Wilkinson, Valerie Anne
I am a humanitarian Generalist in Informatics. General Systems Theory provides a mindset, frameworks, methods and procedures for entering any system, engaging it as a participant/observer, navigating its boundaries and interfaces, while creating collaborative maps for orientation and navigation. Observation and interaction with living systems, holistic and organismic, generates Analog Information. Mapping has two aspects: description and cybernetics. The structures, developmental processes, and communication patterns of living systems have common aspects. We are not fooled by scope or scale; we can see and comprehend pattern information which helps us interpret and translate the present case, situation, event or project.
Human Communication in Complex System
We do a lot of events and interact with many communities and populations. Events and Projects are structurally similar. Gradually it becomes apparent that long term relationships are important in developing communities. As an international non-Japanese member of the faculty, the long term relationships, both with students and emerging adults about to enter society display tons of complexity. As generalists we find ways to navigate complexity interpersonally, in groups, and in communities.
Third Space Community Research
Extracurricular activity in university life plays an important role in the whole person development of students. Clubs are belonging places. Depending on the purpose of the club, of course, it can be a haven and sanctuary. The “living room style” of library offers spaces where groups of friends can do their studies and talk together freely. Many aspects of Third Space/Place Community Development and Research at school create interfaces and permeable boundaries for individuals, groups, and communities to become workshops of knowledge creation.
Binaries like LIFE & DEATH, MALE & FEMALE, stillness and movement, black&white versus colors, logical versus holistic analysis. The list goes on and on. Game Theory clarifies features of development and interaction at the cellular, the individual, the group or team, and the community level. Will we win through? Will we succeed? Will we survive? Seeing analogic connections between micro-systems and macro-systems is a great way to practice the abstract application of principles to real, actual, and unique systems.
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