The Open Source Everything Manifesto Chapter 6 Whole-Systems Thinking Extract III

The Open Source Everything Manifesto Chapter 6 Whole-Systems Thinking Extract III Even before the digital information explosion, the rapid expansion of scientific, social scientific, and humanities knowledge led to the fragmentation of academic disciplines, and then increasing fragmentation as sub-disciplines developed.  Figure 14 depicts how little of the knowledge can be accessed via online search, …

The Open Source Everything Manifesto Chapter 6 Whole-Systems Thinking Extract II

The Open Source Everything Manifesto Chapter 6 Whole-Systems Thinking Extract I In The Collapse of Complex Societies, Joseph Tainer concludes that if we are to achieve sustainability and resilience, we must nurture at all levels across all boundaries a culture that elevates “problem-solving” as well as the ability to think strategically–an understanding that everything is …

The Open Source Everything Manifesto Chapter 6 Whole-Systems Thinking Extract I

The evolution of evolution is a transition from unconscious to conscious choice. – – – – – – – – In order for us to live within this finely balanced constellation of complex systems, in order for the Earth to show resilience and last for centuries into the future as an environment for human life, …

Tom Atlee: Anarchy + Wholeness = Panarchy

Where anarchy meets wholeness – a new vision of “panarchy” Whereas anarchy refers to no one in charge, panarchy can refer to everyone and everything in charge – a kind of self-organized order that arises out of the whole taking care of the whole. There are a number of ways that can happen. Exploring them …

Yoda: Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Indigenous Knowledge Systems / Alaska Native Ways of Knowing “While western science and educastion tend to emphasize compartmentalized knowledge which is often de-contextualized and taugh in the detached setting of a classroom or laboratory, indigenous people have traditionally acquired their knowledge through direct experience in the natural world. For them, the particulars come to be …

George Por: Augmenting the Collective Intelligence of the Ecosystem of Systems Communities – Introduction to the Design of the CI Enhancement Lab (CIEL)

Augmenting the Collective Intelligence of the Ecosystem of Systems Communities: Introduction to the Design of the CI Enhancement Lab (CIEL) George Pór* Director Community Intelligence, London, UK The quality of collective intelligence flowing in and across systems communities of various disciplines, and the fragmentation or connectedness of their mental models of the world, shape their …

SchwartzReport: Matt Taibbi on the Legal Divide — Two Justice Systems — Criminalization of Poverty Among the 99%, Impunity for the 1%

This is a very good interview with Matt Taibbi discussing what has happened to the American justice system. One of our myths is that we have the fairest justice system in the world but, like our fantasy that we have the world’s freest press, it is a delusion. As with the press we aren’t e! …

Marcus Aurelius: CSA Reflects on Whole of Government Deficiencies — Military Best for Strong on Strong, Not Strong on Weak

Dempsey Wants to ‘Rebalance the Use of Military Power’ By James Kitfield Defense One, May 12, 2014 At the top of the United States military’s vast, global bureaucracy sits the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military officer in the land and the president’s senior military advisor. The chairman sits between the four-star …

Marcus Aurelius: Congress Favors Corrupt Weapons Systems Over Honorable People…Again — What Role for DIA? Plus Comments

Nonpartisan my ass! CBO suggests tough defense spending cuts By Patricia Kime Staff writer The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has proposed six ways to reduce defense spending ranging from deep cuts to the military services to controversial reductions in pay and benefits. In a presentation Tuesday before a group of retired and current government personnel …

Tom Atlee: Crucial Adventures in Systems Thinking

Crucial Adventures in Systems Thinking Systems are everywhere. They shape us and we can, do, and should shape them. Our destiny is tied up with them but they are pretty invisible. In this essay I explore some useful systems dynamics and perspectives and share two essays by others exploring the same vast territory in search …