Winter Chaos Conference 2010
BULLETIN re lodging lodging info: Scroll down or click here
Lake Tarpon Resort has informed us that they are sold out for our weekend and
need to release the last few rooms they are holding for us by Friday, March
5th. If you are planning on coming and
haven't made your reservations yet, you will need to do so right away. Remember, it is the height of the season
down here and if our hotel is sold out others close by will be also.
Sincerely, Charlie Deppish
813 458-5816 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One of the reasons things are sold out is
that the PGA is in town. Great golf in
Tarpon! Rumors are that Tiger may drop
care of your lodging (details below), and those that have not yet, get your
titles, abstracts, fresh photos in to Fred or post on Implexi
We have estimates on costs which amount to about $50 per
person for the conference room, and $17 per day for lunch and snacks at
breaks. Dinners (est ~$25 per eve), any museum tour
($8) or other activities will be pay as you go. We will have group dinners.
The snack cost for the Thursday eve reception is $10.
Winter Chaos Conference
Systems Thinking in Science, Education, the Humanities, and Society
March 19-21, 2010
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
Dr. Robert Porter, Coordinator
Abraham, Asst. Coordinator Program & Web
This conference has
established a tradition of informality both in style and substance that features open discussion and mutually respectful
interactions among participants. It is open to metaphoric as well as formal
explorations of systems/integrative thinking into science (including
psychological, social, biological disciplines, mathematical, and logical
disciplines), education, the humanities, society, and philosophy. We range over
rather diverse subjects in philosophy, education, research, social applications,
and theory. Whether based on presenters’ published materials or
works-in-process presented for feedback and collaborations, we have been
fortunate to have been exposed to so many fresh, innovative, often
ground-breaking, ways of approaching and/or perceiving the world around us.
This web site can change on any day as we add participants, titles, abstracts,
and commentary. The parts of this site are (1) this home page (scroll down for
list of participants and titles to date), and (2) The Snowflake 2009 Newsletter
is now replaced by our Implexi Mundi web site, (link
above right; you will have to register to cruise through the
abstracts/articles, commentaries, and pictures of the participants. There are
also links to earlier Winter Conferences and Snowflake Newsletters. The
conference self-organizes; the schedule is sketched out at the beginning of the
conference but adjusted at times. Dynamical Systems includes not only
dynamics, but other approaches in complexity and integrative science, art, and
The meetings will be at: Lake Tarpon Resort. Scroll down or click here for Lodging/Travel Information below
Since we start Friday morning, remember to book for Thursday night
if you can’t get there by 8:30 AM Friday.
To submit titles and abstracts or make inquiries, contact:
dr. robert porter and email@example.com
9/27/2009: Bob Porter writes:
Greek food. Island evening dinner cruise.
Sponge dock shopping. Antiquing.
High quality Florida kitsch and knickknacks! Heated pool.
All sorts of amenities. Come early and leave
late for a wonderful winter vacation. Only a short
drive from Tampa Airport. Chamber of Commerce: http://tarponspringschamber.com/ Also see it on GoogleEarth
tentative; click titles for abstracts)
Enrico Wensing Complexity Leadership for Global Sustainability
Martin Gardiner Consciousness and its relationship to Learning: a Functional
Jerry Chandler The
Contemporary Rosetta Challenge: Spanning the Gap between the Exact Sciences
Jerry Chandler Semiotic
George Muhs A
Metaphoric Scripting Language for Describing Complex Interactions
Neil & Eva Edwards
Karen VanderVen Beautiful
Seashells: Patterns, Shapes, Mathematics and Non-linearity: Their Pedagogical
and Scientific Applications.
Roulette Smith Why the notion of competition in game theory and the Nash
equilibrium fundamentally are unsuitable for studies of peace, common sense
behavior and/or cooperation
Louise Sundararajan & Chulmin Kim [Cancelled due to family medical problems]
Semiotics of Emotion, with Implications
for the Writing Cure
Linda Dennard Coming late, will
kibitz; complexity in education, ethics, her novels, poetry, philosophy
Linda Alford Looking for
Dragons in Kansas [Interactions among
systems, cognitive systems, and virtual systems]
Linda Chamberlin Addiction:
The Collapse of Complexity -- An Open Discussion
Luo The Ground
State of Consciousness
Thanashs Argyrioy Individual-environmental interactions that involve symbols and
collective social knowledge
Carlos Torre Teaching Medicine in High school and College
Hector Sabelli Bios: empirical studies and
mathematical theory of Creative Processes [abstract]
Robert M. Galatzer-Levy The Uses of Non-linear dynamics in
SAM LEVEN cancelled due to late breaking trip to China
Semiotics of Value
Mark Filippi The Tyranny of Temes [Social media and ways it has impacted
Bill Huitt [virtual participant on dissociation
of scientific evidence on dynamics of education and practice; see Implexi Mundi] [see related item on dissociation between
science and psychotherapy on Implexi Mundi.]
