Archive for April, 2004


Friday, April 30th, 2004



The Calculus of Political Power

Saturday, April 17th, 2004

From one Orkut’s community (self-organizing networks) you were introduced to this post by Mitch Ratcliffe.

Shifting of the power paradigm?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

Capra wrote this in his 1996′s book: “the web of life.”

“Power, in the sense of domination over others, is excessive self-assertion. The social structure in which it is exerted most effectively is the hierarchy. Indeed, our political, military, and corporate structures are hierarchically ordered, with men generally occupying the upper levels and women the lower levels. Most of these men, and quite a few women, have come to see their position in the hierarchy as part of their identity, and thus the shift to a different system of values generates existential fear in them. ”


Maturana’s two questions

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

“What takes place in the phenomenon of perception?”
“What is the organization of the living?”


Old man river

Monday, April 12th, 2004

Francis recommended this reading last week:

“He don’t plant ‘tatos
Don’t plant cotton
Them that plants them is soon forgotten
But old man river he just keep rolling along”



Thursday, April 8th, 2004

“Subvert the dominant paradigm: Play Accordion”


Thursday, April 8th, 2004


Murray on CAS

Monday, April 5th, 2004

The following text is from “Complexity and Complex Adaptive Systems.”

The common feature of all these process is that in each one a complex adaptive system acquires information about its environment and its own interaction with that environment, identifying regularities in that information, condensing those regularities into a kind of “schema” or model, and acting in the real world on the basis of that schema. In each case, there are various competing schema, and the results of the action in the real world feed back to influence the competition among these schema.


Fortune Cookie from the China Village on Solano Avenue

Monday, April 5th, 2004


A Walk on Tilden

Saturday, April 3rd, 2004

The bay is on one side and a reservoir is on the other. A circle of rocks is where you are, on the ridge of Tilden peaks.