Some Simple but Efficient Solutions for Complex Problems?
You are right: Work done well brings
harmony -and work done well together with others brings happiness to
all parties involved. People do need people to be nice to them.
Ideally, we should all be nice to each other -and then there would be
no need for anybody to struggle against others.
Maybe circumstances force elderly woman to go through underpass and she
get swept away by too powerful current. Perhaps this cause earthquake
in your heart too. It is said that nature hates a vacuum -so perhaps we
should be very careful not to leave big, empty and destructive holes in
other people's hearts. Unfortunately, sometimes our own needs make it
difficult for us to be correct towards others. With equilibrium
restored -everybody can enjoy harmony and feel safe.
Towards Practical Solutions?
Perhaps the way to deal with the relationship between Society, Art and
Technology can be found through the development of the following themes:
2.0 Cooperation through Dialogue (People (often) need People):
(we are social animals with complex emotional needs)
(Many hands make light work)
(dependant and independant dependencies)
(The need for safe spaces where a range of new ideas can develop)
(The need for organisational rules?)
(Websinig & Kuro
3.0 What goes around -comes around (The Chicken and the Egg):
(problem Solving and Karma)
(People are often part of the problem that they are trying to solve)
("mirror" needed to allows us to see the results of our own
actions more clearly -so we can understand things better)
(Art as Formal System)
5.0 Understanding, Exploring and Developing the Relationships between Things (The Computability Problem
(Culture as Algorithm)
(Art as Theraputic Simulation)
(Simulation -a tool for testing Algorithms)
(The need to understand the complexities of the complete space)
(Random Ramblings Concerning Art
6.0 Developing and Maintaining a Dynamic Balence (The Aesthetic Equilibrium
(Language as Logic)
(Grammar as Control system)
(Finding the balence between Differences and Transitions)
Big and Small Brushes:
If the above is a good analysis of the
complex problem space involved in relating Society, Art and Technology
-then all the various other bits
and pieces of the puzzle should relate
to one (or more) of the above......
With gratitude and thanks to Fatima Lasay <http://www.korakora.org/> who inspired some of the key thoughts expressed above.
<trevor at tebatt.net>
Manila, September 14, 2006