Perfectionism is a tough habit to break so you have to set time limits and force yourself to just put things out there even if they aren’t 100% perfect.
People communicate in myriad ways. We have channels of information taking various forms such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps, photo albums, journals, letters, postcards, and more. Often, information exists in separate realms, and is difficult to combine. This, in turn, makes it difficult to create into rich and evolving forms.
People need an information tool(kit) that is easy to use. There needs to be little separation, or contortion, from working directly with the information we wish to remix and share.
We need to reward activities such as
- improvement of existing commonwealth resources,
- removing barriers to access
- providing usefulness and/or relevance.
This, while filtering and discouraging abusive behaviour.
Create an open source interface that abstracts the complexities of API/data management. Enable people of all skills and abilities to create graphs and composite views of information from many sources.
People will select information types and sources, and then connect the information on a canvas to create a composite display. These composites can be bundled and shared as well as embedded within other composite displays, in modular fashion.
The system might consist of modules to work with data. Generally speaking, there are at least three primary categories of modules.
Make request(s) for information, about the condition of information, and search for relevance.
Once information is located it may need to be modified, combined, filtered, etc.
Information may be rendered in at many stages of the process and in many forms, such as documents, tables, graphs, and multimedia output.
As part of the process of becoming resilient, I need to identify values and specific roles in which to apply my values. These contexts are known as value domains. As of this writing, I am able to identify the following value domains and roles, in which I need to clarify personal values:
- Personal health/wellbeing
If we run out of hope at the end of the day, we’ll rise in the morning and put it on again with our shoes. –Barbara Kingslover
The sun sets and gives us time to regenerate our energy. By the dim light of the stars, our body and mind can relax. Although the struggle to better the world seems insurmountably difficult, and at times woefully impossible, we can, each day, renew our fortitude with the slender rays of the rising sun.
Putting on our shoes is a simple act of preparedness, a necessity of our morning routine. With muscle memory, we tighten and tie our laces. Often our mind is halfway out the door already.