Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

- provides a space devoted to the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. Read about this resource for HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model can facilitate PERSON-CENTREDNESS, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, HOLISTIC CARE and REFLECTION. Follow the development of a new website using Drupal as I finalise my research question with part 2 starting in 2016. See our bibliography, posts since 2006 and please get in touch [@h2cm]. Welcome.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

ERCIM News No. 107 Special theme: "Machine Learning"

Dear ERCIM News Reader,

ERCIM News No. 107 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en107

This issue features :

- A Special Theme presenting a selection of articles about current trends and new paradigms in Machine Learning, coordinated by the guest editors Sander Bohte (CWI ) and Hung Son Nguyen (University of Warsaw).

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Ponencia "La revolución de la emoción" | The Revolution of Emotion & Hodges' model





Below I have mapped some of the concepts discussed in the video to Hodges' model plus the 4Ps.

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
HUMANISTIC-------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group-population
emotion  uncertainty  identity
individual skills (inner tech)
emotional intelligence
fear-----terror
sadness    stress    anxiety
loneliness
person centered
communication    
love
PURPOSE
"HUMAN 

disease
technology      devices
experience - expertise
life  death
'an object' - 'meat'
anonomised - aggregated
waiting rooms
working / caring space
PROCESS - PROCEDURE(S)
TECHNOLOGY"
love
relationships    goodbyes
'life' : the way you/we live
patient-family
people centered
stories - narrative
PRACTICE
professionals
rules permissions
'restricted' spaces
accessibility
service centered
power
Hierarchy
(obstructive) 'distance' (protective)
POLICY

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bedlam exhibition and Nijinsky's Mask, 1919

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
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group-population










It is still surprising how often you are led to wonder: 'Will the real Mr - Ms X, Y please stand up?' So many people are still reliant, dependent upon psychotropic medication to the extent that they too acknowledge that to a lesser or greater degree they do not know themselves. Ordinarily, we take for granted the various roles and personas, yes: the masks that we adopt unconsciously in the course of the day. Reducing this medication, assisting in the removal of the mask can be a great challenge especially in a community setting. When the combined services of primary care, community mental health team work with patients and carers this brings its own rewards. From behind the mask a new voice emerges: independence, understanding, motivation, spontaneity, tangible happiness - contentedness. ... Before that though we still need to maintain and teach the skills to really attend and listen, to see the person behind the mask...


Bedlam: the asylum and beyond


Image source: In the Frame for December 2013 Vaslav Nijinsky's 'The Mask'

My source: Wesseley, S. (2016). Inside Bedlam, England's first mental institution, The Times, Arts. 14 September, 8-9.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Design4Health2017 and a new Design for Health journal

My source: DESIGN4HEALTH AT JISCMAIL.AC.UK

It’s been a long time since my last message to this list but please don’t take our silence for inactivity! We have been busy behind the scenes and have some exciting things planned for 2017 which we can now share with you.

Save the date! - Design4Health2017

We are delighted to announce that the next Design4Health conference take place 4th-7th December 2017. It will be hosted by the Centre for Design Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in collaboration with Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University. We’ll bring you more details in the coming weeks so save the date and watch out for further announcements.

New journal – Design for Health

This is something we have been working towards for several years now, so we are delighted to confirm that a brand new journal will be launched in Spring 2017. Design for Health is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design in the context of health and wellbeing. The Journal is published twice a year by world-leading academic and professional publisher Taylor & Francis Online. More details soon on how to subscribe or submit to this journal will become available here: http://www.tandfonline.com/rfdh

We look forward to working with you on these new ventures and will keep you up to date with all the details via this email list.

In the meantime, best wishes from Sheffield

Kirsty
Kirsty Christer
k.a.christer AT shu.ac.uk
Assistant Editor – Design for Health: http://www.tandfonline.com/rfdh
Editorial Assistant - The Design Journal: www.tandfonline.com/rfdj Submissions: www.editorialmanager.com/desj
Research Publications and Events Officer: Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
www.design4health.org.uk

This notice period is very helpful. I will add new links here and possibly a further post in the future. Thanks to Kirsty and Team for this news and notice. pj

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

AHSNs Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare

Dear CHAIN member,

We would like to draw your attention to the following new resource.  Please pass on as appropriate.  Thank you.

