This is a living story of the process arts. Processes can relate to the individual (such as meditation), interpersonal dynamics (for example Nonviolent Communication), group processes (e.g. Open Space, World Cafe, unconference and wiki), on up to very large scale systems, such as economic, legal and political structures (e.g. Threebles, Restorative Circles, or Citizen Deliberative Councils). Even more than a list of particular processes though, the process arts are about an awareness that however we are doing something, that is simply one particular way, and we can and often do experiment with doing it any number of other ways.
Another way of seeing into the process arts is to understand the patterns that underlie processes and the general process consciousness, and put together a pattern language. Some of us have started meeting in person to develop a Pattern Language of Group Process (focusing on the group part of the scale of processes from individual to global). At some point we may use that pattern language as a seed to develop a broader pattern language on process in general, on this wiki.
Why call approaches to group process the Process Arts? Here is one response (of many), and a definition of the idea by the person who coined and released the term.
The main research goal at the International Center for Integrative Systems is to explore & develop new methodologies in the areas of:
Media & telecommunication infrastructure Arts, Art forms & Culture Healthcare Transportation Systems Innovation & governance Systems
to visualize, understand, develop and integrate currently disconnected systems into practically useable models of future. We believe in the power of the community. For research, we believe in a shared set of resources that our community of researchers can use to advance research quicker rather than each researcher competing and reinventing resources for themselves. To this end, we have created a shared set of resources including Grant Writing, Tools and Methodologies, Bio Statistics and Data Center Lab. These resources are necessary for any researcher to advance their scientific work. Our community also supports efforts in promoting arts, art forms, cross-cultural activities and healthy living practices that are available domestically and internationally. At our institute, we provide the shared resources in a collaborative manner so all researchers can use them in a community model.
The Center for Human Emergence will be built around seven specific functions that are designed to systematically collect information, understand what is going on, develop credible options, and communicate those possibilities in sophisticated, effective ways. CHE functions include: research, understand, assess, anticipate, solution development, outreach, and monitoring.
The Millennium Project, Global Futures Studies Research
Glistening Deepwater's insight:
The Millennium Project was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. It is now an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgments from over 2,500 people since the beginning of the project selected by its 40 Nodes around the world. The work is distilled in its annual "State of the Future", "Futures Research Methodology" series, and special studies. #research #resource #UN
How can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? How can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds? This book focuses on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems using Processing.
A nonpartisan fact tank that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world through public opinion polling, social science research, reporting news, analyzing news coverage, and holding forums and briefings.
Jean-François Noubel Founder & President, Head of R&D Jean-François Noubel was one of the founders of AOL France, the startup that brought the Internet to France (1995). In 2003 he decided to do full-time R&D in collective intelligence.
Global Vision Institute is a think-tank and catalyst for developing a universal-values-driven international system. GVI empowers actors and teams in and around the United Nations to translate values into behaviours, relationships and organizational culture, as well as into the processes, programming and policies of the international system.
The purpose of the Journal of Public Intelligence (JPI) is to sharply distinguish the nature of public intelligence (decision-support) that is in the public interest and also openly available to th...
Glistening Deepwater's insight:
The purpose of the Journal of Public Intelligence (JPI) is to sharply distinguish the nature of public intelligence (decision-support) that is in the public interest and also openly available to the public, as opposed to secret intelligence (mostly secret information, not actually decision-support), and to serve as the primary free online source for Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2) in the public interest at all levels on all matters.