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Woven Web - Looking to the New Year
Systems, Inquiry, Regeneration & Play
Happy solstice everyone. I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season and getting to share quality time with humans you love. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year; it represents the beginning of winter and in many traditions represents rebirth, renewal, and the return of the light. It’s been a little bit since I’ve shared with you all here, as I’ve been preoccupied with some travels, and we’ve also been in a mini-hibernation with woven web, as we prepare for the new year. With today being the solstice, it feels like a perfect time for us to share a bit of what we are moving forward with in the new year with woven web.
Looking Forward - 4 Pillars for a Strong Foundation
2023 for Woven Web has been all about rediscovering and reinventing our organization. At the beginning of this year, I became executive director of what was then “Consciousness Hacking Colorado” and over the course of this year, we’ve come together in many formats to explore what this organization is and what it is becoming. We settled on a new name “Woven Web”, which speaks to the original roots of our organization, existing at the intersection of technology, consciousness and the flourishing of life while also speaking to values that we hold dear, such as connection and wholeness. Woven Web is an apt metaphor for the interconnectivity of consciousness, the ever-evolving internet, and this radically interdependent web of life that includes us all.
As we look forward, we’re grounding in a number of pillars through which we hope to really embody our mission here; which are Systems, Inquiry, Regeneration, and Play. Systems builds upon our interest in technology, inquiry builds upon our interest in consciousness, and regeneration builds upon our interest in flourishing; while play does a good job of bringing an embodied sense of connection and ensuring we don’t fall into the trap of taking ourselves too seriously as we explore these very meaningful topics.
In the new year, you can expect to see some strong movement from us along each of these pillars. First off, we’re excited to start hosting one event a month from each pillar, which means you’ll be able to attend an event with us just about every week. Further, we’re excited to start building our committees within each of these pillars to not only ensure we’re hosting a quality event every month, but to also look at the role we’re playing in how these conversations are unfolding within our larger community, here in Boulder and beyond. In the next weave, I’ll share more about each of these pillars, as well as the 4 amazing leaders who will be serving as the directors of each one.
We’ll be hosting a casual mixer at MycoCafe next Thursday (12/28) from 530-7pm. This one will be less structured than our past ones and is really just an opportunity for people to come together and connect. This is also a great time to talk to Woven Web leadership about this new direction and find ways to be included in what’s unfolding. We hope to see you there!
You can save the date now for our first official Systems event, coming on the evening of January 4th, which will be a Systems Show-And-Tell. This will be an opportunity for people to share the systems that they use to help them live well and navigate the world effectively. Perhaps you want to show how you’ve been using AI to help you create or sense-make, or how you’ve built out your second-brain/personal knowledge management system; or maybe you want to share about a system of planning and review that helps you stay on task, or a system of communication that helps you stay connected to people you love. Whatever it is, we’re excited to see what systems you have been effectively integrating into your life.
Next week, I’ll share more details about the Systems Show-And-Tell, as well as discuss our first Inquiry event (January 10th), our first Regeneration event (January 16th), and our first Play event (TBD, the following week).
We would love to keep growing this community in a sustainable way. If you like what we’re up to, and you know others who would too, we’d love for you to share this email with them and invite them to subscribe.
See you in the next weave!
-aaron gabriel & woven web