I think Complexity Theory is great and is certainly a more relevant approach than how people have been treating human and dynamic systems, but I also think there is a confusion somewhere. The confusion I think exists is that complexity is in the system, where I would say complexity is in the mind. I think […]
Ive been an artist and designer all my life dabbling in drawing, paint, sculpture, animation, interaction, music, etc.., more recently turning to more traditional opposites of art, but have always found it interesting that I haven’t run into many other artists or designers who are really well read or care too much about complexity science […]
So I was just at Bojangles… which by the way is an AWESOME Cajun/Southern fast food restaurant here in the Carolinas… and overheard some guy on the phone talking about money (which also reminded me of Snowden’s blog on that issue)… he was talking about someone who owed him a large amount of money and […]
I heard this hinted on a few times before, but never a really good argument or reflection… How many people actually realize that science is only about and relevant to the past? The specific value of “empirical” or “evidence-based” science or theory should be enough to illustrate this key point. Is it possible for any […]
I think that a lot of what people perceive as problems stem from a few simple notions regarding the confusion of ontology and phenomenology, especially concerning expectations, assumptions, and the believed approach to and value of epistemology. Take note of the field called “knowledge management”, whose major problems I believe could be reconciled if they […]
http://c5corp.com/research/ontology.shtml I would recommend reading any research done by this group, but this article especially regarding “autopoesis” and “ontogeny”… Good quote: “A reliable way to get the attention of others is to produce information that meets the input conditions of their domain-specific competencies.” -Dan Sperber and Lawrence Hirschfeld Also, I think one of the most […]
Symbolic Interactionism (Herbert Blumer): 1. “Humans act toward things on the basis of the meanings they ascribe to those things.” 2. “The meaning of such things is derived from, or arises out of, the social interaction that one has with others and the society.” 3. “These meanings are handled in, and modified through, an interpretative […]
“figure it out”… a sort of tag line… it includes both figuring things out as in you are the constructor and it is up to you to build and maintain your reality, while also figure it out as in you have to answer a question (the more passionately “prescribed” side of things)… Steve Holt provided […]
Hello all, I hope to post at least an entry a day during my time on here… ive always thought this guest blog section was a great idea and myself try to read as much as possible from it. Its always nice to hear from and about so many people all over….. A little more […]
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