Blog10: After Reading 02
Transform human-centered design to becoming human by design.
The Posthuman and artificial: 1. how to redesign ourselves, we are the product of design. 2. an ontological designed subject beyond the subject.
Francisco Varela, wants to learn from Buddhist. which aims to provide a means to nonduality and principles for groundlessness as compassion. From the acceptance of the nonduality of the self brings about an authentic type of care, which resides at the very ground of Being and can be made fully manifest in a sustained, successful ethical training. The attitude of all-encompassing, responsive, compassionate concerns, must be fostered in disciplines that facilitate the letting-go of ego-centered habits and enable compassion to become spontaneous and self-sustaining with its own sense of nonduality, authentic caring and non intentional action.
Joanna Macy provides a perspective of system-thinking, ecology, feminism and Buddhism, which includes surrendering the belif in a seperate self and adapting ecological life; abandoning anthropocentrism and favoring life-centered design; Acknoledging the dependent coarising of all things, such as body and mind; fostering structural changes in ecnomics systems and technology; caltivaitng shifts in consciousness: nondualist spirituals, etc.
Ashi Nandy mordernity is collapsed. Post-modern societies, post modern consciousness will on the traditions of the non-modern or pre-modern world, but this doesn’t mean intransigenting defense of tradition.
traditions choice, involves the identification, within a tradition of the capacity for self-renewal through heterodoxy, plurality and dissent; involves the capacity in a culture to be open-ended, self-analytic and self-aware without being overly self-conscious.