May 13 (the second Monday of the month) is the 67th meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite.
Systems Changes: Attention, Errors, Traps
David Ing will continue exploring Systems Changes, with three perspectives.
- Attention (i.e. attentionality c.f. intentionality, and cognitivism);
- Errors (with the ignorance map); and
- Traps (e.g. poverty traps, rigidity traps, and five elements theory).
These directions are to be shared in an open conversation, checking for resonance with the audience.
The diligent (and only the really diligent) may be interested in pursuing some philosophical foundations for these perspectives.
- Attentionality and intentionality are addressed in Ingold, Tim. 2017. “On Human Correspondence.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 23 (1): 9–27. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.12541, alternative search at https://scholar.google.ca/scholar?cluster=17152215031766591197 .
- Attention and cognitivism (as representations) are outlined in Ingold, Tim. 2001. “From the Transmission of Representation to the Education of Attention.” In The Debated Mind: Evolutionary Psychology versus Ethnography, edited by Harvey Whitehouse, 113–53. New York: Berg. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2001-01499-004 , alternative search at https://scholar.google.ca/scholar?cluster=11678390086993768868 .
- Errors are described in the Ignorance Map in David Ing, Minna Takala, and Ian Simmonds, "Anticipating Organizational Competences for Development through the Disclosing of Ignorance", Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the System Sciences, at Hersonissos, Crete, July 7-11, 2003, also at http://coevolving.com/commons/2003_ISSS_47th_Ing_Takala_Simmonds .
- Poverty traps and rigidity traps are described in Holling, C. S. 2001. “Understanding the Complexity of Economic, Ecological, and Social Systems.” Ecosystems 4 (5): 390–405. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-001-0101-5 , alternate search at https://scholar.google.ca/scholar?cluster=1326346503885901396 .
Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.