The 20th Century was an era of specialization. Many new fields of research were created that separate one domain of knowledge from another. The 21st Century must be an era of synthesis and integration. The challenges set before us are incredibly complex, unfolding as seamlessly interconnected patterns that span the globe.
As a social innovator who specializes in human system design, I have spent many years gathering useful knowledge across disciplines. And now I am setting out on a path to integrate two vast domains into a rigorous framework for strategic action — earth systems research and cognitive science.
The video above explains what I am setting out to do.
Essentially, I want to address the compounding problems of systemic risk that propagate across interconnected systems. Over the years I have observed that a vital missing piece is the role of human beings in the unfolding patterns of change around us. How we think about the world, what we are able to see, and what we believe all shape our responses to economic and political instability, natural disasters, and societal transitions during periods of turbulence. Continue reading “Creating A New Science — Human Interface with Global Change” »