A proto-guild is forming on mattermost around sensemaking of complicated emergent events, I think particularly where there are complex system dynamics and information overload:
We’re focusing on the GameStop short squeeze as a first exercise, but other examples might include 9/11, the 2008 mortage crash, Fukushima, COVID-19 responses, etc.
Stephan Kreutzer first proposed this in the Off-Topic channel, and he describes the idea well:
“there could be a systemic and continual approach, to quickly condense the flood of information/feeds into approximating working models for overview/navigating.”
So far the tools we are considering include:
- static 2D diagramming / flowcharts
- interactive system dynamics modeling, with e.g. Insight Maker
The efforts to guild-form may or may not go anywhere, we’ll see. Everybody has busy lives, and we may not actually get the spark of the idea off the ground; but, you’re welcome to join in if it sounds interesting to see where it goes.