Complexity moving out of academia
Complexity moving out of academia – may be the start of new era in art
Throughout history, art reflects the era in which it is produced. It captures social movements, new awareness, insecurities, new relationships between man and the environment. Between man and fellow humans interacting together. Shaw (2004) sums this up as “rather like a time-stamped snapshot, contemporary art captures and defines its period, standing as a mirror to the condition and concerns of its surroundings.” As complexity theory moves to a wider audience outside academia, organization practitioners and artists are both being impacted with new ways of thinking about themselves and the world around them. We may be on the threshold of not only significant changes within our social organizations, but how these changes are reflected in the art our generation produces.
Shaw, R. (2004). The muddy confluence – art and
complexity. Café Complexity [Online], August.
Available: http://www.mateowillis.com/library/Confluence.pdf (not available online on 6/6/09)
Ross A. Wirth, Ph.D. (2004)
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Transformative Networking – connecting change
leaders to enable self-organized grassroots change.
Next Steps – While still conceptual, transformative
networking offers the possibility of leading change through the networking of
those already interested or involved in similar initiatives, effectively tearing
down existing silos of practice that exist across disciplines and fields of
work. The next step is to develop a proof of concept built on the theoretical
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Included will be identifying the minimal structure and governance required to
enable self-organization within the network while not constraining what might
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