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Presentation from the International Jean Gebser Society 2017 in New York. Recorded but not delivered, Connection / WLAN problems.. A Video will be made available soon.... maybe check the GEBSER 2001 publication: XXVII Annual Jean Gebser Conference, Worldly Expressions of the Integral, October 18-20, 2001 - Ohio University, Athens, OH,
Concreteness in Integral Worlds
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Gebser 2017-heiner benking concreteness in integral worlds-revisited

  1. 1. SEEING THROUGH THE WORLD: TRANSPARENCY AND PLANETIZATION 47th International Jean Gebser Society Conference - gebser.org/transparency2017 6-7 OCTOBER 2017, Judson Memorial Assembly Hall, New York, NY In Jean Gebser’s body of work, the principle of transparency is a unique expression of the emerging integral world. The nascent, integral structure of consciousness, which Gebser believed was well underway during his lifetime, could be identified by its spiritual capacity to render the world transparent, to shine through (durchscheinen) to its originary and primordial powers. The effect this would have on the previously realized structures of consciousness would be to render them diaphanous in both its dark aspects (the magic and mythic ontologies) as well as its light aspects (the mental-rational ontology). The synonyms clarity and lucidity were also provided by Gebser as qualitative descriptors—found in both the arts, through poets like Rilke, or the sciences, through physicists like Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg with the discoveries in quantum mechanics—to further elucidate the integral structure. Videoconference with Heiner Benking: Concreteness in Integral Worlds
  2. 2. The presentation by Heiner Benking revisits a previous paper delivered for the XXVII Annual Jean Gebser Conference titled Worldly Expressions of the Integral, October, 2001 at Ohio University, Athens, OH and updates on work done with Otto Schärli--- Architect, Humanist, Artist, a friend of Jean Gebser and late president of the Jean Gebser Society in Germany in the 90ies. Schärli was close to Hugo Kückelhaus, which helps us to bridge worlds of knowing and experiencing, the given or “not-given”. As the paper has not been presented due to “9/11”, some slides for clarification: “Worldview Compositions” have been added from the Altenberg workshop on „Emergence and the Psychology of Humans“: Konrad-Lorenz-Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, 1996/97. www.gebser.org/conferences benking.de/Gebser2017.html SEEING THROUGH THE WORLD: TRANSPARENCY AND PLANETIZATION 47th International Jean Gebser Society Conference 6-7 OCTOBER 2017 Judson Memorial Assembly Hall, New York Concreteness in Integral Worlds – some constructions – Heiner Benking
  3. 3. gebser.org/integrative-explorations
  4. 4. Otto Schärli, Heiner Benking thur.de/philo/Benking/effe_en.html
  5. 5. Premier forum des solutions pour développement des musées et expositione Journée Access Multimedia 17. - 18. Novembre 1998 - Cité des Sciences et de l‘Industrie No covenant in modern times Many Portals - but no „Common House“ Source: http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/ http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/macroscopehttp://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/macroscope/ „Magnetic Portals“: Information Strategy Magazine, July/August 1998
  6. 6. Crisis of Order, Orientation, Meaning,... Die Neuen Medien - Kommunikative Gesellschaft ? Studium generale, Humboldt - Universität zu Berlin 17.1. 2000 Watch your Symbols, Icons, Words, & Metaphors, Worlds,... ● prison ?● ● varieté ?● ● show ?● ● labyrinth ?● ● bomb ?● ● sweet pie ? ● the final flood of post-modern CyberCulture ?
  7. 7. Normal or Paradigmatic Science as "Puzzle-Solving" According to Kuhn, once a paradigm has been accepted by a scientific community, subsequent research consists of applying the shared methods of the disciplinary matrix to solve the types of problems defined by the exemplar. Since the type of solution that must be found is well defined and the paradigm "guarantees" that such a solution exists (though the precise nature of the solution and the path that will get you to a solution is often not known in advance), Kuhn characterizes scientific research during normal or paradigmatic science as "puzzle-solving“.
  8. 8. Premier forum des solutions pour développement des musées et expositiones - Journée Access Multimedia 17. - 18. Novembre 1998 - Cité des Sciences et de l‘Industrie Central issues include: • Culture and Cyberculture • Frontiers and Challenges of Conceptual Navigation • Orientation and Understanding • CREATE NEW SPACES AND MAPS? http://benking.de/meta-paradigm.htm http://benkign.de/ceptualinstitute/landscape.htm In such fields the question of context and overview evolves naturally - This is essential for learning and „daring“ to forget. As a result the human right to know what something is „about“ can evolve naturally.
  9. 9. Order Schemas Form constants as mapped the cartographer of consciousness Brian Horst OMNI Sept. 1980
  10. 10. . GLOBAL LEARN DAY WELCOME TO EUROPE Finding distance and perspective or feeling lost in the “woods” and afraid of “walls”?
  11. 11. Otto Schärli sketching with Hugo Kückelhaus “in mind” how different kinds of information, signs and concepts can be related.
