ISSN 2567-6458, 11.April 2019 – Dec 1, 2021
Author: Gerd Doeben-Henisch
A BLOG – NOT A BOOK
Some philosophical remarks in advance
The following text has not the format of a book but the format of a blog. This seems to be trivial at a first glance. But it isn’t.
A book represents its subject as a ‘closed shop‘: everything to be said is there; things are fixed; nothing new can happen. You ‘have it’.
The real world instead is not static, is not closed, is in a steady process of multiple changes all the time. Not only an individual alone can change every time, all things can change and are changing. There is nowhere a ‘fixed point’. Even the ‘hard things’ of the everyday world are as ‘matter’ dynamic substrates which are changing constantly.
Thus a written book equals mostly a ‘can’ which contains everything, not changing, stored as something from the past.
A blog is completely different. While the authors are part of a dynamic reality and they themselves are constantly changing — with ‘learning’ as a subset of these changes — they are in the strange situation that they want to report on multiple processes which have no fixed ‘endpoint’: the actual time-spot, the now, is the actual endpoint of the process so far, but because the process as such does not stop, this ‘relative endpoint called ‘now” will turn into some ‘past’ from the next ‘now’.
Thus reporting about the real world will ever be an ongoing story which reveals some possible ‘hidden structure’ only during the course of time itself.
The self-image of the uffmm.org blog is exactly like this: a constant self-reporting of an individual as a process being part of uncountable many processes which are more or less interacting. Generating models about these processes is necessary but will never be more than a simplified sketch of some dynamic complexity which as such can never be modeled completely.
Thus the ‘incompleteness‘ of a blog is the only possible ‘truth’ in this dynamic world.
To make some ‘sense’ out of it therefor belongs to the responsibility not only of the author(s) alone but to the reader as well. Truth lives always ‘in the middle of everything’…
- SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRACIES (Last change: Dec 1, 2021)
- PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (last change: Sept 28, 2021)
- ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (Last change: Febr 18, 2021)
- DAAI PARADIGM (HCI -> HMI -> AAI -> DAAI) (Last change: Jan-18, 2020)
- REVIEWS (Last change: Sept 29, 2021)
- CASE STUDIES (Last change: March 16, 2021)
- OKSIMO SOFTWARE (Last change: March 15, 2021)
- OKSIMO APPLICATION BLOG (Last change: July 30, 2021)
- PYTHON CO-LEARNING (Last change: October 21, 2020)
This blog contains after some changes since Nov 2019 now the following main threads: a Philosophy of Science Section, an Engineering Management section, a theoretical engineering thread dealing with the paradigm of Distributed Actor-Actor Interaction [DAAI] (usually called HCI or HMI or MMI), a reviewing section to support a controlled exchange with important science positions, a case study section illustrating the application of DAAI in different settings, an interactive website oksimo.com to use the oksimo (reloaded) software, an Application Blog oksimo.org with oksimo-casestudies and additional support information, and a more practical thread dealing with the usage of the python programming language from scratch used for our oksimo software.