Category Archives: Conversation

Ask your characters

If you ask strategic questions of your characters, your story will come alive, move, go deeper. Do we want to ask such questions of the eleventh generation? :- Doug.

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Communication of the second kind

Communication of the second kind, as used by Fran Peavey, has echoes of Robert McKee’s subtext. It is what really motivates one but is seldom voiced by, or even consciously known to, that one. :- Doug.

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Those from 1719

Do those from 1719 have nothing valuable to tell us? How would we find what they have to say? :- Doug.

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Seed and fertilizer

We’re not seeking agreement nor deference, rather diversity, innovation, and novelty: in other words, seed and fertilizer. :- Doug.

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Elders’ conversations

Our elder group’s conversations are models of how 300-year grandchild elders might receive our ideas. What reception do we want, expect? Respect (as in look again)? :- Doug.

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Why and feel

Why and feel might be two keys to deeply meeting humans. Why did you choose that? How did that feel to you? In the same fashion, working together by asking for a significant act from this discovered self. :- Doug.

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Ask them

Listen to stories, ask deeper questions, ask them to ask deeper questions. Ask them. :- Doug.

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Important deeper?

Do we talk about what is important? Do we devise deeper questions? Where are we going? :- Doug.

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How do you reflect?

How do you like to think and reflect—reading, writing, videos, song, conversation, other means? :- Doug.

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Transformation information

Conversation a transformation of information? :- Doug.

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People are real plus

Exploring: If computation is transforming information, such as by multiplying numbers together, or dividing, we are having one act upon the other. The same is true of persons conversing, only humans are much more complex “numbers” if that term applies. … Continue reading

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Patterns related?

If computation is transforming information, and if conversation is thinking together, how are their patterns related? :- Doug.

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Bubbling dimensions

Thinking together—conversing—adds a dimension. Two becomes Three. Or 23. Now, something none of us brought can bubble up. :- Doug.

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Inter-neural sport!

Conversing is the major inter-neural sport! :- Doug.

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Hebb’s rule

Hebb’s rule some say says “neurons which fire together wire together.” Neural nets might be metaphor for people coming together so their brains wire together, helping us understand things from becoming friends to mob psychology. :- Doug.

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He was a surprise to us all

Elder Experienced, venerable Grandfathering, conversing, inviting He was a surprise to us all Me :- Doug.

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Dare we communicate?

These insights overnight seem to lean toward important if not profound: Who are people and what is our arc? Can our limits propel us? Do our desires and aspirations travel time and generations? Dare we communicate? Dare we not? How … Continue reading

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