[SNEC] Jan 2021: News in the World of Synergetics and Comprehensivism

CJ Fearnley cjf at SynergeticsCollaborative.org
Mon Jan 18 18:46:51 EST 2021

Here are the news items I managed to collect since last month:

1. Daniel Ari Friedman has begun a livesteam series where he reads and
   reflects on the text of Buckminister Fuller's "Synergetics". The
   first video explores sections on Synergetics, Universe, and System.

2. The video "On Pattern-Thinking - A Conversation on R. Buckminster
   Fuller" featuring Daniel López-Pérez and Lars Müller with Stan
   Allen, Jesse Reiser, and Jaime Snyder at the event on Thursday,
   February 13, 2020 at the Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture,
   Princeton University is at https://vimeo.com/396988108

3. The film "Bucky: A Fuller Future" is available for streaming at

4. José Díez Faixat informed me of a recently published addedum to
   his 2014 article summarizing his entropic-syntropic evolution
   inspired, in part by Bucky's Synergetics:
   * Here is the original 2014 article published in Syntropy
     Journal (http://www.sintropia.it/journal/index.htm):
   * Here is the Addendum published in 2020 in Syntropy Journal

5. Pretenst is free and open source Tensegrity design software
   See https://pretenst.com/

6. A new paper "Generating the Flextegrity Lattice" by Kirby Urner is
   available at https://www.academia.edu/s/354cd74cee
   See his announcement at https://www.facebook.com/thekirbster/posts/10158665170193965

7. Kirby Urner posted a video going through his slides on "'Dimension' in
   Synergetics" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu3pvlplSrY
   I previously announced that slidedeck in June 2018. It is at

8. Marc M. Cohen's 2012 paper "The Continuum of Space Architecture: From
   Earth to Orbit" discusses Bucky's Synergetics. It is at

9. Forthcoming Comprehensivist Wednesdays events:

   In order to RSVP to attend, you must join either the 52
   Living Ideas meetup (https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/)
   or the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society meetup
   (https://www.meetup.com/thinkingsociety). Joining either group will
   require joining Meetup.com (https://meetup.com) which is a free
   on-line service with strong privacy controls. Once you are a member,
   you can RSVP to join the event from the link to its Event Page.

 ● What: Neuroscience: A Child's Mind
   When: Wednesday, 20 January 2021 from 9-11 PM (New York time zone).

   Event at 52 Living Ideas:

   Event at the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society:

 ● What: Destruction & Creation: A Method of Thinking by John Boyd
   When: Wednesday, 27 January 2021 from 9-11 PM (New York time zone).

   Event at 52 Living Ideas:
   Event at the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society:

 ● What: Ignorance & Questions
   When: Wednesday, 3 February 2021 from 9-11 PM (New York time zone).

   Event at 52 Living Ideas:
   Event at the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society:

 ● From the series "Reading Dante in 2021"
   What: Dante's "La Vita Nuova"
   When: Sunday, 7 February 2021 from 5-7 PM (New York time zone).

   Event at 52 Living Ideas:
   Event at the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society:

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10. Comprehensivist Wednesdays has organized 6 events since the last
   Synergetics Collaborative announcement. Here are links to video and
   other materials from these past events.

 * 23 December 2020: "How to be a Super Ager"
   Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/twpxvrybcqbfc/
   Alt Page: https://www.meetup.com/thinkingsociety/events/275277479/
   Video (2h 10m): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLCABcbb0OM

 * 27 December 2020: "Future of Work & Polymaths" with Angela Cotellessa
   Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/275290859/
   Video (2h 3m): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoN9LdWbiEc

 * 30 December 2020: "What Will You Be Exploring in 2021?"
   Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/twpxvrybcqbnc/
   Alt Page: https://www.meetup.com/thinkingsociety/events/275359417/
   Video: Not yet available

 * 6 January 2020: "Come Celebrate 700 Years of Dante"
   Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/twpxvrycccbjb/
   Alt Page: https://www.meetup.com/thinkingsociety/events/275459649/
   Video (1h 42m): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBjZT5IC04M

 * 10 January 2020: "The Power of Polymathy" with Angela Cotellessa
   Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/275512641/
   Video (1h 38m): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QshBZf_IrLQ

 * 13 January 2020: "The Inductive Attitude: The Moral Basis of Science"
   with CJ Fearnley
   Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/twpxvrycccbrb/
   Alt Page: https://www.meetup.com/thinkingsociety/events/275590297/
   Essay: https://www.cjfearnley.com/CfC/2021/01/the-inductive-attitude-a-moral-basis-for-science-and-comprehensivism/
   Video (1h 24m): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5dv4daAxL4

  The Comprehensivist Wednesdays series is an initiative of 52
  Living Ideas (https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/),
  the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society
  (https://www.meetup.com/thinkingsociety/events/) and "Collaborating
  for Comprehensivism" (https://www.cjfearnley.com/CfC/).

Let me know of other news in the world of Synergetics that we should
know about.

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CJ Fearnley                         |  Executive Director
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