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AHSNs Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare

The country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have come together to deliver the AHSNs Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare: an online tool that shares proven innovations that are making a positive difference both to people’s lives and NHS efficiency. It seeks to showcase the best solutions from AHSNs across the country to help support spread at pace and scale. The solutions are organised by the three gaps identified in the FYFV. The AHSNs Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare is at atlas.ahsnnetwork.com 

The Atlas is completely free to access and has advanced search functionality. 
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Regards,

Wendy Zhou
CHAIN Manager

If you wish to publicise information on the CHAIN Network please email your request to:
enquiries@chain-network.org.uk

CHAIN - Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network – is an online international network for people working in health and social care. For more information on CHAIN and joining the network please visit website: www.chain-network.org.uk

Follow CHAIN on Twitter: @CHAIN_Network ; Find us on Facebook; Connect with CHAIN on LinkedIn

(Just to observe that Hodges' model could be used to provide a conceptual atlas for all the solutions in the above resource: pj)

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

1 for 7 Billion

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group-population

1 for


7 billion (and counting)





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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Half (-) Life

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group-population



half-life


Half Life





Theatre Royal Bath: Half Life by John Mighton

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Report of the UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL’S HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON ACCESS TO MEDICINES

"Whether it’s the rising price of the EpiPen, or new outbreaks of diseases, like Ebola, Zika and yellow fever, the rising costs of health technologies and the lack of new tools to tackle health problems, like antimicrobial resistance, is a problem in rich and poor countries alike. 
 
According to a High-Level Panel convened to advise the UN Secretary-General on improving access to medicines, the world must take bold new approaches to both health technology innovation and ensuring access so that all people can benefit from the medical advances that have dramatically improved the lives of millions around the world in the last century. 
 
For decades, many international treaties and national constitutions have enshrined the fundamental right to health and the right to share in the benefits of scientific advancements.  Yet, while the world is witnessing the immense potential of science and technology to advance health care, gaps and failures in addressing disease burdens and emerging diseases in many countries and communities remain. The misalignment between the right to health on the one hand and intellectual property and trade on the other, fuel this tension."  ...
http://www.unsgaccessmeds.org/final-report/

My source: ben goldacre

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ethical Urban Living Project: Clean Water Conference

My source: NURSE-PHILOSOPHY AT JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Everyone

Flint, MI has been in the news quite a bit recently, with news of the poisonous drinking water and recent announcements that the water rates (already the highest in the U.S.) are expected to double, if not triple, in the next year or so.  In light of these events, and the complex medical, educational, social, political, environmental and legal issues they raise, the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics has decided to bring the conversation right to Flint, and we are hosting a two day international conference with the theme Clean Water.  Below is additional information about the conference and proposal submission instructions.

Rest assured, adequate clean water will be provided for all conference participants.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

***
Flint, MI
November 11 – 12, 2016
Ethical Urban Living Project:
Clean Water

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” —    W. H Auden 
“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans." — Jacques Yves Cousteau
Water is vital.  Access to clean, safe, affordable water is a basic human right.  Or is it? Some estimate that one billion people lack access to safe water.  Moreover, some have estimated that within just ten years more than half of the world population will face water-based vulnerability.  What are the costs to us as individuals, and to a society as a whole, when we decide that providing clean water to ourselves and others is not a social priority?  What problems have such decisions created for our children, and their children and to the environment as a whole?  What is the best explanation of the factors that result in a community finding itself with a water crisis?  What are the most effective responses to such a crisis?  What policies and educational programs are maximally effective to ensure that proper water management is given the emphasis that it requires?  Papers addressing the medical, social, political, legal policy-making significance of water management are welcome.

SUBMISSIONS

We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, the social sciences, urban studies and planning, critical studies, law, education, linguistics, the neurosciences, and the pharmaceutical and medical sciences as well as other relevant disciplines and fields.  For more information on abstract submissions see http://www.cognethic.org/ water.html or contact Dr. Jami Anderson at 
anderson AT cognethic.org

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2016.