  12. 12. Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics OTTO SCHÄRLI was drawing with me the flow of information across order schemas and how meaning connects across sign- and media-systems and what this could mean for our communication and shared awareness/consciousness.
  13. 13. Gebser – synchron-optical “grids” - schemas - scaffoldings …..
  14. 14. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  15. 15. Roots and Wings I want to mention here and dedicate this presentation to people I learned from, colleagues and friends, and show how they contributed, formed and informed me, and helped and set an example by their work and being…. Such work and life examples are highlighted below to provide an idea about how I want to make concrete differences that matters, how “I tick” and how and why I construct and share. ● Rabindranath Tagore/Ṭhākur - Albert Einstein, Ralph Siu, Herbert Stachowiak ● Erich Jantsch, Alexander Christakis, John Warfield, Robert Jungk ● Donella Meadows, Elinor Ostrom, Elisabeth Mann-Borgese, Merete Mattern ● Robert Jungk, Peter Carleton, Charles François, Kurt Hanks, Barbara Vogl ● Frederic Vester, Friedemann Schwartzkopf, Anthony Judge, Cop Mcdonald ● ● and prominently featured: 2 ARCHITECTS and 1 MODEL / SYSTEMS / PRAGMATICS pioneer:: OTTO SCHÄRLI & ALFRED SCHINZ & HERBERT STACHOWIAK
  16. 16. ALFRED SCHINZ 1919-1999 benking.de/schinz
  17. 17. ALFRED SCHINZ 1919-1999 benking.de/schinz
  18. 18. WORD & PICTURE & MAP/MODEL “EDUCATED !?
  19. 19. Character-set - Sign-sets & Frames of References Mit jedem Namen schon, den wir den Dingen geben, nehmen wir ihnen einen Teil der Wirklichkeit. Jean Gebser Das Wintergedicht 1944 Novalis revisited … ?
  20. 20. The Thinking-Learning Space of Enlightenment Education Wunderkammern - Scaffoldings – Models & Architecture The measurement schema of Erelitou I with Ying and Yang grids. Alfred Schinz
  21. 21. ORDERS SCHEMAS SCAFFOLDINGS MAPS MODELS WUNDERKAMMERN
  22. 22. The fixed frame of reference becomes a cage with build-in obsolescence. In its place must come an expanding field of irregular pulsating reference frames generating a constant flow of exchange and capable of encompassing greater synthesis and integration. Fields Within Fields … Within Fields THE WORLD INSTITUTE, Julius Stulmann, 1968 The Methodology of the Creative Process
  23. 23. Whoever imagines mental deep permeable barriers which actually do not exist and then thinks them away, has understood the world. As space is entrapped in geometry's network of lines, thought is caught in its (own) inherent laws. Maps make the world comprehensible to us; we are still waiting for the star-maps of the spirit. In the same way than ambling through fields we risk getting lost, the spirit negotiates its terrain. Friedrich Rückert, Wisdom of the Brahmins a didactic poem, Charles T. Brooks in 1882 Friedrich Rückert Die Weisheit des Brahmanen, ein Lehrgedicht in Bruchstücken Werke, Band 2, Leipzig und Wien [1897], S. 50-51. Interview, Panel-Discussion, …. * this is a critical translation issue: WALLS a& BOUNDARIES are „man-made“ – have no equivalent in Nature. The term Schranken therfore can be trasnlated as restraining bounds, or semiphors, barriers & temporary permeable or translucent / transparent material/strata/membranes/transition zones). 10th Annual Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Berlin, November, 9-11 2009
  24. 24. 2 modes of knowing / experiencing the world !? or multi-modal?, embodied, diaphane, …?? ∙ Perceptual - cognitive - symbolic ∙ Direct - intuitive - nonlocal Robert Fludd - (Immanuel Kant) There are many dualistic splits in our concepts: ➢ Lumpers - Splitterers ➢ Black – White ➢ East – West Mundus intelligibilis – Mundus sensibilis & Mundus Imaginabilis & Mundus Memoratiua …... MULITI-MODAL – EMBODIED – ALIFE - TRANSPARENT or ontological splits between being & thinking !? ● Luna, Frecsa, Laszlo
  25. 25. Fig 1: The CINCI - Canyon: The technology canyon between coded- and non-coded information. benking.de/bridge-masterplan.html 13th ICSU - CODATA Conference in collaboration with the ICSU-Panel on World Data Centers, Beijing, October 1992 Databases and Definition Problems: Workshop M and System Presentation Bridges and a Masterplan for Islands of Data in a Labyrinth of Environmental and Economic Information
