16 Feb 2007 @ 19:52
This is not only an eulogy for Hasan Ozbekhan, but a revisit of the early days of the Club of Rome, the "Methodenstreit", and what was lost when scientists just go for one "solution", like just for prospective, and not just for partivciüpative and normative futures. It is also about Information Management and stakeholder participation, dialog- and decision cultures.... More >
2 Feb 2007 @ 05:26
What does realy matter? how can we see not jsut fragement but things as a whole and in perspective? how can we get orienting generalisations play-like, not as serious but making sense and fun?
The articel introduces the work of Cop MacDonald and should start with his Wisdom Series, but all is hard to fit into a frame, even very large frame as this blog entry. More >
31 Dec 2006 @ 19:06
Whole Earth Negligence ? Whole System Negligence ? - or just Ignorance and Apathy ??
It took me some time to realise the terms I use, like Ignorance and Apathy are too shallow. More to come ...
Do we avoid the frame, the big picture and instead focus on the smallest detail and close our eyes? - calling everything beyond our direct "touch" non-existent ? or not "relevant"?? More >
26 Oct 2006 @ 02:18
This is about Worlds Knowledge and how People are asked to get involved - Dropping Knowledge. Pls. see entries September 9, and October 26, 2006 entry in this Blog. It is about people using Ontologies developed the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, basing on Ozbekhan, Jantsch, Jungk, Welesly, and last not least Anthony Judge who made it it the streets and the internet. More >
12 Oct 2006 @ 11:39
With the Club of Budapest we started the Club of Biudapest Viesletter - Newsletter with a section called: Seeds of Change. For the 10th Anniversary of this effort we repeat some of the more relevant entries, to not surprise, about EDUCATION ! More >
8 Oct 2006 @ 08:30
Frankfurt's Book Fair offered some surprises. Google Literacy provides the ways and the means. We were surprised to find UNESCO inviting the new bound between words and maps. That the maps used were distorted came out in the Press Conference - more is interesting and available on request. More >
9 Sep 2006 @ 06:56
This is about Worlds Knowledge and how People are asked to get involved - Dropping Knowledge. Pls. see entries September 9, and October 26, 2006 entry in this Blog. It is about people using Ontologies developed the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, basing on Ozbekhan, Jantsch, Jungk, Welesly, and last not least Anthony Judge who could not make it to Berlin, but was the nucleus and milestone of the enterprise, at least as see it....
This is Heiner Benking's News Log, a private-public diary presenting events, symposia and happenings in Berlin and elsewhere - my farings, foci, issues and concerns.
PLEASE CONSIDER THIS PERSONAL BLOG an ARTISTIC and PERFORMATIVE MEDIA INTERVENTION !
The Log links to my work and interests and presents issues and special concern of maybe a very small group of "concerned, engaged generalist" - a Global Interest Group (GIG). This needs to be seen in contrast to the ubiquitous Specialized Interest Groups (SIGs), the "scientific" approach to organize subject areas and specialization and standardization and harmonization! of means, nomenclatures, and modes of thinking. My favorite stories in the WHOLENESS SEMINAR include:
BELA BANATHY: "GENESIS
OF GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY" and "IVAN HAVEL: Longing for Unified Knowledge" where a "specialist" runs into the founding session of the early foundations General Systems, mumbling "this is not my field" or where Ivan M. Havel expresses his search for other kinds of knowledge.
As a starter I also recommend to check my MINDPRINT site, where we add the need for HANDPRINTS and MINDPRINTS, as FOOTPRINTS are good to visualize and communicate numbers, densities or consumption per area, but are not sufficient to negotiate and "harmonize" across domains and communicate gains in different cultures, technologies, times,... in short: incompatible but relevant information and our work on dialog, peace, policy-making, and multi-modal, faceted issues and consequences.
What am I? This is a "well-packed" question for which I have not the or a single answer. Some called me an in-betweener, go-getter, facilitator, hub, marvel-hero, trim-tab, bricoleur, bricoleers??? - career designeer, .... Some even "hank" which I disliked or Story which I liked very much !!
I have no single answer as I feel we need to walk the talk and sing and dance Life ! in spectra and fields in multiple embodied spaces.
To nebulous an answer? I am sorry but I do not go for overclaims and oversimplifications, under-complex and over-simplistic approaches with clan-think mindsets about real issues in clear contexts!