Category Archives: Systems

Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems

Creating institutions to meet the challenge of sustainability is arguably the most important task confronting society; it is also dauntingly complex. Ecological, economic, and social elements all play a role, but despite ongoing efforts, researchers have yet to succeed in … Continue reading

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Distributed communities and nodal subjects

Drawing upon cognitive science and systems theory, this article examines a number of issues commonly undertaken in theorizing “online communities.”  The thesis is that current approaches to online community that focus on specific online “places,” such as LamdaMOO, may overlook … Continue reading

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