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Flock Theory: A New Model of Emergent Self-Organization in Human Interaction
Unformatted Document Text:  Flock Theory 7 emergence result in looking at patterns of interaction or at the process and the relations therein. While there may be an understanding of emergent systems as a whole, a more complete understanding of the components is needed. If these components are human, it is crucial to understand the paradigmatic assumptions of the theories. Likewise, it is important to approach these emergent interactions from an embedded systems perspective of social units as higher levels of organization in which elements and relations are embedded. As a result, further insight is needed into the philosophical assumptions within which the concepts and their environments are embedded. Even though there is substantial investigation into the substantive domain there is still a generative approach being taken. Researchers have identified and analyzed patterns of occurrences of states (Gilbert, 1995; Hodgsen, 2000; Eisenberg, 1990, Sawyer, 1999), but there is still little understanding of the causal aspect of the phenomena. This paper attempts to explore the causal aspects of change by providing a framework for a model of emergence based on naturally occurring phenomena. Two main areas of work that have attempted to visit cooperative evolution are Eric Eisenberg’s writings on Jamming and R. Keith Sawyer’s research on the Evolution of Creativity Jamming: Transcendence Through Organizing Eisenberg (1990) describes characteristics of “jamming” experiences, or fluid behavioral coordination that occurs without detailed knowledge of personality. These experiences are seen as sparking a balance between autonomy and interdependence (and can even be transcendent). Four pre-conditions for jamming are presented; skill, structure, setting, and surrender. According to Eisenberg (1990, p.139), “Jamming celebrates the closeness that can arise through coordinated action. Jamming is nondisclosive but fulfilling. Jamming experiences are worthy of study because they are an often ecstatic way of balancing autonomy and interdependence in

Authors: Rosen, Devan.
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Flock Theory 7
emergence result in looking at patterns of interaction or at the process and the relations therein.
While there may be an understanding of emergent systems as a whole, a more complete
understanding of the components is needed. If these components are human, it is crucial to
understand the paradigmatic assumptions of the theories. Likewise, it is important to approach
these emergent interactions from an embedded systems perspective of social units as higher
levels of organization in which elements and relations are embedded. As a result, further insight
is needed into the philosophical assumptions within which the concepts and their environments
are embedded. Even though there is substantial investigation into the substantive domain there is
still a generative approach being taken. Researchers have identified and analyzed patterns of
occurrences of states (Gilbert, 1995; Hodgsen, 2000; Eisenberg, 1990, Sawyer, 1999), but there
is still little understanding of the causal aspect of the phenomena.
This paper attempts to explore the causal aspects of change by providing a framework for
a model of emergence based on naturally occurring phenomena. Two main areas of work that
have attempted to visit cooperative evolution are Eric Eisenberg’s writings on Jamming and R.
Keith Sawyer’s research on the Evolution of Creativity
Jamming: Transcendence Through Organizing
Eisenberg (1990) describes characteristics of “jamming” experiences, or fluid behavioral
coordination that occurs without detailed knowledge of personality. These experiences are seen
as sparking a balance between autonomy and interdependence (and can even be transcendent).
Four pre-conditions for jamming are presented; skill, structure, setting, and surrender.
According to Eisenberg (1990, p.139),
“Jamming celebrates the closeness that can arise through coordinated action.
Jamming is nondisclosive but fulfilling. Jamming experiences are worthy of study
because they are an often ecstatic way of balancing autonomy and interdependence in


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