Papers presented at the Clean Water conference will be eligible for inclusion in a proceedings issue of the Journal of Ethical Urban Living (JEUL).  The Journal of Ethical Urban Living is committed to publishing scholarship address the dramatic impact social policies and legal institutions have on the way we live our lives. These effects include not only the development and support of our cognitive capacities, such as how effectively we are able to think, plan, and form critically reasoned beliefs, but also how effectively and freely we can act, engage, and realize our goals. Urban environments are complicated social spaces: they can provide rich resources for fruitful collaborations and they can foster unjust, immoral and unethical hardships that oppress and disenfranchise large segments of a population. From the quality and availability of water, air and food, to employment, educational and cultural opportunities and experiences; from matters of public and private health, safety and security, to the expression of justice, liberty and freedom, urban spaces affect virtually every aspect of daily life. JEUL provides a space where researchers, academics and scholars as well as therapists, clinicians, policy-makers and educators can publish ideas addressing social policies that affect all who live together in modern urban environments. JEUL seeks scholarship that bridges disciplines, and expands the reach of the medical, neuro- and biological sciences, social and human sciences, as well as public policy and service work. JEUL aims to bring together the theoretical and the practical so as to realize a fairer, more just, and more equitable opportunities within the legal, political, social and ethical realms.

The Journal of Ethical Urban Living is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published online (ISSN forthcoming) JEUL is committed to presenting wide-ranging discussions. We publish works that explore ideas, concepts, theories and their implications across multiple disciplines and professions. For additional journal information, see http://www.cognethic.org/eulp. html

The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics promotes both the exploration of the conceptual foundations of the neurosciences and the study of the implications of their advances for society in the legal, political, and ethical realms. CCN will disseminate this knowledge to as wide an audience as possible through publications, seminars, and other media. We engage in activities across multiple disciplines and professions that allow opportunities for intellectual synergy and increased impact by creating, fostering and supporting research and educational collaborations and communication. For more information about CCN see  http://www.cognethic.org

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group-population
'clean'
ethics

  clean (up)


'clean' 
(as culturally defined)
social responsibility 


water (down)

'clean'
corporate responsibility


No endorsement is implied by the inclusion of the above table.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Informatics for Health 2017


SAVE THE DATE!

Informatics for Health 2017


Date : 24th - 26th April 2017
Submission Deadline: 31st October 2016
Venue : Manchester Central, Manchester, UK


Delegate Registration Opening: TBC
Website: 
www.informaticsforhealth.org


We are delighted to announce that Informatics for Health 2017 (#IforH2017) will be hosted in Manchester from 24th - 26th April 2017 (with pre-conference workshops on the 22nd and 23rd).

#IforH2017 brings together: Europe’s leading conference, Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2017) from the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and The Farr Institute International Conference 2017.

Host city of the 28th Congress of the EFMI, Manchester has a rich heritage in science and business: from Alan Turing to a modern-day eco-system of international research embedded in the health system, supported by a thriving informatics and digital sector. The conference will be held at the state-of-the-art Manchester Central facility, right at the city’s core.


Reasons to register:

  •          Latest world-class research and solutions in health and biomedical informatics, transforming health and social care

  •          Opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and networking

  •          Challenging case studies and new product development

  •          Innovative technologies for digital and wearable health


Why #IforH2017 will be a unique experience in Manchester:
  •          A diverse and vibrant city – rich in heritage but also proudly progressive

  •          An historic venue from the Second Industrial Revolution, located in the heart of the city

  •          An accessible and walkable city to explore its thriving arts, food, music and cultural assets

The #IforH2017 network is a welcoming and supportive group with delegates from around the globe. The meeting will foster this and encourage our community to develop. We have tailored a busy social programme designed to allow you the opportunity to further explore Manchester at your leisure.

Save the date and register your interest now to receive the latest updates:
www.informaticsforhealth.org

We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester.

DR NIELS PEEK
(Chair: Conference Organising Committee)

www.informaticsforhealth.org
#IforH2017

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

8 Digital Skills to Teach our Children* - related to Hodges' model (think about it)



individual
|
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group-population
digital literacy  

digital emotional intelligence

  digital identity

digital security


digital communication

digital use  


digital safety

  digital rights


* ... and many adults too.

