TMM2017

Category: TSS

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…

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

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.

David Engstrøm

beginning~ending

Only beginning, only ending, either beginning or ending, both beginning and ending, beginning changing to ending, ending changing to beginning, between beginning and ending, neither beginning nor ending, beyond beginning and ending…

The Metastabilian Movement

CD~levels

“In coordination dynamics, the real-life coordination of neurons in the brain and the real-life coordinated actions of animals are cut, fundamentally, from the same dynamic cloth. Integrity is in turn preserved because it is never threatened. Psychophysical unity is undergirded at all levels by coordination dynamics.” -Maxine Sheets-Johnstone (1930– )

David Engstrøm

always~never

Only always, only never, either always or never, both always and never, always changing to never, never changing to always, between always and never, beyond always and never…

The Metastabilian Movement

mingling~opposition

“So I am always between two currents of thought, first the material difficulties, turning round and round and round to make a living; and second, the study of color. I am always in hope of making a discovery there, to express the love of two lovers by a marriage of two complementary colors, their mingling and their opposition, the mysterious vibrations of kindred tones. To express the thought of a brow by the radiance of a light tone against a somber background.” – Vincent van Gogh (TCN p5)

David Engstrøm

analysis~synthesis

Only analysis, only synthesis, either analysis or synthesis, both analysis and synthesis, analysis changing to synthesis, synthesis changing to analysis, between analysis and synthesis, neither analysis nor synthesis, beyond analysis and synthesis…

David Engstrøm

opposition~function

Only opposition, only function, either opposition or function, both opposition and function, opposition changing to function, function changing to opposition, between opposition and function, neither opposition nor function, beyond opposition and function…

Drazen Pavlovic

logic~intuition

Logic only, intuition only, either logic or intuition, both logic and intuition, logic changing to intuition, intuition changing to logic, between logic and intuition, neither intution nor logic, beyond logic and intuition…

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