Wednesday, April 10, 2013


RTE.4.10 Whorls to nStrings to nTubes to New Patterns

+Dibyendu De   "A point is a neme. Line is a nString. A number of unconnected lines having the same sense of direction can form an nTube. " 





Tuesday, April 9, 2013

RTE.4.9.1 A Field of Nemes and Holons

In G+ this morning an interesting question was asked about Nemetics.
Can nemetics be translated using nodes, edges and holons?
 (A holon (Greek: ὅλον, holon neuter form of ὅλος, holos "whole") is something that is simultaneously a whole and a part. 

The pictures below are an attempt to answer the question.

                                     Figure 1. 

                                 Figure 2. Zooming In

            Figure 3. Zooming In

                      Figure 4. Zooming In

RTE 4.9 Visualizing Complexity in 3D

Yesterday in the middle of a twitter conversation Nues Lorenzo in Barcelona tweeted:
@NewsNeus  Problem: how to transmit the third dimension in  education.
Traditionally, school has offered coherent learning: lists, facts  But now school should be an scenario for experimenting, discovering, contingency, connectivism, crosscurricular transversality
A similar problem of seeing in 3D is raised by +Dibyendu De in his work at The International Nemetics Institute.  I recommend a slow read of his description of his PLS3D approach at MOVING BETWEEN STATES OF AWARENESS..

Both the comments and Dibyende's work present a challenge for RTE research. My conjecture is we can start to solve the problem with various views of the same underlying complexity. As part of the research agenda we can develop a three plane model so we can clarify the patterns of "experimenting, discovering, contingency, connectivism, crosscurricular transversality"

                          Fig. 1 

                                     Fig. 2 View from Above

                                  Fig. 3 View from Below

Monday, April 8, 2013

RTE 4.8 Marketing, Education and Leadership in Complexity

A recent McKinsey report says

Although collaboration is at the heart of modern business processes, 
most companies are still in the dark about how to manage it. 

Often a visual can give a framework for seeing the extant patterns.

In the industrial age, organizations, marketing and education looked like this:

Figure 1

which plays out like this

Figure 2

With Web 2.0 the market, organizations, education looked like this.

Figure 3

which plays out like this

Figure 4

With Web 3.0 the market, organizations and education plays out like this. 

Figure 5

Sunday, April 7, 2013

RTE 4.7 Loose and/or Tight Neme Exchange ( Communication )

In the comment thread in  a post about P&G ,  +Dibyendu De said 

 I think their system of ‘knowing the customer’ triggers innovation. The interesting thing to notice is the dialectics they are engaged in – the ‘loose-tight’ phenomenon as described by Tom Peters and Bob Waterman in their 1982 book, ‘In Search of Excellence’.
What is so admirable about them is their combination of impeccable operations (tight) with flexible innovation (loose) to bring out a formidable winner.

Which inspired the exploration below.

Tight nemes

Tight nemes followed by Loose nemes

Tight followed by loose followed by tight

Tight followed by Loose followed by Tight stabilizes at