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Enabling systemic transformations with polyscopy

Karabeg, Dino and Refsli, Fredrik Eive (2016) Enabling systemic transformations with polyscopy. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium (RSD), 13-15 Oct 2016, Toronto, Canada.

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Abstract

It is shown how “the power to transcend paradigms” – which has been identified as “the most
impactful way to intervene into systems” – can be radically augmented by a different approach to
information. Instead of updating a conventional “reality picture”, available insights are combined to
compose completely new highlevel
views or gestalts, which coexist
and coevolve
through a dialog
with one another and with the more detailed views. Polyscopy is described as a concrete
instantiation of this approach. The Holoscope online platform is outlined as an application of
polyscopy to enable (by illuminating the way) the global systemic transformation. This article is a
strategy proposal and an invitation, extended to the interested members of the systemic design
community, to take part in the transdiscipline we are developing around Holoscope, to evolve it
continuously.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2017 15:38
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 18:04
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1917

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