The task of knowledge
transdisciplinarity and action that are
is to create meaningful webs characterized by complexity,
of meaning across form of diffusion, permeation, and
heterogeneity. we might spin for action:
Toward our collectively,
common task of figuring I offer several discussion
out which transdisciplinary web points that comprise imperative
The Information Imperative: While there is always more to learn, we already know a
great deal about how to integrate knowledge.
always brought to bear on projects. knwoledge is a crucial outcome for any
Wider dissemination transdisciplinary project.
however, is not use of existing
The Disciplinary been called the disciplines. The
Imperative: In the past, disciplines have been dominated by what has “received dogma” of preparing students first in clearly-defined
factors. Transdisciplinary efforts need to forged in the two-way traffic and Rapport’s concepts of “intellectual outerspace” and “innerspace” They comprise the spatial dynamics of transdisciplinarity.
of Sommerville of disciplines.
The Electronic Imperative: Emerging from the first two
imperatives, there is network. A global
a glaring network
would enhance local projects by informing picture. A powerful website with hot links discussion list would go a long way toward projects, more extensive use of existing focused new projects.
them with a broader and more connective to a wide range of projects and a robust greater cooperation among now separated