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Facebook Twitter Implementing Principles by Balancing Configurations of Functions: a tensegrity organization approach. A tensegrity organization approach Printed in Transnational Associations, 1979, 12, pp 587-591 [PDF version] Introduction When a decision is made to pursue a group of concerns, there is a basic problem of ensuring that they are appropriately interrelated and do not simply constitute a fragmented collection of initiatives.

Implementing Principles by Balancing Configurations of Functions: a tensegrity organization approach

This paper examines a new approach to the systematic recognition of the interrelationships necessary to the emergence of a viable configuration of concerns at a new level of significance. The "concerns" could take many forms. How they are interrelated is seldom clarified initially and often only emerges, if at all, in the operational considerations in any organization(s) through which they are implemented. Structural options Leaving aside situations in which no conscious attempt is made to structure such relationships, one of two structural extremes may be used to reflect them: matrix structure, as in "matrix" organizations (see Fig 3) Recognizing relationships. Complex Living Tensegrities. Chris Lucas "The Greek geometers could not therefore define the planar extensibility that lay outside and beyond the line of known content.

Complex Living Tensegrities

Since the surface outside of the line went to infinity, you could not include it in your computation. The Greeks' concept of the geometrical, bound-area of their triangle - or their circle - lay demonstrably on only one bound-area side of the line. As a consequence of such fundamental schooling, world society became historically biased about everything. Continually facing survival strategy choices, society assumed that it must always choose between two or more political or religious 'sides'. Introduction - getting our biases sorted Two plus two equals four is true in the world of the kindergarten, as well as in common sense and in wide tracts of science and mathematics. Tensegrity - just another word for attractor balance. Holarchies. By Flemming Funch, 4 Feb 95.


Holarchy is a word coined by Arthur Koestler. It is a combination between the Greek word 'holos' meaning whole and the word 'hierarchy'. It is a hierarchically organized structure of units or entities that are called 'Holons'. Each Holon could be regarded as either a whole or as a part depending on how one looks at it. Index of /xinwei/classes/readings. Xinwei/classes/readings/Guattari/Chaosmosis_6_7.pdf. Xinwei/classes/readings/Guattari/Chaosmosis_5.pdf. Xinwei/classes/readings/Guattari/Chaosmosis_1-2.pdf. Xinwei/classes/readings/Deleuze/Difference-and-Repetition/English/DifferenceRepetition01.pdf. A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THE AGNOSTIC BUDDHISM OF STEPHEN BATCH.

Site Web de Bruno Latour. Autopoesis. Maturana's early experimental work in neurophysiology and perception (Maturana, 1960; Maturana, 1968) led him to question information-theoretic notions of cognition.


The theory he subsequently created was originally intended to address issues theretofore subsumed under studies of 'cognition' and/or 'perception'. The theory's scope has not remained limited to those issues. It builds from its cognitive base to generate implications for (among other things) epistemology, communication and social systems theory. These additional foci have traditionally been placed under the jurisdictions of (respectively) philosophy, linguistics, and sociology.

Why, then, should we consider them a subject of concern for a biologist? This orientation led to a systematic description of organisms as self-producing units in the physical space. The principles and definitions making up this systematic schema will be termed autopoietic theory's formal aspects. Latour. AUTOPOIESIS, CULTURE , AND SOCIETY. Humberto Mariotti The concept of autopoiesis has long surpassed the realm of biology.


It has been used in areas so diverse as sociology, psychotherapy, management, anthropology, organizational culture, and many others. This circumstance transformed it in a very important and useful instrument for the investigation of reality. Years ago, Chilean scientists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela proposed the following question: to what extent human social phenomenology could be seen as a biological phenomenology? The purpose of this article is to look for an answer to this question. Autopoiesis Poiesis is a Greek term that means production. In Maturana’s viewpoint, the term "autopoiesis" expresses what he called "the center of the constitutive dynamics of living systems". Maturana and Varela proposed an instructive metaphor that is worthwhile to recall here. Structure, organization, and structural determinism As stated by Maturana and Varela, living beings are structure-determined systems. AUTOPOIESIS, CULTURE , AND SOCIETY.