This is the 100 year anniversary of Sociometry!

 

The year 1933 may have been the official, but the year 1923 was the conceptual origin of sociometry ; it was the publication date of my book Das Stegreiftheater which contained the seeds of many of the ideas which later brought sociometry to fame .

 

J. L.Moreno, 1978 edition, “Who Shall Survive?” p xiv

 

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The past, the moment of birth, or falling in love, is present here and now

Just as every cause is a part of its effect and every effect a part of its cause, every underlying structure partakes of the peripheral and vice versa.
                                                                                             (Moreno 1941)

Paradoxically the big picture may be evident early on in couple therapy, even in the initial text, email or phone contact. There is a connection between visible and obvious level and the hidden “sociometric matrix” that is revealed upon investigation. The beginning of things is evident at the end, and the end is present at the beginning. That is a dialectical and holistic approach to the couple’s life and to the therapy itself. Continue reading “The past, the moment of birth, or falling in love, is present here and now”

Energy AI

Below is the exploration with Open AI today.

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Describe theories of energy flow, east and west

Eastern: Eastern theories of energy flow in the body focus on the concept of chi, or qi, which is believed to be a life-force energy that flows through the body in pathways known as meridians. These pathways are believed to be connected to the organs, and when the chi is blocked or out of balance, physical or emotional health issues can arise. Practices such as acupuncture, acupressure, and qigong are used to unblock and balance the chi.

Western: Western theories of energy flow in the body focus on the concept of bioelectricity, or the electrical signals that are generated by the body’s cells. This energy is believed to be important for the functioning of the body’s systems, and when it is out of balance, physical or emotional health issues can arise. Practices such as biofeedback, neurofeedback, and energy healing are used to balance the bioelectricity in the body.

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Reflections on Writing – finding focus

Public and private
I’m not writing much here in Psyberspace.  I’m  not writing much at all.  I am however a prolific note maker in Obsidian – one year in.  Love it.  But individual private notes are one thing and writing  for the public another.

PKM
Obsidian is my PKM app, and I do think Personal Knowledge Management is something for us to learn.  To learn to learn.  It happened before privet notes take over… be it Evernote or

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Psyberspace to Mastodon?

I’ve just linked to this blog on Mastodon.

I used two plugins:

ActivityPub &

WebFinger (for replies to come back as comments). (No Idea what to do wit it?)

Lets see if this post shows up on Masto.. it is linked in some way and it knows I have 2.5K posts!

My username on Mastodon.Social is @waltzzz

GPT3 AI on Psyberspace

I’ve been having pleasant conversations with Open AI GPT3 and I was wondering if it could create a replica of me using my blog  posts. I asked it:

Can you analyse the blog Psyberspace?

Psyberspace is a blog about psychology, technology, and society. The blog covers a wide range of topics, including the impact of technology on our mental health, the way we interact with technology, and the way that technology is changing our world.

 

The blog is written in a clear and accessible style, and it provides an interesting and thought-provoking perspective on the way that technology is impacting our lives.

That is very good! I am the author of that blog and you say it better than me.

Who are the main thinkers Psyberspace quotes and comments on?

Psyberspace quotes and comments on a wide range of thinkers, including psychologists, sociologists, and philosophers. Some of the main thinkers that the blog covers include Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman, and Jacques Ellul.

But that is a little strange – I’ve never heard of Jacques Ellul

Who is the author of the blog?

The author of the blog is Dr. Tim Summers.

Psyberspace has a lot about psychodrama and also Imago relationship therapy. What can you glean from the blog about that.

The blog provides an introduction to psychodrama and its benefits for couples. It also covers a wide range of topics related to Imago relationship therapy, including the way that the therapy can help couples to communicate more effectively, to understand each other’s perspectives, and to resolve conflict.

OK it is interesting but not passing the Turing test!

Here is a link to Timothy Summers

And another to Jacques Ellul

 

 

Nostalgia

I’ve been cleaning out the attic

Found envelopes full of stamps my father saved for me. And photos of course. So many people from eras past.