compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
for the 3 DIMENSIONAL MODEL, of the mechanism which would
underpin my own concept of LET's CHANGE THE WORLD, that the
father of the "Integral Theory of Consciousness" and AQUAL at its
core, Ken Wilber, described during an interview about such a model,
as "a bowl of spaghetti "
AQAL represents the core of Ken Wilber's work. AQAL stands for
"all quadrants all levels ", but equally connotes 'all lines ', 'all states '
and 'all types '. These are the five irreducible categories of Wilber's
model of manifest existence. In order for an account of the Kosmos
to be complete, Wilber believes that it must include each of these
five categories. For Wilber, only such an account can be accurately
called "integral". In the essay, "Excerpt C: The Ways We Are in This
Together", Wilber describes AQAL as "one suggested architecture
of the KOSMOS".
Having been introduced to the thoughts of Clare Graves, however,
it was presumably only natural, that I should be drawn to the work
of Don Beck and Christopher Cowan and the integral concept of
Spiral Dynamics and MeshWORKS.
[IT] was whilst studying 'A' level Art, Physics, Maths Pure & Applied ~ that I was first introduced at Grammar School to the concept of the psychology of visual perception, such that the subsequent Tufte Trilogy of Envisioning Information has become my guiding LIGHT, so to speak.
I have yet to purchase Tufte's latest book BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE.
I never had my own bedroom at home, until my soul-mate and I moved into our first house in High Wycombe, and even then I was sharing my bed of course, as well as our bedroom. It was as a teenager, however, living with my parents in Borehamwood, that my bed at night was a Scandinavian designed, convertible sofa-bed in the living area downstairs, over which my mother graciously allowed me to hang a few of my most treasured aircraft models, one of which had taken the shape of a Vickers Wellington WWII bomber. It was during the building of that model that I was first introduced to the geodesic method of construction and I suppose that's where the seed was sown for the creation of my very own 3 DIMENSIONAL MODEL.
[IT] was as a result of my art studies that I first became aware of Leonardo da Vinci's renaissance drawings of his Duodecacahedron as well as his Vitruvian Man, which 'squared the circle' of, the conundrum that the Roman Architect Vitruvius had proposed one and a half millennia before, to solve the issue of the 'perfect proportion in architecture and the human body '; and [IT] was Buckminster Fuller's fascination with the concept of a tetrahedron being the perfect base model of a SYSTEM MODEL to CHANGE THE WORLD, which completed my understanding of the significance of Leonardo's Duodecahedron • that a 'flat-earth type switch' would be required to act as a catalyst of change • in the context of the fact that we need to come up with an entirely different system design of the world as ONE NATION.
The Designer's Saturday event provided that catalyst for me in the form of 'the cube in the corner - missing cube white on black blind-spot phenomenon '; and I have, in concert with the mathematical interpretations of the two Leonardos [Fibonacci and da Vinci], since attempted to design an equitable, infinitiely expansive, triangular pyramid template of 20 souls [ten female (yin) and ten male (yang)] which would fit with Bucky's Dymaxion Map Projection.
"The Dymaxion tranformational projection system that produces the Sky Ocean World Map divides the sphere [our pale blue dot globe] into its maximum omnisymmetrical, twelve-vertexed, thirty-arc-edged subdivisions of TWENTY equi-central-angled arcs of 63 degrees 26 seconds and sixty surface angles of 72 degrees each, spherical triangles. With it, for the first time in history, humans can see their whole planet Earth's geography displayed on one flat surface without any visible distortion in shape or relative size of any of its data and without any breaks in its continental contour - that is, the whole world surface is viewable simultaneously as one-world island of unbroken contour in one-world ocean."
Buckminster Fuller • CRITICAL PATH
My own personal "100th Monkey" moment, coincided with a
September 1990 article of the MAC TIMES, which declared my
belief that ...
The First 100 Piece Jigsaw was NOW IN PLACE
... which, following the coming together of geodesic structures
model of perception, to the 'macro and micro' realisation that begs
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