Research & Development: Things I am pondering

Remapping the principles of industry and government: ‘twenty-first-century economics, social ecology, value cycles and information legacy’

(Monetization, hierarchy, distribution, curation, policy, responsibility, ethics (Ethonomics), measurement, value… privacy vs net neutrality? value chain vs value cycle? competitive advantage vs constructive advantage ‘socio-efficiency’?)

Renaissance of social participation: ‘Agri-culture of insight’

(Participation, human enterprise and social currency – to belong and make meaning. Authenticity and human/emotional linguistics: ‘yours truly’)

Intrinsic social value over extrinsic materialism: ‘Brand value, sustainability and CSR’

(Do people value getting credit for their contributions over getting paid for them? – ROI/SROI – the reputation economy and trust mapping systems)

Cultivation of nature and culture: ‘bohemia’s and acculturation’

(Diminishing social norms, Rhizomatic dynamics and human behaviours – social proof – human-factored/user-centered)

Social objects/places and augmented reality: ‘Object-narratives and Social/Virtual Currency’

(GPS, marker-based, marker-less and gesture-based – plus, hyper-local (en)rich(ed)-media and on-event credit/incentives/network-economics – sensory/contactless, augmented, near-field)

Geospatial science and the digital landscape: ‘Metaweb layers of information’

(Social layer, game layer, open-data and entities – singular, person, place or thing)

Astronaut’s side-real-time: ‘Appearances of the same star on the observer’s meridian’

(As a measurement lens for information, people and networks in the context of real-time and real-space)
(Brownian motion: you can be certain of the location, or speed, of a particle, but not both)

Social Integration: ‘Live and on-demand’

(Content Aggregation, Experience Streaming, 3G-4G Networks – the end of silo’d UI/UX, and birth of UE *engagement*)
(Multi-dimensional narrative/interaction – including ZScape Holographic/3DTV and WiFi/SmartMeter Appliances)

Cross-discipline research and design methodologies: ‘Facilitation of participation, creativity and innovation’

(Innovation requires: ART not SCIENCE, QUALITATIVE insights not QUANTITATIVE statistics, HUNCHES not FACTS, RISKS not CERTAINTIES)
(Meritocratic value – laymen & lunar-man, amateur & pro-amateur, like-minds & like-hearts)

Self-organising systems: ‘Agriculture as a metaphor. Technology is no longer mechanistic’

(Decentralised and open-source – the self regulating economy of the natural world. Biomimicry Inspiration)

Complexity economics: ‘Mathematical theory of dispersed cross-sensitivity in a self-organising system’

(Anthropology and ethnography of ideas, influence and engagement)

Academic, Corporate & Government protocol and policy: ‘Prosperity in an age of austerity’

(Should systems be focused on creating good citizens rather than economic performance? Net neutrality: The free and open ethos of civics and the internet is as stake if prioritising data/connection/freedomofspeech/human-senses for profit becomes a reality? #Civic-Data rather than #Open-Data?)

UnSelfish Capitalism: ‘Emotional wellbeing over wealth’

(Happiness: Authentic [not sincere], Vivacious [not hyperactive], Playful [not game playing])
(Meet your needs, not your wants. Be, don’t have. Cooperate as well as compete)

If you’d like to discuss how I could help your strategic research, creative development and innovation towards twenty-first-century economics (and an inter-dependent ecology), please do get in touch. Here’s what I’ll be reading in 2011 and if you’d like to know more here’s my Professional Bio.

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