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3rd International Symposium GLOBAL VILLAGE


Global Networking and Local Development
Using Cyberspace to Build Sustainable Living space

February 13 - 16, 1997, Wappensaal, Vienna City Hall

Heiner Benking's

Inviting and Sharing Voices and Views

Heiner has worked on some imaginative and innovative approaches to dialogue and group communication, which he calls the "Art of the Arts". Drawing on a chaotically wide source of inspiration including the Paris Salon and the idea of the Round Table, he has developed some simple but radically effective techniques which promise to reinvent the art of meetings and how we share the context of concepts.

  • Time-Credits which entitle speech and which participants can use or give away to empower and invite others to speak.
  • The use of metaphors, to enable the deliberate exploration of world views, for example: spacial conceptualisation, embodying, merging, and morphing of positions, topics, issues, and perspectives.
  • Models based on and revealing the architecture of natural thought processes which enable thorough understanding and exploration of inner and outer complexity from the perspective of "being and feeling part of a bigger picture".

The design of cognitive community spaces, or embodied conceptual terrains can help to map and discuss "What and where we know" and to take specific positions in an overview or panorama - be member and part of nature, instead of being restricted to the position of observer or spectator, as typical for conventional world views. Heiner has played or tested "integral or diagonal thinking" and the "Art of the Arts" -Communication with children, women, men, scientists, economists, politicians, and philosophers.

His presence at the Global Village is not only to moderate a panel discussion, but actively promote thinking about the role of moderation and mediation in conceptualizing common open spaces. We need a round table of local and global information providers, to bundle and make effective the tremendous amount of good will and the vast potential of information available but mostly unused for sustainable development. Our three problems with information - overload, underuse and misuse/manipulation - are rooted in our concepts of data, knowledge and wisdom. This implies the call for a completely new "knowledge and participation culture" and a host of new tools to interface and interspace information and users - plus ways to bridge the gap between networks and communities.

Heiner Benking invites to visit the following spaces and places: - Club of Budapest

http:/ - Ongoing Wholeness Electronic Seminar - Research Centre for Applied Knowledge Processing - Council of Europe - Millennium AC for UNU