What we're about

Via monthly Meetups, related presentations to other groups and larger events, we share understanding of the natural emergence of escalating complexity and its application to organisational development and decision-making. Members have backgrounds from the sciences, knowledge management, software development, interaction design, education, and community groups. Theoretical perspective include non-linear systems, general evolution, self-organised criticality, path dependence, and philosophy of science. These find practical application in urban and transport planning, community engagement, narrative studies, planetary and materials sciences. Students interested in these areas are particularly welcome.

These Meetups were originally founded by Melbourne-based knowledge management practitioners and are currently organised and sponsored by members of Kororoit Institute (http://kororoit.org).

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Upcoming events (4+)

Gaining traction for climate and ecological crisis conversations

While our group has been primarily concerned with better understanding the world through the lens of complex systems, entrenched interests clinging to failing oversimplifications have let crises proliferate, so we must give more attention to communications achieving cut through.

Since the pandemic provoked a change to online meetings, we have seen their ability to reach those for whom a central city location is no longer convenient and, more recently, to accept that a later time slot might be more convenient that the earlier time that worked well for end of day gatherings.

After a year mostly focused on supporting Tony's work on our submission to the parliamentary inquiry into Ecosystems Decline, we have moved attention to Bill's Portents for the Future which integrates the flood of data confirming ever increasing risk of the global climate system hitting tipping points.

On June 10 we will continue discussion of how to get the messages of Portents into the hands of those best placed to stimulate action, with attention to how best to tell the story. It is recommended that those interested become familiar with the current presentation which can be found at https://bit.ly/3fvUguM

Gaining traction for climate and ecological crisis conversations

While our group has been primarily concerned with better understanding the world through the lens of complex systems, entrenched interests clinging to failing oversimplifications have let crises proliferate, so we must give more attention to communications achieving cut through.

Since the pandemic provoked a change to online meetings, we have seen their ability to reach those for whom a central city location is no longer convenient and, more recently, to accept that a later time slot might be more convenient that the earlier time that worked well for end of day gatherings.

After a year mostly focused on supporting Tony's work on our submission to the parliamentary inquiry into Ecosystems Decline, we have moved attention to Bill's Portents for the Future which integrates the flood of data confirming ever increasing risk of the global climate system hitting tipping points.

On June 10 we will continue discussion of how to get the messages of Portents into the hands of those best placed to stimulate action, with attention to how best to tell the story. It is recommended that those interested become familiar with the current presentation which can be found at https://bit.ly/3fvUguM

Gaining traction for climate and ecological crisis conversations

While our group has been primarily concerned with better understanding the world through the lens of complex systems, entrenched interests clinging to failing oversimplifications have let crises proliferate, so we must give more attention to communications achieving cut through.

Since the pandemic provoked a change to online meetings, we have seen their ability to reach those for whom a central city location is no longer convenient and, more recently, to accept that a later time slot might be more convenient that the earlier time that worked well for end of day gatherings.

After a year mostly focused on supporting Tony's work on our submission to the parliamentary inquiry into Ecosystems Decline, we have moved attention to Bill's Portents for the Future which integrates the flood of data confirming ever increasing risk of the global climate system hitting tipping points.

On June 10 we will continue discussion of how to get the messages of Portents into the hands of those best placed to stimulate action, with attention to how best to tell the story. It is recommended that those interested become familiar with the current presentation which can be found at https://bit.ly/3fvUguM

Gaining traction for climate and ecological crisis conversations

While our group has been primarily concerned with better understanding the world through the lens of complex systems, entrenched interests clinging to failing oversimplifications have let crises proliferate, so we must give more attention to communications achieving cut through.

Since the pandemic provoked a change to online meetings, we have seen their ability to reach those for whom a central city location is no longer convenient and, more recently, to accept that a later time slot might be more convenient that the earlier time that worked well for end of day gatherings.

After a year mostly focused on supporting Tony's work on our submission to the parliamentary inquiry into Ecosystems Decline, we have moved attention to Bill's Portents for the Future which integrates the flood of data confirming ever increasing risk of the global climate system hitting tipping points.

On June 10 we will continue discussion of how to get the messages of Portents into the hands of those best placed to stimulate action, with attention to how best to tell the story. It is recommended that those interested become familiar with the current presentation which can be found at https://bit.ly/3fvUguM

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