Weave - Systems for Connection

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Woven Web is a community rooted in Boulder Colorado and reaching beyond, with a deeply held vision for a more connected world. We seek to find greater harmony between technology, society, and nature through understanding self and all of it's creative and destructive potential.

In this Weave

  • Coming Up in Community

  • Systems for Connection

Coming Up in Community

Systems for Connection

Life is a system of systems. A network of networks. It’s an interconnected whole composed of countless nesting interconnected wholes. If we want to support the whole web of life thriving, we have to understand how these systems connect together. Learning how to think in terms of systems is one of the most crucial skills we can develop these days. Some amazing progress in the articulation of that space has come from author Fritjof Capra, who was trained as a particle physicist and came to popularity when he published the Tao of Physics, where he demonstrated a number of commonalities between the findings of modern physics and the message shared for millennia through ancient wisdom traditions such as Taoism, Buddhism and Hinduism. One of his most pivotal works is his textbook co-authored with Italian biochemist Pier Luigi Luisi, “The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision”.

Systems are important for us at Woven Web for a few major reasons. One is of course that a systems view of life represents a very clear articulation of the more connected way of viewing the world that we’re seeking to support the emergence of. The other reason is that developing quality systems enables us to be more effective at fulfilling our mission of facilitating and participating in a radical paradigm shift in society. This involves people systems, such as the ways that we coordinate, collaborate and communicate within an organization and between organizations. It also involves technological systems, such as how we’re organizing our data and effectively communicating through mediums such as this newsletter. Of course, these people systems and technological systems are deeply intertwined and feed into each other.

At Woven Web, we’ve been shifting gears a bit for the last few months, as you might have noticed. We’ve been slowing down around some external engagement, such as hosting events, and we’ve been focusing a bit more on our internal coherence, getting clear on the relationship between core members of the team and starting to understand what systems will enable us to be coherent as an organization and to facilitate greater coherence within the wider community. What does the structure of woven web look like? How do we communicate with each other? How do we use technology to organize ourselves effectively to facilitate more quality connection and greater progress around what actually matters?

These are some of the questions we’re asking ourselves and we fully invite you to contribute to the conversation. What systems are you using to support yourself and your communities being more connected? Let us know what all of this sparks in you and where you see potential movement going forward. We look forward to sharing more of the fruits from this inquiry with all of you in the coming months.

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See you in the web,

~ aaron gabriel & woven web