, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 101–112 | Cite as

System design of “Ba”-like stages for improvisational acts via Leibnizian space–time and Peirce’s existential graph concepts

  • Osamu KataiEmail author
  • Katsushi Minamizono
  • Takayuki Shiose
  • Hiroshi Kawakami
Original Article


A framework for “improvisational” social acts and communication is introduced by referring to the idea of “relationalism” such as natural farming, permaculture and deep ecology. Based on this conception, the notion of Existential Graph by C. S. Peirce is introduced. The notion of extended self in deep ecology is substantiated based on the Roy Adaptation Model in Nursing Theory and Narrative approaches. By focusing on Leibnizian notions of space and time and by introducing Petri net, a spatio-temporal model of improvisation is constructed. This model is expected to substantiate the interesting notion of “Ba” proposed by H. Shimizu reflecting Japanese culture.


Spatial Concept Deep Ecology Blank Node Natural Farming Nurse Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Osamu Katai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katsushi Minamizono
    • 2
  • Takayuki Shiose
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Kawakami
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems Science, Graduate School of InformaticsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.DSS Development Center, Ricoh Co. LtdTokyoJapan

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