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Exploring Qualitative Systems
April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0Donation
Why we need to shift from knowing to understanding – and how do do it.
We are living through an explosion of knowledge. Knowledge used to be concentrated in libraries supported by the technology of printing, but now knowledge is largely contained in digital form in massive capacity servers (computers) all linked together via the internet.
Search engines of great sophistication enable ranges of rapid access to stored knowledge, but they also enable self-publication to such an extent that millions of sources of knowledge are feeding this behemoth.
However, does all this improve our understanding? Or more cogently, is the development of understanding keeping up with the knowledge explosion? Do we know better how to make sense of it, especially in terms of relevance to our existential concerns in a troubled society on a troubled planet?
Qualitative systems thinking is based on perception of qualities rather than the measurement of quantities. It requires the recognition of universal patterns and the development of a self-reflective consciousness. In this talk, Dr. Anthony Hodgson will explain this further and outline an online course in which he will take this deeper in the May-July period of 2021.
This is the third webinar in our 2021 Webinar series, stay tuned for more webinars to come. All proceeds from this webinar will go to funding future H3 Uni work and courses.Register
This webinar is hosted on Zoom, and the session will be recorded. All attendees will get access to the recording after the event has ended. We recommend participating with a high resolution screen so you can view it when the host shares their screen. Participation by mobile phone is not recommended.
About the host:
The webinar is led by Dr Anthony Hodgson, an H3Uni founding member. He is the co-originator of the innovative three horizons method. He has over thirty years of experience of providing consulting services in foresight and strategy to major corporations and in public health in the UK.
He is an experienced practitioner of systems thinking and scenario futures methods and holds a Ph.D in systems science from the Centre for System Studies at the University of Hull. He is a founder member of the International Futures Forum which is a pioneering think tank working especially in transformative innovation. He is also a Research Fellow with the University of Dundee.