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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.

This information,

always brought to bear on projects. knwoledge is a crucial outcome for any

Wider dissemination transdisciplinary project.

and

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

dogma

is

blurring

today.

Complexity

and

interdisciplinarity

are

key

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

need

for

a

transdisciplinary

electronic

communication

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

knowledge

and

information,

and

more

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