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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…

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Internal~external

Only internal, only external, either internal or external, both internal and external, internal changing to external, external changing to internal, between internal and external, neither internal nor external, beyond internal and external…

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emotion~passion

Only emotion, only passion, either emotion or passion, both emotion and passion, emotion changing to passion, passion changing to emotion, between emotion and passion, neither emotion nor passion, beyond emotion and passion…

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solid~liquid

only solid, only liquid, either solid or liquid, both solid and liquid, solid changing to liquid, liquid changing to solid, between solid and liquid, neither solid nor liquid, beyond solid and liquid…

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outside~inside

Only outside, only inside, either outside or inside, both outside and inside, outside changing to inside, inside changing to outside, between outside and inside, neither outside nor inside, beyond outside and inside…

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mandala~meditation

Only mandala, only meditation, either mandala or meditation, both mandala and meditation, mandala vhanging to meditation, meditation changing to mandala, between mandala and meditation, neither mandala nor meditation, beyond mandala and meditation…

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Creation~evolution

Creation itself, evolution itself, either creation or evolution, both creation and evolution, creation changing to evolution, evolution changing to creation, between creation and evolution, neither creation nor evolution, beyond creation and evolution…

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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…

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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… ~:)

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trajectory~phasings

Only trajectories, only phasings, either trajectories or phasings, both trajectories and phasings, trajectories changing to phasings, phasings changing to trajectories, between trajectories and phasings, neither trajectories nor phasings, beyond trajectories and phasings…

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squigglecross~paradigm

Digital image by David Engstrøm. Visualization of prime ‘squigglecross’ in the metastabilian paradigm. TCN stands for The Complementary Nature, TSS stands for The Squiggle Sense, CP stands for Complementary Pairs (squiggles) and CD stands for Coordination Dynamics…

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C~G, A~T

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

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squiggle~muse

Only squiggle, only muse, either squiggle or muse, both squiggle and muse, squiggle changing to muse, muse changing to squiggle, between squiggle and muse, neither squiggle nor muse, beyond squiggle and muse…,

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planned~spontaneous

Only planned, only spontaneous, 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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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wave~particle

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

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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…

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Internal~external

Only internal, only external, either internal or external, both internal and external, internal changing to external, external changing to internal, between internal and external, neither internal nor external, beyond internal and external…

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emotion~passion

Only emotion, only passion, either emotion or passion, both emotion and passion, emotion changing to passion, passion changing to emotion, between emotion and passion, neither emotion nor passion, beyond emotion and passion…

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solid~liquid

only solid, only liquid, either solid or liquid, both solid and liquid, solid changing to liquid, liquid changing to solid, between solid and liquid, neither solid nor liquid, beyond solid and liquid…

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outside~inside

Only outside, only inside, either outside or inside, both outside and inside, outside changing to inside, inside changing to outside, between outside and inside, neither outside nor inside, beyond outside and inside…

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mandala~meditation

Only mandala, only meditation, either mandala or meditation, both mandala and meditation, mandala vhanging to meditation, meditation changing to mandala, between mandala and meditation, neither mandala nor meditation, beyond mandala and meditation…

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Creation~evolution

Creation itself, evolution itself, either creation or evolution, both creation and evolution, creation changing to evolution, evolution changing to creation, between creation and evolution, neither creation nor evolution, beyond creation and evolution…

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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…

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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… ~:)

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trajectory~phasings

Only trajectories, only phasings, either trajectories or phasings, both trajectories and phasings, trajectories changing to phasings, phasings changing to trajectories, between trajectories and phasings, neither trajectories nor phasings, beyond trajectories and phasings…

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squigglecross~paradigm

Digital image by David Engstrøm. Visualization of prime ‘squigglecross’ in the metastabilian paradigm. TCN stands for The Complementary Nature, TSS stands for The Squiggle Sense, CP stands for Complementary Pairs (squiggles) and CD stands for Coordination Dynamics…

