Ft Mason

I spent the better part of the day with a dozen and a half visionaries and seekers, chatting about what we could do, as individuals and in groups, to build a better world.

We met at Fort Mason, the debarcation point for every soldier fighting in the Pacific Theater during World War II, now recycled into conference centers, exhibit halls, cultural museums, and more.

I was determined to be open and receptive. Non-judgmental. The boys in the back room, AKA my subconscious, are working on my theory of Organizational Serendipity, a set of practices for kindling continuous innovation. In the morning I'll see what they've come up with.

Thought for the day: "One man's noise is another man's signal."


Posted by Jay Cross at September 27, 2003 12:58 AM | TrackBack
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Hi Jay, my next big project (planned to start in the next year or so) is a "Serendipity Server". The idea being to mine for serendipity, using a combination of Semantic Web and machine learning techniques. It looks like you've got a lot of related material around here - I can't wait to start noseying around.

Prompted by your post (thanks!), I've just made a post to my secondary blog ready to receive comments on the Serendipity Server idea.

Posted by: Danny at October 12, 2003 02:58 AM

PS. http://dannyayers.com/ideagraph-blog/archives/001940.html

Posted by: Danny at October 12, 2003 02:59 AM

Jay,

I want to say how much we/I appreciated you coming to the Ft. Mason, NextNow event. You are ALWAYS a gem to have at any gathering.

---Bill

Posted by: bill daul at October 22, 2003 01:45 PM

Just wondered if Ft. Mason was still up and running. I was stationed there as a WAC in 1953.

Posted by: Iva Narvaez at April 27, 2004 09:29 AM

By all means, Ft. Mason is a lively spot. It's no longer military. Instead, it has morphed into the headquarters of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The docks and warehouses at sea level now house community theaters, workshops, and a vegetarian restaurant.

Posted by: Jay Cross at April 27, 2004 10:02 AM

Yes true, old as world :)

Posted by: Big Naturals at July 9, 2004 05:16 PM

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