TMM SISL Squiggle 000 1

Category: TMM

David Engstrøm

curiousity~imagination

Only curiousity, only imagination, either curiousity or imagination, both curiousity and imagination, curiousity changing to imagination, imagination changing to curiousity, between curiousity and imagination, neither curiosity nor imagination, beyond curiousity and imagination…

David Engstrøm

squigglecross~paradigm

Digital image by David Engstrøm. Visualization of prime ‘squigglecross’ in the metastabilian paradigm. TCN stands for The Complementary Nature, TSS stands for The Squiggle Sense, CP stands for Complementary Pairs (squiggles) and CD stands for Coordination Dynamics…

Drazen Pavlovic

anticipation~reaction

SPHERE metastability Q4 (anticipation~reaction), oil painting on wooden panel 45x50cm by Drazen Pavlovic, MMXIII.

0002 SPHERE metastability Q6 ( brain ~ mind ) -oil on wooden panel - 45x50cm - MMXIII
Drazen Pavlovic

brain~mind

“SPHERE metastability Q6 (brain~mind)” – oil painting on wooden panel, 45x50cm, by Drazen Pavlovic, 2013.

Drazen Pavlovic

man~god

Only man, only god, either man or god, both man and god, man changing to god, god changing to man, between man and god, neither man nor god, beyond man and god…

Drazen Pavlovic

reaction~diffusion

SPHERE RD (reaction~diffusion), oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm, 2016, by Drazen Pavlovic, original oil painting with Certificate No.52679, For Sale.

David Engstrøm

C~G, A~T

C~G, A~T, digital painting, from series, The Dialogue Of Clockmasters by David Engstrøm, 2009.

Drazen Pavlovic

physics~metaphysics

SPHERE PM (physics~metaphysics) oil on canvas 60x70cm, by Drazen-Pavlovic, MMXVII.

David Engstrøm

David Engstrøm

Co-founder of The Metastabilian Movement. Artist ~ Scientist, Musician, Writer and Metastabilian Muse. Ph.D. Neuropharmacology, UCHSC, Denver. Since 1991, Engstrøm has worked with eminent neuroscientist J. A. Scott Kelso to develop a conceptual link between Coordination Dynamics and Complementary Pairs. Kelso and Engstrøm co-wrote the book on the subject, The Complementary Nature (MIT Press, 2006). It presents a novel philosophy of complementary pairs grounded in the science of coordination called Coordination Dynamics. It also introduces a new name and meaning for the ‘~’ text symbol, the squiggle sign, which symbolizes the complementary nature of given pairs of complementary aspects; it also introduces the The Squiggle Sense to mean a psychological sixth sense of The Complementary Nature.

David Engstrøm

The Squiggle Sense

“Sixth Sense of The Complementary Nature, the sentient faculty that Metastabilians seek to awaken, explore, inspire and engage in their creative pursuits in any field, at any level and context. Metastable mode of Coordination Dynamics at the sentient level; metastable brain~mind perception~action. The squiggle sense senses the dynamics, inextricability and complementarity of complementary pairs. It is stimulated by the “coordinated dance” of complementary aspects. Once intentionally engaged, awareness of such inextricable dynamic complementarity is the essence of a Eureka moment. A person that has awakened and engages their squiggle sense to be inspired by, explore, appreciate and intentionally engage the complementary nature of themselves and their world we call Metastabilian.”

The Metastabilian Movement

Complementary Pairs

COMPLEMENTARY PAIRS (Squiggles)

Pairs of complementary aspects, written in the syntax developed by Kelso and Engstrøm “ca1~ca2” where ca stands for complementary aspect, and the squiggle sign (~) symbolizes their complementary aspects, and indicates that coordination dynamics is relevant to descriptions of this complementarity. Also called “squiggles”, as the complementary aspects are thought to be idealized extrema of phenomena which include them and all that lies between and around them.

The Metastabilian Movement

Kelso JAS

Glenwood and Martha Creech Chair in Science. Professor of Complex Systems and Brain Sciences Professor of Psychology, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Science. Team Leader of the Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory. Research interests: The problem of coordination in living things; connecting levels of brain and behavior through theory and experiment; principles and mechanisms of coordination dynamics (e.g. in sensorimotor integration, learning, perception, language, and development) using brain imaging (EEG, MEG, fMRI) and behavioral measures. Co-author along with David Engstrøm of The Complementary Nature (MIT Press 2006). Founder and Pioneer of Coordination Dynamics.

Drazen Pavlovic

association~cognition

Only association, only cognition, either association or cognition, both association and cognition, association changing to cognition, cognition changing to association, between association and cognition, neither association nor cognition, beyond association and cognition…

David Engstrøm

squiggle~muse

Only squiggle, only muse, either squiggle or muse, both squiggle and muse, squiggle changing to muse, muse changing to squiggle, between squiggle and muse, neither squiggle nor muse, beyond squiggle and muse…,

Drazen Pavlovic

departure~arrival

SPHERE DA (departure~arrival) oil on wooden board, 39×54 cm MMXVI original oil painting with certificate No. 52687. Sold.

Drazen Pavlovic

gas~water

Only gas, only water, either gas or water, both gas and water, gas changing to water, water changing to gas, between gas and water, neither gas nor water, beyond gas and water…

Drazen Pavlovic

mass~gravity

Only mass, only gravity, either mass or gravity, both mass and gravity, mass changing to gravity, gravity changing to mass, between mass and gravity, neither mass nor gravity, beyond mass and gravity…

David Engstrøm

planned~spontaneous

Only planned, only spontaneous, either planned or spontaneous, both planned and spontaneous, planned changing to spontaneous, spontaneous changing to planned, between planned and spontaneous, neither planned nor spontaneous, beyond planned and spontaneous…

David Engstrøm

strange~familiar

Only strange, only familiar, either strange or familiar, both strange and familiar, strange changing to familiar, familiar changing to strange, between strange and familiar, neither strange nor familiar, beyond strange and familiar…

David Engstrøm

human~robot

Only human, only robot, either human or robot, both human and robot, human changing to robot, robot changing to human, between human and robot, neither human nor robot, beyond human and robot…

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