Emergence is, on the one hand, a matter of structure and agency. But agency, in turn, is a matter of agency in real space - physical, social, cultural, political. And all that is embodied as well as embedded. So a good way to explore 'emergence' is to explore various metaphors, including in particular, metaphors of space and the way we move in, and into it.

(Feel free to add metaphors from your own experience / work that strike you are useful ways to think about things like emergence, learning, etc etc. Use the same format (see below) if you can, or otherwise just write them up on this page, and I'll edit them into a coherent structure later.


Metaphors

Cooperation / Collaboration

Lines of Desire

A jump over the Horizon / Skate sur mer

Oysters and Equilibrium

Footprints

Emergent Art