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Flock Theory: A New Model of Emergent Self-Organization in Human Interaction
Unformatted Document Text:  Flock Theory 18 Axiom 2 offers the means by which the distance optimization is obtained and maximized in Axiom 1. Whereas in Axiom 1 the group members must maintain a balance of distance, this axiom posits that the maintenance of this distance is done through matching the “motion” of the other individuals. If distance is to be maintained in the evolutionary processes, than the direction of change (either topically or task oriented) and the rate of change needs to be a cooperative function amongst the group. This relates to Sawyer’s (1999) concept of processual intersubjectivity, or the establishment of a constantly changing emergent shared understanding. Where that which is currently being established, as well as future emergence of creativity, has to proceed within the frame being created by this emergent interaction. Thus, to have a shared understanding, or processual intersubjectivity, and operating within the current frame, the group members must attempt to match both the direction and velocity of the other members. This axiom also draws from the concept of the norm of reciprocity and communication accommodation (see Gallois, Franklyn-Stokes, Giles, & Coupland, 1988; Kincaid, 1988) Tenet A: Direction Matching (Goals). Tenet A of Axiom 2 states that the group members converge to the direction that the other group members are moving. This could be a change of topical direction in a conversation, a novel idea in a brainstorming group, or a change of key in improvisational music. Regardless, if the group is to evolve in a collaborative manner than the members’ organization about this change maintains the structural properties of the system. Even if the direction posed by a group member is a drastic move by comparison to recent moves, the group should (at least initially) support the new direction. The norm of reciprocity provides theoretical justification for this Tenet (Gallois et al., 1988; and Kincaid, 1988), where the tendency already exists amongst communicators to match the topical direction and depth of relativity of other individuals.

Authors: Rosen, Devan.
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Flock Theory 18
Axiom 2 offers the means by which the distance optimization is obtained and maximized
in Axiom 1. Whereas in Axiom 1 the group members must maintain a balance of distance, this
axiom posits that the maintenance of this distance is done through matching the “motion” of the
other individuals. If distance is to be maintained in the evolutionary processes, than the direction
of change (either topically or task oriented) and the rate of change needs to be a cooperative
function amongst the group. This relates to Sawyer’s (1999) concept of processual
intersubjectivity, or the establishment of a constantly changing emergent shared understanding.
Where that which is currently being established, as well as future emergence of creativity, has to
proceed within the frame being created by this emergent interaction. Thus, to have a shared
understanding, or processual intersubjectivity, and operating within the current frame, the group
members must attempt to match both the direction and velocity of the other members. This
axiom also draws from the concept of the norm of reciprocity and communication
accommodation (see Gallois, Franklyn-Stokes, Giles, & Coupland, 1988; Kincaid, 1988)
Tenet A: Direction Matching (Goals).
Tenet A of Axiom 2 states that the group members converge to the direction that the
other group members are moving. This could be a change of topical direction in a conversation,
a novel idea in a brainstorming group, or a change of key in improvisational music. Regardless,
if the group is to evolve in a collaborative manner than the members’ organization about this
change maintains the structural properties of the system. Even if the direction posed by a group
member is a drastic move by comparison to recent moves, the group should (at least initially)
support the new direction. The norm of reciprocity provides theoretical justification for this
Tenet (Gallois et al., 1988; and Kincaid, 1988), where the tendency already exists amongst
communicators to match the topical direction and depth of relativity of other individuals.


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