Towards a Literacy of Cooperation looks like a great course. It’s running at Stanford next semester, and for those of us who can’t get to California every Wednesday, an online component is promised via a wiki and a blog which will allow us to follow what they’re up to.

[F]or two centuries — a time during which the world passed from an agrarian landscape into a global post-industrial culture of unprecedented scale and complexity — science, society, public policy and commerce have attended almost exclusively to the role of competition. The stories people tell themselves about what is possible, the mythical narratives that organizations and societies depend upon, have been variations of “survival of the fittest.” The role of cooperation has been largely unmapped.

Lecturers include Howard Rheingold, Andrea Saveri (from the Future Institute), Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia) and several others.

3 thoughts on “towards a literacy of cooperationg

  1. Anthony

    I agree – that looks like a great course.

    I hope that you are feeling better!

  2. Toril

    Jill, I am so pleased that you are madly in love. I think LOVE is the the most important thing in life! Without love, life is empty and unbearably lonely. Crossing the ocean or not, love has no boundaries!! I wish you all the good luck in the world, and I know you deserve it!

  3. Jill

    Toril, you’re a darling, thank you 🙂

    Yes, love’s important! And quite intoxicatingly wonderful!

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