FedWiki Our Platform for Change

Despite everything the FedWiki can do, it remains a platform, as set of tools. Great artists do not create masterpieces by pressing buttons or manipulating software, but by learning and practicing human skills such as, empathy, listening, story telling, community organizing, systems thinking...

Excerpt From: Blender Documentation Team. “Blender 2.93 Manual.” Apple Books. > Rewrite for FedWiki: “Despite everything Blender can do, it remains a tool. Great artists do not create masterpieces by pressing buttons or manipulating brushes, but by learning and practicing subjects such as human anatomy, composition, lighting, animation principles, etc.”


# OUTCOMES More Conversations More sharing More voices More cooperation More collaboration More co-design and co-development Shared maps and models for navigating shared action Less non-productive conflict



# Geospatial Maps Where are places, people, and facilities? Who owns or controls what land and what facilities? Is the landlord absent from the community? Are the "profits" staying in the community or NOT.

# Concept Maps What do we care about? What are we talking about and trying to think about? How are our thoughts and ideas connected or NOT.

# News Reporting What is happening in the community and to the community? Why is it happening? What effects does the community have beyond its boundary?

# Learning and Education What do you want to learn? How can you learn it? Who can help you learn? Where can you practice (and benefit) from what you know and from what you can do? How can we avoid being forced into unwanted learning and educational situations (schools)?

# Curriculum Development and sharing How can learners, together, create the curriculum that they hope for? Can we develop patterns of curricula that are then specified, particularized, in various neighborhoods (not globally or centrally). How can we avoid being forced into unwanted curricula?

# Surveying and Measuring social systems How can we learn what is important to our neighbors? How will we know that we are accomplishing our goals?

# Story Writing and Storytelling for coherence We live in stories. How can we tell more stories from more points of view that make our community cohere?

# Program Management Business and governments manage programs. How can communities/neighborhoods/associations (volunteer powered organizations) create and manage programs to successful conclusions?

# Project Management Businesses and governments manage projects. How can communities/neighborhoods/associations create and manage projects to successful conclusion?

# Process Management Businesses and governments manage processes. How can communities/neighborhoods/associations create and manage processes?

# Pattern Management, curation, and development How can we identify critical domains for research and development of patterns and pattern languages. Christopher Alexander give us an strong example with the built environment. Ward Cunningham gives us a strong example with software. Marc Pierson and others see the potential for neighborhood patterns and pattern languages: education, health, safety, cooperative businesses, and more.

# Deploy Sofi Models of institutions, programs, and projects. Integrate Stafford Beer's Viable System model and the Sofi model and create related affordances for neighborhoods.

# Publish Books that are open source, copyable and changeable, with attribution under CC 4.0.

"Whole Earth Catalogue" for neighborhoods.


Global Search across all of the above

Integrate Comm Modalities video, audio, photos, illustrations, and network graphs into all of the above.

Integrate Plectica

Integrate Observable

Integrate Neo4j property graph database with all of the above.

Ability to Compose in a casual way.

Places thing into larger Context.


# TEMPLATES Sequence Maps


This page title is a riff on Stafford Beer's very popular book, A Platform for Change .