Sunday, September 16, 2012

james burke

paradigm constraint..
unexpected worldwide ripple effect...

1) apply mythodical doubt
2) be reductionist

learn more and more about less and less
make your specialist niche so small there is only room for you

change is leaving behind, because reductionism has specified so much that no one else knows what you are doing
a life stime of specialist silo thinking.. makes it difficult to predict what will happen when your noodling bumps into others noodling

net - much easier for noodler to exposed to other noodlers..
innovation happens between the disciplines

maybe we need more no-man's lands
einstein - linear reductionist language -
focus is what the machine is meant to do and a waste for the human mind

each node -
mozart to helicopter in 10 jumps...

something you know may be meaningfully related to something someone else knows..
using webs.. as you travel.. you find 1+1=3

not so much the right answer.. but what path they took
interdependence - we need to be more cross (or anti) discipline than ever before
reductionist might not be fast enough or systemic enough anymore

had you known in advance....
institutions make change to make sure that innovations don't mean disruption

future - personal nano factories
feynman.. plenty of room at the bottom - 50 yrs ago
all our value have been shaped on scarcity..
now we live in abundance

we have no paradigm for this new future... we've never been there before
respond to the challenge.. not - business as usual

thank you for giving this talk before i did.. you can stop now..
why come together ? his opening statmentss..

James Burke is a living legend. Or, as he put it, “No-one under the age of fifty has heard of me and everyone over the age of fifty thinks I’m dead.”
He is a science historian, an author, and a television presenter. But calling James Burke a television presenter is like calling Mozart a busker. His 1978 series Connections and his 1985 series The Day The Universe Changed remain unparalleled pieces of television brilliance covering the history of science and technology.Before making those astounding shows, he worked on Tomorrow’s World and went on to become the BBC’s chief reporter on the Apollo Moon missions.His books include The Pinball Effect, The Knowledge Web, Twin Tracks and Circle

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