Rubric Questionaire with Antonio
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Excerpt from a discussion with Antonio (organizer):
is learned through the sharing and the opposition of ideas?
Strictly speaking on observations from the Internet Committee: I see two camps of people who share: Camp A has already the "solutions", camp B is willing to explore and is open to sharing various ideas. The Camp A that has the "solutions" usually cannot see out side of their "solution". In tech circles "solutions" equal goldmines, so a rigidity to a single solution equates to buying stock in one company.
are the limits to learning? To critical approaches, generally?
Limits are contextual, and maybe in retrospect can they be understood. The context here is always evolving. To call a limit of learning now would be to premature.
points are generally shared? What are the points of contention?
Points that seem to be shared are the problems with efficiency. Solutions are contentious. Therefor I'm trying hard to look beyond this binary.
there been effective analysis of those themes (the differences,
shared elements, contradictions, and so forth)?
Not really, many people think that looking outside of the problem-solution binary think that doing so is actually detracting from from the problem-solution!!!
are the thought blocks that you have experienced?
I hit blocks when the idea of multiple or parallel solutions are infinite! It boggles my mind.
what have you done to overcome these obstacles?
I always fall back on chance. But it never looks good. When some one ask how did you choose this or that, you say you picked a number out of hat, your are considered not scientific etc...
What are the protocols/values/ethics that organize your participation? Other people's? If more than one model, how is this being reconciled?
Above all I place "openness towards variation" high on my list. Many people get stuck in trying to change people. I don't want to change people. Ultimately my participation is limited by time. I'm not sure what guides other people.
are different groups with different interests coming
together/collaborating? Or how are they divided?
It's hard to tell. Its too complex for me to work this out. Many networks are operating on many levels.
would you say you've learned?
I've learned that ..."The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - who said that Thomas Jefferson? But now I am asking myself, does it have to? How can system have built-in freedom(s)?
I think we can also learn a lot from histories. Unfortunately many younger people think that it is boring, and that somehow we are at a different place and time, that we've made progress. Additionally they have don't even know that there are many histories, as we've only recently been teaching this idea in our schools. (I could be wrong!)
you think the occupation follows a script for resistance that's been
handed down, or is the occupation reworking this script via
improvisation, negotiation, and so forth? Are new ways of
communicating, of being together, etc. being forged?
I think the occupation thinks it's all new, and they are playing unique roles. Maybe the rules have changed and the results are different, But like I was saying before, this resistance is part of human history, maybe even at the core of natural history. Sometimes I think it's cyclical.