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    Discussion on Age of Entanglement
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    [[{"pluginType":"highlight","index":"1","source":{"text":"Entanglement","context":"To every age, a relic: a loom, an automobile, the PC, a 3D printer. L’Encyclopédie[1] was its period’s signpost, cataloguing and concretizing the boundaries between the disciplines, which emerged from the “long eighteenth century” of the Enlightenment. For the next quarter of a millennium, we remained indoctrinated to the shibboleths of this relic, operating within discrete silos-of-thought. At the dawn of the new millennium, the meme “antidisciplinary” appeared, yanking us out of Aristotle’s shadow and into a new ‘Age of Entanglement.’ [2][3]\n","endContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"312177228\"]>span:nth-of-type(3)>font>font;0","endOffset":"455","startContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"312177228\"]>span:nth-of-type(3)>font>font;0","startOffset":"443","sourcePub":"56964b73849fe43d00b7d080","sourceVersion":"3","index":1,"_id":"56e7349fd0dfe93800897de3","label":"Entanglem"}}]] This I think is the right word. In my artistic practice I have been working on entangling all of my work as a way of exploring this idea symbolically by entangling plastic and descriptive expression. Part of the motivation is to demonstrate also the power of art as a means of thinking about complex issues. Also I would say that entanglement opens up a better way to unify knowledge than the old science “reductive” approach of Edward O Wilson (Consilience) which just seems to reduce everything to the matter of genes, which is not much use if one is trying to unify knowledge to achieve a different view or address complex challenges. If one is designing mirco-electronics for computers, then electrons are appropriate, but if one is interested in using computers for solving problems, then programming is more useful.
    Discussion on Age of Entanglement
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    [[{"pluginType":"highlight","index":"1","source":{"text":"The role of Science is to explain and predict the world around us; it ‘converts’ information into knowledge. The role of Engineering is to apply scientific knowledge to the development of solutions for empirical problems; it ‘converts’ knowledge into utility. The role of Design is to produce embodiments of solutions that maximize function and augment human experience; it ‘converts’ utility into behavior. The role of Art is to question human behavior and create awareness of the world around us; it ‘converts’ behavior into new perceptions of information, re-presenting the data that initiated the KCC in Science","context":"The role of Science is to explain and predict the world around us; it ‘converts’ information into knowledge. The role of Engineering is to apply scientific knowledge to the development of solutions for empirical problems; it ‘converts’ knowledge into utility. The role of Design is to produce embodiments of solutions that maximize function and augment human experience; it ‘converts’ utility into behavior. The role of Art is to question human behavior and create awareness of the world around us; it ‘converts’ behavior into new perceptions of information, re-presenting the data that initiated the KCC in Science. At this ‘Cinderella moment’—when the hands of the KCC strike midnight—new perception inspires new scientific exploration. For example, in As Slow as Possible, John Cage transports the listener into a state where space and time are stretched, offering a personal interpretation of time dilation and questioning the nature of space-time itself.","endContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"1076498362\"]>span:nth-of-type(5)>font>font;0","endOffset":"192","startContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"1076498362\"]>span:nth-of-type(1)>font>font;0","startOffset":"0","sourcePub":"56964b73849fe43d00b7d080","sourceVersion":"3","index":1,"_id":"56e722a2c2744c3d00c56589","label":"The role "}}]] These roles seem dated. What about medical science? This does the job of explaining and developing solutions. Art is also more than questioning behaviour and creating awareness. If the theory that art reflects the life of the community is taken as valid, then art also explains, discovers, etc.
    Discussion on Age of Entanglement
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    [[{"pluginType":"highlight","index":"2","source":{"text":"So while the ability to occupy all four domains simultaneously requires the kind of expertise that sacrifices expertise, it is a sine qua non for a worthy spin.","context":"Is intellectual flexibility more worthy than it is profitable? Is global intellectual citizenship a road to perdition? Might simultaneously inhabiting all four domains, or all the silos of enlightenment, entail a loss in disciplinary expertise and research proficiency? Perhaps. Still, you can’t have one without the other: central (disciplinary) vision will get you far, but peripheral (antidisciplinary) vision will get you farther. So while the ability to occupy all four domains simultaneously requires the kind of expertise that sacrifices expertise, it is a sine qua non for a worthy spin.","endContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"900464850\"]>span>font>font;0","endOffset":"595","startContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"900464850\"]>span>font>font;0","startOffset":"435","sourcePub":"56964b73849fe43d00b7d080","sourceVersion":"3","index":2,"_id":"56e7210dc2744c3d00c56586","label":"So while "}}]] We need people who can do this - I coined the term Life Systems Architect to cover this. Architects need specialists, and specialists need the Architect. Without the Architect the specialists are lost, fragmented, caught in their reductive view. The Architect brings to the activity that which the specialists cannot, sees the whole, and looks towards costs, utility, as well as aesthetics.
