This style of thinking signifies the artistic spirit. We see the underlying patterns and try to bring them to light through abstract expression like code or organization.
There’s an exciting science developing behind this in complexity theory at institutions like the Santa Fe Institute, NECSI, the Brookings Institution, and other less formal groups of intellectuals rebelling against convention and ineffective procedure.
I’ve recently found a local group trying to bring the benefits of network thinking to light . The complexity community is in a nascent stage but interest is growing rapidly!