Stories and Examples of Co-Intelligence
The more we notice and use co-intelligence,
the more attuned we become to the wholeness, interconnectedness,
and co-creativity of life in and around us. It is not too much
to say that the whole world is alive with potential co-intelligence.
We can join, evoke and work with it, but first we have to notice
it and recognize the situations that cry out for it to be used.
Sharing stories about our experiences with co-intelligence can
help sensitize us to its presence and possibilities.
The following stories offer some examples
of co-intelligence in action. Some have commentaries exploring
some of the lessons we might draw from them. At the bottom of
the page are some "imagineering" stories, visions of
what it could be like to apply co-intelligence more broadly.
These are stories of things that really happened (or are happening)
Adversaries Dream Together
in Kansas City
began in a Fertilizer Factory (and A
Laboratory in Democracy: Revisiting the Great Peace March)
A Chimpanzee at Stanford
The World's Most Unusual Workplace?
Making a Habitat
where Everything Fits
A Gift from
the Abortion Debate - Common Ground
Dialogue of Racism
Never Know Who Will Bring in Your Next $20 Million
Awakening the Power and
Wisdom of a Community
Folks Recommend Good Policy
Adventure in Revitalization
Classrooms: Elementary Democracy
- "The Best City in the World"
These are "imagineering" visionary
stories that could happen
Collectively Intelligent Communities
Pat & Pat,
a view from 2020