We expend our energy in accord with the best mix of actions required to overcome INERTIA.
Failure to gain traction & momentum is often experienced with attempts to steer complex change. Breaking the status quo is key.
Academic activities (studying, research, writing, advising, educating)
"Living the experiment" (immersively running real-world prototypes)
Metawork (tending to core: K✗2 admin, community relations, planning)
K✗2 EXEMPLIFIES THE FUTURE OF LABS : MOVING OUT OF THE LAB… WITH RESEARCH BEING SEAMLESSLY CONDUCTED IN REAL-WORLD ENVIRONMENTS.
Process | in detail
"Because perils need imminent responses (leaving us little time to be stuck in old-school academics), because we generate too many creative solutions, and assume starting with small sample sizes, a quantitative approach often isn’t possible." -HAB
We soft-test based on Benjamini’s Parameters. Our experiments —at least within our internal framework— are largely ... Qualitative. Each null hypothesis in our pool of ideated risk mitigations is just tossed out or kept on. Real-world testing of models/prototypes is nonparametric and built on p-values of individual tests. If our exploratory models prove themselves, they’re opened up beyond our core research team to campus-based academics to do hard-testing and further establish validity of a few focused hypotheses.
The K✗2 Method™ is our way of furthering impact.
3 simple steps enable us to routinely live out our theory of change (ToC).
1 | we centrally envisage a thesis of the future.
- Warily detect & learn pivotal trends from our social 'radar' and media
- Preanalyze; trivium to peer-formulate predictive scenario sets
- Select likeliest highest-risk one to base further study on
- Rapidly conceptualize interdisciplinary, protopian antithesis.
- Conceive parameters, proposal/abstract drafting
2 | we collaboratively conduce a solution.
- Allocate grant funding
- Build researcher pool & enlist participants
- Solicit relevant monitoring technologies
- Deploy & operate prototype/simulation model
- Engage with regulatory interactors
3 | we disseminate collective findings.
- Snapshot of captured metrics for outcomes-forecasting
- Qualitative focus grouping of study analysts and partakers
- Peer-review, publish discoveries and insights to stakeholders
- Tweak, replicate in 3rd-party private realm for perpetuation
- Iterate for impactful scaling (new reality-synthesis)