About meta-modeling. As Ed and TJ demonstrate they are already starting to play with each other’s maps of Time and I find this to be of great interest. This is a sign that we are making tacit knowledge ( the hidden stuff) more explicit.
Children, it has been noted, easily take on the metaphors of others. Adults have to unlearn to take on another map. I am reminded of how ballet dancers, like Baryshnikov, switched over to modern dance, and how he had to relearn a lot to do so. Now we have Hip hop ballet, a wonderful blend of body-mind in motion, that I would call hybrid.
What needs to happen to be ready to explore someone else’s map?
When you have a response to a new map, what would you like to have happen with that response?
How do you know if the response to someone else’s map is a sign of the unacceptable or a reaction to the unfamiliar?
How do we acquire something useful from another’s map and then let go of what we dont want?
These are some of the questions that arise for me as I will continue to study our video and tune into the lively conversations here, as Ed and TJ, learn how to ‘co-model’.
Thanks again to Marco, Ed and TJ for the Maps of Time gallery. My embodied response, as I view each of these maps, is WOW! They are so beautiful. If this modeling process opens up our aesthetic pleasure in one another’s process, then I believe, our time is well spent.