David Engstrøm

The Metastabilian Movement

Drazen Pavlovic

The Squiggle Sense

Complementary Pairs

Coordination Dynamics

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J. A. Scott Kelso

The Complementary Nature

David Engstrøm

creativity~imagination

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

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C~G, A~T

Guanine ~ Cytosine, Adenosine ~ thymine, two complementary pairs that are coexistent, dynamically inextricable. In Squigglespeak this situation is an example of a “Squiggle square”. Just two CP is sufficient to act as carriers of the genetc code…

Review of TCN

The Complementary Nature ~ A Review by Olaf Sporns “The division of our world (natural and social) into distinct contraries or opposites has become almost universal practice in most fields of human endeavor and inquiry, including science. Undeniably, imposing such divisions on space and time, wave and particle, order and chaos, action and perception, or organism and environment have enabled significant progress in our scientific understanding of these separate domains. However, understanding based on separation or contraries is fundamentally limited, as is powerfully demonstrated by modern physics, biology and neuroscience. Kelso and Engstrøm’s book offers an alternative, synthetic view based on the principle of complementarity, the reconciliation of contraries as jointly necessary and mutually reinforcing aspects of reality. This volume not only presents a comprehensive history of the idea of complementarity, it also puts forth a theoretical framework, called coordination dynamics, within which complementarity is rooted. The originator of this framework and lead author of the book, Scott Kelso, is a world-renowned neuroscientist whose unique perspective on brain dynamics pervades much of the text. The dualist stance, epitomized in the writings of Descartes and his followers, has had a dominant influence on our modern conception of brain and mind as

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squiggle~muse

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

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planned~spontaneous

Planned only, spontaneous only, 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…

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inphase~antiphase

digital painting by David Engstrøm, from The Dialogue Of Clockmasters series, g13.

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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– )

always~never

‘Nature is a mutable cloud, which is always and never the same.’ (TCN p8) – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) The Squiggle Sense …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…

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mingling~opposition

THE SQUIGGLE SENSE: “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) SQUIGGLE EXPANSION: Only mingling, only opposition either mingling or opposition both mingling and opposition mingling changing to opposition opposition changing to mingling between mingling and opposition neither mingling nor opposition beyond mingling and opposition…

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analysis~synthesis

‘Our only way of avoiding the extremes of materialism and mysticism is the never ending endeavor to balance analysis and synthesis.’ (TCN p6) -Neils Bohr (1885-1962) The Squiggle Sense …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…

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opposition~function

“The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” The Crack-Up (1936).  – F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

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meditation~relaxation

Videogrid. Ambient meditation~relaxation music. Sounds and images of Zen, yoga, wellness, etc.

human~alien

Human only, alien only, either human or alien, both human and alien, human changing to alien, alien changing to human, between human and alien, neither human nor alien, beyond human and alien…

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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…