My source: Original tweet by Dorlee Michaeli, @SWcareer

Image source and original article:
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/06/8-digital-skills-we-must-teach-our-children

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement

Dear Readers,

Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement is delighted to announce the publication of its latest issue at https://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/ijcre. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our website to review articles and items of interest.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Margaret Malone
Managing Editor, Gateways
Margaret.Malone AT uts.edu.au

Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement
Vol 9, No 1 (2016)
Table of Contents
https://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/ijcre/issue/view/397

Research articles (Refereed)

The journey and destination need to be intentional: Perceptions of success in community-academic research partnerships (1–21)
Robin Lindquist-Grantz, Lisa M Vaughn

Two steps forward, one step back: Achievements and limitations of university-community partnerships in addressing neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage (22–40)
Deborah Warr, Richard Williams

Caught up in power: Exploring discursive frictions in community research (41–57)
Cindy Hanson, Adeyemi Ogunade

Supporting communities of practice: A reflection on the benefits and challenges facing communities of practice for research and engagement in nursing (58–73)
Maretha De Waal, Oumiki Khumisi

'Culture' as HIV prevention: Indigenous youth speak up! (74–88)
Ciann Wilson, Vanessa Oliver, Sarah Flicker, Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Tracey Prentice, Randy Jackson, June Larkin, Jean-Paul Restoule, Claudia Mitchell

Engaging youth in post-disaster research: Lessons learned from a creative methods approach (89–112)
Lori Peek, Jennifer Tobin-Gurley, Robin S Cox, Leila Scannell, Sarah Fletcher, Cheryl Heykoop

Impact of international humanitarian service-learning on emerging adult social competence: A mixed-methods evaluation (113–131)
Paul Schvaneveldt, Todd Spencer

Practice-based articles (Non-refereed)

Unusual conversations: A reflection on the mechanics of internationally engaged public scholarship (132–144)
Jonathan Damiani

Fundamental researcher attributes: Reflections on ways to facilitate participation in Community Psychology doctoral dissertation research (145–158)
Renato M Liboro, Robb Travers

Innovating for skills enhancement in agricultural sciences in Africa: The centrality of field attachment programs (159–171)
Anthony Egeru, Paul Nampala, Henry Massa-Makuma, Moses Osiru, Adipala Ekwamu

Mobilizing Minds: Integrated knowledge translation and youth engagement in the development of mental health information resources (172–185)
Christine A Garinger, Kristin A Reynolds, John R Walker, Emma Firsten-Kaufman, Alicia S Raimundo, Pauline C Fogarty, Mark W Leonhart, Mobilizing Minds Research Group
________________________________________________________________________
Paul Ashton, Marilyn Krogh, Margaret Malone, Phil Nyden and Pauline O'Loughlin
Editorial Committee Gateways

My source c/o Margaret Malone via LIVINGKNOWLEDGE-L AT LISTS.UCC.IE

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Grid Design: The architecture of care? c/o Brinson (2007)

The context of Brinson's (2007) thesis is graphic design, but there are many insights, overlaps and references in a study that ...

"explores the logical integration of conceptual meaning into the grid structure" (p.61). 
 “All innovation and most design is the result of connections—the link between experience and action, between deductive logic and inductive insight, between the analysis of a problem and the verification of its solution”1 (p.2) 
“The important thing to remember is that while a grid can help to generate a sense of unity and continuity in a design, it is within itself creative. In the hands of unskilled designers, grids can become straightjackets that inhibit creative concepts.”4 (p.5)

 “Ostensibly, the best grids are based on a general evaluation of content and reflect the particular character and presentational requirements of that content.”78 (p.105)
individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group-population







While analysis is to the fore in the thesis there is less emphasis on synthesis amid talk of deconstruction. Hodges' model can (I believe) be used for conceptual analysis and synthesis. A tool to deconstruct, to identify the parts and integrate the whole. As a representational frame Hodges' model could also represent change through time.

Brinson, Valorie Michelle, "An evolution in grid structures: a study for conceptual grid structure design" (2007). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. Paper 14805.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Editorial: Assuring the Capture of Standardized Nursing Data... Ponte, Somerville & Adams (2016)

In their editorial Ponte, Somerville and Adams (2016) focus on the US nursing care situation and contrast with the UK experience from the outset:

As the U.S. health system moves toward value-based care, chief nursing officers (CNOs) are pressured as never before to demonstrate nursing’s contributions to improving the cost, quality, and efficiency of care, key elements of the value equation. The shift from fee-for-service to value-based care and reimbursement has been made possible through the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), and the emergence of Big Data analytics, in which payers and healthcare organizations mine the streams of data produced by clinical and administrative systems to understand and evaluate care inputs, processes, and outcomes (Westra, Clancy, et al., 2015).
The contrast is implicit and is not the purpose of the editorial: Assuring the Capture of Standardized Nursing Data: A Call to Action for Chief Nursing Officers. From a still summery Lancashire the above really does seem a continent away, if not a world. It should not be this way. Questions of value for money, the quality of nursing care and outcomes are also central here and digital aspirations are ongoing: NHS Digital.

