THE NATURE OF COMPLEXITY

LOOKING AT WHAT FLOWERS CAN TEACH US ABOUT COMPLEXITY

To look closely, deeply at the patterns in nature is to find beauty and complexity all around, within you.

Elements of emergent strategy in nature: the fractal designs of physical forms and processes; the iterative, non-linear patterns of growth; the dynamic, adaptive relationships with the environment; the decentralized, interdependent collaborations among living things; the cycles of resilient transformation; the creative possibilities of life.


Many different flowers are growing beautifully and strongly in this world. Taking their roots in the earth, sprouting, blooming, pollination by birds and insects, living on in spite of rain, wind and storms. They pass on the baton of life, rebirth and decay. Everything is so in a continuous, endless cycle. This is the story and message of this animation.

REFERENCE
Makoto, A., Scott, K., Paulley, J., & Shiinoki, S. 2017. Botanical Animation “Story of Flowers”. AMKK (Toshin, Hana Tree Research Institute).

RELATED
Brown, A. 2017. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds.


 

This content is being created and curated as part of a project exploring how changing the ways we think about thinking can revolutionize the ways we change the world. See the Emergent Cognition Project overview to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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