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#NewMacy ACT III

Reintroducing Stability

Pille Bunnell, Carlos Castellanos, Damian Chapman, Kate Doyle, Xiao Zoe Fang, Mikal Giancola, Michael Lieber, TJ McLeish, Paul Pangaro, Eve Pinsker, Eryk Salvaggio, Larry Richards, Fred Steier, Mark Sullivan, Claudia Westermann

In Act III, we collectively build foundations for ongoing conversations and collaborations. We open with a multi-part conversation in which participants critique and develop ideas constructed during the Friday and Saturday Studios.

Note: those not able to attend the Studios are still most welcome to participate in Act III.

Our goal is to develop and expand #NewMacy conversations so that we may construct an ever-inclusive and participant-directed platform for dynamic stability and growth. What questions might we ask, what ideas might we explore, and crucially, what concrete steps can we take to support and sustain these conversations?

Participants engage through an exercise that models question generation and conversation networks. At the end of this exercise, all will be invited to situate themselves in the poetic — which we associate with ontogenetic resilience — in order to provide feedback that becomes recursive in its performance and use.

Keywords: Pandemics, wicked challenges, second-order Cybernetics, systemic change, ontological security, conversation, ontogenetic resilience, recursive feedback.

About #NewMacy #RSD11

RSD11 and #NewMacy present a track dedicated to catalyzing conversations for action across disciplines, geographies, and generations through systemic principles, processes, and communities. #NewMacy creates conditions for enacting productive responses among individuals and communities that bring about change in the near term while planning for and committing to the timespan required to effect lasting change. The current focus is a new framing for “ontogenesis,” specifically that of developing new ways of becoming. To survive in a changing world, we must embrace resilience in lieu of security, interpreted as constancy. Hence, #NewMacy substitutes ontogenetic resilience as the framing intention — and Cybernetics as key.


Introduction to #NewMacy

Introduction to #NewMacy

The #NewMacy Studio construct is to enable deep participation through activities such as prototyping, play, exploration, enactment, and improvisation.

#NewMacy ACT I

#NewMacy ACT I

Re-defining Stability. A contextual framing for #NewMacy and the #NewMacy “Acts” at RSD11.

#NewMacy ACT II

#NewMacy ACT II

#NewMacy Studios: Participants can expect to converse, prototype, experiment, play, and improve.

Posted September 2022