[Noisebridge-discuss] what if we changed consensus a bit
cjtang1 at asu.edu
Wed Feb 26 10:29:02 UTC 2014
I am PRO this idea.
This is the last post from me for 2months.
On 26 February 2014 02:03, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just got back from my second consensus night this month. I go
> intermittently since the near start of the physical space, and these last
> few times have been really challenging. People are at odds with each other
> in whole new and unique and diverse ways. With that, I've been thinking of
> some new practices we could incorporate:
> 1) *We actually need to make it even more theatrical.* I suggest that we
> have beginning and intermediate and end interludes where everyone just
> becomes comically theatrical. People can act out as Viking warlords and
> take out their frustrations on each other. People can recite/sing/ a mini
> opera. We can have a Lady Ada drag queen and a Richard Stallman drag king.
> Who the hell knows. Let's blow some of our budget on ouchy the clown 
> or one of the other dozen clown dom moderators living in this city if they
> haven't been gentrified out already.
> *I know this sounds completely insane. But hear me out*, there's logic
> behind it. a) it will be fun in a completely insane way which will b) make
> people a little bit more in a good mood and take things a little less
> seriously and c) MOST importantly! Such injections of random noise will
> make people more playful and thus more creative and think out of the box
> more! There's even a name for it, it's called jittering, and it's used
> often in machine learning and the source of the name of noisebridge .
> Wouldn't that be AWESOME  to have at consensus meeting?
> 2) Listen. One of our primary goals as a culture in a space should be to
> increase people's engagement. One source of both disengagement and drama
> is BURNOUT. Studies have shown that burnout is caused by LACK OF
> RECOGNITION/GRATITUDE. In fact, frequent recognition, especially that
> which is reward and not outcome based . To address this,* I suggest
> that we start a culture of recognition by having a modification of the
> hippie/buddhist/therapist "tunnel of love"*. In this, we go around all
> giving each other what we are thankful for in each other -- and if you
> don't know the person, you can give a compliment. Over time, such a thing
> would reduce burnout in core members. We can start with building it into
> the weekly introductions.
> Yes, I know that other spaces will make fun of noisebridge. Well, to that
> I say, fuck 'em if they can't take a joke ! No but seriously. No other
> space out there would be capable of this.
> I appreciate any feedback and look forward to refining our stake in better
> With love and hugs,
>  http://www.ouchytheclown.com/meet.shtml
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jitter I bet a lot of you don't really
> know what a Noisebridge IS even though you come here all the time! A
> noisebridge and it's applications is truly fascinating: the idea is using
> randomess as a diagnostic/repair tools and it works in circuits, machine
> learning, and physical neural brains like yours! Ask around if you want to
> get a better understanding!
>  I can't say "awesome" without a plug for the awesome foundation
>  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23055916
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
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