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Welcome. This page provides a continually updated lists of links to materials created in connection with the Evolving Systems project. Feel free to browse and comment in the associated online forums. For more information about the project itself, please see the project home page and the overview.

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Randomness, the brain, free will, science, "pseudo-science," justice, and demarcation: a conversation

The following is excerpted, with permission, from email-exchanges associated with an Evolving Systems Project discussion of chance.  Continued public conversation, to which others are invited to contribute, can be found in the on-line forum area below.  Comments can be individually linked to using the numbers in parentheses (eg http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/evolsys/chance/cashmore#1).

 

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Evolving systems: "dialogue" (and its implications for education?)

Evolving Systems

May, 2010 Core Group Meeting

Background, Summary,
and Continuing Discussion

"Dialogue" (and its implications for education?)


Background:

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the grammar of suffering war

To me, Alexandra Teague's "Adjectives of Order" (below) speaks powerfully to the problem with formal education when forms are fundamentally unresponsive to human experiences, especially those we undergo rather than originate.  The poem shows a "student's" schooling in English as an education in the ruthless impersonality of the way grammar is conceived.  It also shows how the situation of formal education erects bizarre barriers between "student" and "teacher"  -- in quotes because the student is, among other things, also a veteran and former prisoner of war, a speaker of a language or languages other than English, and a person working to make sense of his experience through language; the teacher we don't learn much about, but she is clearly also a learner in this case.

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Beyond Incompleteness II

Notes for an Evolving Systems conversation related to

Chance: Its meaning and significance
Paul Grobstein

2 June 2010

(on line forum at http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/evolsys/chance10)

Beyond Incompleteness II

The place I would like to get to and why ... (updated with emphasis)

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Beyond Incompletenss

Notes for an Evolving Systems conversation related to

Chance: Its meaning and significance
Paul Grobstein

2 June 2010

(on line forum at http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/evolsys/chance10)

Beyond Incompleteness: Demarcation, Mind, Chance

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Would You Like to Swing on a Star? Reflections on the Evolving Systems Project Year One

 

Would You Like to Swing on a Star?

Reflections on the Evolving Systems Project Year One

Alice Lesnick, May 24, 2010

 

Q: When the cosmos talks to us in its own terms, what does it say?

A: Notice that I am bigger and stranger than anything you have yet imagined based on your experiences to date.  And the more you experience and imagine, the bigger and stranger I will get.

-- Evolving Systems Web Forum, 7/31/09

 

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Evolving Systems course: Checklist

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Evolving Systems course: Instructions for Preparing Your Final Portfolio

In this portfolio, due by 12:30 on Friday, December 17,  we are asking you to collect and reflect on the written and spoken work you have done for this course. This portfolio project invites you to chronicle what has happened in your evolution both as a writer and a speaker in class, and to contribute to and assist us with the evaluation of your work. So--

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Forms of Inquiry

On the relation between formal systems and inquiry

Paul Grobstein

19 May 2010

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Evolving systems: Between Gödel and Turing

Notes for an Evolving Systems conversation related to

Chance: Its meaning and significance
Paul Grobstein

19 May 2010

(on line forum at http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/evolsys/chance10)

 

The place I would like to get to and why ... (updated in italics)

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Evolving systems: a year's experience

Evolving Systems

May, 2010 Core Group Meeting

Background, Summary,
and Continuing Discussion

Reflections after the first year


Background:

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Evolving systems: Gödel's theorem and its significance

Notes for an Evolving Systems conversation related to Chance: Its meaning and significance
Paul Grobstein
20 April 2010

(on line forum at http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/evolsys/chance10)

 

The place I would like to get to and why ...

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Metaperception

Evolving Systems

April, 2010 Core Group Meeting

Background, Summary,
and Continuing Discussion

Metaperception

Background:

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World Literature and Neurobiology

The Facebook group "Rethinking World Literature" hosts a series of interdisciplinary discussions around the topic of what constitutes "world literature."  The Evolving Systems project on Serendip hosts a series of interdisciplinary discussions exploring the common usefulness in a wide array of contexts, academic and otherwise, of emergent and evolving systems ideas.  The conversation documented below is archived from a discussion on the Rethinking World Literature Facebook site and will be added to as that discussion continues. A second discussion archive on "From Evolving Systems to World Literature and Back Again" is available here

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OOO

The Emergence of Form, Meaning, and Aesthetics

February, 2010 Core Group Meeting

Background, Summary,
and Continuing Discussion

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From evolving systems to world literature and back again?

The Facebook group "Rethinking World Literature" hosts a series of interdisciplinary discussions around the topic of what constitutes "world literature."  The Evolving Systems project on Serendip hosts a series of interdisciplinary discussions exploring the common usefulness in a wide array of contexts, academic and otherwise, of emergent and evolving systems ideas.  The conversation documented below is archived from a discussion on the Rethinking World Literature Facebook site and will be added to as that discussion continues. 

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OOO

The Emergence of Form, Meaning, and Aesthetics

February, 2010 Core Group Meeting

Further Resources and Questions

about ... OOO
(Object-Oriented Ontology)
Anne Dalke & Liz McCormack

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Literature as Public Humanities

Evolving Systems

Visiting Speaker Series

Literature As Public Humanities

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Evolving Systems: January 2010 Core Group Meeting

The Emergence of Form, Meaning, and Aesthetics

January, 2010 Core Group Meeting

Background, Summary,
and Continuing Discussion

 

Deep Time and the Earth Sciences

Background (Arlo):

randomness