  26. 26. LET‘s TRY TO LEARN AND EXPERIENCE MORE, LET‘s GO BEYOND WALLS AND MODELS Plan „B“ has a flaw Why not go for PLAN „D“? (overview & overclaims) Searching for alternatives for knowing, presenting, representing, and sharing? The European CEC „white paper“ Towards a Learning Society started with Condorcet asking us to experience and even try new ways. The Club of Rome Report quotes the children with „get real or get lost“. Children workshops showed in 1993 that they picked the proposed concepts up very naturally and easily, they wrote as a headline our View of Life is too Flat“. All cultures request to make words solid and use a living, embodied language with analogies and metaphors. We recommend these links to show that „big pictures“ and „other models“ are possible and the work-reports and material on education including Theses for Education“ from Turku, WFSF 1993 „big pictures“ have been also asked here 9 years later but how? And can be also found here: GLOBAL LEARN DAY
  27. 27. Percepts without Concepts are blind, Concepts without Percepts are empty. Words without Actions are futile, Values without Contexts are meaningless. (free after Leibniz, Kant, Margeaux) “GOVERNING THE ANTHROPOCENE: CYBER-SYSTEMIC POSSIBILITIES?” HERRENHAUSEN PALACE, HANNOVER GERMANY. 30TH - 31ST JULY 2015 - Programme for a Systemic Inquiry
  28. 28. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  29. 29. ● real spaces perceptual __________________________________ ● concept spaces conceptual www.meta-self.com benking.de/ ceptualinstitute/ borderland.htm GLOBAL LEARN DAY - 1996 WELCOME TO EUROPE Why not: think objects/subjects deep ? take space real and serious ? enjoy and play in spaces ? make spaces places ? which can help making sense ? ease understanding ? Sharing & bridging realities
  30. 30. “GOVERNING THE ANTHROPOCENE: CYBER-SYSTEMIC POSSIBILITIES?” HERRENHAUSEN PALACE, HANNOVER GERMANY. 30TH - 31ST JULY 2015 - Programme for a Systemic Inquiry
  31. 31. Peter Carleton metaself.org
  32. 32. Model Thinking & Pragmatics Herbert Stachowiak 28. Mai 1921 - 2004 Studium Generale, Springer, 1965 Scientific Thought, UNESCO 1972 Allgemeine Modelltheorie, Springer 1973 General Model Theory Modelle und Modelldenken im Unterricht, Klinkhardt 1980 Modell und Kunst, 1981 Pragmatics Pragmatik, Vol. I-V Meiner 1986-96 …..
  33. 33. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  34. 34. The both sides of Wholeness and the Way in-between. Fig. 147. Die Weltformel der Unsterblichkeit, Vom Sinn der zahl - die Einheit der Natur, Michael Stelzner Form constants as mapped by the cartographer of consciousness, Brian Horst OMNI Sept. 1980 Vision Quest - The Four Shields Global Sharing and Coping Transformation of Representation benking.de/ceptualinstitute/landscape.htm
  35. 35. http://mattersofconsequence.com/MOCfig2.html http://mattersofconsequence.com/index.html
  36. 36. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  37. 37. KnowMap Vol. 1, No. 5, August 2001 Spacial versus Spatial: Part I - Setting Common Frames of Reference Part II - Spacial Knowledge Maps and Knowledge Models Part III- Panoramic Thinking and End of This Journey Heiner Benking http://newciv.org/cob/members/benking/knowmap.html
  38. 38. KnowMap Vol. 1, No. 5, August 2001 People feel fine with icons (images) and symbols, but when Peirce in his sign theory introduced something in-between what he called index they are somehow destabilized and frightened - not able to believe in the either - or world of words or metaphoric pictures. Just for the exercise we want to test Peirce's index here by considering his third category a spacial map or model. This would create room for communication and sensations when linking and merging of realities and bridge the media breaks. This in-betweening is further explored in … from chapter: Profound Ignorance and In-Between Spacial versus Spatial – Part III : Panoramic Thinking and End of This Journey
  39. 39. KnowMap Vol. 1, No. 5, August 2001 People feel fine with icons (images) and symbols, but when Peirce in his sign theory introduced something in-between what he called index they are somehow destabilized and frightened - not able to believe in the either - or world of words or metaphoric pictures. Just for the exercise we want to test Peirce's index here by considering his third category a spacial map or model. This would create room for communication and sensations when linking and merging of realities and bridge the media breaks. This in-betweening is further explored in … from chapter: Profound Ignorance and In-Between Spacial versus Spatial – Part III : Panoramic Thinking and End of This Journey
  40. 40. Old and New Spaces, Orders and Models for Orientations and Agreements UNESCO Conference: The Unifying Aspects of Cultures, Vienna 2003 From Cusanus and Peirce, to Warburg ... and further down the road less travelled „Models“ „Signs“ Library „levels“ „Cognitive Panorama“ N. v. Kues (Cusanus) C.S. Peirce A. Warburg work in progress ANALOGON INDEX ORIENTATION CONTEXTS SYMBOLON SYMBOL WORDS SUBJECTS ICON ICON IMAGE OBJECTS ACTIONS Systematic, communicative General Model Theory, ETHICS & PRAGMATICS Jonas / Stachowiak
