The Metastabilian Movement
(TMM) is a creative pursuit of the squiggle sense of the complementary nature. It is manifested via artistic~scientific expression of complementary pairs of dynamic, inextricable complementary aspects (squiggles) entailing and entailed by coordination dynamics. The Movement was co-founded in 2011 by David Engstrøm and Drazen Pavlovic, the first Metastabilians. a quest to engage in artistic creation~discovery guided by a Metastabilian's Squiggle Sense of the complementary nature that is grounded in the phenomena and paradigm of coordination dynamics.
The Squiggle Sense
Sixth Sense of the complementary nature. 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, that is, is stimulated by the "coordinated dance" of complementary aspects. Once intentionally engaged, such inextricable dynamic complementarity is difficult, if impossible, to ignore. 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 is called "Metastabilian".
The Complementary Nature
(TCN) 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 vs. collective, self vs. other,body vs. mind, nature vs. nurture, cooperation vs. competition? We contend that ubiquitous contrarieties of human experience are actually inextricable, dynamic complementary aspects, whose existence and phenomenology are thoroughly grounded in in the science of coordination called coordination dynamics. The book, "The Complementary Nature" by Kelso and Engstrøm nominates the squiggle sign "~", as the symbolic expression for complementary pairs reconciled with coordination dynamics. Examples of complementary pairs using the squiggle symbol individual~collecctive, self~other, body~mind, nature~nurture and cooperation~competition, which expresses the inextricable dynamic complementary nature of a given pair of so-called, "complementary aspects".