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CONFIDENTIAL DISCUSSION NOTES - WORK IN PROGRESS

Proposed Workshop/Conference

An outline discussion document by John Wood
unpacking metadesign 3D modeling

Underlying Theme

Climate change (and how Metadesigner practices might contribute to the challenges
SUGGESTED TITLE - A RELATIONAL DESIGN WORKSHOP - organised by the Metadesigners Network

Purpose of Workshop

  1. To cultivate existing interest in metadesigning from Goldsmiths students.
  2. To use these opportunities to develop metadesign methods
  3. To apply these methods and subsequent findings in a practical way.
  4. To accept the offer of sponsorship from The Unity of Faiths Foundation.
    • This is a non-religious and apolitical charity with a keen interest in education-focused innovation (including our work).

When?

  1. October 2018?
  2. November 2018?

What/How?

  1. 2-days of active and creative work sessions that are designed to deliver practical, workable outcomes.
    • i.e. unlike standard academic conferences, in which papers are produced for 'research' viable publication.
  2. Each individual would 'face-to-face' with every one else (over the first 2 hours), then work in one of four teams.
  3. The ideas would then be combined, systematically, with other ideas to find new possibilities.
  4. These new possibilities (i.e. potential outcomes) would be handed over to practical implementation teams (after the workshop)

Where?

As this would be a outcomes-centred event it does not need a public, auspicious (expensive), central location.

  1. Suggested: Goldsmiths campus in New Cross SE146NW (n.b. Prof. Mike Waller is keen to support this venture)
  2. Perhaps in the Hexagon Room? (if it's big enough)
  3. If not, perhaps in the Main Hall?
  4. Perhaps in the Goldsmiths Design Department's MA space at Lewisham College

Scale?

  1. Post-grads (total number of MA students=100)
  2. Active participation of special guests up to 50
  3. Ourselves as metadesigners (10-ish?)
  4. Absolute upper limit of 150 active participants.

Suggested Guests

IDEAS, PLEASE, FOR PEOPLE WHO COULD TAKE IDEAS FURTHER, POST-CONFERENCE - e.g.:

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Organs of The Living Conference

A - The Mouth

  • Nourishing the organism | (re)Languaging | Making things legible

B - The Head

  • Envisioning | Planning ahead | Taking stock

C - The Arms and Legs

  • Action | Moving around | Getting things done

D - The Senses

  • Sensing | Attuning without judging or interpreting | Feeling |

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THE SIX NEW SYNERGY TEAMS

s1) (D-B) - new synergies team 1

s2) (A-B) - new synergies team 2

s3) (B-C) - new synergies team 3

s4) (C-A) - new synergies team 4

s5) (C-D) - new synergies team 5

s6) (D-A) - new synergies team 6

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Booklist

  • Arthur, B. (1996) ‘Increasing returns and the new world of business’, Harvard Business Review, July/August 1996, p. 100
  • Backwell, J., & Wood, J., (2009), “Mapping Network Consciousness: syncretizing difference to co-create a synergy-of-synergies”, in Angewandte Ascott, R.; Bast, G.; Fiel, W.; Jahrmann, M.; Schnell, R. (Eds.) New Realities: Being Syncretic, Ixth Consciousness Reframed Conference Vienna, 2008. Series: Edition.
  • Backwell, J., & Wood, J., (2011), ‘Catalysing Network Consciousness in Leaderless Groups: A Metadesign Tool’, in Consciousness Reframed 12, Art, Identity and the Technology of the Transformation, editors Roy Ascott & Luis Miguel Girão, University of Aveiro, Portugal, pp. 36-41
  • Belbin, R.M. (2010), Team Roles at Work, Butterworth-Heinemann?, Oxford
  • Corning, P., (1983), The Synergism Hypothesis, Institute for the Study of Complex Systems, Palo Alto
  • Corning, P., (2003), Nature's Magic: Synergy in Evolution and the Fate of Humankind, Cambridge University Press, NY, USA, 2003
  • Dunbar, R. I. (2009). The social brain hypothesis and its implications for social evolution. Annals of human biology, 36(5), 562-572.
  • Fuller, R. B., (1971), Nine Chains to the Moon, Anchor Books 1938
  • Fuller, R. B., (1975), “Synergetics: Explorations In The Geometry Of Thinking”, in collaboration with E.J. Applewhite. Introduction and contribution by Arthur L. Loeb. Macmillan
  • Kauffman, S., (1995), At Home in the Universe, the search for the laws of self-organization’, Oxford University Press Inc, New York
  • Koestler, A., (1964). The Act of Creation, Penguin, London
  • L. Margulis, The Symbiotic Planet: a New look at Evolution, Science Masters, New York (1998)
  • Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M., (1980), Metaphors We Live By, University of Chicago: Chicago and London
  • Maturana, H., & Varela, F., (1980): ‘Autopoiesis and Cognition; the realisation of the Living’, in Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, Reidel: Boston.
  • Meadows, D. H. (1999). Leverage points: Places to intervene in a system (pp. 1-19). Hartland, VT: Sustainability Institute.
  • Pimm, S. L. (1997). The value of everything. Nature, 387, 231-232.
  • Romer, P., (1986), Increasing Returns and Long Run Growth, Journal of Political Economy 94 (October): pp. 1002-1037
  • Whorf, B. L., (1956) Language, Thought and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.
  • Wood, J., (2011), Languaging Change from Within; Can We Metadesign Biodiversity? Journal of Science and Innovation, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011, 25-32, ISSN 2078-5453
  • Wood, J., (2013), Metadesigning Paradigm Change: an ecomimetic, language-centred approach”, a chapter in The Handbook of Design for Sustainability, (ed. Stuart Walker & Jacques Giard), Bloomsbury Academic, London & New York, pp. 428-445
  • WWF. 2014. Living Planet Report 2014: Summary. McLellan, R., Iyengar, L., Jeffries, B. and N. Oerlemans (Eds). WWF, Gland, Switzerland.
  • Yunus, M., (2007), ‘Creating a World Without Poverty; social business and the future of capitalism’, Publicaffairs, USA

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