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...

“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.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

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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– )

mingling~opposition

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…

contraria~complementa

Only contraria, only complementa, either contraria or complementa, both contraria and complementa, contraria changing to complementa, complementa changing to contraria, between contraria and complementa, neither contraria nor complementa, beyond contraria and complementa… ~;)

Nursing~negligence

Only nursing, only negligence, either nursing or negligence, both nursing and negligence, nursing changing to negligence, negligence changing to nursing, between nursing and negligence, neithe nursing nor negligence, beyond nursing and negligence…

Essay by Daniel Pesut

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…

attraction~repulsion

Only attraction, only repulsion, either attraction or repulsion, both attraction and repulsion, attraction changing to repulsion, repulsion changing to attraction, between attraction and repulsion, neither attraction nor repulsion, beyon attraction and repulsion…

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

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…

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…

discovery~invention

Only discovery, only invention, either discovery or invention, both discovery and invention, discovery changing to invention, invention changing to discovery, between discovery and invention, neither discovery nor invention, beyond discovery and invention.

Essay by Lisa Kimball

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.

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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."