The aim of this research is not the amassing of knowledge, as in encyclopedic. Rather, it is as Morin indicates, en-cyclo-pedic, reaching back to the original meanings within the composite term–a cycling, moving, living, evolving knowledge.
As knowledge cycles through theory-practice relation, and within those cycles ontology-epistemology and technology-techniques a beautiful thing happens called Life.
At the edges of these highly regulated and regular cycles, there are discontinuities, ruptures, imbalances, disorder… change there is constant.
There’s a disruption to the regular cycle…
Differences emerge between theory-practice, between ontology-epistemology, technology-technique.
Gregory Bateson is well known for saying “it’s the difference that makes a difference.
This the basis for mutual co-learning in all living organisms in relation with their ever-changing ecosystems.
Emergence of the new, the difference engages the en-cyclo-pedic process in motion–it finds feet.
There’s forward movement towards greater complexity, wholeness, aliveness.
And, the emergence presents a new challenge for a system to know, to learn itself–a new self.
Over successive revolutions and emergences, upgraded stories about the workings of the world in the universe-of-complexity take a fuller, more inclusive shape.
These increasingly dimensionalized, evolving stories (cosmology), become the new threads that warp and weave the fabric of the evolving universe-of-complexity, as we know it, as we co-create it.
open-modeling the noosphere
Instead of burying my research results in linear, static documents or creating limited computational models, which are reductive representation of reality, all data, findings and works produced will be open-modeled via publicly-accessible wiki entries.
Like Wikipedia, which this research will integrate across, it is essentially a living, dynamic “model” of the noosphere, the world of ideas.
It is alive, because it can keep changing and evolving over time.
A knowledge commons is an open-source, warm, dynamic, alive wiki-based resource co-produced, co-governed and shared/co-utilized to varying degrees by all participating.
Deploying Wikimedia technology a generative knowledge commons–an ecosystem inhabited by thinkers, works, insights–self-organizing by various significant patterns.
A by-product of the research will include integrating and improving existing Wikipedia entries of thinkers, works, concepts.
A separate wiki instance will be developed for presenting research, including journal articles and papers and a non-linear dissertation.
It will contain profiles on schools of thought,thinkers, works, key insights, and concepts.
The following framework ordered by levels of generativity will be applied:
A regenerative Theory of Complex Knowledges: An exploration into Morin’s method in Method
regenerative development aims
Regenerative Development Aims: A study in the practical application of wholeness-aliveness
develop theoretical argument behind need and potential for a comprehensive rewrite of SDGs (completed), from the perspective of what it means to be fully-human in a universe-of-complexity
Dr. Gil Penha-Lopes; Dr. Thomas Henfrey; Anna Kovasna
The Self-Organizing Bioregion: Complex organization of transformative ecosystems in practice
economies of scale-linking
Economies os Scale-Linking: A regenerative commoning framework for living economies
circumscribe a framework that enables multiple economic realities at varying scales, each with divergent value sets, to inter-retro-act on each other to produce greater degrees of aliveness-wholeness
Dr. Markus Molz; Dr. Thomas Henfrey