  41. 41. Multimedia Where do we go from here ? Using Maps and Models, SuperSigns and SuperStructures Heiner Benking International CODATA Symposium on Multimedia in Science and Technology - MIST 2005 - European Academy, Berlin, Germany September 19-20, 2005 International ICSU-CODATA Symposium Berlin, ICSU - International Council of Scientific Unions, CODATA- Committee on Data for Science and Technology
  42. 42. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  43. 43. ICONS - IMAGES - METAPHORS - SCHEMAS - BODIES
  44. 44. benking.de/education.htm
  45. 45. XIII World Conference of World Futures Studies Federation, COHERENCE AND CHAOS IN OUR UNCOMMON FUTURES - Visions, Means, Actions - Turku, Finland August 3-27, 1993 Visual Access Strategies for Multi-Dimensional Objects and Issues A new World View, based on the Hyperlink ECO-CUBE, for better understanding and communication about multi-disciplines like Ecology 12 Theses Thesis 1 Framework Thesis 2 Separate vs. Whole Thesis 3 Holo-experience Thesis 4 Isolation Thesis 5 Re-binding Thesis 6 Nomenclature Thesis 7 Visual Immediacy Thesis 8 Imagery & Place Thesis 9 Experience of Scales Thesis 10 Exploring Eco-Scaling Thesis 11 Natur-Raum-Zeit Thesis 12 Dialogue of "Whole"
  46. 46. Futures of a Complex World 12–13 June 2017, Turku, Finland www.futuresconference.fi/2017 Session Futures of Education, Art and Cultural Studies Session V, Tue 13 June 10:45- 12:00 FUTURES of learning and negotiation , policy-making, and awareness/consciousness Heiner Benking Keyword: Democracy, Education, the Future of Models, Systems, Media, Signs and Senses
  47. 47. Alternative presentations of the periodic table or layout of chemical elements Battle of Perspectives ? GLOBAL LEARN DAY WELCOME TO EUROPE
  48. 48. Guilford, J. P., The Nature of Human Intelligence, New York: McGraw Hill, 1967. Cube Interface, Global Energy Network and Information System, Millennium Project, WFUNA
  49. 49. benking.de/systems/encyclopedia/newterms/#_Toc87362165 systemspedia.org /entry.aspx?entry=0484
  50. 50. A general diagram of mankinds’s place in the global ecosystem using a VENN diagram subdivided as proposed by E. EDWARDS (1989) A: Atmosphere, G: Geosphere H: Hydrosphere E: Energy The intersections represent specific fields of inquiry. EH is for example hydrodynamics. Any subset can be subdivided according to more particular necessity (A…A1 , A2 … An ) Mankind and smaller human groups interact with any environmental subset. EHAG represents the most global dynamic and integrated ecosystem. Different and much more complex representations are possible as for example DOXIADIS’ ekistics or BENKING’s eco-cube.
  51. 51. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  52. 52. LINK TO GLOBAL CHANGE EXHIBITION Global Sharing and Coping GLOBAL CHANGE 1990-99
  53. 53. WHICH FIELD ? OUR FIELD ?
  54. 54. Global Sharing and Coping Starting Points uia.org HARMONIZATION The first and most central entry points have been around a G7 and SRU German Environmental experts initiative which was taken up by the UN- Environment Programme UNEP - HEM. GLOBAL CHANGE The other started with the GLOBAL CHANGE conference 1988 in Moskow. Germany and other countries had been invited to present „Challenges to Science and Politics“ in form of Conferences and Exhibitions. As I was invited to contribute I had to think anew on how such complex Issues could be communicated to the broader public, raising awareness and consciousness, and being correct and helpful for scientists, politicians, and industry at the same time. I go public now 1998 as after having this touring exhibition 8 years in Germany, but never been shown outside Germany, and being updated and in high demand, there is high danger of losing this piece and milestone. Politics look east and local when the exhibition was opened in May 1990. The result we have no public eye and information about the exhibition, its scope and results. As this is fatal in my view, I fee I have to change and address that. I could have also called this UIA guest page GLOBAL CHANGE or LOCAL AND GLOBAL CHANGE - as my work started about global environmental issues in 1988 with such wide and universal themes. Only because I was involved in two or more projects at that time, and have a certain background which was about preparing and documenting decisions and presenting results, I was able to make the bridge, combine what normally is not seen as one - or in one solution. As both project concepts are not only of wider interest and unique in their approach, specially in their time we are proposing here to follow each background independently and then join in again the flow of events.
