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Ted Gioia - AI & Music et al

  Although not advertised as such, this interview with Ted Gioia is an example of a quintessential ‘master class’. The bonus is that this class is focused on the relationship between AI and creativity including but not limited to, music, literature,     and film et al. He is also a seminal example of how polymaths think and work. Unfortunately he is not yet acquainted with design – particularly systemic design…yet.   Gioia Ted on AI and creativity  
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Natural Thinking vs Artificial Thinking

  Watched the whole series from the perspective of a systemic designer. I lost count of the number of times that: “…we didn’t think’, “….we didn’t know’. “…we didn’t connect the dots” etc etc. was mentioned. I think that our leaders and advisors could benefit with some competence in systemic designing. I don't think AI or related algorithms will make things better without increased ability to think more competently about complex, entangled events. It is not about 'artificial' thinking. It is about elevated 'natural' thinking.   Watch Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror | Netflix Official Site

Master Classes in Systemic Designing now available

  Master Classes in Systemic Designing   It’s Time for a pivot in how we approach securing improvements in the human condition     These Systemic Design Master Classes offer a general overview of one thread of inquiry that is used in the development of a supportive foundation for stances and approaches to systemic designing.    Familiarity with this thread is intended to be the inception point for future shared exchanges with others who are learning and applying systemic design approaches.     These inquiries are meant to further develop fundamental skills and perspectives acquired — not through argumentation and debate — but rather through conversations and dialogues.    These Inquires are guided in part by the values and beliefs made visible in the prospectus for a proposed Systemic-Design ‘Flight’ School :   This prospectus is inclusive — not exclusive — of the p

The Humanities crisis isn't academic

This is an excellent article concerning the crisis with The Humanities that is so prevalent in public discourse nowadays. The author makes the assertion that the crisis is not academic ie with universities. Hopefully this article will begin a longer conversation on the relationships among The Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology and  serious Design—a Systemic conversation.   

Don Norman on Design

  In Don Norman's video , he explains why traditional design needs to be nudged towards 'design thinking'. He makes some excellent points and makes a strong case for 'design' as more than mere appearance. However, 'systemic design', is even more essential for improving the human condition than 'design thinking'. 'Systemic design' is not 'design thinking (problem-solving) but they share many of the same aspirations. Don's video is a good start in gaining some understanding in this. Thanks Don. Check my website ( ) for additional resources on making design and systems (systemic design) better understood than is the norm.