In Act III, we collectively built foundations for ongoing conversations and collaborations. We opened with a multi-part conversation in which participants critique and develop ideas constructed during the Friday and Saturday Studios.
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 engaged 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.
Contributors: 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
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.
Prepared by NewMacy. Published on: Aug 22, 2022. URL: https://newmacy.pubpub.org/pub/rsd11-proposal. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0).
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