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.

THE METASTABILIAN MOVEMENT

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Dražen Pavlović

Co-founder of The Metastabilian Movement. Master Artist~Painter. Owner~operator of Atelier Pavlovich, Varazdin, Croatia. Chairmen of the managing board of the LUV Art Association of Varaždin, and guide of the LUV Gallery. Member of HDLU Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, 1995-present. Founder of the famous painting colony Julijana E Draskowich (1989–1999), Trakošćan Croatia. Artistic Trajectory: 33 professional and critically acclaimed solo exhibitions; 150 appearances in local and international group exhibitions (Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Macedonia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, USA). Pavlović has also taken part an organized a number of art based humanitarian actions, and numerous performance art installations.

The Squiggle Sense

Sixth Sense of The Complementary Nature, the sentient faculty that Metastabiliansseek to awaken, explore, inspire and engage in their creative pursuits.

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 Squiggle Sign

Symbolizes the complementary nature of complementary aspects as well as indicating that coordination dynamics is relevant to descriptions of this complementarity.

Coordination Dyanamics

The newer science of coordination, named, pioneered and developed by J. A. Scott Kelso at the Center for Complex Systems an Brain Sciences, Boca Raton Florida. Coordination dynamics—a mathematically expressed and experimentally tested theory that reconciles the scientific language of "states" with the novel dynamical language of "tendencies"—attests to the complementary nature inherent in human brains and behavior. It may explain, why we (and nature) appear to partition things, events, and ideas into pairs.

J. A. Scott Kelso

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.

The Complementary Nature

Why do we divide our world into contraries? Why do we perceive and interpret so many of life's contraries as mutually exclusive, either/or dichotomies such as individual~collective, body~mind, nature~nurture, cooperation~competition? Throughout history, many have recognized that truth may well lie in between such polar opposites. J. A. Scott Kelso and David Engstrøm contend that ubiquitous contraries are complementary and propose a comprehensive, empirically based scientific theory of how the polarized world and the world in between can be reconciled. They nominate the squiggle sign (~), as the symbolic punctuation for reconciled complementary pairs. Experiments show that the human brain is capable of displaying two apparently contradictory, mutually exclusive behaviors at the same time. Kelso and Engstrøm's thesis is not just metaphorical; the reconciliations they describe are grounded in the principles and mathematical language of the theory of coordination dynamics. The Complementary Nature provides a clear-cut methodology for this evolving theory of brain~behavior that can also be applied to areas and developments outside the neurosciences, hence aiding reconciliations within and between disparate fields.

Welcome to Metastabilion...

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…

David Engstrøm

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…

Meditationsmusik slap af sind krop, positiv energ musik, Afslappende musik, ☯3293
David Engstrøm

meditation~relaxation

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

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…

Drazen Pavlovic

aesthetics~meaning

Only aesthetics, only meaning, either aesthetics or meaning, both aesthetics and meaning, aesthetics changing to meaning, meaning changing to aesthetics, between aesthetics and meaning, neither aesthetics nor meaning, beyond aesthetics and meaning…

Drazen Pavlovic

female~male

Only male, only female, either male or female, both male and female, male changing to female, female changing to male, between male and female, neither male nor female, beyond male and female…

Drazen Pavlovic

irrational~rational

SPHERE metastability Q5 (irrational~rational) oil on wooden panel 45x50cm 2013 by Drazen PavlovicSPHERE metastability Q5 (irrational~rational) oil on wooden panel 45x50cm 2013 by Drazen Pavlovic

Drazen Pavlovic

fractional~whole

SPHERE metastability Q7 (fractional~whole), oil on wooden panel 45x50cm, 2013 by Drazen Pavlovic The Squiggle Sense …Only fractional, only whole, either fractional or whole, both

Drazen Pavlovic

physics~metaphysics

Only physics, only metaphysics, either physics or metaphysics, both physics and metaphysics, physics changing to metaphysics, metaphysics changing to physics, between physics and metaphysics, neither physics nor metaphysics, beyond physics and metaphysics…

Drazen Pavlovic

binding~transduction

only binding, only transduction, either binding or transduction, both binding and transduction, binding changing to transduction, transduction changing to binding, between binding and transduction, neither binding nor transduction, beyond binding and transduction…

Drazen Pavlovic

symbol~icon

symbol itself, icon itself, either symbol or icon, both symbol and icon, symbol changing to icon, icon changing to symbol, between symbol and icon, neither

David Engstrøm

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…

brain~neuron

SPHERE metastability Q1 (brain~neuron) oil on wooden panel 45x50cm MMXIII [the_grid name=”TMM PAVLOVIC”]

David Engstrøm

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…

SPHERE PULSTAR (fusion~fission) oil on canvas 80x70cm MMXII
Drazen Pavlovic

fusion~fission

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David Engstrøm

outside~inside

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David Engstrøm

The DOC~Muso

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Drazen Pavlovic

particle~wave

Only particle, only wave, either particle or wave, both particle and wave, particle changing to wave, wave changing to particle, between particle and wave, neither particle nor wave, beyond particle and wave…

David Engstrøm

art~science

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Drazen Pavlovic

stability~metastability

SPHERE sm1 (stability~metastability), oil on canvas, 70×80 cm, 2013 by Drazen Pavlovic. For sale – $4000, original with Certificate No. 52510

Drazen Pavlovic

electron~positron

Only electron, only positron, either electron or positron, both electron and positron, electron changing to positron, positron changing to electron, between electron and positron, neither electron nor positron, beyond electron and positron…

Drazen Pavlovic

physical~spiritual

Only physical, only spiritual, either physical or spiritual, both physical and spiritual, physical changing to spiritual, spiritual changing to physical, between physical and spiritual, neither physical nor spiritual, beyond physical and spiritual…

David Engstrøm

nature~culture

Exhibition: “Carbon: Nature~Culture” exhibited at Sagene Kunstsmie (Oslo Open) this week-end April 15, 2016 The Oslo Open art festival takes place April 16-17, 2016. I

Drazen Pavlovic

gravitation~radiation

gravitation itself, radiation itself, either gravitation or radiation, both gravitation and radiation, gravitation changing to radiation, radiation changing to gravitation, between gravitation and radiation, neither gravitation nor radiation, beyond gravitation and radiation…

Drazen Pavlovic

science~art

SPHERE SA (science ~ art), oil on cardboard,26 x 64 cm,2016, Drazen Pavlovic. For sale.

Drazen Pavlovic

art~science

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