David Engstrøm

The Metastabilian Movement

Drazen Pavlovic

The Squiggle Sense

Complementary Pairs

Coordination Dynamics

tmm-jask-button

J. A. Scott Kelso

The Complementary Nature

David Engstrøm

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

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…

David Engstrøm

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…

David Engstrøm

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)