Tag Archive: Complexity

Feb 15

Diffusion of Transdisiplinarity

It’s been over four years since I began to seriously study transdisciplinarity as part of my doctoral research into immersive learning and collaboration. Virtual worlds are a useful construct to explore meanings of transdisciplinarity since creating and developing an avatar calls into question the art of ‘Being’. The environment itself calls us to play and …

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Apr 11

Educating for Uncertainty: The University’s Preeminent Mission?

Educating for Uncertainty: The University’s Preeminent Mission? The process of managing uncertainty starts by spending time thinking about the future. That may sound a bit facile, and probably doesn’t seem like an academic pursuit on its face. But planning is a discipline…   Barbara Truman‘s insight: My dance has extended beyond the bounds of academia …

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Nov 02

Battling insurgency in war-torn nations with immersive 3D sims (Wired UK)

Battling insurgency in war-torn nations with immersive 3D sims Simudyne founder Justin Lyon believes his simulation software, founded in complexity science and visualised in 3D, will change the future of all decision-making — but can it work in help win wars?   Barbara Truman‘s insight: No mention of transdisciplinarity in this news piece, but I …

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Jul 20

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences

Let’s Shake Up the Social Sciences It is time to create new social science departments that reflect the breadth and complexity of the problems we face as well as the novelty of 21st-century science. Barbara Truman‘s insight: One of the topics I am researching diligently is dialogue in collaborative virtual environments. Alexander Christakis along with …

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Jun 09

Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and the Acausal Connecting Principle: A Case Study in Transdisciplinarity

Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and the Acausal Connecting Principle: A Case Study in Transdisciplinarity Barbara Truman‘s insight: Delightful article describing the transdiscisplinary pitfalls of collaboration. The example is perfect for my site that I chose to call Serendipitous Synchronicity. Some may wonder if I was just being playful akin to how I named my Second …

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Jun 09

Conversation, Conversion, and Transdisciplinarity

See on Scoop.it – Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments Every conversation can lead to conversion; to a new context, a different way of perceiving, a step out of habitual patterns of thinking that we unknowingly carry with us or alternately identify as … Barbara Truman‘s insight: References to Morin and Bohm. Nice analogy of seeing …

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Jun 08

John van Breda: “Towards a Transdisciplinary Hermeneutics”

See on Scoop.it – Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments John van Breda: “Towards a Transdisciplinary Hermeneutics” Overcoming the disciplinary divide is a precondition to finding long-term, durable solutions to the… Barbara Truman‘s insight: Proposed framework for Fusion of Disciplinary Horizons. Consider the zone of non-reisistance. Seek out Physicist David Bohm who wrote On Dialogue. Seek …

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Jun 08

Transdisciplinarity.m4v

See on Scoop.it – Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments Transdisciplinarity: Nurturing a Culture of Inquiry is an introduction to the subject of transdisciplinarity and how it might apply to problem solving. Based… Barbara Truman‘s insight: No idea who this person is!!    Nice explanation, especially on the notion of "being" as it relates to transdisciplinarity …

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Jun 08

Basarab Nicolescu: “Transdisciplinarity as Methodological Framework for Going Beyond the Science-Religion Debate”

See on Scoop.it – Transdisciplinarity in Collaborative Virtual Environments Basarab Nicolescu: “Transdisciplinarity as Methodological Framework for Going Beyond the Science-Religion Debate” In the first part of my talk I discuss what I… Barbara Truman‘s insight: Summarizes the manifesto well. Finally get the notion of mult-dimensional space-time. Must look into Transdisciplinarity Hermeneutics See on vimeo.com Tweet …

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