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Echo Chamber Project - SpiralDynamics http://www.echochamberproject.com/taxonomy/term/38/0 en Interview Audio: Don Beck, National Values Center & Spiral Dyanamics Integral Model of Worldviews http://www.echochamberproject.com/beck <p><center><a href="http://kentbye.blip.tv/file/get/Kentbye-EchoChamberProjectDonBeck181.mp3"><br /> <img src="http://www.echochamberproject.com/files/images/1beck.jpg"></a><br /> </center></p> <p><a href="http://kentbye.blip.tv/file/get/Kentbye-EchoChamberProjectDonBeck181.mp3">Listen to the Interview</a> with Don Beck, National Values Center &amp; <a href="http://www.spiraldynamics.net/">Spiral Dyanamics Integral</a> Model of Worldviews and Value structures (Length: 12:41)</p> <p><a href="http://www.echochamberproject.com/consciousness">More interviews</a> from the Consciousness &amp; Healing Conference.</p> <p><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/EchoChamberProjectInterviewAudio">Subscribe to Interview Audio</a></p> <p><em>Transcript Coming Soon...</em><br /> July 8th, 2005<br /> <!--break--></p> http://www.echochamberproject.com/beck#comment beck culture InterviewAudio Journalism MediaCriticism SpiralDynamics Theory Worldview Thu, 16 Feb 2006 06:11:09 -0500 kentbye 774 at http://www.echochamberproject.com Overview of Leonard's Integral Communications Thesis http://www.echochamberproject.com/integralcommunications <p>I thought that I would pass along and give a brief overview of <a href="/node/88">Adam Leonard's</a> Master's Level Thesis called <a href="http://www.echochamberproject.com/files/IntegralCommunicationThesis.pdf">"Integral Communication."</a> Leonard builds off of Ken Wilber's Integral Philosophy to provide a framework for integrating the seven major branches of communication theories.</p> <p>From my perspective, Wilber's ideas are providing the theoretical glue for tying so many different concepts together and helping catalyze my learning curve.</p> <p>The taxonomy of Values and Worldviews listed in Appendices A, B, C &amp; D is an interesting perspective from Don Beck's <a href="http://www.spiraldynamics.net/">Spiral Dynamics integral</a>.</p> <blockquote><p>* <strong>Chapter 1</strong> lays out the need for theoretical integration of communication theories<br /> * <strong>Chapter 2</strong> provides an overview of Wilber's metatheory for theoretical integration<br /> * <strong>Chapter 3</strong> gives an overview between the battle between qualitative and quantitative methods and how Wilber's quadrant system can combine them<br /> * <strong>Chapter 4</strong> gives an overview of the importance of values, attitudes and worldviews in communication strategies and how they're not often integrated into mass communication research.</p></blockquote> <p>This is as far as I've gotten so far, and I give a little more context below.</p> <p><strong>RELEVANCE OF WILBER'S APPROACH</strong><br /> Ken Wilber's Integral Philosophy provides a roadmap for integrating the many different insights coming from the splintered world of academic disciplines.</p> <p>What is relevant about Wilber's Integral Metatheory is that it is having a broad set of applications as I'm integrating the insights coming from many different perspectives.</p> <p>By interviewing 45 different people on the same topic -- the political aspects build-up the to war in Iraq and the media's treatment of it -- I was able to generate a wide variety of inductive and intuitive knowledge as to the similarities and differences to many different perspectives.</p> <p>It was an insightful process of identifying the common ground and the various points of departure between them -- an evolutionary journey that I hope to recreate in volunteers who help with this open source project.</p> <p>Wilber's Approach provides the philosophical glue for tying all of these perspectives together. Wilber's approach is popular within holistic medicine circles, but his ideas haven't broken into the mainstream yet.</p> <p>I contacted Wilber's Integral Institute looking to see if any communications scholars have used his approach for integrating the different communications theories, and they put me in touch with Adam Leonard.</p> <p>Leonard wrote his Master's Level thesis on this very topic of <a href="http://www.echochamberproject.com/files/IntegralCommunicationThesis.pdf">Integral Communication</a>, and his ideas will be a critical theoretical element to creating an online social networking environment that is as inclusive to as many different points of view as possible.</p> <p><strong>TAXONOMY OF COMMUNICATIONS THEORIES</strong><br /> Leonard references a taxonomy for the seven communications theory traditions (via Craig &amp; Littlejohn). This following is a long verbatim excerpt from Leonard's thesis:</p> <blockquote><p><b>Seven Productive Fragments</b><br /> One could differentiate the field of communication in many ways. The presentation below, representing one possibility, divides communication theories into seven broad traditions, adapted from Craig (1999) and Littlejohn (2002). Each tradition enjoys a contemporary academic following, and a substantial body of research literature. These seven traditions represent the biggest fragments or heaps currently active within communication studies.