many love bikes. not so many love cycles.
at least not the ones that perpetuate mindlessness via
and especially not when there is a means to break away.
perhaps now… is one of those times.
maybe we say...
Stigmergy is a form of self-organization. It produces complex,
seemingly intelligent structures, without need for any planning,
control, or even direct communication between the agents.
… no matter how intelligent the people staffing a large
institution are as individuals, hierarchy makes their
… a corporate hierarchy interferes with the judgment of
what Friedrich Hayek called “people-on-the-spot,” ..
..open source insurgencies
(stigmergies) don’t run on detailed
instructional manual that describe
tactics and techniques. rather, they
just run on “plausible premises.”
you just put out the plausible
premise – ie: the suggestion based
on your gut intuition, based on
current technical possibilities. that
something can be done… -John
Mary Catherine Bateson decided at one point to quit
prepping for all her speaking engagements. She decided that what
matters most – is to practice –
She said it was then that she started experiencing a aliveness. You have
to be alive to confront/embrace perpetual beta. And doing that while in
front of a crowd. Rather than presenting… in the moment.
an ongoing conversation.. with no map.. rather than a presentation.
@mary catherin bateson
It is perhaps because we have not learned to recognize and respect
existing order in unfamiliar forms that we are frightened of social
change, unwilling to support and work with the forms that peoples find
Young people must be prepared to feel like newly arrived immigrants
through much of their lives. They (we all) need to know how to observe,
how to learn, how to adapt, how to draw on other people’s expertise.
How to improvise and cope with only partial knowledge and how to
- Mary Catherine Bateson
a child at play is ..
let’s get ourselves back to that natural/healthy/thriving/chaordic state.