Bob & Connie Eldridge [auditing/kibitzing, and
maybe some commentary on current economics and his investment project?]
Bob Porter Mutuality, Mindfulness, and Mentalizing in Psychotherapy: A New, Nonlinear,
Fred Abraham Discrete vs Continuous Neuro-cognitive, Semiotic, & Mathematical Modelling
The Evolution of Signs, from
Cuneiform to Perplexity: Semiotics taken from the Silver Peirce Arrow
Jerry Chandler: Semiotic Relations
plus Exactness in Chemistry and Mathematics and including
Intentionality in Synthetic Symbol Systems; Implications for a Universal
Sam Leven: Semiotics of Value
Fred: Continuous vs Discrete Dynamical modelling
of Dynamical Neural and Cognitive & Semiotic Aspects of Language (or not)
Thanasis: Individual-Environmental Interactions
That Involve Symbols & Collective Social Knowledge
Sunday afternoon. Those participating so far:
Karen, Thanasis, Bob Porter, Bob Eldridge, Martin,
George, Linda Chamberlin, Linda Dennard, Enrico, Weili, & moi (fred)
All are welcome.
Other area activities can be scheduled or Thursday before the conference (in
addition to the reception Thursday eve), and Monday after the conference.
Lodging, Travel, & Dining
LODGING: LAKE TARPON RESORT
From Bob Porter, Conference Chair, and Charlie Deppish,
our Operations Coordinator:
Hello Snowflakers and Spongers:
Here are some instructions and choices on making your hotel reservations. The sooner the better folks.
By Phone, all you have to do is call and ask for a reservation for the Chaos
Conference March 18th - 21st. They have all the information including our
rates and will be able to book you easily.
Toll Free: 866/328-Lake (5253)
Online you go to http://www.laketarponresort.com/res.html and follow the
step-by-step instructions at the bottom of the page. They will ask you
for a promo code. Our promo code is Chaos. The promo code will specify to
them our confirmed rate and choices. Included in the instructions is a
comments and request box. The resort has requested that you also write
Chaos in this box as a safe guard that your reservation gets listed correctly.
This box is also where you would request a smoking room.
On the reservation page
there is also a link, in the right column, to make reservations by filling out
an email form.
If you have any
thoughts about the desirability of coming early or leaving late, I STRONGLY
advise IN FAVOR of it. The area is charming and relaxing, There are
wonderful antique shops in Tarpon Springs, great "Florida Tourist"
shops in the sponge dock areas, and easy access to Busch Gardens, the Lowery
Park Zoo (one of the top family zoos in USA), and the Florida Aquarium...not to
mention Hard Rock Cafe and Seminole Indian Casino. LOTS
to do, or just enjoy relaxing in the sun.
If enough people ask for it, I will organize a before or after conference
confab to extend the chaos another day or so.
Feel free to contact me
or Charlie with any thoughts or
Bob, the flaky sponge
Please also tell us if you
wish to locate a roommate for the conference and if so for which dates. Fred is
looking for a roommate, preferably one coming early and/or staying late
see proposal conference schedule and prices by Lake Tarpon Resort as proposed
earlier to Bob.
can take a peek at the resort and map it if you enter Lake Tarpon Resort into
which is a must download if you don't already have it on your computer.
The Conference runs Thursday the 18th evening
noonish at least Sunday eve, the 21st . Unless you are driving from
nearby, you should schedule your arrival for Thursday eve or earlier for our opening
reception, and to be sure to be at our 8:30 AM start Friday. Return to top Go to Participants
Image on left is by
Nicolas Desprez (aka Chaoscope)
Image on the right is
by Clint Sprott
Image at top is Tarpon Springs 1926 (net source; can't find it)
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fred, September 27, 2009; check frequently for
updates. Updates: 9/28-30/09, 10/2-4, 12, 16, 11/26, 11/29-30, 12/2; 4 Jan
2010; 1/9/10, 1/20-21/10, 2/12/10, 2/15/10, 2/20/10, 2/22/10, 2/26/10,