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Presentation by Noboru Konno for the Future Center Summit Tokyo 2010. Keywords: "ba", knowledge creation, place, placelessness, noh, future centrers

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Logic ba

  1. 1. An open stage for “Noh” play How the Concept of “Ba” can be applied to FCs? Noboru Konno 2010.11.24 Future Center Summit Tokyo 20102010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  2. 2. “Ba” • Place (where) you are ba • Place for events, atmosphere • Situation, moment • Scenes • Stage • Stock exchange • Conditions, affordance • Field2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  3. 3. Open, flexible platform with “Noh” stage and “Ba” embedded routines and processes2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  4. 4. Funa benkei is a Japanese Noh play written by Kanze Kojirô Nobumitsu, eventually adapted to Kabuki by Kawatake Mokuami in 1885. It was staged for the first time in November that year and starred Ichikawa Danj r IX. Minamoto no Yoritomo, seeing his younger brother Minamoto no Yoshitsune as a rival power, excludes him from the royal family despite his loyal performance in battle. Yoshitsune decides to escape and meet up with his retainer Benkei at the Ômo-no-Ura port. (1)While at a hotel en route, his girlfriend Shizuka dances for him, and her headress falls off during the dance. It is a bad omen, so she leaves it and returns to Kyoto. (2)Yoshitsune continue the next day and board the boat, where they are stuck by a dangerous storm. (3)During the storm they are attacked by ghosts of the sea, among them Taira no Tomomori. They fight the spirits, but to no avail. Eventually Benkei realises that the only way to defeat a vengeful spirit is through prayer, and the storm dissipates. Wikipedia2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  5. 5. ancient rituals: sacred music “Kagura” and “ba” and dancing2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  6. 6. ancient rituals: sacred music “Kagura” and “ba” and dancing2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  7. 7. “Shinto” shrine2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  8. 8. “Ba” as Culture • In Japan, the nature of “basho” (Place) or “placelessness” has appeared more pronounced than in many other countries. It is because in Japan the experience of place before the industrial society is deep rooted and very old whereas the landscape influenced by urbanization and industrialization has only recently been formed. • “Place and Placelessness” Edward Relph (1999)2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  9. 9. “Ba” and tea ceremony2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  10. 10. http://www.archi-miyata.com/database/database.cgi?cmd=s&sc=kouji 東求堂同仁斎 Tou-gu-dou(1486) Became the origin of the tea room, “tatami” “shosai”room that is the beginning of the space Japanese see the commonality in both the 15th 荒川区 Hさま邸 戸建 フルリフォーム 2009 年 10 月 12 日 century room and modern Japanese rooms. http://www.l-up.jp/blog/?p=3392010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  11. 11. “Ba” is Shared Context in Motion in tune with each other2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  12. 12. “Ba” is Shared Context in Motion “Becomes it” no separation of I and it2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  13. 13. “Ba” is Shared Context in Motion Devoting Mind2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  14. 14. So what’s “ba”? • The concept is originally proposed by Japanese philosopher Kitaro Nishida: as foundation of existence is nothingness, only place or ba can define the own existence that “emerges” • i.e. shared place for emerging relationships and meaning 場の共有が関係性と意味を創発する • The place can be physical, virtual, mental, or any combination2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  15. 15. So what’s “ba”? • No separation between you and I, nor this and that, through fusion of both--- or “pure experience” (cf. Cartesian dualism) 主客未分の純粋経験 • Predicative logic vs. subjective logic 述語論理と主語論理 • Verb driven world=event- driven world • Subject driven world = material driven world2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  16. 16. Experience, physical interaction, or inter-subjectivity, as elements to overcome gaps between logic and facts, rationalism and empiricism. 経験、身体的相互作用、間主観性が論理と事実、合理主義と経験主義の狭間を埋める Subject-Object Relationship and Nishida’s “Pure Experience”2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  17. 17. Ba= Shared context-in-motion, dynamic meaning space (topos) Three Factors (functions) of Ba: 1.Essential dialog, Explicit k. Shared Context Explicit k. reflective thinking 2.Communication/info Individual Individual sharing context Ba context Tacit k. Tacit k. 3.Learning/ Practical Ba collaboration Mental/Cognitive Ba Physical Ba Virtual Ba (Nonaka,Konno 1998) Tacit knowledge (physical, experience) is basis of knowledge, because it is directly connected to place/ space/physical relationship. Sharing context (Ba) is origin of knowledge creation.2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  18. 18. Then why Japan needs future centers?• 従来の「日本的経営」の限界 • Limit of conventional “Japanese Management”• イノベーション経営、創造経済の • The era of innovation 時代の到来 management and creative economy• 再構築、協業の要請 • Need for reconstruction and collaboration• 新たな創造的組織文化への転換 • Shift to new, creative organizational culture• 社会的知識資産への注目 • Attention to social capital FCと場への関心  An interest to “ba” and FC
  19. 19. “Ba” and Future Center • Place for emerging relationships and co-creating of knowledge • I=You relationship, collaborative actions, leadership • Embedded process of knowledge creation (“kata” or creative routine) • Dynamic networking with other “ba”2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  20. 20. Give attention to sharing experiences, use predicative language to consciously create and establish “ba”, then develop it....2010 (c)N.Konno, KIRO Please Do Not Copy.
  21. 21. Thank you.