The Next Edge
7.1K views | +0 today
Follow
The Next Edge
Nurturing the Emergence of a Thrivable Future
Curated by ddrrnt
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by ddrrnt from The Integral Landscape Café
Scoop.it!

An Integrated Approach to Global Change

An Integrated Approach to Global Change | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

I am pleased to share a clear set of guidelines for a rigorous design science to build a pathway to global sustainability... (via Joe Brewer)

 

1) Critically assess all assumptions with the standards of empirically responsible philosophy to ensure that interpretations of value-laden topics stand up to the rigors of the scientific method.


2) Look for convergence across disciplines of key findings that bolster confidence in the core elements of human systems and their causal relationships with the broader natural world.

 

3) Cultivate an appreciation for deep history as the appropriate lens for embedding historical trends within the larger networks of biological and geophysical evolution from which they arose.


4) Build a foundational knowledge of complex adaptive systems and the mathematics of networks to build diagnostic models for the global dynamics of interconnected systems.


5) Acknowledge the cognitive feedbacks of human comprehension that shape the formation of conceptual categories, tacit beliefs, and overarching worldviews as they interact with the scientific method — especially in the study of economics, politics, and culture.


6) Make use of iterative design methodologies such as rapid prototyping and user-centered design to empirically test and refine working models of social innovation in the real world.


7) Maintain a vigilant practice of questioning our theories of change to avoid falling into the trap of applying static conceptual models to an ever-evolving dynamic reality.


Via Anne Caspari
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ddrrnt from attention
Scoop.it!

The True Hive Mind – How Honeybee Colonies Think

The True Hive Mind – How Honeybee Colonies Think | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"This extends to decision-making, which is the main subject of Honeybee Democracy. The bees exercise a collective intelligence that mimics not just small-group decision-making but the cognitive deliberations of our own brains:"


Via Howard Rheingold
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ddrrnt
Scoop.it!

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty

TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton's provocative theory on beauty -- that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary orgins.

 

shared by @JenniferSertl

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ddrrnt from The Future of Water & Waste
Scoop.it!

More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water

More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
U.N.Development Goals for better drinking water have already been reached, but a closer look shows that the measures fail to truly account for the lack of access to safe water...

Via Wildcat2030
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ddrrnt
Scoop.it!

Steven Strogatz on sync | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Mathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit -- when no one's giving orders. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too.

 

shared by @DavidHodgson

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ddrrnt
Scoop.it!

Stuart Kauffman on Beyond Reductionism

Stuart Kauffman discusses his book Beyond Reductionism...

 

via David Hodgson @davidhodgson

more...
No comment yet.