  55. 55. INST-Conference 6-8. December 2002, Austria Center, Vienna benking.de/semiotics/terminology.htm benking.de/semiotics/TKE-99.html benking.de/ceptualinstitute/terminology.htm http://benking.de/Global-Change /harmonization-global-change.html http://benking.de/Global-Change
  56. 56. “GOVERNING THE ANTHROPOCENE: CYBER-SYSTEMIC POSSIBILITIES?” HERRENHAUSEN PALACE, HANNOVER GERMANY. 30TH - 31ST JULY 2015 - Programme for a Systemic Inquiry
  57. 57. GLOBAL SHARING & CARING Ecological thinking is: Thinking and understanding “inter” and “trans” or “Interaction along and across hierarchical scales in a concrete and sharable way”
  58. 58. Anthony Judge
  59. 59. Blackbox and Whitebox - systemic terms
  60. 60. How about that for a beginning? Eleanor Ostrom Economy and Political Sciences, Nobel Prize Lecture, Dec, 8., 2009 More: Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action Ostrom, Elinor, Cambridge University Press, 1990 Understanding Institutional Diversity Ostrom, Elinor, Princeton, Princeton University Press. 2005. Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice Ostrom, Elinor and Hess, Charlotte, Editors, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2006 10th Annual Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Berlin, November, 9-11 2009 • multi-perspective • multi-positional and multi-centric • mix of scales • nested • meta-data analysis research included • diversity of rules and systems • coping with dilemmas • multi-level • not chaotic – but complex • common pool resources and sets • common analytical tools and language • common and diverse regimes across scales • communication and agent-based models • clarifying concepts, trust and reputation •….
  61. 61. • [more]: New Renaissance 3, UN COP15 – UNFCCC side events Copenhagen 2009, Continuously updated this Blog: www.quergeist.info 10th Annual Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Berlin, November, 9-11 2009 Third session: Walls of menace to the Environment Breaking down the walls that constrain environmental and sustainable development prospects). [Audio and Video] New Science, new Language, new Thinking ? HOW ABOUT? OLD and proven, traditional and NEW Thinking and Doing and Sharing ?
  62. 62. KnowMap Vol. 1, No. 5, August 2001 Spacial versus Spatial: Part I - Setting Common Frames of Reference Part II - Spacial Knowledge Maps and Knowledge Models Part III- Panoramic Thinking and End of This Journey Heiner Benking http://newciv.org/cob/members/benking/knowmap.html
  63. 63. OTTO SCHÄRLI was drawing with me the flow of information across order schemas and how meaning connects across sign- and media-systems and what this could mean for our commun- ication and shared awareness/consciousness. Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics
  64. 64. Global Sharing and Coping Connecting Worlds, Scales, Signs, Media, & Forms/Structures
  65. 65. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  66. 66. The ICC is in the MMI Library a basis for teaching wholeness and connectedness - what we know and how little we know ! KNOW-MAPS FOR KIDS patterns can be meanings that connect GLOBAL LEARN DAY WELCOME TO EUROPE
  67. 67. KURT HANKS - The VISUALIZER RAPID VIZ winstonbrill.com/bril001/html/article_index/articles/451-500/article467_body.html
  68. 68. KURT HANKS - The VISUALIZER RAPID VIZ winstonbrill.com/bril001/html/article_index/articles/451-500/article467_body.html
  69. 69. Kurt Hanks, PARADIGM MAPPING http://hanksconsulting.com/page10.html
  70. 70. Kurt Hanks, PARADIGM MAPPING
  71. 71. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  72. 72. Futures of a Complex World 12–13 June 2017, Turku, Finland www.futuresconference.fi/2017 Session Futures of Education, Art and Cultural Studies Session V, Tue 13 June 10:45- 12:00 FUTURES of learning and negotiation , policy-making, and awareness/consciousness Heiner Benking Keyword: Democracy, Education, the Future of Models, Systems, Media, Signs and Senses
  73. 73. XIII World Conference of World Futures Studies Federation, COHERENCE AND CHAOS IN OUR UNCOMMON FUTURES - Visions, Means, Actions - Turku, Finland August 3-27, 1993 Visual Access Strategies for Multi-Dimensional Objects and Issues A new World View, based on the Hyperlink ECO-CUBE, for better understanding and communication about multi-disciplines like Ecology 12 Theses Thesis 1 Framework Thesis 2 Separate vs Whole Thesis 3 Holo-experience Thesis 4 Isolation Thesis 5 Re-binding Thesis 6 Nomenclature Thesis 7 Visual Immediacy Thesis 8 Imagery & Place Thesis 9 Experience of Scales Thesis 10 Exploring Eco-Scaling Thesis 11 Natur-Raum-Zeit Thesis 12 Dialogue of "Whole"
  74. 74. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  75. 75. MOTIVATION BEHAVOIR PERSPERCTIVE taking How about a combination of: ● PERSPERCTIVES ● POSITIONS ● FRAMES of REFERENCES
