TUFF Climate Workshop Planning Meeting 7
Friday 24th August 2018 in the Hexagon Room - for MA Design students
Guests - Anna Prior | Laura Santamaria | Javier Rodriguez | James Prior | Marcus Comaschi
- Catching up (questions / suggestions / plans / requests)
- A talk and discussion with Marcus Comaschi
- A discussion about symbiosis and organisational consciousness with John
- Brief discussion of the Counselling Homo sapiens discussions
- Some practical work on the creative quartets methodology
See a list of all TUFF Climate Change Workshops in 2018 and an overview of the aims of the workshops
- Kutay raised some questions about the idea of symbiosis
- The term symbiosis literally means 'living with' (translated from Greek).
- It is interesting to read (this pdf version of) Ivan Illich's book Tools for Conviviality because he defines the word 'convivial' (translated from Latin) with the same meaning.
- Our synergy research was an attempt to think beyond the traditional idea of design
- Synergy could be seen as a kind of 'symbiosis' for inanimate things.
- The ecological idea of (keystone species) inspired the idea of metadesigning
- So if we can design keystone synergies - would they attract other synergies?
- Is the idea of holarchy in teams possible/desirable/useful?
- Western society has become very individualistic, as do some the economic arguments underpinning capitalism:
- e.g. Adam Smith's (1776) term 'self-interest' (but see John's notes on self-interest)
- Survival of the Fittest (Spencer, 1869)
- If we think 'fittest'='strongest' do we encourage a combative view of business/politics?
- Is debate more productive than it is destructive?
- See the chart at the end of JW's essay re-languaging the creative
- (it is based on standard eco-maps that suggest that competitive relationships are the least favourable).
- One way to increase symbiosis (reduce antagonism) in teams is with the emulsifier role
- Vadim Kvitash's richly-inclusive mapping tool is also useful.
- See JWs chapter about the Korean word 'jeong'
- Think about the emotional idea behind contagious optimism
- See also the political idea of ubuntu
- Structural coupling occurs in symbiosis
- This is where living organisms that work together also grow together.
- The idea of sympoiesis was intended as a symbiotic version of autopoiesis
- See John's idea of four-fold consciousness
- n.b. John compiled this booklist after an extended discussion with Kutay on 10th September 2018
- The Anthropocene
- Ponting, Clive, (1991), “A Green History of the World”, Penguin
- Rockström, J. (2015), “Bounding the Planetary Future: Why We Need a Great Transition,” Great Transition Initiative (April 2015).
- Hamilton, C. (2017). Defiant earth: the fate of humans in the Anthropocene. John Wiley & Sons.
- Leakey, R., & Lewin, R., (1996), The Sixth Extinction: Biodiversity and Its Survival, Phoenix, London
- Mora, C., Tittensor D.P., Adl, S., Simpson, A.G.B., & Worm, B, (2011), How Many Species Are There on Earth and in the Ocean? PLoS Biol 9(8): e1001127. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001127 Web reference: Accessed April, 2012.
- Autopoiesis & Allopoiesis
- Maturana, H., & Varela, F., (1980), ‘Autopoiesis and Cognition; the realisation of the Living’, in Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, Reidel: Boston.
- Maturana, H., & Varela, F., G., (1998), The Tree of Knowledge, Shambhala, Boston & London
- The Emergence of Symbiosis
- Corning, P., (2003), Nature's Magic: Synergy in Evolution and the Fate of Humankind, Cambridge University Press, NY, USA, 2003
- Bateson, Gregory (1972). Steps to an Ecology of Mind. New York: Ballantine.
- Kull, Kalevi (1998). Semiotic ecology: different natures in the semiosphere. Sign Systems Studies 26: 344-371.
- Brandenburger, A., & Nalebuff, B., (?), “Co-opetition” Doubleday Books
- Trivers, R., L., The Evolution of Reciprocal Altruism, Quarterly Review of Biology, 1971, 46, (4), 35-57, quoted in Wilson, E., O., 'The Genetic Evolution of Altruism; psychological and sociological principles', chapter in 'Altruism, Sympathy and Helping', edited by Lauren Wispé, Academic Press, New York and London, 1978, pp. 33-35
- The concept of 'Living With'
- Illich, I., (1975), Tools for Conviviality, Fontana
- Thompson, K., “Bioteaming:A Manifesto For Networked Business Teams”, see their Blogg
- Nieuwenhuijze, O, & Wood, J. (2006), ‘Synergy and Sympoiesis’, in the Writing of Joint Papers; anticipation with/in imagination, International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems, edited by Daniel M. Dubois, Centre for Hyperincursive Anticipation in Ordered Systems: Liège, Belgium, Volume 10, pp. 87-102.
- Rheingold, H., (2003), “Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution”, ISBN: 0738208612, Perseus Publishing
- What Can Business Learn from Nature?
- Higgins, P., (2010), Eradicating Ecocide: Exposing the Corporate and Political Practices Destroying the Planet and Proposing the Laws Needed to Eradicate Ecocide, Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers, Ltd.): London.
- Hawken, P., Lovins, A., and Lovins, H.L. (1999), Natural Capitalism, Little, Brown, and Company: New York.
- Kauffman, S., (1995), At Home in the Universe, the search for the laws of self-organization, Oxford University Press: New York.
- Arthur, B., (1996), "Increasing returns and the new world of business" by Brian Arthur, Harvard Business Review, July-August 1996, p. 100
- Pimm, S. L. (1997). The value of everything. Nature, 387, 231-232.
- Why Do We Like to Waste Things?
- Miller, Daniel (1998) "A Theory of Shopping", Cambridge: Polity Press
- Veblen, T. (1902), The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions, New York: Macmillan
- Sloterdijk, P., (1988) "The Critique of Cynical Reason", London: Verso
- Hardin, G., 'The Tragedy of the Commons' in Garrett Hardin and John Baden (eds.), Managing the Commons (San Francisco
- Do We Need to Re-Design Money?
- Graeber, D., (2011), Debt: The First 5000 Years, Melville
- Kahneman, D. (2003). A psychological perspective on economics. The American economic review, 93(2), 162-168.
- Simmel, G., (1900), The Philosophy of Money”, Routledge; New York & London, p. 259
- Ekins, P & Max-Neef, M., (1992), “Real Life Economics: Understanding Wealth Creation”, Routledge
- Jackson, Tim (2009). Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet. Sustainable Development Commission.
- Monbiot, G., (2013), Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding, Allen Lane, Penguin, England
- Alan Rayner’s Talk
- Rayner, A. (2012), NaturesScope, O Books: Winchester, UK.
- Rayner, A. (2017), The Origin of Life Patterns, Springer
- Some Dubious Mycological Stuff
A Practical Experiment
- DOWNLOAD Peter Spring's essay 'Adaptive Assembly' (2008) which refers to an empirical experiment in his garden
Please see the Creative Quartets updates, based on last week's session.