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Comment by Harold Shinsato on May 30, 2010 at 6:43pm
Eleder, I added the notes you posted plus more explanation to the session notes for your session:
Comment by Harold Shinsato on May 30, 2010 at 6:29pm
Just uploaded a video to Vimeo and posted it here too - of the excellent session - What is the Company of the Future?
Comment by Karen Schmidt on May 26, 2010 at 7:08pm
We just had our first action project follow up meeting - all still very enthusiastic about organising an OST meeting in Barcelona:
BOSconOC - the Barcelona Open Space on Open Companes in Barcelona (early 2011)

project description has been updated in the electronic version of the proceedings (project 11)

looking forward to meet you at BOSconOC!!! as well as in an online community, which I plan to set up before for all those interested in starting a conversation about new forms of organising collaboration and companies asap
Comment by Harold Shinsato on May 24, 2010 at 12:50am
Hey Eleder, we can add those comments to the electronic version of the proceedings at
Comment by Eleder Aurtenetxe Pildain on May 17, 2010 at 5:37pm
Yes, sure! You know? I forgot adding your notes to the proceedings and then I read in my notebook this two tracks to add to the exploration, from your own hand:
Harold Shinsato".

As I haven´t seen either the notes I took&gave from two other conversations about "OS AND THE PERFORMING ARTS", let it be considered added now to this scattered-flying proceedings.

Thanks also for your video job, Harold!
Comment by Suzanne Daigle on May 17, 2010 at 7:26am
Thank you Holger for this wonderful website which connected us before we arrrived, during and after. To see each other's photos and to send each other quick fun messages added so much to the joy of being together. Also THANK YOU so much for the wonderful bike ride sharing your lovely city with us.
Comment by Thomas Herrmann on May 15, 2010 at 10:48pm
Thanks for three wonderful days. I am now about to go to bed, here at my aunts place in Weidmannslust. Such deep lernings, new and old friendships and lots of fun (during days and nights). I am so amazed that wherever I turned I bumped into such interesting and wise people. Thanks and see you in Chile...!
Comment by Hempal Shrestha on May 15, 2010 at 7:08am
Dear Lisa,

I joined your group little late, but wonderful to see the communication in silence. I really enjoyed being in the group. Thanks for sharing the outline.

Hempal Shrestha
Comment by Lisa Heft on May 15, 2010 at 6:11am
Dear colleagues -
I just wanted to share that I so enjoyed a group I hosted yesterday at the WOSonOS. It will not be in the Book of Proceedings because we decided not to stress about the Friday afternoon deadline for handing in notes.

I held up a blank piece of paper as my topic sign, selected a time and space and placed the sign on the Agenda Wall.

People gathered and sat in companionable silence in a circle.

Then I wrote some thoughts on cards such as:


Sit in silence

Communicate in silence

Experience an activity that can be done to help people reflect in silence *before* discussion

Other cards said:


Someone to note the time?

(or something like that)

In silence, we 'discussed' and agreed upon the agenda (the time card was tossed away into the air, the documentation was my camera)
We agreed to move from the sit-in-silence to the 'communicate in silence' portion of our session.

Much mutual appreciation, twinkling eyes and laughter, exploring little movements together, a bit of running around for some of our members, some putting of things on heads, some sitting laps and a high portion of silliness followed.

Then we shifted into the 'an activity that can be done to help people reflect in silence before discussion' portion of our agenda.

I guided folks (in silence, which is not usually how I explain the guidelines) a reflective activity I have designed - and some of you have helped me field test this activity in past WOSonOS and OSonOSs - which invites participants to answer four questions by drawing their responses (no text). The process is called 'Graphic Window'. After reflection and drawing in response to four questions, we spoke again, going around the circle and sharing what each person drew and what they reflected upon as they heard each of the four questions.

Lovely and nutritious - especially to have silence in the midst of a high-talk environment such as an Open Space.
I bow (silently) with (silent) thanks to my fellow explorers.

And I am so enjoying meeting and learning with you all at the WOSonOS....
Comment by Harold Shinsato on May 14, 2010 at 5:52pm
Hi Eleder - it was great talking to you about your planned session about open space art. The WOSonOS was not video streamed but I have taken quite a bit of video and I hope to share the parts that look like they would make sense outside the circle. Peggy Holman gave some of the basic ideas from her book - I know that will be very helpful to a wider audience.

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