Fall 2000

A SERIES OF LECTURES AND MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS


EXLORING A NEW REALITY PRINCIPLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

co-sponsored by:
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE for INTEGRAL STUDIES
CRANE DANCE NETWORK
g2 INSTITUTE for INTEGRAL

AESTHETICS 
INSTITUTE of NOETIC SCIENCE S
3220 SACRAMENTO STREET
 SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE

“it is a peculiar fact that every major advance in thinking, every epoch-making new insight,
springs from a new type of symbolic transformation.”

Suzanne K. Langer
Philosophy In A New Key

September 20
California College of Arts and Crafts, Nahl Hall, Oakland

THE CHAOS REVOLUTION
Ralph Abraham, chaos pioneer, author of Chaos, Gaia, Eros, and professor emeritus of mathematics at UC Santa Cruz will introduce the theoretical and cultural context of the series with an overview of the historic shifts in human consciousness and the forms of order they embodied. Chaos dynamics in the sciences will be explained and discussed as well as its social applications.

October 3
California Institute of Integral Studies Namaste Hall

THE FRACTAL GEOMETRY OF DREAMTIME :
A Four- Part Fugue
Chaos theorist Ralph Abraham, artist Mali Burgess, anthropologist Niccolo Caldararo and cultural theorist Martha Senger hold a four-part dialogue on Dreamtime and its fractal structure – the collective repetition of a mythic totality that renews and saves it from the oblivion of clock time and mundane history.

October 17
California Institute of Integral Studies Namaste Hall

HUMANITY’S CHOICE: EVOLUTIONARY CRASH OR BOUNCE
Duane Elgin, author of Voluntary Simplicity, Awakening Earth, and Promise Ahead, will present a simple geometry of consciousness, and discuss the aesthetic co-evolution of civilizations and consciousness, and how this relates to the alternative facing humanity within a generation between a disintegral “crash” or an integral, evolutionary “bounce.”

November 9
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall

THE ROOTS OF AESTHETIC PERCEPTION

Dr.Salvatore Santoli, nanobiologist and senior scientist with the International Nanobiology Testbed in Rome, will discuss his theory that artistic and scientific creativity share the same root – – an aesthetic, “non-computable,” perception of the chaotic processes that underly the universe.

November 21
California Institute of Integral Studies Namaste Hall

SCIENCE, SYNERGY & CULTURE
Andra Akers, founding president of International Synergy, will speak about the “border-crossings of Science and Art,” that were explored in this interdisciplinary laboratory and journal with the goal of perceiving “a new pattern of consciousness and its impact on the emerging culture.”

November 29
California College of Arts and Crafts San Francisco Timken Hall

BUCKMINSTER FULLER’S IDEAS FOR TODAY
Jay Baldwin, inventor, designer, author of Bucky Works, an editor of The Whole Earth Review and instructor of ecological design at CCAC, will talk about Fuller’s synergetic geometry and what it means today for a design science revolution.

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