Societal Reimagination: Data & Story

In a network: emerging, unfolding and evolving lines of increasingly win^n inquiry.

Thinks, Things and Gatherings
How we weave slightly different thinks, around more networked and distributive things, gathering in dialogue around sufficiently generative questions, enacting and holding space for regenerative practices, will shape a world profoundly different from anything we have experienced: a homesteading of a new paradigm, rediscovering our eco-systemic niche on this here blue-green corner and embracing our stewardship calling.

What follows is a wireframe around which human beings playing and working can co-create scenarios and actionable insights, knowledge recipes conducive to and co-evolving with autopoietic shift.

There’s three main steps, adopting such knowledge augmented, value co-creation processes:

21C Transition: Digital Identity
Where participants find themselves and learn about what unique contribution is theirs to make, forming networks of networked agency, getting us from here to there, more or less in one peace.

21C Transition: Paths through the Waste Land
Moving, climbing, leaving behind what no longer serves, bringing along as much baby as possible while cleansing the bathwater for the benefit of seven generations.

21C Transition: Mixtapes
Knowledge recipes characterised by and producing: resonance, reach, resilience, reflexivity, resonance.

The Wireframe includes twelve fundamental questions.

How we help each other addressing and living these questions and what lines of inquiry we unfold, will determine what legacy we will leave to our children.

1. Ecosystems
Global warming is stewardship awakening and awareness annealing.

What is a human beings relationship with its ecosystems?

What is 8bn human beings relationship with our ecosystems?

2. Culture
Human nature and human culture and human nature.

What is humanity’s relationship with its own unfolding nature?

3. Technology
Artifacts, tools, language & technology.

What is humanity’s relationship with its artifacts and tools?

“…pack a potential in the way a crowbar in a willing hand envelops an energy of prying.”
— Gilles Deleuze

“…pack a potential in the way a trimtab in a willing group envelops an energy catalyzing autopoietic shift.”
— riffing on Deleuze

4. Identity
Uniqueness and belonging, embodied spirit, selfhood and social sense of self.

What is a human beings relationship with its own sense of identity and self?

5. Bricolage
Tinkering together with omniscient machines of loving kindness.

What is our relationship with art? What is our relationship with techne? What is the nature of our co-evolving relationship between inherent embodied wisdom, rules of thumb and algorithms?

6. Narrative
Although our narratives overwhelm to the point of ubiquity and invisibility, they might be merciful. We have cursed them, sometimes without cause.

What is humanity’s relationship with narratives? What institutions can be redesigned to co-exist as subsets of networks?

In a network, the best place to find

ourselves is inside win^n inquiry.

7. Flow
Our core 21C Literacy, is imagination. If we err on the side of self-organizing, we will get there.

What is humanity’s relationship with flow?

8. Transition
If you are one of those who still work inside old 20C or older, institutions — please continue for as long as possible. Then, leave.

What is a human beings relationship with institutionalization?

“Let everything that’s been planned come true. Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a tree is growing, it’s tender and pliant, but when it’s dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death’s companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being, because what has hardened will never win.”
— Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker Monologue

9. Thrivability
Inside prefab narratives this is often referred to as health. Thrivability is health from a perspective of ecosystemics, writ inclusive.

What is a human beings relationship with her pain, with her suffering?

10. Potential
Pain is a gift to be transformed. Suffering is our collective unwillingness to value and embrace this gift.

What is humanity’s relationship with its own potential, its own becoming?

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
— Carl G. Jung

11. Edge
All value, all potential for co-creation of value reside in edges.

What is humanity’s relationship with its own intrinsic value?

What is a human beings relationship with scarcity, with abundance?

12. Generativity
A quality of a complex adaptive living system from which its participants draws an independent and interdependent ability to create, generate or produce new content, contexts, intentionality, meaning, impact and value unique to that system.

What is a human beings relationship with past, present and future?

What is a human beings legacy? What is humanity’s legacy?

Conversations that Mind and Matter
This extendable set of questions are designed to work as a generative sequence, cards, underlying patterns of play, pattern languages and ontologies.

Large finite sets, which means we can compute, bringing human/machine intelligence to bear on our initial answers and lines of inquiry, from which we will be able to iterate, until our conversations that mind and matter and contextual intelligence, creativity and ability forms thriving practice.

- How would we know we’re doing it?
- Flow. Flow is how we know.

We have a decade to live the questions, to live into different answers.

First, we need to slow down ourselves so as to be able to nurture, grow and cultivate strategic reflexivity enough to be able to hold space for these questions together with others.

Then, we need to figure out how to extend the conversations, until we have connected with a sufficient number of other human beings.

Thirdly:

We made it? What happened? We happened.

In a network, the best place to find ourselves is inside win^n inquiry.

Cards catalyzing stories, Conversations that mind and matter, Digital communities & immersive productions. https://goo.gl/Ypd5u8