  76. 76. Structural plasticity of the social brain: Differential change after socio-affective and cognitive mental training Sofie L. Valk1, Boris C. Bernhardt1,2, Fynn-Mathis Trautwein1, Anne Böckler1,3, Philipp Kanske1,4, Nicolas Guizard2, D. Louis Collins2 and Tania Singer1,* Science Advances 04 Oct 2017: Vol. 3, no. 10, e1700489, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700489
  77. 77. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  78. 78. DIGITAL PETERS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRx gWPDkYTA&feature=related PETERS MAP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osQ N7aSQV9w&feature=related
  79. 79. European Commission MEDICI Framework 13.- 20. March 2002 Welcome to the Future There is to our knowledge nothing similar to the synchronoptic world history of Arno Peters“ (1952) "Es gibt unseres Wissens keine Parallele zu Arno Peters' Synchronoptischer Weltgeschichte (1952) http://www.zweitausendeins.de/Peters/Presse.htm (2001) http://www.heise.de/tp/deutsch/inhalt/buch/4788/1.html HYPER HISTORY & Reference Rooms „Die Sichtbarmachung des Gleichzeitigen“ – „Visualizing the Concurrent“
  80. 80. HOW TO LIE WITH MAPS qk m 1 3 22 30 10 18
  81. 81. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  82. 82. benking.de/dialog/LJUBLJANA-DIALOGUES.htm Ljubljana meeting is inspired by our deep conviction that there are huge paradigmatic changes going on right now and that some extremely important new discoveries are "hanging in the air" right ahead of us. By highlighting some of the selected crucial themes we wish to contribute in ripening of this fruits of our restless time. * The consciousness researcher Bernard Baars speaks about „global workplaces of the mind", something others, as David Feinstein and Stanley Krippner, have called „mythologies" - both cultural and personal. So the question is: Can we have a bridge between the personal, social and cultural „mythologies"? When we review the ontological question „what is real" we are immediately in the dilemma of everyone having his own perceptions and reasoning and all of us living in „parallel worlds" without any connection, without any exchange and reinforcement/acknowledgement between them. This has lead into the benking.de/dialog/r-benking.html See HAGIA CHORA: House of Eyes
  83. 83. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  84. 84. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  85. 85. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  86. 86. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  87. 87. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  88. 88. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  89. 89. LINK TO GLOBAL CHANGE EXHIBITION Global Sharing and Coping GLOBAL CHANGE 1990-99
  90. 90. 1. To create knowledge in a spirit of openness to the world, integrating new perspectives 2. To think and act in a forward looking manner 3. To acquire knowledge and act in an interdisciplinary manner 4. To be able to plan and act in cooperation with others 5. To be able to participate in decision-making processes 6. To be able to motivate others to become active 7. To be able to reflect upon one’s own principles and those of others 8. To be able to plan and act autonomously 9. To be able to show empathy for and solidarity with the disadvantaged 10. To be able to motivate oneself to become active Gestaltungs – Competences UNESCO - Education for Sustainable Development
  91. 91. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  92. 92. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  93. 93. Watch your metaphors and models ! More: Overclaims and Oversimplifications 1997 & Sharing and Changing Realities: Landscape 1997 GeoEcoDynamics 1988 & Knowmap Spacial vs. Spatial 2001 & Access and Assimilation 1992 and Geo-Object Coding 1988 (GeoJournal) & Spatial Metaphors 1994 (Benking/Judge) – GEOSCIENCES exhibition - AWS 1991 & UN YEAR of the Mountains: Bridges for a World Divided 2002 Source: USGCRP report 2000 Source: BIOLOG, page 12 Biodiversity and Global Change www.pt-dlr.de, Nov 2003
  94. 94. - Wherefrom / Whence ? - Why ? - Whereto / Whither ?
  95. 95. . GLOBAL LEARN DAY WELCOME TO EUROPE Finding distance and perspective or feeling lost in the “woods” and afraid of “walls
  96. 96. Normal or Paradigmatic Science as "Puzzle-Solving" According to Kuhn, once a paradigm has been accepted by a scientific community, subsequent research consists of applying the shared methods of the disciplinary matrix to solve the types of problems defined by the exemplar. Since the type of solution that must be found is well defined and the paradigm "guarantees" that such a solution exists (though the precise nature of the solution and the path that will get you to a solution is often not known in advance), Kuhn characterizes scientific research during normal or paradigmatic science as "puzzle-solving“.
