[Humanist] 22.585 personal introduction & some questions
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 585.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 06:43:31 -0500
From: Luis Gutierrez <luisgutierrez at peoplepc.com>
Subject: Personal Intro & Some Questions
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I subscribed recently, thinking that this was a listserv on the human
sciences, but the moderator has advised that the focus of the listserv
is on how to use digital technologies for research in the humanities.
After a PhD in systems engineering (Georgia Tech, 1974) and 30 years
with IBM + 10 years as a consultant in computer modeling/simulation of
social systems, I should fit right in. But I have been so close to ICT
for so many years that sometimes I take it for granted.
My retirement project is to edit a web site and e-journal (links under
my signature below). The "mission" is to collect and analyze knowledge
on patriarchal obstacles and non-patriarchal incentives to sustainable
development, and to publish the monthly, free subscription, open access
"E-Journal of Solidarity, Sustainability, and Nonviolence" (JSSNV).
The JSSNV provides a digest and commentary on current research pursuant
to human solidarity, ecological sustainability, and both secular and
religious non-violence. The U.N. "Millennium Development Goals" (MDGs)
are used as a point of reference. I use a wide range of computer-based
methods to do the analysis and commentary on the issues.
For instance, I use matrix methods for analysis of interdependencies
(the supporting software is PSM 32, problematics.com), simulation
methods for analysis of dynamic behavior (the supporting software is
POWERSIM, powersim.com), and relational knowledge maps based on the work
of Chaim Zins (success.co.il).
Is anyone here interested in this kind of computer data/information
analysis and simulation methods? In particular, is anyone using "system
dynamics" models (based on Jay Forrester's simulation method) for
researching global issues? What about web-based simulations/games for
analysis of sustainable development scenarios and the current economic
Luis T. Gutierrez, Ph.D.
The Pelican Web
Editor, "Solidarity, Sustainability, and Nonviolence"
A monthly, free subscription, open access e-journal
solidarity-sustainability-subscribe at googlegroups.com
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