Why self-organisation is not a trend?
How might business look like as a living (eco)system?
First time I heard about personal learning networks (PLNs) was in 2012. I worked with educators who saw interactions on social media as a professional development journey. Back then, I wondered – how could a social network developed for a learning purpose look like?
Personal Learning Network to me means learning while browsing the Internet, a lifelong learning journey, that is curiosity-driven which leads to project-based learning. Add feedback loops from diverse connections to the mix and here’s a continuous informal peer-to-peer learning process that is about self-realisation and collaboration. Oh, and skills! Critical thinking and creativity (diverse topics lead to creative thought) are developed through interactions as we go too.
Now, I’m learning about systems thinking at Capra course, so zooming in on links within a network. As I’m involved in many diverse networks, I wonder:
How to map my personal learning network? That is, share insights from parts and see the whole?
All living systems are learning systems;
Life as a pattern of relationships; a self-generating network within a boundary of its own making; membrane is always active as a boundary, always opens and closes; life as metabolic networks: flow;
The more fluctuation, the more flexible system is; pattern is stable, structure changes (structural coupling); only disturb people, not direct;
Every interaction with the environment causes structural changes within the system
Can a system have no boundary?
What’s a healthy level of fluctuation?
What exactly happens when a system interacts with the environment? What are these structural changes?
The future of education: learners realising they’re learning systems already, the role of teachers as feedback loops. What disturbances are worthy in learning environments?
How could a self-directed learning be the future of education? Seeing our bodies+minds as a learning system, where our knowledge graph changes based on interaction with environment, new neurons in the brain grow when we learn.
Ar galiu įsivaizduoti tai, kur nesu buvus?
I continue to explore Living Systems philosophy based on Mansoor Vakili’s thinking. Here are my current questions.
Questions, Part One:
- Universe as Energy and Information Pattern:
- What is this pattern’s representation?
- How does dynamism (‘dance of energy’) fit with static processes?
- The 3rd Shift (Consciousness):
- What does it mean “when we observe the universe it responds to our observation”? Does it mean that reality in our heads happen when we pause to pay attention?
- The 4th Shift (Networks):
- How to study these processes and relationships as a beginner? What are the fundamentals/language/vocabulary of this study?
- The 6th Shift (Chaos and Order):
- How to determine the balance of chaos and order in a living system?
- What is some example approach for studying and understanding how chaos theory works in practice?
- Modelling the Living Systems:
- How can we model a minimum viable system, so that we understand and embody it?
Questions, Part Two and Three:
- Synchronicity: “when a nonlinear network reaches a critical point of instability, a new order spontaneously emerges. In this stage, the elements synchronize in full cooperation, creating a whole”
- What conditions are needed for this to happen?
- How might we foster conditions for human synchronisation?
- What’s the connection there: ‘6 degrees of separation in human population’ and randomness?
- Non-Linear Systems and Cause/Effect:
- Power-Law Distribution: “non-linear networks are mostly made of order with only a little randomness”
- What is a healthy/balanced level of order and randomness is a system? How to go about it when creating a new system?
- How do we work with fractals? How to create a new system with this approach? Or how to analyse an existing system with this approach? How about some experimentation sessions to explore fractals hands-on and models?
- Which spiritual traditions align with Living Systems ideas? Could we map these to extract patterns and align these what science is saying?
What’s more real — a book or a life experience? Maybe none. Same like both are.
How would nature design a Community as MVP? 3+1.
How does nature pause?
How does nature organise space?
What is Self, when universes of micro-organisms are flipping in our bellies?
How to be Ecosystem Service provider?
If thinking needs time, maybe the quality and speed of insight depends on the activity during breaks? What kind of breaks then optimise for insightful thinking?
Where to find templates for business models?
Without a system for (self) life is a pain to live. But how to create one when on the road?
Zoom in and zoom out. Everything is a system. But how to create a tiny one?
Maybe drive an inspiration from a city or a car.
If future will be totally different than I imagine, where to spend time now?
Coexistence bothers me before sleep. What matters? Freedom and attention to the needs of those nearby.
Can + – really exist in one? Or perhaps what is needed is zoom out?
Kam mum reikalingas vidinis balsas?
O kas yra balsas? Kaita.
O kaip suprasti vidinį balsą? O čia ir prasideda įdomumai. Tikrai ne tiesiogiai! Verčiau jau kaip simbolius. O dėl reikšmės teks dar pasikapstyti.
Talento atskleidimas – tai vertybė ir galimybė.
Kokios yra sąlygos visiems žmonėms atsiskleisti moksle bei kūryboje? (Ne universitetų erdvėse)
Jei tokių salygų nėra, pafantazuokim, kokių salygų reikia?
I seek independence. But I’m inside the ecosystem. Because that’s how life works.
So, how to navigate the ecosystem? Balance me vs we? Schedule.
What’s worth my time? All human and non-human problems. A collective wellbeing.
As many courses and projects I would do, I couldn’t solve these problems.
The only way is empowering other people to learn and do projects.
How to scale human empowerment then?
Being compassionate does not work together with being organised nor visionary. Compassionate is about now. Not tomorrow. And not next steps.
Self-organisation was interesting to me for a long time when experimenting with personal development. But these days I look for inspiration elsewhere and everywhere.
How do self-organised organisms work? What conditions are needed? When these are better than top-down organised systems?
This is quite an important question to me as I believe that self-direction promotes construction and thus meaningful life for all.
What if “self” is not truly important? While creating value for everyone is. Self suddenly gets lost in the process.
We set goals for one and assume everyone does. What about we get together first and then set common goals?
How might we have a good existence individually and collectively?
Can nature be our role model?
How to talk about Problems and Feelings?