  97. 97. Contributions and Challenges for Peace and Development for Participatory Research, Citizen Sciences and Fab Labs Pia Viviani deputy director citizen science, Foundation Science et Cité Representative of Tous Scientifiques Speaker as representative of ECSA for OSI 2016 in Geneva Heiner Benking Independent Journalist and Facilitator, ECSA Advisory Board Member ECSA Technology and Policy Board Member Delegate of OSI as member to ECSA in the founding boards of Open-Forum, Youth-Leader, Positive-Nett-Works, CGI, … Advisory Board of ECOSOC - IHTEC – and member of the UN-ECOSOC Global Commons Alliance www.osi-genevaforum.org/United-Nations-December-2016-Participatory-Research-Citizen-Sciences- and-Fab.html - weturn.org/OSI-UN-Geneva-2016/PIA-HEINER--ECSA-161214_CS_OSI-2016-12.pdf
  98. 98. Futures of a Complex Wo 12–13 June 2017, Turku, Finland www.futuresconference.f Session Futures of Education, Art and Cultural Studies Session V, Tue 13 June 2017 FUTURES of learning and negotiation, policy-making, and awareness/consciousness Heiner BenkingKeyword: Democracy, Education, the Future of Models, Systems, Media, Signs and Senses » Check: benking.de/futures
  99. 99. Keywords: Knowledge Organization, Rough Overview Orientation / Survey knowledge, Structured Dialogic Design (SDD), Open Government, Cogniscope, Multitrack- Diplomacy, Education, Policy, Transdisciplinarity, Open-Forum, General Geography, 21stCenturyAgora, SuperSigns, SuperStructures, Governance, Dialog, Stammtisch 2.0 / 3.0, Global Embodied Covenant, Dialog-Conversation, Participatory Futures, Futures Creation
  100. 100. commonsactionfortheunitednations.org pelicanweb.org pelicanweb.org/solisustv11n age5.html
  101. 101. UN – ECOSOC- AMR 2008: N) Proposal for Lindh-Foundation, European – Mediteranian Countries, Berlin-Alexandria 2008. Dialog and Peace-Making Roundtable learning from experience during the last 40 years and new ideas Stumbling blocks preventing true dialog, peace-making, and reconciliation: 1) we fight over words but do not check the meaning, 2) we do not question and compare the values attached to statements and attitudes, 3) we do not contextualize and embody concepts and meaning, do not check the sectors, regions, scales, proportions and consequences of alternative actions, 4) we do not give voice, empower, listen, cherish and cultivate difference or variety in dialog and decision making, 5) Disorientation and dumbing-down in Cyberculture and a mis-administered and misunderstood, intangible “Glocalisation”: Where we get overloaded by communication noise (sign/symbol melange) and media demagogy which means: no trust and fidelity in the statements and no ways and means to check the credibility and impact/relevance, and get lost between the scales, brackets, and sectors. 6) The above incompatibility and incomparability opens the door for over-claims and oversimplifications. Leaders use intangible jargon (plastic-words), neglect impacts and avoid instead of exploring differences and alternatives. e – DISCUSSION ON ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT "Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to sustainable development".
  102. 102. Panel 1: Learning about cybersystemic governance from Limits to Growth. Speakers: Alexander Christakis and Heiner Benking. Response by Robert Hoffman Input by Heiner Benking: Revisiting, Reframing and Rescaling an embodied „Problematique“ and Covenant. Reflections and Learnings about Systems, Models, Frames, Signs, Media, Representation (like Scaffoldings), Boundaries, Scales, Languages and Mindsets …. “GOVERNING THE ANTHROPOCENE: CYBER-SYSTEMIC POSSIBILITIES?” HERRENHAUSEN PALACE, HANNOVER GERMANY. 30TH - 31ST JULY 2015 - Programme for a Systemic Inquiry
  103. 103. ● Documents relating to Polarization, Dilemmas and Duality, by Anthony Judge http://www.un-intelligible.org/projects/transfor/a11aa.php 1972 http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/docs00s/globgov.php#exc 2008
  104. 104. Towards a New Renaissance 3 Harmonising Spirituality, Nature and Health EMBODYING, HARMONIZING and SHARING OLD AND NEW SPACES & TIMES Sharing Commons in an Embodied Covenant [more] Bringing together cultural expressions, sign systems, perspectives and positionalities Heiner Benking Secretary Tagore-Einstein Council, Council of Global Issues,
  105. 105. Introducing: "A Democratic Approach to Sustainable Futures" and the "Digital Peters“ Examples of CoLaboratory Dialog Design, Deliberation and Visualization Approaches for shared Orientation, Understanding, Capacity-Building, and Actions across Levels, Sectors, Languages, Terminologies, Scales and Mindsets , , Monday 17th October 2011, Institute National Genevois , 1204 Geneva
  106. 106. Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research Altenberg Workshops 1996/97 30. January 1997, Austria, Worldview Compositions and Cognitive Spaces - a necessary evolutionary step by Heiner Benking Guilford, J. P., The Nature of Human Intellig New York: McGraw Hill, 1967. Structure of Intellect. [175] Cf. the work of H Benking. To be publihed in 9. Augmented knowledg book by Kim Veltman: Augmented Books, Knowledge, and Cultu http://www.isoc.org/inet2000/cdproceedings 6d/6d_1.htm These quests to master new knowledge owe much to systems theory, "chaos theory" (a seemin contradictory combination of terms), complexity, [77] and developments in neural networks, whe systematic treatments of apparently random forms bring unexpected patterns of order. What makes these trends the more significant is that thinkers concerned with the systematizatio intellect, such as Guilford, have intuitively sought to link units, classes, relations, systems, etc. w products and operations (figure 12). Cf. the work of Heiner Benking.
