self-ishness, is, I've concluded, merely the composite expression of our communities, the three communities that are telling us, all the time, what to do and who to be:
 
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# Our Visceral Community: the organs inside our bodies, that trust our instincts and senses, and tell us to fall in love, to make love, to fight or flee when we're threatened or overcrowded or struggling with unnatural scarcity.
1. Our Visceral Community: the organs inside our bodies, that trust our instincts and senses, and tell us to fall in love, to make love, to fight or flee when we're threatened or overcrowded or struggling with unnatural scarcity.
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# Our Social Community: the people and other creatures we love and/or trust, that tell us to communicate, to express ourselves, to band together, to compete and to collaborate.
 
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# Our Natural Community: the collective organism of all-life-on-Earth, that tells us to adapt, to welcome, to commune, to live in grace, to make the place where we live sustainable and joyful for all.
2. Our Social Community: the people and other creatures we love and/or trust, that tell us to communicate, to express ourselves, to band together, to compete and to collaborate.
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3. Our Natural Community: the collective organism of all-life-on-Earth, that tells us to adapt, to welcome, to commune, to live in grace, to make the place where we live sustainable and joyful for all.
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Each of these Communities (from the Latin meaning sharing) is also an Organism (from the Latin meaning instrument). So each of these Communities both (a) uses the process of sharing to express us (from the Latin meaning to present or show outside of itself), and (b) is an instrument or tool of that expression. Our Communities make us what we are. Our sense of ourselves as individuals, as something 'apart' is a fiction, what Cohen and Stewart in their book of the same name call figments of reality. We seem to be individuals, apart, but that is because the movie, the story that is 'our' life is so cleverly constructed, and re-presented in what appears to us to be linear time, that it looks coherent."
 
Each of these Communities (from the Latin meaning sharing) is also an Organism (from the Latin meaning instrument). So each of these Communities both (a) uses the process of sharing to express us (from the Latin meaning to present or show outside of itself), and (b) is an instrument or tool of that expression. Our Communities make us what we are. Our sense of ourselves as individuals, as something 'apart' is a fiction, what Cohen and Stewart in their book of the same name call figments of reality. We seem to be individuals, apart, but that is because the movie, the story that is 'our' life is so cleverly constructed, and re-presented in what appears to us to be linear time, that it looks coherent."
 
(http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/2009/08/13.html#a2423)
 
(http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/2009/08/13.html#a2423)
 
   
 
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