Clay's posts on the Monkey-Mind raised two associations for me. The first made me think about our lived experiences in big groups, and it reminded me of Clay's description of our psychodynamic experiences in groups. Richard Seel provides a further description of anxiety and incompetence in the large group. I think we ignore the largely unconscious forces that inform our behaviors in groups. Gregory Narain's post on digital identities, with it's description of "projected" and "protected" identities, seems a case in point
The second Law of the Monkey post immediately resonated with the Buddhist concept of Monkey Mind.
Understanding how our minds work, and our unexamined group behaviors, can help us as we try to learn how to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate action in online groups.