Combinatimics: exploring better rhythms for better lives

Chaos & Trauma We live in a chaotic & traumatized world. Given the ambient chaos, it's natural to think about things like phase transitions and bifurcations. Likewise it is natural to think about diversity. America's diversity is often cited as a strength, and it is. But there are unhelpful forms of diversity. And these unhelpful… Continue reading Combinatimics: exploring better rhythms for better lives

Topologies of intelligence, combinatorial synesthesia, & emergent technologies

In my last post, I claimed There is still hope on our horizons, particularly when you explore them with an intelligent teamMountains Beyond Molehills: Recovering the Lost Art of the Mathematics of Empathy Such a statement begs the question: "What is an intelligent team?" Intelligence There are all kinds of definitions of "intelligence" depending on… Continue reading Topologies of intelligence, combinatorial synesthesia, & emergent technologies

Mountains Beyond Molehills: Recovering the Lost Art of the Mathematics of Empathy

Algebra I was reading the other day about algebra. The word "Algebra" originally had to do with the mathematics of fixing fractures. الجبر‎, or al-jabr meant putting broken stuff back together again. Some translations of the word have to do with fractures, literally bone-setting, or reuniting shattered physical things. In some cases, algebra had to… Continue reading Mountains Beyond Molehills: Recovering the Lost Art of the Mathematics of Empathy

Barefoot Book Clubs, AKA, Conflict Clubs

On my mind Some things on my mind right now include: PolarizationTraumaLocalismNeighborhoodsForgiveness AgingHealthcareAlcoholics AnonymousTeamworkDebtDisagreements PovertyZebrasTap DanceThe Blues Likewise, I have a lot of questions on my mind. For example: What is the value of a question? For that matter, what is the value of forgiveness, or love? Or the value of a perspective gained or… Continue reading Barefoot Book Clubs, AKA, Conflict Clubs