A confluence of paradigm and technology [Kenneth Bausch, ISSS 1998 Paper Session, July 22/98]

[Paper session, July 22/98, 3:45 p.m.]

Kenneth C. Bausch

Conclusion: Systems paradigm has similarity to Internet, as interconnection

1. Social realities are dissipative structure: turbulence, then high levels of organization.

2.. Social structures are autopoetic, constantly reproducing themselves. How research came about. First needed to create some result from 30 works. Then underlined most interesting topics, and sorted them out to five categories: Used a Cogniscope (from Warfield's science of interactive design) for groups to create new organization designs with clusters Then used computers to reorganize Conclusions: Social reality (and psychological reality) is temporized In our interconnected world, there's rapid change.


Dissertation is at Saybrook, Plenum is interested, but the book is thick.

Maturana and Verela is a closed system (as well as Luhmann)

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