Perhaps Hodges' model lacks appeal not just because of its historical (mid-1980s) qualities, but a 4x4 checkbox appearance that seeks to standardize care concepts and the nurse's approach? Not only that but maybe the model dictates where they should be placed? The push for data to 'let the light in' and make nursing visible, can also seem a major, externally driven and intrusive distraction from nursing care. That is, doing the job, being a nurse, nursing delivery, caring ...

That Assuring in the title is important. It is the kernel of recursion, the crucial check that is governance and engaged management. Not remote via a screen - dashboard, but in-process - in-situ assuring that the nursing role can and is delivering. In the dash to data vision can become blurred. Socio-technical perspectives are skewed, what might be termed holistic bandwidth is constrained as per the system.
Ensuring that standardized, encoded nursing data are captured in EHRs is critical if nursing is to realize the potential of big data analytics. Having nursing data available for analysis will allow us to gain a better understanding of nursing practice, demonstrate nursing’s contributions to patient care and outcomes, and facilitate evidence-based practice and nursing research. Indeed, we will no longer be driving blind. Rather, we will be driving smart.
Somewhere in this big data lies person centered, holistic and integrated care. This needs to be transformed to self-care. Can these incremental positive changes be captured (once debated and defined)? Will nurses be empowered with access to this data: the big, little and what lies between? Where are the analysts? Who makes the decisions based on this data? Is transparency assured?

As technology advances we have much to do in the UK, lest we nurses find ourselves sat in what has suddenly become a self-driving vehicle that is bound who knows where....


Ponte, P. R., Somerville, J. G., & Adams, J. M. (2016). Assuring the Capture of Standardized Nursing Data: A Call to Action for Chief Nursing Officers. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 27(3), 127.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

RCN International Centenary Conference November 2016

Hello

My name is Verity Brown and I currently work for one of the largest nursing membership organisations in the world, The Royal College of Nursing UK.

We are holding a very unique conference, the first of its kind for the RCN, in London in November 2016. The main focus of the International Centenary Conference [https://www.rcn.org.uk/international-centenary-conference] is to reflect on the past 100 years of nursing, look ahead to the next 100 years and share discoveries, research and best practice with colleagues and organisations on a global scale. There will be keynote speakers from bodies such as the UN and WHO and over 100 sessions delivering presentations on subjects such as ‘seeking better care for pregnant detainees’ and ‘the role of nurses and midwives in the response to Ebola’. The full programme can be found here.
 [https://www.rcn.org.uk/international-centenary-conference/programme]

We do hope you can join us at the conference and if you have any queries please email

centenaryconference AT rcn.org.uk

Best regards

Verity Brown
Senior Marketing Executive
-----------------------------------

Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square
London
W1G 0RN
www.rcn.org.uk
Email verity.brown@rcn.org.uk


My source: HIFA - Healthcare Information For All www.hifa2015.org
(image - RCN)

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Book: SUPERHUMANS bio-enhancement

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group-population

My source: July 9 2016, The Times

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

The New Human - Stockholm

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group-population

Visited: Moderna Museet 1200-1400 24 August 2016

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

c/o Mauri Kaipainen - Conceptual Spaces @ Work 2016 over

Dear CS @W 2016 contributor or participant,

This message was sent to all who registered to the conference.

The second conference on Conceptual Spaces @ Work took place at Södertörn University, Stockholm on Aug 25-27, preceded by the co-located CS360 workshop on the 24th. The international event with physically present or virtual participants from all over Europe, Australia and the US was a great intellectual success. A number of applications and theoretical developments of the theory of conceptual spaces was presented, followed by lively and multi-faceted discussions that will no doubt cross-fertilise further intellectual offsprings. It is beyond the reasonable to exhaust the entire repertoire presented, several talks discussed various forms of reasoning in terms of CS. A few related CS to theory and history of science. Some other took even up fundamental epistemological questions of the paradigm.

In the panel discussion, a number of potential ways were identified in which CS might contribute to - if not solving - perhaps easing current hard problems of the world that often boil down to different or incommensurable conceptual spaces. The practical topic of the organization of the CS community was also discussed. Strong support was given to the idea of the community evolving as a self-organising network instead of being forced into some strict format. Regarding the organisation of the next CS @W conference, the two Antonios Chella and Lieto promised to look into the possibilities to organise it in Italy, the timing of course remaining open at this moment.

