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Generative Scribing: A Social Art of the 21st Century

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Scribing--visually representing ideas while people talk--is a distinct social art form that facilitates group learning and cultural memory. Scribes listen and draw simultaneously, creating large pictures that integrate content, prompt insight, and aid with decision-making.

"Generative scribing" extends this art by attending to the field of energy and relation between people
Paperback, 198 pages
Published January 1st 2018 by Pi Press
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Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is about generative scribing, which is a visual practice and an art form, functioning in the moment, across boundaries, as a device for social seeing.[1] The primary value of generative scribing is in-the-moment collective sourcing and reflection. Through scribing, a group can see a course to take and find their direction. The scribe aids the group to induce a greater vision and turn it into action.[2]

Generative scribing activates and makes visible the unseen—yet felt—inner life of the
Lance Willett
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bit more quirky and evocative than your average "how-to" book! Which is a good thing.

Generative scribing is a social exercise in presence and listening. Taking the shape of the conversation you're in — to bring it from unknown to known.

Presencing [via Otto Scharmer's work] is not exercising intuition or projecting some sort of ideal state. Rather it is aligning within wholeness and, from that place, revealing the parts necessary to engage forward movement.

I love this attitude because the author,
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you've ever been interested in how to record information in a more creative way - pick this book up ! ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It's a gem filled with beauty and wisdom on every page. Through story, metaphor and images Kevly Bird brings her decades of experience in working with leading thinkers, teachers, innovators and groups engaged in organizational, community and global change. Kelvy brings a fresh aliveness as she skillfully unpacks powerful concepts and tools for working with groups while giving the reader a deep understanding of the inner journey and attention required to master this territory. H ...more
katrin kaeufer
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. First, generative scribing is a new field. It helps those of us who learn visually. Second, I love the way Kelvy wrote this book. It is following her experience as some who scribes. This book is for everybody who scribes, but also for those, who explore the art of listening. The book is a piece of art in itself. It is fun!
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