With the release of General Systems Yearbook 2023, a full-text, read-only version of "Appreciating Systems Changes via Multiparadigm Inquiry", SRBS v40 n5 is available for colleagues of the author on Article Share


Web video on with and for Ontario. Learning about the present by sweeping in the past, including the rise and fall of the Second Persian Empire circa 7th century.


Think the first step in is defining the boundary? If the systems sciences are an open system, then learning involves the sweeping-in process. Excerpt from (1982) _Thought and Wisdom_.


For the @RSDSymposium in October, an "Explaining Systems Changes Learning: Methods & Translations", an in-person workshop was conducted in Toronto. Interested in joining in our rhythm of triweekly meetings?
Slides at coevolving.com/blogs/index.php

An article related to 2022 plenary on Systems Changes has been published on earlyview.

Appreciating systems changes via multiparadigm inquiry: Architectural design, ecological anthropology, Classical Chinese Medicine and systems rhythms


Algorithms enable online platforms to shape the world we see.

> The fairness or unfairness of the algorithmic systems by which platforms allocate user attention affect not only users but an entire ecosystem of third-party suppliers

O’Reilly, T., Strauss, I. and Mazzucato, M. (2023). Algorithmic Attention Rents: A theory of digital platform market power. UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Working Paper Series (IIPP WP 2023-10).


Via @timoreilly

Do we know the value of our user-generated content?

> Big Tech firms operate multi-sided platforms in which the ‘free’ user side is largely exempt from disclosures, since the user side is often ‘monetized’ only indirectly through advertising.

O'Reilly, T., Strauss, I. and Mazzucato, M (2023). Regulating Big Tech through digital disclosures. UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Policy Brief No.26.


Via @timoreilly

Web video of Ontario session revisiting a 1998 research article, reviewer, discussant, author. Entropy less about physics, more on behavior in social environments.


The I Ching (Yi Jing) based in Chinese philosophy might be a more systemic approach, in contrast to the more systematic approach based in Western rationalism, says via .


July 10: Sciencing and Philosophizing on Threads in

Extending a presentation from the 67th Annual Meeting of the , and @daviding are jointly exploring how may be approached differently via the philosophical history of American , and post-colonial (contextural-dyadic) thinking.

See the full abstract and presentation at wiki.st-on.org/2023-07-10

Preregister at sciencing-philosophizing.event

What have we learned or forgotten since (1969) Penguin reader 18 chapters, edited by ?
Join and online on June 12 6:30pm ET for reflection and discussions.


> Leading Today’s Asian Heritage Month lineup for May 2023, TVO Original Big Fight in Little Chinatown premieres on TVO, TVO Today, YouTube and smart TV services on Tuesday, May 9 at 9 pm ET.


Rereading the introduction to the 1969 _Systems Thinking: Selected Readings_ Penguin paperbook surfaces some choices by the editor that I hadn't previously appreciated.


The "doable dozen" is a phrase that picked up from on the April 3 interview. The list is now more complete at Halftime for the Sustainable Development Goals microsite at copenhagenconsensus.com/halfti

> The 12 best policies to scale up, that our experts have identified, cover a wide range of areas: tuberculosis, education, maternal and newborn health, agricultural research and development, malaria, e-procurement, nutrition, land tenure security, chronic diseases, trade, child immunization and skilled migration.

> The benefit of these 12 best policies can really only be described as momentous. It will save 4.2 million lives each year and generate $1.1 trillion in additional economic benefits each and every year for the developing world.

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A new book by is coming out, . I listened to the 2-hour interview by released on April 3 (as usual, while on my bike and driving). The timing seems related to the upcoming meeting in October, where we are at the midpoint of the , and failing.

Here's a text summary of the interview. The list of 12 proposed initiatives isn't given as straightforward, but the idea that we might succeed on some things rather than failing on everything is likely to be appealing to many.


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