Kairos Collective (10)

Twitch

Contemporary research is mostly conducted in closed laboratories and seminars, and its product is broadcasted in specialist-only for-profit journals. No mechanism exist to meaningfully relate research to important social issues, as academic fame is indexed on article productivity and mass media tends to echo a…

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Ergodic Design

Like any living system, the continued existence of human societies relies on their ability to build and enact adaptive understanding on how to navigate fluctuating ecological context.This happens through a process of cultural evolution by which humans collectives create and enact appropriate ways to navigate…

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Kairos Journal

Academic publications are the basic tool for the development of scientific knowledge, due to their accent on technical precision and explicit situation within well-defined fields of study. However, this technicality itself empedes the transdisciplinary integration of our understanding of complex issues and the development of…

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Cultural ecology

Human societies are permeated by cultural structures which span all aspects of human life, from the way we think to their familial and political organisation. Those structures are not pre-given, but are continuously recreated along with the environment and the social relations in which they…

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Complexity and politics

Human societies are shaped by the way humans learn from each other, allowing them to collectively adapt to complex or harsh environmental niches by building ecologically appropriate norms and skills. Those adaptations develop within socio-economic networks and institutions in which they are effectively embedded, making…

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Epistemology and enactivism

Instead of working together to understand the world, philosophers often discuss issues that are in no way integrated with relevant research, while scientists work on the premise of deeply flawed philosophical assumptions. This separation is driven by the development of highly technical, domain-specific languages which…

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Dynamics of life and consciousness

Complex structures like bacteria or human societies exist far from equilibrium, in the sense that their continued existence relies on canalysing energy gradients into constructing themselves. Studying the way autonomous systems work to harness change is consequetly a guiding theme of the life sciences. Yet,…

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Showcase

As a collective and as individuals, we participate in a broader process of scientific enquiries. Here is an overview of our academic work : Our publications Friedman, Daniel et al. 2022. ‘An Active Inference Ontology for Decentralized Science: From Situated Sensemaking to the Epistemic Commons’.

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Our mission Kairos implements a participatory research and scientific mediation approach integrating several disciplines at the interface between natural and social sciences: cognitive sciences, cliodynamics, cultural evolution, computational sociology… Our objective is above all to integrate into the collective conception of the social, economic and…

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About us

Kairos is the ancient Greek word traducing the notion of the “instant”, the discrete time when an opportunity occurs and one can either act to seize it or fail to do so. It is meant here to convey the subjective perspective of an agent struggling…

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