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Aug 11

I hope to elaborate a short sentence or paragraph for each as part of the ”Conversation” conference book

Acting Learning Understanding
Understanding Learning Action

The qualities of a Mobius strip — suggestion of process / flow / simultaneity
Cut a Mobius strip down the middle and it becomes two interlocking loops
Cut across a Mobius strip and the static examples surface
The cut up method (poetics)
Recombinant Poetics
Recombinant Informatics
Action applied to understanding
Understanding applied to action
Thousands of these loops
Contextual application
The Meaning is the use – Wittgenstein
Language Games
Languaging Cybernetics – Terms
The process is the outcome
The wrong approach may illuminate the correct one
Observing where things fall apart and why
Levels of observation
Self-observation
Group self-observation
Multiple group self-observation
Meta-observation
Mistaken observations
Rule-based systems
Non rule-based systems
Floating systems
Systems which change as part of their normality
N Loops
Infinite loops
Black hole loops
The acceptance of different approaches related to context
The acceptance of different approaches related to content
Academic contexts vs non-academic
Jargon translations across disciplinary bounds

Form and Content (the circle of)
You can’t have form without content
You can’t have content without form

Forgetting with intention
Shifting perspectives
Multi-perspective system
Transdisciplinary
Meta-transdisciplinary
Embodied experience
Multi-modal experience
Perturbations
Human action as a perturbation to a system
The difference that makes a difference
The action that makes a difference
Attention – shifting the focus from one set of loops to another
Drawing on multiple loops to articulate a new approach
Mental collage of ALU | ULA loops
The circle made of these over time
Spiral of knowledge
Transformation
Differences of approach
Negotiation of terms
Negotiation of spaces
Negotiation of approaches
Incompatibilities
Acceptance of difference
Synthesis
Fresh
Humor as a displacement of context as context
Silence
Drawing as a score
Drawing as reflection of music
Cage (Notations) book
Plasticity
Computational Creativity
Teaching Machines
Conversation Theory
Conversation
Understanding as mediation
Systems
Poetic systems
Languaging
Open Order Cybernetics
Introducing the Machine as a new kind of observer — new forms of conversation
Neural Model – inhibit / excite
Beer’s model
Letting the fish swim and observing
Dissecting the fish for study (killing it)
Catching the Fish
Releasing the fish
Eating the Fish

Misunderstanding
Error
Displacement
Recontextualization
Unlearning
Emancipation
Theory Practice
Closure
Yes is more
Make everything as simple as possible but not simpler
Adaptation
Performative answers
Performative science [Hans Diebner]
Performative dialogics
Dialogical perspectives
Conversation Theory [Pask]
Displacement Illuminates Placement [Seaman]
The Art of Creation {Arthor Koestler]
Conversation spaces
Distributed conversations
Conversation breakdowns
Meta-Conversational practice
Nested loops
Recursions
Levels of recursions
Levels of recusiton in the conference
Levels of recursion in reality
Shifting context shifts the levels of recursion at operation
Spaces for ideas
Differing practices
Art can also change your mind
Poetic Cybernetics can be a space to explore cybernetic methods
Process science
Flexibility
Breathing
Filtering
Zen-less-ness
Mindful awareness – breathing, walking, thinking,
Theory of Everything
Theory of Nothing
A joke can also be sreious
Clinging to an approach
Giving ones self the permission to allow a multiple perspective of approach
Less is more
More less
Problem finding
Problem Solving
Acknowledging paradox
Accepting paradox
Employing paradox
Paradox arises because the world is as it is and language has an inability to reflect this complexity. [Seaman]
Koans
Cybernetic Koans
Understanding Understanding
Abstracting Abstraction
Machines and their current limits
The Singularity
Context
Simultaneous development
The simultaneous enfolding of action, learning and understanding
The parsing of action, learning and understanding
Making a distinction
The distinction as a unity
The difference that makes a difference
The similarity that enables one to make models
When models fall apart
When models are transformed though process
When models are built through dialogic process
When there is a congruency between process and thought
When there is a congruency between process and methodology
When there is a congruency between thought and action
When there is a congruency between theory and practice
When an incongruency arrives
Acknowledging incongruity as part of process
How does one recoup the incongruity?
Acceptance of difference
Acceptance of differing approaches
Looking for common language
Building common language through negotiation
Articulating definitions
Letting go of the infinite regress of definition…(See Pierce)
When models work they can be accepted across disciplinary bounds
Transdisciplinary models
Silence
Inaction
Hold your tongue
Playful
Unintentional
Correction
Error seeking
Insight
Insult
Injury
Fear
Trust
Freedom
Constraint
Hope
Surrender
Arrogance
Humility
Redundant
Singularity
Random
Indeterminacy
The rape is | therapist
See / Sea urgency
See / sea emergency
Multi-cultural
Cross-cultrual
Trans-cultural
Outcome
Income
Income generating
Anti-fragility
Myth understanding
Mobius strip
Circularity
Self-reference
Music
Muses
Blues
After conference blues
Overlapping projects to avoid
Relief psychosis
After expo blues
Fear
Transcendence of fear through Acknowledgement
Permission to change
Giving one’s self permission
Allowing one to be one and the other
Polysemy
Polysemic
Pluralistic
Monism – (Leibniz)
Dualism
Theatre
Acting – having multiple meanings
Theatre
Reality
Resilience
Endlastingspsychose
Centipede
Oraborus
Abstraction
Model
Meta-transdisciplinary
The cybernetic method
Cybernetic approaches
Circular causal systems
Anticipatory systems (Rosen)
Intention

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