Society, Art and Technology:

Beyond ICT: "Thinking outside the Box!"

In the author's experience,  the ICT paradigm has actually resulted in a disastrous "dumbing down" of both the population in general and computer practice in particular (especially in the creative arts).

This document represents an index to a number of related documents  -which it is hoped will help develop a new and more intellectually stimulating approach. An approach that might also create new and more creative ways of looking at contemporary technological, cultural, socio-political and economic paradigms -and the problems they seem to be creating.

The first section attempts to define the problem, the second section presents various practical and theoretical contexts and backgrounds, the third section tries to search for basic Solutions, the fourth section tries to expand some basic concepts into more useful conceptual and practical systems -while the fith section provides some background resources.

Please Note:
The texts on this website are "Formal Systems" -which in my terminology means that they represent conceptual structures which play the "IF this was true -THEN...." game. There is no reason to assume that any of them are true.... they merely attempt to clarify and explore the possible consequences of things that are concievable and might be worth exploring to see how closely these (imagined) conceptual structures might possibly relate to our daily world of experience. They are intended to be useful for those who like thinking about "how things might work".... They are not intended to impose anything on anybody -or to upset anybody. My apologies to anybody who might be offended by these speculations.

The java programmes are perhaps philosophically slightly more complex -because they represent dynamic representations of various "formal systems" -which may not be true -or even exist outside the programme. I'll leave it to the reader to decide how to deal with representational systems that apparently function but might be representative of a system that does not exist outside its own representation.....

Current Project Structure:

   Trevor Batten
  <trevor at>
  March/July/September/October/November 2006
  August 2007

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