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Upcreation - self-organization that brings forth an emergent level of complexity that encompasses, without destruction, the previous lower levels of organization. In the right circumstances self organization can often also be legitimately called self-creation. Without an outside agent, the parts cohere into a new organization that brings forth an "emergent" level or self not present before. Since the new emergent level of complexity encompasses, without destruction, the previous "lower" levels of org...
I refer to the upCreation Experience as a non-workshop workshop. It is not a typical workshop, nor is it a designShop. Yes, it will happen in a purpose-build environment created for such kinds of processes. Yes, it will employ the methods accumulated over 37 years and thousands of collaborative events. Yes Gail, Mauricio, Gary and I will create a framework, curate abundant Knowledge-Agents, and start us off with some challenges. We will have KnowledgeWorkers to smooth our path… of course. Yet, when the Zone-of Emergence is constructed, we all become learners, teachers researchers and co-design...
Bucky Fuller, engineer, futurist, premier designer said of the moon project, “It will take a million steps to get us to the moon and back. Thank god we have already taken over 90% of them.” Today many of us find ourselves in key leadership positions attempting to create a better world. As educators, consultants, mentors, executives, artists, scientists and social activists, we've been steadily forging the unfolding of a new paradigm, one that defines and stabilizes a higher order for all life. Every field today is seeking new ground, incorporating new ideas, employing technology to escape f...
{{unknown}} {{unknown}} Welcome to the upCreation blog where you will find an ongoing conversation about the strategies to enhance capacity at multiple levels and varying scales while building on earlier efforts.  From an educational perspective, such efforts to enhance capacity can create unique learning opportunities if the right conditions are in place. Determining just what those condition...