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C~G, A~T

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

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squiggle~muse

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planned~spontaneous

Only planned, only spontaneous, 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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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wave~particle

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

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aggregation~dispersion

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Internal~external

Only internal, only external, either internal or external, both internal and external, internal changing to external, external changing to internal, between internal and external, neither internal nor external, beyond internal and external…

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emotion~passion

Only emotion, only passion, either emotion or passion, both emotion and passion, emotion changing to passion, passion changing to emotion, between emotion and passion, neither emotion nor passion, beyond emotion and passion…

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solid~liquid

only solid, only liquid, either solid or liquid, both solid and liquid, solid changing to liquid, liquid changing to solid, between solid and liquid, neither solid nor liquid, beyond solid and liquid…

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outside~inside

Only outside, only inside, either outside or inside, both outside and inside, outside changing to inside, inside changing to outside, between outside and inside, neither outside nor inside, beyond outside and inside…

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mandala~meditation

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Creation~evolution

Creation itself, evolution itself, either creation or evolution, both creation and evolution, creation changing to evolution, evolution changing to creation, between creation and evolution, neither creation nor evolution, beyond creation and evolution…

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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…

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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… ~:)

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squigglecross~paradigm

Digital image by David Engstrøm. Visualization of prime ‘squigglecross’ in the metastabilian paradigm. TCN stands for The Complementary Nature, TSS stands for The Squiggle Sense, CP stands for Complementary Pairs (squiggles) and CD stands for Coordination Dynamics…

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C~G, A~T

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

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squiggle~muse

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planned~spontaneous

Only planned, only spontaneous, 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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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…

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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…

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flexible~adaptable

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persistence~change

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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…

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wave~particle

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The DOC Metastabilian

Ph.D. Neuropharmacology. scientist~artist, professional musician, writer and muse. Co-founder with Dražen Pavlović of The Metastabilian Movement, an artistic~scientific exploration of the creative potential of ‘the squiggle sense’ of the complementary nature. Co-author with J. A. Scott Kelso of “The Complementary Nature” (MIT Press, 2006). Active Professional Entertainer, Engstrøm is Guitarist Singer-Songwriter, who has played over 2500 shows over the last three decades in 11 countries, predominantly in Scandinavia.

Dražen Pavlović

Co-founder of The Metastabilian Movement. Professional oil painter and performance artist. Co-founder along with David Engstrøm of The Metastabilian Movement. Owner~operator of Atelier Pavlovich in 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: 40 professional and critically acclaimed solo exhibitions; 150 appearances in local and international group exhibitions (Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Macedonia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, USA). Organizes produces and participates in art-based humanitarian actions and performance art installations.

The Metastabilian Movement

(TMM) is a name for all possible ‘pioneering trajectories’ of The Squiggle Sense. The Squiggle Sense is a ‘sixth sense’ of The Complementary Nature, thought to emerge as a function of metastable brain~mind Coordination Dynamics, hence the term “Metastabilian”, or “one who pursues one’s metastable mode”—Metastabilian artists seek to engage their squiggle sense as a foundation of their artistic process. Thus, the vision, works, methods and criticism of TMM as an Art Movement are both inspired and mitigated by the “metastable mode” of brain~mind coordination dynamics...

(TSS) "Sixth Sense” of The Complementary Nature, to the dynamic ‘yin~yang’ dance of inextricable complementary aspects. It is a modality present in every human nervous system. Ironically, most remain unaware, are ‘blind’ to its existence and crucial role it plays in their daily lives. The ‘Metastabilians’ seek to awaken and engage their Squiggle Sense to wield it in their life pursuits in any field, at any level of interest. Metastable brain~mind perception~action. The Squiggle Sense is a modality of ‘relative phase’—produced by and sensitive to the Coordination Dynamics. The Complementary Nature, the inextricability, complementarity of complementary pairs, the "coordinated dance" of complementary aspects. Once intentionally engaged, awareness of such inextricable dynamic complementarity is the essence of “Eureka moments”. 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 we call Metastabilian."