</p> <p>1. <strong>The Rhetorical Tradition</strong>: Originating with the ancient Greeks, the rhetorical tradition views communication as a practical art of discourse. Communication, as a practical discipline, can improve by learning and practicing a skill. Rhetorical studies emphasize the power of words to artfully persuade audiences and the value of informed judgment.</p> <p>2. <strong>The Semiotic Tradition</strong>: Intersubjective mediation by signs characterizes the semiotic perspective of communication. Misunderstandings occur because of gaps among subjective viewpoints that can be imperfectly bridged by using shared sign systems such as language. Understanding requires that both parties speak the same "language" and have shared referential experience.</p> <p>3. <strong>The Phenomenological Tradition</strong>: The phenomenological tradition theorizes communication as experience of self and other in dialogue. Direct and unmediated contact with others is a real and necessary human experience. Phenomenologists aim to cultivate communication practices that enable and sustain authentic human relationships, such as seeking genuineness, supportiveness, openness, respecting differences, and seeking common ground.</p> <p>4. <strong>The Systems Tradition</strong>: Communication, according to the systems tradition, is information processing. Systems theory, cybernetics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, functionalist social theory, and network analysis all fall under the systems tradition. Systems theory describes the communication process empirically with functionalist terms such as source, receiver, signal, noise, and feedback.</p> <p>5. <strong>The Sociopsychological Tradition</strong>: Experimental social psychology accounts for much of what is today called "communication science." This approach regards communication as processes by which humans express, interact, and influence each other. Psychological factors (e.g., attitudes, values, emotional states, personality traits, unconscious conflicts, social cognitions) mediate the communication process.</p> <p>6. <strong>The Sociocultural Tradition</strong>: This tradition studies communication as a symbolic process that produces and reproduces shared sociocultural patterns. One the one hand, everyday interactions with others depend on preexisting, shared cultural meanings and social structures, and these interactions "reproduce" the existing sociocultural order. On the other hand, social interaction allows creativity and improvisation that "produces" the sociocultural order that makes interaction possible in the first place.</p> <p>7. <strong>The Critical Tradition</strong>: With roots in Plato’s conception of Socratic dialectic, critical communication theory aspires for mutual understanding through discursive reflection. Material and ideological forces impede the emancipatory movement towards authentic communication. Social injustices perpetuated by ideological distortions can be rectified through communicative practices that enable critical reflection, unmask the distortions, and facilitate political action.</p></blockquote> <p><strong>FOUR MAJOR ONTOLOGICAL WORLDSPACES</strong><br /> Leonard also gives an overview of Wilber's quadrant system for integrating the four different ontological spheres of reality -- A two-by-two matrix of Individual vs. Collective and Interior vs. Exterior:</p> <blockquote><p>* Individual-Interior -- Internal World (i.e. Pyschology)<br /> * Collective-Interior -- Cultural World (i.e. Sociology)<br /> * Individual-Exterior -- External World (i.e. Behaviorism)<br /> * Collective-Exterior -- Structural World (i.e. Systems Theory)</p></blockquote> <p>These four quadrants are a part of a larger <a href="http://www.formlessmountain.com/KW-WTC/footnotes/aqal.html">AQAL</a> (All Quadrant, All Level) system that also includes:</p> <blockquote><p>* Different Lines of intelligence development;<br /> * Different Stages of evolutionary development within these lines;<br /> * Different States of consciousness; and<br /> * Different Types of personality, gender, sexual orientation</p></blockquote> <p>More of an overview of Wilber's Integral Approach can be found here:<br /> <a href=" http://www.integralinstitute.org/approach.html ">http://www.integralinstitute.org/approach.html</a></p> <p><strong>TAXONOMY OF VALUES &amp; WORLDVIEWS</strong><br /> Leonard also provides a taxonomy for the eight different sets of worldviews and value systems (via Beck &amp; Cowan's <a href="http://www.spiraldynamics.net/">"Spiral Dymanics integral"</a>). In appendices A through D, he gives a nice list of associated values and correlating attitudes for each category.</p> http://www.echochamberproject.com/integralcommunications#comment Communications Evolution PhilosophyOfScience SpiralDynamics Theory Wilber Worldview Fri, 04 Mar 2005 18:06:23 -0500 kentbye 97 at http://www.echochamberproject.com