Today, just some gleanings on emergence, some shapes I am trying to grasp and understand, some spirals of thought to follow.
adrienne maree brown, ’emergent strategy’:
“Ferns are a form of fractal. A fractal is an object or quantity that displays self-similarity, which means it looks roughly the same at any scale. Small-scale solutions impact the whole system. Use similar principles to build at all scales.”
“Small is good, small is all. The large is a reflection of the small.”
Mark C Tayor, much harder to understand, on perception, in ‘Refiguring the spiritual’:
“…the brain is not a centralised processor but a distributed network. Perception and cognition are not simply the product of the cogito; to the contrary, the cogito is an emergent phenomenon that is the product of the information processes consitutive of perception and cognition…”
“as we have already discovered, mind and matter – or in this context subject and object – are not separated by an unbridgeable gulf but are coemergent and codependent and function according to similar rules.”