VIDEO RECORDINGS
All video recordings are available at https://sh-medieteknik.solidtango.com/categories/cs-w-2016 

POST-CONFERENCE COMMUNICATION
The most natural communication channel in the present may be the CS360 network driven by Frank Zenker. If you wish to be on the mailing list, please register at https://conceptualspaces360.wordpress.com/newslist/ .

POST-CONFERENCE PUBLICATION
I will soon return to the presenters about the planned anthology, consisting mainly of elaborated talks of the conference. The deadline for the articles is April 30 2017.

Warmest thanks to all who participated or contributed to the conference!

Best regards,

Mauri 
Mauri Kaipainen
PhD, professor, Media Technology
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mauri.kaipainen AT sh.se
http://mi.sh.se/staff/mauri-kaipainen/
Skype: mkaipain 
MeetMe: http://www.doodle.com/mkaipain
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School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
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S-141 89 Huddinge
Sweden

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Community & Future: 2nd Workshop Conceptual Spaces at Work

There is a blog for the Conceptual Spaces community:


This includes an introduction describing synergies, videocasts when available, upcoming events, a bibliography, background to CS and links to sources. You can also subscribe to a mail list.

Yesterday, the close included the almost obligatory reflection on the future.

There are tentative plans for related meetings (Paris, Berlin, Palermo) and while 4 years is a long time, I can see what is meant by giving time for people to develop work. That point is not lost on me. What also stands out is the theoretical emphasis to date within CS, so there is a need to open the work to a wider audience and practical applications. In the media there's a lot about 'public interest technology' and 'public interest law'. For example, as well as commercial enterprises, Drupal is playing a key part in leveraging the public interest through its work with not for profit organisations.

There is an ongoing call for papers for the next 8 months, obviously for the speakers and for those attending. Do contact people through the email leads at CS360 if interested.

CS is one possible tool I might use at some point, perhaps it also has relevance for you?

For me, presently it's departures gate F62!


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Saturday, August 27, 2016

2nd Workshop Conceptual Spaces at Work - videos

I seem to be late with this post, two of three days of the conference are already done.

It seems like yesterday I was in Lund trying to find Hobykrok B&B. In the distance cranes were building what I was told was to be a scientific facility - an atom smasher of some sort. That was 2012: now the Max IV [ well it had to be ;-) ] Laboratory (a synchroton) is complete.

You can catch up on video presentations since Thursday at:
https://sh-medieteknik.solidtango.com/categories/cs-w-2016

Sessions on this the final day will also be streamed live.

All the sessions are interesting but they do vary in relevance for me. Conceptual Spaces provide a technical and mathematical solution to explain Hodges' model; Threshold Concepts can provide another form of possible explanation, developmental, learning and student focussed. In a search for evidence for a resource that combines sciences and humanities, quantitative and qualitative, objective and subjective... this is an essential strategy.

I am not presenting. For a long time I've felt the dearth of data, the need for 'evidence'. Data is bound to follow if can finalise my research proposal, although in volume the data gathering could be a feast or famine.

If I were presenting I might bring a challenge for the CS community.

The jigsaw pieces (forever idealised) are:

  • time
  • decisions
  • intra/interpersonal
  • orientation
  • group-population
  • humanistic
  • sociology
  • mental capacity
  • place
  • context/situation
  • political
  • wise/unwise
  • person
  • mechanistic
  • individual
  • consistency
  • continuity
  • other-assessor
  • sciences
The Conceptual Spaces conference has provided one, possibly two presentations so far that support how I put the above together.

I greatly appreciated the company today being able to share my delight in this exchange of ideas at firsthand and to champion the cause that is h2cm. After a gathering for drinks at Södra Teatern & Mosebacke Etablissement meeting other delegates old and new, I visited the shops and on the way back to my airBnB host looked at several doodles for the above conceptual components. Settling on one and developing it further I also found the following words which seem to complete it...

That which we call the 'person' is the sum of all times, all places and what is experienced and remembered (or forgotten) there. 

The final 'there' is quite abstract of course - which is fitting: being there. I'll work up the diagram for the draft paper (yes, also from 2012..!) once other things are settled.

Four years is a long time, I hope the next CS designated event is much sooner.

I walked 8.9 miles Wednesday and 5.6 Friday - not bad while on a conference.

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