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 +Discussed at [[connections-20080226]]
  
-Gareth met Eric Trist circa 1980 at the University of Pennsylvania. +  * Gareth met Eric Trist circa 1980 at the University of Pennsylvania. 
-Eric had a highly-regarded student, ​Cal Pava +    ​* ​Eric had a highly-regarded student, ​Calvin ​Pava 
-Rafael Ramirez was a master'​s student of Eric Trist at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.+    ​* ​Rafael Ramirez was a master'​s student of Eric Trist at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.
  
-Gareth then heard that Eric was at the Faculty of Environmental Studies +  * Gareth then heard that Eric was at the Faculty of Environmental Studies 
-  * Gareth was asked to join the Faculty of Environmental Studies +    * Gareth was asked to join the Faculty of Environmental Studies 
-  * Gareth was interested in coming to Toronto for social reasons +    * Gareth was interested in coming to Toronto for social reasons 
-  * Formed a relationship with Eric's entourage +    * Formed a relationship with Eric's entourage 
-  * Eric was interested in action learning, and created the York Action Learning Group in 1981 +    * Eric was interested in action learning, and created the York Action Learning Group in 1981 
-  * David Morley (should speak with him) +    * David Morley (should speak with him) 
-  * Action Learning Group was interdisciplinary,​ drew in faculty members and graduate students, all generated by projects the people worked on +    * Action Learning Group was interdisciplinary,​ drew in faculty members and graduate students, all generated by projects the people worked on 
-  * e.g. Eric had a project on the future of Cape Breton, and out west +    * e.g. Eric had a project on the future of Cape Breton, and out west
-  Projects +
-  * Michel Chevalier, who died several years ago, but a fringe member of the group +
-  * (This would have been before Stafford Beer arrived in Toronto) +
-  * Probably the largest number of action learners in one place +
-  * Action research connected to Fred and Merrelyn Emery; when Fred came through  +
-  * Hans von Beinum, Quality of Working Life Institute -- Stafford Beer gave some talks there +
-  * Eric was the catalyst for bringing people together, he was a sharer of ideas, excited in what people were doing +
-  * Given the state of his career, was looking forward, bring in Tavistock, the work through S3 (Social Systems Science) program at Wharton, and with Maruyama and cybernetics +
-  * No intellectual orthodoxy, much more of a collection of people who were like thinking, who would share, and then go their own ways+
  
-One of the interests at the time was the launch ​of a domain-level organization,​ ones that cross institutional boundaries +  * Projects 
-  Worked with Rafael Ramirez and David Morley ​to get an international collaboration on toxicity in the Great Lakesweren'​t successfulbut was typical ​of the type of activity +    * Michel Chevalier, who died several years ago, but a fringe member ​of the group 
-  Another: mobilization ​of educational services for the handicapped: ​ a program, ​probably in Orillia+    * (This would have been before Stafford Beer arrived in Toronto) 
 +    * Probably ​the largest number ​of action learners in one place 
 +    Action research connected ​to Fred and Merrelyn Emerywhen Fred came through  
 +    * Hans von BeinumQuality ​of Working Life Institute -- Stafford Beer gave some talks there 
 +    * Eric was the catalyst for bringing people together, he was a sharer ​of ideas, excited in what people were doing 
 +    Given the state of his career, was looking forward, bring in Tavistock, ​the work through S3 (Social Systems Science) ​program ​at Whartonand with Maruyama and cybernetics 
 +    * No intellectual orthodoxy, much more of a collection of people who were like thinking, who would share, and then go their own ways
  
-David Morley wrote book with Susan Wright called Learning Worksa book of case studies ​of action research projects from people at York University+  * One of the interests at the time was the launch of domain-level organization,​ ones that cross institutional boundaries 
 +    * Worked ​with Rafael Ramirez and David Morley to get an international collaboration on toxicity in the Great Lakes; weren'​t successfulbut was typical ​of the type of activity 
 +   * Another: mobilization of educational services for the handicapped: ​ a program, probably in Orillia
  
-A loosely-coupled networkwhere people ​paired together+  * David Morley wrote a book with Susan Wright called Learning Worksa book of case studies of action research projects from people ​at York University
  
-  * e.g. Orillia Project: ​ Fred and Merrelyn Emery, documented by Merrelyn on some of the debates that went on there?? +  ​* A loosely-coupled network, where people paired together 
-  * Almost billed by Fred Emery as a ""​conflict of generations"??​ +    ​* e.g. Orillia Project: ​ Fred and Merrelyn Emery, documented by Merrelyn on some of the debates that went on there?? 
-  * Eric was looking for an umbrella over everyone +    * Almost billed by Fred Emery as a ""​conflict of generations"??​ 
-  * Some polarization of systems thinking as Emeries wanted to describe it, and the looser description that other people were seeking to advocate +    * Eric was looking for an umbrella over everyone 
-  * Gareth was influenced by Eric's work on holographic approaches to organizing+    * Some polarization of systems thinking as Emeries wanted to describe it, and the looser description that other people were seeking to advocate 
 +    * Gareth was influenced by Eric's work on holographic approaches to organizing
  
-Gareth went back to Wharton, after having met Eric, and Rafael Ramirez was a Ph.D. student there +  * Gareth went back to Wharton, after having met Eric, and Rafael Ramirez was a Ph.D. student there 
-  * Wharton seemed fragmented+    * Wharton seemed fragmented
  
-Then Eric Trist moved to California +  * Then Eric Trist moved to California 
-  * Should talk with Beulah Trist, she lives in Carmel, California +    * Should talk with Beulah Trist, she lives in Carmel, California 
-  * Connected with Marvin Weisbord+    * Connected with Marvin Weisbord
  
-Eric came when David Bee set up program at University of Toronto, as "​investigations in applied epistemology",​ about 8 talks+  * Eric came when David Bee set up program at University of Toronto, as "​investigations in applied epistemology",​ about 8 talks
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