There are chains of consequences, capacities, and horizons which all need to be regularly adapted to and adjusted for. The ramifications of these scale shifts proliferate across strata (geological, infrastructural, social, molecular, quantum). There is an urgency to construct systems that function across multiple scales, as well as systems that function at different scales but are able to link into one another.
Scale is operationalized by both extensive and intensive material properties. As the phase changes occur, scale oscillation needs to occur too, with comprehensive and recursive agility.
It is not enough to hover in the familiar. We must inhabit the alien—not through mastery or domination but through the optimization of constraints, recognition of the broadest sense of “we” and our diverse capacities.
Protocol 004_Multi-scalar fluency is essential.