Tom Atlee: A big-picture, co-intelligent vision of diversity and privilege (Part 1)

A big-picture, co-intelligent vision of diversity and privilege (Part 1) For several years I have been increasingly challenged, curious and evolving in my perspectives on equity, justice, and privilege. I recognize this as my own personal experience within a vast, complex societal evolutionary process filled with intensely difficult, necessary, dangerous, puzzling, potent and uplifting events …

Tom Atlee: Intercentricity (Part 2b): Examples – From pluralism and education to power and democracy

Intercentricity (Part 2b): Examples – From pluralism and education to power and democracy INTERCENTRICITY AND…. NETWORKS Networks are examples of social structures that are founded on centers and relationships instead of borders and separations. Therefore, many different networks can coexist in the same space. They are distinct at their centers but become increasingly mutually-permeating as …

Tom Atlee: Intercentricity (Part 2a): Examples – from activism to love and spirituality

Intercentricity (Part 2a): Examples – from activism to love and spirituality In my last post I introduced basic principles of intercentricity – a dynamic worldview of reciprocal aliveness. In this post and the next, I explore how that worldview plays out in a number of diverse realms. It’s a bit long, so I’ve divided it …

Tom Atlee: Intercentricity – the web of reciprocal aliveness (Part 1) A Web 3.0 conceptual narrative

Intercentricity – the web of reciprocal aliveness (Part 1) Back in August 1991 – at the dawn of my co-intelligence work – I wrote an essay exploring the implications of seeing the world made up of source points of engagement and the webs of relationships that from – and fed into – those engagements. I …

Tom Atlee: Can Problem-Solving Itself Be Problematic?

Can problem-solving itself be problematic? (Sense-making, Part 6) This essay is largely a critique of how we tend to focus on problem-solving to address any undesirable situation. However, as I’ve been writing it, the whole issue has become increasingly nuanced and complex, such that I feel impelled both to keep adding more aspects to the …