    Discussion on Age of Entanglement
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    [[{"pluginType":"highlight","index":"1","source":{"text":", can intellectual digestion—the kind that demands you shift views and perspectives—make you constantly intellectually rich?","context":"The Krebs Cycle is a metabolic pathway made up of chemical reactions. One of the earliest established components of cellular metabolism, all breathing organisms could not exist without it. Its outcome, through the oxidation of nutrients, is the production of chemical energy, carried throughout the cell in the form of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). ATP can therefore be considered a molecular unit of currency for energy transfer. The Krebs Cycle is akin to a metabolic clock that first generates, then consumes, then regenerates currency in the form of ATP over time. Crudely expressed: good metabolism will make you constantly rich. By the same token, can intellectual digestion—the kind that demands you shift views and perspectives—make you constantly intellectually rich?","endContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"1340900906\"]>span:nth-of-type(2);0","endOffset":"367","startContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"1340900906\"]>span:nth-of-type(2);0","startOffset":"243","sourcePub":"56964b73849fe43d00b7d080","sourceVersion":"3","index":1,"_id":"56e71d8ed0dfe93800897ddd","label":", can int"}}]] Yes! When one has within one mind both art and, say engineering, one can see the world in a different way from the artist, or the engineer, and there is no communication problem of the kind that can exist between artists and engineers. The communication problem shifts to one of trying to explain your weird view of the world to others, be they artists, engineers, scientist, ...
    Discussion on Age of Entanglement
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    [[{"pluginType":"highlight","index":"1","source":{"text":"if you’re a citizen in one, you’re a tourist in another","context":"All roads lead to the “Bermuda Quadrilateral.”[4] In 2007, John Maeda proposed a diagram under this name, based on the “Rich Gold matrix.”[5] The map—a rectangular plot—was parceled into four quadrants, each devoted to a unique view by which to read, and act upon, the world: Science, Engineering, Design and Art. According to Maeda, to each plot a designated mission: to Science, exploration; to Engineering, invention; to Design, communication; to Art, expression. Describing the four “hats” of creativity, Rich Gold had originally drawn the matrix-as-cartoon to communicate four discrete embodiments of creativity and innovation. Mark your mindset, conquer its little acre, and settle in. Gold’s view represents four ways-of-being that are distinctly different from one another, separated by clear intellectual boundaries and mental dispositions. Like the Four Humors, each is regarded as its own substance, to each its content and its countenance. Stated differently, if you’re a citizen in one, you’re a tourist in another.","endContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"3948899407\"]>span:nth-of-type(6);0","endOffset":"337","startContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"3948899407\"]>span:nth-of-type(6);0","startOffset":"282","sourcePub":"56964b73849fe43d00b7d080","sourceVersion":"3","index":1,"_id":"56e71b4bfb248a38007041b8","label":"if you’re"}}]] I know the feeling - in fact if you try to operate in two areas, those in one area will say that "you are not one of us, you are one of them", while in the other area they will say "you are not one of us, you are one of them." And so you learn that this is indeed the case and that you are in fact a person from the 'spaces between spaces', and few if any will be able to understand you.
    Discussion on Design and Science
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    [[{"pluginType":"highlight","index":"1","source":{"text":"The disciplines are little black dots on this paper. The massive amounts of white space between the dots represent antidisciplinary space. ","context":"When I think about the “space” we’ve created, I like to think about a huge piece of paper that represents “all science.” The disciplines are little black dots on this paper. The massive amounts of white space between the dots represent antidisciplinary space. Many people would like to play in this white space, but there is very little funding for this, and it’s even harder to get a tenured positions without some sort of disciplinary anchor in one of the black dots.","endContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"1143854014\"]>span>font>font;0","endOffset":"260","startContainerPath":"[data-hash=\"1143854014\"]>span>font>font;0","startOffset":"121","sourcePub":"56944998095d603800fde333","sourceVersion":"15","index":1,"_id":"56e71525fb248a38007041b2","label":"The disci"}}]] This is similar to how I perceived the way disciplinary knowledge is organised with vast open and unexplored prairies lying between the disciplinary settlements. Back in the mid 80s I wanted to pursue my academic career by exploring these ‘spaces between spaces’ as I now call them. This was not possible so I left academia and pursued the matter through other means, only then, I encountered a cognitive bias that goes along the lines "free people (academics) think, slaves (people who are not academics) work." Only it seems very much to me that the free people have stopped thinking because they have become institutionalised, while the slaves are now doing the thinking. I believe we are in a situation like the one Arthur Koestler describes in his book The Sleepwalkers - a divide, between an older science represented by Aristotelian scholasticism and a new science which became known as the science of The Enlightenment. Only now the divide is between the old science of The Enlightenment and a new science that has yet to be defined. A key point however is that this new science will not be shaped only by Western/European thinking, which is still deeply influenced by Abrahamic thought, but by a universal culture that will also encompass the Taoist world of China and other cultures of the East. So it is good to see that a venue has been established for having conversations and discussing the transformation of the old science into something new. I do not however expect to see the ‘olden ones’ putting up the while flag very soon!
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