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Harald Katzmair Buckminster Fuller World Game - Connected World / Connected Systems

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On Cycles and Folds and how to make the World work

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Harald Katzmair Buckminster Fuller World Game - Connected World / Connected Systems

  1. 1. Connected WorldConnected SystemsOn Cycles and Folds and how to make the World work Harald Katzmair
  2. 2. “We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable. Consequently, society expects all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief. . . . In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding. Specialization has bred feelings of isolation, futility, and confusion in individuals. It has also resulted in the individuals leaving responsibility for thinking and social action to others. Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as international and ideological discord, which, in turn, leads to war.” Buckminster Fuller: Synergetics (1975)1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 2
  3. 3. The Language of Networks1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 3
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  6. 6. Synergy  Synergy means behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the behavior of their parts taken separately. There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you its going to be a butterfly.1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 6
  7. 7. Economy as Synergetic System „Die Eröffnung neuer, fremder oder einheimischer Märkte und die organisatorische Entwicklung vom Handwerksbetrieb und der Fabrik zu solchen Konzernen wie dem U.S.-Steel illustrieren den gleichen Prozess einer industriellen Mutation – wenn ich diesen biologischen Ausdruck verwenden darf –, der unaufhörlich die Wirtschaftsstruktur von innen heraus revolutioniert² , unaufhörlich die alte Struktur zerstört und unaufhörlich eine neue schafft. Dieser Prozess der „schöpferischen Zerstörung“ ist das für den Kapitalismus wesentliche Faktum. Darin besteht der Kapitalismus und darin muss auch jedes kapitalistische Gebilde leben.“ J.A.Schumepter, 7.Kap Kapitalismus, Sozialismus und Demokratie, 1942 (1950)Capitalism as mutational process of emergent, selfconstructed, generative „creative destruction“1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 7
  8. 8. “Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 8
  9. 9. To make the world work 1. Capacity Building: How to increase the capacity of individuals, organizations, universities, cities, regions etc. to go through adaptive cycles of re- invention and innovation? 2. Network Building: What types of networks are required? 3. Governance: What framework, incentives and cultural ecology are required?1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 9
  10. 10. Buzz Holling´s Adaptive Cycle1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 10
  11. 11. H.T. Odums Paradigm of „Pulsing“1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 11
  12. 12. From “Life cycle” to “Eco cycle” Müller/Fath 2008 (Business) Life as process of growth, stagnation, destructurization and reorganization.1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 12
  13. 13. Ecocycle of Action D. Hurst 19951/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 13
  14. 14. Functional Roles of a World that works  Experimenter  Manager  VC  Traditionalist  Business Angel  Specialist  Incubator  Bureaucrat  Sponsor  Engineer  Mentor  Controller  Donor  Philanthropist  Researcher  Entrepreneur  Visionary  Pioneer  Artist  Generalist  Philosopher  Project maker  Dissident  Adventurer  Desperate  Change maker  Activist1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 14
  15. 15. Resilience Management  Resilience Management defined as ensemble of strategies and tactics for organizing and integrating different stages, scales and functional roles of the adaptive cycle with the goal to strengthen the capacity, capability and culture of an individual/organization/region etc. to explore opportunity and provide value within an existing or new threshold of a specific institution, market and/or community even under critical conditions.1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 15
  16. 16. Gunderson/Holling (2002)1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 16
  17. 17. Scale and Cultural (M)Emergy global Starmania, American Idol Global cultural event (Viennese Opera Ball)SPACE Local cult and tradition local Parties and events © 2011 FAS.research fast TIME slow
  18. 18. Scale and political Emergy global Viral Campaigning Federal LawsSPACE Grass Rooots Initiative Regional Government local © 2011 FAS.research fast TIME slow
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  20. 20. Network of a powerful Manager global Media Financial Services in B 2 GSPACE Event sponsoring Hunting local © 2011 FAS.research fast TIME slow
  21. 21. Network of a powerful Manager globalSPACE local © 2011 FAS.research fast TIME slow
  22. 22. Cross Scale Networks globalSPACE Hybrid networks: cross-scale fold networks local © 2011 FAS.research fast TIME slow
  23. 23. The Inversion of Cooperation andCompetitionAutocatalysisThe competition over the possibility to cooperate within anautocatalytic setting of mutuality1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 23
  24. 24. Cross Scale Fold NetworksClosure Network Brokerage Network Structural Fold NetworkLow Resilience High Resilience 1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 24
  25. 25. Cross Scale Innovation Networks  Experimenter  Manager  Business Angel  Traditionalist  VC  Specialist  Incubator  Bureaucrat  Sponsor  Engineer  Mentor  Controller  Donors  Philanthropists  Researcher  Entrepreneur  Visionary  Pioneer  Artist  Generalist  Dissident  Project maker  Charismatic Leader  Adventurer  Desperate  Change Makers1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 25
  26. 26. Edges of discontinuity global Between the big and the small, the slow and the fast are GAPS: empty, Scale breaks not used space, because Scale breaks resource variability is high, insecurity is high.SPACE Zone of challenge and opportunity The new spreads and dies from between the clumpy scales, so we have first to determine the edges and boundaries of scales (frontiers, identities, languages etc.). Its not so much the semi periphery where the new starts, its the gaps, the edge of the scale breaks (edge of big and fast, edge of small and slow etc.) local Scale breaks © 2011 FAS.research1/17/2012 26 fast TIME slow
  27. 27. Innovation and Scale Breaks Scale breaks global Scale breaks Scale Breaks Online-Community Global InstitutionsSPACE © 2011 FAS.research local Event Scale breaks Local Clubs, Associations1/17/2012 27 fast TIME slow
  28. 28. The new spreads and dies from the edge of discontinuity The new starts in-between of the gaps of the crowded scales1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 28
  29. 29. Let´s map and explore those edges of discontinuity!1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 29
  30. 30. “ I live on Earth at present, and I dont know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe. And so are you.” Buckminster Fuller - I Seem to Be a Verb (1970)1/17/2012 © 2011 FAS.research 30
  31. 31. Connected WorldConnected SystemsOn Cycles and Folds and how to make the World work Thank you for your attention! mailto: harald.katzmair@fas.at

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