  107. 107. Cognition Research Altenberg Workshops 1996/97 30. January 1997, Austria, Worldview Compositions and Cognitive Spaces - a necessary evolutionary step Guilford, J. P., The Nature of Human Intelligence, New York: McGraw Hill, 1967. Structure of Intellect. [175] Cf. the work of Heiner Benking. To be publihed in 9. Augmented knowledge in the book by Kim Veltman: Augmented Books, Knowledge, and Culture www.isoc.org/inet2000/cdproceedings/ 6d/6d_1.htm These quests to master new knowledge owe much to systems theory, "chaos theory" (a seemingly contradictory combination of terms), complexity, [77] and developments in neural networks, whereby systematic treatments of apparently random forms bring unexpected patterns of order. What makes these trends the more significant is that thinkers concerned with the systematization of intellect, such as Guilford, have intuitively sought to link units, classes, relations, systems, etc. with products and operations (figure 12). Cf. the work of Heiner Benking. Maybe visit this
  108. 108. Co-Laboratories of Democracy How Co-Laboratories Of Democracy Work Problematic Situation Discover root causes; Adopt consensual action plans: Develop teams dedicated to implementing those plans; and Generate lasting bonds of respec trust, and cooperation.
  109. 109. OF und 21st CA
  110. 110. [more]: New Renaissance 3, UN COP15 – UNFCCC side events Copenhagen 2009, Continuously updated this Blog: www.quergeist.info Breaking Down New Walls● 10th Annual Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Berlin, November, 9-11 2009 Third session: Walls of menace to the Environment ● ● Breaking down the walls that constrain environmental and sustainable development prospects). [Audio and Video] ● ● New Science, new Language, new Thinking ? ● ● HOW ABOUT? ● OLD and proven, traditional and NEW ● Thinking and Doing and Sharing ● Intervention from the floor and interview after the event by/with Heiner Benking at:
  111. 111. Reale und Virtuelle Projekte als Kulturkreative Salons – Aktionen – Performances – Medien • Künstlern • Soziale und kulturelle Entrepreneure • Kinder und Jugendliche • politisch-soziale Aktivisten und Akteure der Bürgergesellschaft Bewerbung PNW: Farah Lenser – Heiner Benking Koordinations- und Service- Stelle
  112. 112. ● Partizipative Dialogverfahren ● Magic Roundtable, Open-Space, Salon-Design ● Demokratie neu erfinden ● Mediations- und Friedensprojekte ● Magic Roundtable – Begegnungen auf Augenhöhe ● Vielfalt der Modelle – Impuls und Austausch ● Perspektivenwechsel – Hören Fühlen Denken Handeln ● Eine Welt für Alle – Talk and Communication ● Open – Forum ● Formatlabor - Wie kommt das Neue in die Welt ● ●
  113. 113. Re-inventing Democracy with generative and disciplined transdisciplinary – intergenerationa intercultural Dialogues and Conversations http://open-forum.de/open-space-open-forum.html http://www.benking.de/open-forum/events/NeuesEuropa.html http://sunsite.utk.edu/FINS/loversofdemocracy
  114. 114. The ICC is in the MMI Library KNOW-MAPS FOR KIDS patterns can be meanings that connect GLOBAL LEARN DAY WELCOME TO EUROPE
  115. 115. gebser.org/seeing-through-the-world-registration Concreteness in Integral Worlds – some constructions – Heiner Benking The presentation by Heiner Benking revisits a previous paper delivered for the XXVII Annual Jean Gebser Conference titled Worldly Expressions of the Integral, October, 2001 at Ohio University, Athens, OH and updates on work done with Otto Schärli--- Architect, Humanist, Artist, a friend of Jean Gebser and late president of the Jean Gebser Society in Germany in the 90ies. Schärli was close to Hugo Kückelhaus, which helps us to bridge worlds of knowing and experiencing, the given or “not-given”. As the paper has not been presented due to “9/11”, some slides for clarification: “Worldview Compositions” have been added from the Altenberg workshop on „Emergence and the Psychology of Humans“: Konrad-Lorenz-Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, 1996/97. SEEING THROUGH THE WORLD: TRANSPARENCY AND PLANETARIZATION 47th International Jean Gebser Society Conference 6-7 OCTOBER 2017 Judson Memorial Assembly Hall, New York
  116. 116. benking.de/dialog/LJUBLJANA-DIALOGUES.htm Ljubljana meeting is inspired by our deep conviction that there are huge paradigmatic changes going on right now and that some extremely important new discoveries are "hanging in the air" right ahead of us. By highlighting some of the selected crucial themes we wish to contribute in ripening of this fruits of our restless time. * The consciousness researcher Bernard Baars speaks about „global workplaces of the mind", something others, as David Feinstein and Stanley Krippner, have called „mythologies" - both cultural and personal. So the question is: Can we have a bridge between the personal, social and cultural „mythologies"? When we review the ontological question „what is real" we are immediately in the dilemma of everyone having his own perceptions and reasoning and all of us living in „parallel worlds" without any connection, without any exchange and reinforcement/acknowledgement between them. This has lead into the benking.de/dialog/r-benking.html See HAGIA CHORA: House of Eyes

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