T306 Block 2: Activity 1

What is your position regarding Information Systems? This activity seems to be getting me to declare my perspective on Information Systems before we head into analysis the rest of the block. Well, I work with Information Systems for a living, so I guess I’m an active stakeholder in such things. I test software and this…… Continue reading T306 Block 2: Activity 1

T306 Block 1: Activity 38

Responding to the distinctions about the observer. Find a way of expressing your emotional and rational responses to the material in Box 1 about the observer. The “Box 1” material is reproduced below: How the observer has come into focus Cybernetics, although often applied to the control of machines, has long been one of the…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 38

T306 Block 1: Activity 37

When you talk about experience what do you mean? Describe what was, for you, a new experience. Experiences are circumstances that I’ve been through that I’ve remembered. They shape my perspectives and, eventually, my worldview. They are things that I may remember in the future during new experiences, and these prior experiences may shape how…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 37

T306 Block 1: Activity 35

I’m not entirely sure where this one is going but here we go. The right column will be filled in later. *Update* – after reading further down the course materials here is the right column material too. I’ve used definitions more suited to systems thinking that the generic meanings of the verbs. (updated 14/3/2012) Verb…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 35

T306 Block 1: Activity 34

List the two contrasting ideas from Table 1 (page 66) that you find most challenging to, or supportive of, your current worldview. Explain why. The table in the question lists “some contrasting features between the traditional Western conception of the disembodied person with that of an embodied person”. I’m not entirely convinced that the course…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 34