Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #81

Benjamin P. Taylor
4 min readMar 24, 2023


Some things seem to come around regularly , and I have a lot of exciting events coming up…

Come and get involved!

I’ve been reflecting for the Local Government Chronicle on what has and hasn’t changed, three years since the lock down.

And some things don’t come around regularly…

And, making my brain break this week, did you know they have developed (discovered?) a SINGLE SHAPE that can tessellate and tile a plain but… never repeat? ‘’An aperiodic monotile, sometimes called an “einstein”’…

Project link

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My weekly Blog post:

I reflect on the future we speculated about during lockdown and note that while much has changed in the economy and work/life patterns, many expected radical differences haven’t materialized. Despite understanding the need for adaptability, bureaucracy, hierarchy, and anxiety continue to hinder progress, and we still haven’t fully recognised the interdependence of essential workers.

Three years after the UK’s first Covid lockdown, there are still lessons to learn. Working life has changed due to the shift to working from home. Vulnerability has been learned through the Scalable Approach to Vulnerability via Interoperability project. However, the “community paradigm” hasn’t stuck, and organisations must move towards collective leadership and flexible roles.

The GSB Society is hosting a live commemoration and celebration of George Spencer-Brown, author of the book “Laws of Form,” on the 100th anniversary of his birth on April 2, 2023. The event will feature friends who knew Spencer-Brown sharing recollections of his life, news about the formation of the society, and upcoming publications and conferences. The event is open to those interested in the life and work of Spencer-Brown and will be available on YouTube after the event. GSB-100: George Spencer-Brown Centennial Celebration, Apr 2, 2023 at 6:00 PM UK time

In this episode of the podcast, Justin Pearl and Matt Baker talk to Randy Dible about George Spencer Brown’s book Laws of Form, which is a mathematical grimoire published in 1969. Randy is a lecturer at St. Joseph’s University and a doctoral student at The New School for Social Research, and his work focuses on ontological phenomenology, history of philosophical ideas, and Ancient Greek philosophy. Pond brains and GPT-4 — by Gordon Brander — SubconsciousWar Machine podcast: Randy Dible /// Laws Of Form

Christopher Alexander was a prominent figure in architecture and design, known for his functional approach and criticism of modernism and post-modernism. His book “Notes on the Synthesis of Form” proposes a rational way to address complex design problems through a complete structural description of the problem as a program for synthesis. This idea was later applied in the Structured Planning system developed by Charles L. Owen. Christopher Alexander and Systemic Design

Home Office delays Windrush grants amid row over social media posts:

Maybe Zoom Parties Weren’t So Bad:

A stone cold classic review — Best printer 2023: just buy this Brother laser printer everyone has, it’s fine:

UK faces biggest fall in spending power for 70 years — BBC News:

OK, this makes sense — but these announcements are so frustrating, like the way I *never* got any invitation to test or use ‘the metaverse’. You can choose ‘The Official Microsoft Blog’ or ‘Microsoft 365 Blog’, either way you will follow links to about three or four different pages which repeat time and time again before you see at the bottom of one that you can’t actually test it yet…

Why big programmes suck — and what you can do about it — SensibleTech:

Webinar recording and resources: Arts and health across the lifespan — SBRG: