[OSList] Critical Testing

Daniel Mezick via OSList oslist at lists.openspacetech.org
Thu Nov 20 06:06:04 PST 2014

Hi Kári,

Thank you for making your proposals. They are very interesting!


On 11/20/14 6:34 AM, Kári Gunnarsson via OSList wrote:
> There is an invitation to some scientific rigor for our beloved 
> technology. I propose we accept this invitation as a communal effort. 
> An idea for a trial design would be to collect survey data where the 
> nuances of the lived experiences would be teased out, survey data 
> collected by cooperation among our grand Institutes and access given 
> to unaffiliated researchers to collect some understandings and make 
> their own conclusions in publishable science papers. It will probably 
> be far too difficult, even impossible the task of building of such 
> survey database along with the standardized questioners. And the time 
> to build it was sometime long ago, we are long past out do time. There 
> is urgency to this task. But do we have to do it? Well, is there a 
> real need for this approach? I think we can host this endeavor, even 
> try to find a design that allows for a Double-blinded rigor. My vision 
> is that we design standardize and publish a survey that we then allow 
> events to use to collect data for us, data that we then give to 
> researchers where they can use it for their publishing needs. There is 
> also the Pandora's Box of issues and opportunities. It looks like it 
> is a topic ripe for an open space, "be prepared to be surprised".
> The new late majority folks are going for the theme of "participatory 
> processes" and request an overview over the landscape. It is the new 
> gathering pole and open space is central for me in this arena as it is 
> less controlling that other processes. Perhaps tour rigor should be 
> part of a broader sense of analyses under the more general heading of 
> participatory processes.
> But perhaps when we look at Open Space, then we must use the same type 
> of analyses as when we look at research approaches, like when we look 
> at the difference on Double-blinded procedure done by WHR Rivers 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._H._R._Rivers and earlier research 
> procedures.
> A resent story on "time to think", two weeks ago I facilitated a short 
> 3 hour open space for a local branch of a political on their internal 
> operations. There were also a lot of other things happening before and 
> after the conversation part of the program, some football fans even 
> disappeared during the open space to see the ongoing game.  Personally 
> I was happy that we had the lunch before the open space, I took some 
> time for reflection and thinking about the possible dream future and 
> topics that make us show up for the work. Then reflection and lunch 
> was served, a lot of chatter during the soup lunch, then back to the 
> introduction of principles ... "Whatever happens is the only thing 
> that could have, be prepared to be surprised!"... democracy of the 
> feet / the law of mobility, the bugs and what they give us. Then brake 
> for topics. ...  It was short time and a lot of conflict of attention 
> by the sponsors for the other parts of the day program, but it worked 
> out well. The passion for work and the freedom of this technology 
> opened for topics and responsibility that had previously been 
> submerged by the tyranny of long speeches and lectures. Give a little 
> time and then open up some space, works each time given the preconditions.
> In openness,
> Kári the group coach
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