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.

Metastabilian Artist~scientist

Co-founder of The Metastabilian Movement. Artist~Scientist, Musician, Writer and Muse. Ph.D. Neuropharmacology, UCHSC, Denver. In 1991 Engstrøm began working at the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at FAU in Boca Raton with eminent neuroscientist J. A. Scott Kelso and learning Coordination Dynamics.  From its inception applying its paradigm to anticipation~reaction transitions in human motor behavior, the scope of their work together took a surprising, fascinating departure from its original trajectory. Since about 1995, Engstrøm and Kelso have been developing a conceptual link between Coordination Dynamics and Complementary Pairs. Kelso and Engstrøm co-wrote their first book about their work, The Complementary Nature (MIT Press, 2006). Currently a sequel is in the works! Meanwhile, in 2010, Engstrøm met Croatian master artist Drazen Pavlovic online, Engstrøm taken with Pavlovic’s works, and Pavlovic resonating with ideas and concepts in  The Complementary Nature, and the two launched The Metastabilian Movement in 2011. Engstrøm is also a professional entertainer, singer, guitarist and songwriter who has played over 2000 live performances in 11 countries.

time~space

time itself, space itself, either time or space, both time and space, time changing to space, space changing to time, between time and space, neither time nor space, beyond time and space…

persistence~change

Only persistence, only change, either persistence or change, both persistence and change, persistence changing to change, change changing to persistence, between persistence and change, neither persistence nor change, beyond persistence and change…

physical~mental

Only physical, only mental, either physical or mental, both physical and mental, physical changing to mental, mental changing to physical, between physical and mental, either physical nor mental, beyond physical and mental… ~:)

C~G, A~T

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

alchemy~transmutation

Only alchemy, only transmutation, either alchemy or transmutation, both alchemy and transmutation, alchemy changing to transmutation, transmutation changing to alchemy, between alchemy and transmutation, neither alchemy nor transmutation, beyond alchemy and transmutation…

flexible~adaptable

Only flexible, only adaptable, either flexible or adaptable, both flexible and adaptable, flexible changing to adaptable, adaptable changing to flexible, between flexible and adaptable, neither flexible nor adaptable, beyond flexible and adaptable…

yogasana~pranayama

Only yogasana, only pranayama, either yogasana or pranayama, both yogasana and pranayama, yogasana changing to pranayama, pranayama changing to yogasana, between yogasana and pranayama, neither yogasana nor pranayama, beyond yogasana and pranayama…

motion~stillness

Only motion, only stillness, either motion or stillness, both motion and stillness, motion changing to stillness, stillness changing to motion, between motion and stillness, neither motion nor stillness, beyond motion and stillness…

local~nonlocal

Only local, only nonlocal, either local or nonlocal, both local and nonlocal, local changing to nonlocal, nonlocal changing to local, between local and nonlocal, neither local nor nonlocal, beyond local and nonlocal…

symbol~dynamics

Only symbol, only dynamics, either symbol or dynamics, both symbol and dynamics, symbol changing to dynamics, dynamics changing to symbol, between symbol and dynamics, neither symbol nor dynamics, beyond symbol and dynamics…

TCN~CD

Only The Complementary Nature (TCN), only Coordination Dynamics (CD), either TCN or CD, both TCN and CD, TCN changing to CD, CD changing to TCN, between TCN and CD, neither TCN nor CD, beyond TCN and CD…

left~right

Only left, only right, either left or right, both left and right, left changing to right, right changing to left, between left and right, neither left nor right, beyond left and right…

order~chaos

order itself, chaos itself, either order or chaos, both order and chaos, order changing to chaos, chaos changing to order, between order and chaos, beyond order and chaos…

curiosity~enlightenment

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

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…

squiggle~squiggle

Squiggle Cross, noun~verb: 1) dynamical synergy of two or more complementary pairs 2) The Coordination Dynamics (Self-organizing dynamics~Intentional dynamics) of collective~individual bonding~breaking metastable trajectories… 3) Any double squiggle icon or or symbol, for example, a pendant representing DNA… 3) Any expression of a saddle node bifurcation… The coordination dynamics of collective~individual complementary pairs, of the form ca1~ca2 ∞ ca3~ca4. An

signal~propagation

Only signal, only propagation, either signal or propagation, both signal and propagation, signal changing to propagation, propagation changing to signal, between signal and propagation, neither signal nor propagation, beyond signal and propagation…

actual~virtual

Only actual, only virtual, either actual or virtual, both actual and virtual, actual changing to virtual, virtual changing to actual, between actual and virtual, neither actual nor virtual, beyond actual and virtual…

aggregation~dispersion

Only aggregation, only dispersion, either aggregation or dispersion, both aggregation and dispersion, aggregation changing to dispersion, dispersion changing to aggregation, between aggregation and dispersion, neither aggregation nor dispersion, beyond aggregation and dispersion…

combination~permutation

Only combination, only permutation, either combination or permutation, both combination and permutation, combination changing to permutation, permutation changing to combination, between combination and permutation, neither combination nor permutation, beyond combination and permutation…

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…

inphase~antiphase

Only inphase, only antiphase, either inphase or antiphase, both inphase and antiphase, inphase changing to antiphase, antiphase changing to inphase, between inphase and antiphase, neither inphase nor antiphase, beyond inphase and antiphase…

potential~kinetic

Only potential, only kinetic, either potential or kinetic, both potential and kinetic, potential changing to kinetic, kinetic changing to potential, between potential and kinetic, neither potential nor kinetic, beyond potential and kinetic…

sameness~difference

Only sameness, only difference, either sameness or difference, both sameness and difference, sameness changing to difference, difference changing to sameness, between sameness and difference, neither sameness nor difference, beyond sameness and difference…

technology~innovation

Only technology, only innovation, either technology or innovation, both technology and innovation, technology changing to innovation, innovation changing to technology, between technology and innovation, neither technology nor innovation, beyond technology and innovation…

eternity~moment

eternity itself, moment itself, either eternity or moment, both eternity and moment, eternity changing to moment, moment changing to eternity, between eternity and moment, neither eternity nor moment, beyond eternity and moment…

future~past

Only future, only past, either future or past, both future and past, future changing to past, past changing to future, between future and past, neither future nor past, beyond future and past…

curiosity~imagination

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

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…

pattern~mandala

pattern itself, mandala itself, either pattern or mandala, both pattern and mandala, pattern changing to mandala, mandala changing to pattern, between pattern and mandala, neither pattern nor mandala, beyond pattern and mandala…

regeneration~renewal

Only regeneration, only renewal, either regeneration or renewal, both regeneration and renewal, regeneration changing to renewal, renewal changing to regeneration, between regeneration and renewal, neither regeneration nor renewal, beyond regeneration and renewal…