NextNowCollaboratory collaborates with Global Coherence Initiative

From the Global Coherence Initiative (more information on the actual site). Details soon. WELCOME to the Global Coherence Monitoring System Home Page The Institute of HeartMath and internationally renowned astrophysicist and nuclear scientist Elizabeth Rauscher are partnering to build an elaborate monitoring system to measure and explore fluctuations in the magnetic fields generated by the earth and ionosphere. Among the project’s goals are determining whether the earth’s field is influenced by or reflected in human heart rhythm patterns or brain activity and whether this field can indicate earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other planetary events. The Monitoring System will examine the…

One Member’s Creative Response to THE 11th HOUR

NextNower Terry DuBois had a creative response to THE 11th HOUR that we thought we’d share. His story follows; perhaps it will be an inspiration to others: Thank you for the information about 11th Hour. It comes at a good time. I am preparing to co-teach another collaborative research class (of art, music, film, architecture, landscape, science, business, etc. students) on Sustainable Design this semester. We will be bringing the class to San Francisco for a week, to study a site in the city near the Bay Bridge to do a Sustainable Design concept project โ€“ โ€œCoastal Communities and Sustainable…

NextNowNetwork and MediaX explore Service Science with Jim Sphorer

Yesterday, NextNowNetwork (NextNowCollaboratory‘s resource base) met with Jim Sphorer of IBM’s Almaden Research Center and MediaX at Stanford for a discussion on Service Science. This is an emerging field that recognizes the migration of so much of the world’s activity to the service sector; in fact, Jim told us that 2006 was the first year that the service sector met or exceeded agriculture and manufacturing sectors in terms of percentage of worldwide activity (I believe it was 40-40-20.) Service Science is concerned with how service systems interact to create value. Many of us in the room seemed as concerned with…