This webinar experience is completely different from either of those two familiar and enjoyable experiences. In this environment my awareness needs to be out on the listeners, and because I can’t see, hear, or smell them or the space they are sitting in I must imagine it, and even that is difficult because their are hundreds of them all over the world in different spaces and moods. So the only thing left for me is hope. I must be as interesting as I can be and empower my wonderful partner Art to be as interesting as he can be, of course realizing that “interesting” is even a value judgment that changes from person to person and culture to culture. We must be clearly aligned around our stake and share a passion for it and do our best to create enthusiasm with each other, again hoping that the enthusiasm we create is infectious. We can also do our best to create experience and language that translates well, pictures or slides that create some sort of emotional connection to what we are talking about. In the end though we have to hope and pray that our message is being transmitted and that an experience of what it is we are having a conversation about is making it’s way out over the ether and into the beings that are all over the world looking and listening to their computers. Hmmmm. The possibilities for this media are tremendous and the way we are developing it forces us into an academic model that I have spent all of my life breaking out of. This media can show me whether or not people are distracted or multi tasking but it can’t give me an emotional read or a physical read. I can’t find the level 3 of the group energy and no where to place the emphasis so that as much context and experience as possible get laid in to that being or those beings.
My prayer is for the development of technology and media that allows me to bring transformational education, contextually based – experientially driven – transformative learning to individuals in different locations at the same time. My prayer is that within my life time I see an appreciation of “cellular learning” as a foundation to all education. That the education of the whole being, body, mind, spirit, and emotions, replaces the education of just the mind. That the systems we have for creating learning automatically set themselves up for an holistic learning, rather then a didactic learning. That the hunger for learning is nurtured in every cell of the being and left open and hungry for more.
I will keep working in the environments I am given to keep stretching them as much as possible towards this prayer with excitement and enthusiasm, while keeping this prayer blasting out to the universe. Check out the next webinar and let me know how I am doing.