## Thursday, June 14, 2012

### NemiTubes v NemiShapes & Whirlpools

As of 11:36 AM EDT  June 14...

Nice comment from Dibyendu on twitter this morning set off the following exploration...

lovely! Suggest small change: it is the pattern that creates nShape

Got me thinking about a possible relation between nTubes and nShapes. "pattern creates nShape" seems precisely correct to me. It points to the question of the angle and distance of the observer. From a straight on view, from an appropriate distance the nShape is defined by this particular visualization tool. In that context the overall view is defined by the overall box that displays the interaction of waves and nemes.

Research note:  It would be good to have a tool that had more flexible  borders and the ability to show the wave patterns when there are speakers at the top, bottom and coming in from the right hand side. More clearly emulates the condition of living in an environment where information is coming from all sides.

Figure 1.

My conjecture is that at the level of interactions, it might be helpful to consider that when an nemiTube is well bounded it tends to form a nShape.

I'm seeing nShapes as loosely defined but bounded on all sides nemtubes. At the bottom of the picture above one can see a semipermeable boundary around the indication nShapes. At the top of the pic, one can call them nTubes as one end is open.

The implication is that nShapes have a space between the strings that removes friction from nEx. The less friction the greater ease of nEx. It points to the fact that if all the members of a group "speak the same language" nEx is radically increased. Increased nEx is associated with generation of power, and the space to Engage and Mull.

Whirlpools
Another issue Dibyendu brought up and building on a observation of Sean.   If one imagines Figure 1 rotating on the axis of the dotted white line, a whirlpool emerges.

Using Figure 2 as an emergent pattern  a different kind of whirlpool forms if rotated around the dotted line,  This time in the shape of a bowl. The notion of whirlpool to me is connected with the creation of pull.  Not sure where this is going yet, but seems to me Figure 2 might be a visualization for bottom up development.

Figure 2, is the same settings with a closed barrier between the bottom and top. The shape transition from Figure 1 only by inserting a closed barrier. At the moment of observation, there is no new energy coming into the the bottom half of the Figure. Interesting that disconnecting the energy still creates new patterns.

Figure 2.

1. Reminds me so much of the Three Winged Bird as described by Margaret Wheatley in Leadership and the new Science," one of the absolute platinum books I have read on leadership, systems and interaction. I wrote about it at http://www.seangrainger.com/2011/08/human-beings.html. Order out of chaos... perhaps chaos is the natural "order." Seeing the order in perceived chaos is the alpha skill in our emerging world in my opinion.

2. Sean,
We are just the same page. ( Not a surprise given how long we've been focused on the same issue. Going to the post now, but "Seeing the order in perceived chaos is the alpha skill in our emerging world in my opinion" too. :-)

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4. I think it might be useful to think of nShapes as an equivalent of 'structure' as defined in complexity and also chaos.

Energy, matter and information flow through the nShape for a process to happen. And the shape is determined by the way energy, info and matter flow through it. In nemetic terms the nExchange within authentic constraints informs the shape.

In that way a city is an nShape and so is an University or a community.

5. Dibyendu - Nicely said :" Energy, matter and information flow through the nShape for a process to happen. And the shape is determined by the way energy, info and matter flow through it. In nemetic terms the nExchange within authentic constraints informs the shape."