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Connecting the Dots…Out of Order.

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The Institute for the Future’s (IFTF) 2010 Map of the Decade is part of their annual Ten-Year Forecast which uses foresight and scenario planning to help organizations navigate change. Entitled “The Future is a High-Resolution Game”, the research materials demonstrate Read more ›

Organizational Design I

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Design is a sticky practice.  It is looped with contradictions, uncertainties, and material constraints.  Bringing something new into the world, be it an artifact or service raises challenges that few individuals can surmount – if at all.  Despite the dominant Read more ›

Quantitative Variation in Aspirational Capacity (updated!)

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The image above was the first draft. This is the second. Thanks to Aliya for good, perceptive comments. Premises: Culture as the processes that allow the uptake of processes, procedures, information, beliefs, values and social norms. Cultural affiliations are attachments. Read more ›

Bateson’s Double Bind, Constraints on Human-Environment Intrxnz, and Ener-geetsâ„¢

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After writing yesterday’s post on psychology and climate change, I stumbled upon this article from the journal Ecological Economics entitled, “The art of the cognitive war to save the planet”. The article details the proposition that our adaptive capacity–to respond Read more ›

Transactional Arts & the Coefficient of Art (Ï•)

This find (thanks Dharmang) describes a history and accounting of the Transactional Arts–which is art, where a transaction is explicitly part of the work. Daniela Plewe’s discussion brings me back to some thoughts and notes I made about Marcel Duchamp’s Read more ›

Vision for Future Interactions

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I was up this morning thinking about the kinds of spaces, communities and interactions I would like to see.  Somewhere between physical computing, synthetic biology, evolutionary ecology, and design is a space where species can speak and be recognized by Read more ›