"To state the conclusion right from the start, what today's sophisticated consumers seek is not nice styling or convenient functions, but the meaning of consuming.  Meaning may also mean Motivation.  Consumer maturity has led to their beginning to think seriously ..." Prof. Dr. Junichi Yoshida of Japan Desgn

This web site is a reference source for the the development of the "Organis" busness models and serves as a FAQ for the Greater Good Public License agreement  disscussion groups E-mails  concerning the development of Organis busness system.

  Each of the selections below are jumps to indexes of the contents of the Ogranis web site of the selection.  We hope to set up an interactive site in the near future.

  1. E-mails
  2. Articles
  3. Submissions
  4. Papers
  5. Research projects.
  6. Links
  7. Book list
  8. Journals
We will try as best possilbe to create an index to various references use for work on the Organis busness system and paper we hope to submit.  This also is a dated and publish public disscourse on the development of Organis busness system.   The source code of the e-mail is saved in html formats.

Warmest regads,
Carl Vilbrandt, Associate Professor

University of Aizu________________________________Computer Arts Lab
Tsuruga, lkki-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima, 965-8580 JAPAN
phone 81-242-37-2792 / fax 81-242-37-2772 /

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As per George request:
An Email Archive by subject sorry no date and no comments. Raw eml ( it sucks --- it shows the code no links )
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  1. Archive 01 
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Below last email send is first....

cArl = Carl Vilbrandt George = George Dafermos

Machiavellianism Mon, 22 Apr 2002 From: George  to Carl....  response to the below sound bits by carl taking about George and Organis to a third person:   On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 09:50:40 +0900 Carl Vilbrandt wrote:
One of the outcomes of this work shop (DALI)  is that he has begun colabrating on a book called "Organis" that  updateds
the theory of history materialism to eco enviromentalism elevating the value of digial information above that of materials and processes.  The book is suggesting that the Machiavellianism that predominates current social structures be replaced by rational determinism , that creates rational self regulating organisms social structures. The book is suggesting a merging of large government, business and education in to small groups that are self  regulating decentralized evolving symbiotic organistic groups similar to organizations seen in the complex mirco rule based structures in nature, that behave and function as very large organizations when needed. A Marxist critique

OutLine Thu, 11 Apr 2002 cGeorge's first layout  good ideas.
In the last e-mail we decided on: -organisations as organisms -the ultimate goal is environmental sustainability and management
accountability & ethical (community)governance ***  Institutions and social capital: there is a huge requirement for
"intelligence" in all developing countries and in most cases that the issue under concern has overreaching implications

Let's do Organis Thu, 04 Apr 2002  From: George  to Carl's proposal to do a book.  George lays out how we all might write it.  book reference
Internet is a complex adaptive system (characteristics: emergence of order, distributed intelligence, no central planning and self-organisation as  the spontaneous emergence of non-equilibrium

George's Abstract Sat, 23 Mar From: George  to Carl & for DALI2002
On these grounds, adoption of OSS at a national infrastructure level can potentially enable efficient markets to operate under rich dissemination of information

Gelernter --- Tue, 27 Aug 2002  from  to To: Carl Vilbrandt <>
Carl had pointed George to Gelernter .... from the web site.... Gelernter is a digital visionary

Articles  "Globalism, Corporatism, and open source" So this is the first part of a series -- inspired by "Information Arts," edited by Stephen Wilson and published by the MIT Press --    Can the Internet help slow environmental decline  Copyleft vs. Copyright: A Marxist critique

Osaka Organis Design
George's Abstract. ( not yet linked)

Extending Digital Freedoms

Research projects.
If you really want to delve deeply into the area of self organising interdependent networks, this is the place to start along with Santa Fe Centre for Emergent Strategies ( and their account of "heterarchies". Prof Stacey (University of Hertfordshire - Centre of complexity) is the most knowledgeable man in UK and I feel lucky I had the chance to meet him in   the past.
Links to web sites

 * "Information Arts," edited by Stephen Wilson and published by the MIT Press -- which deals with the new intersection of art, science and echnology. This book is onto an enormous idea, exploring the science and art from algorithms, robotics, quantum physics, coding, nanotechnologies, genetic and kinetic art to electrical music, telecommunications and A.I.

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  4. Castells, Manuel, The Rise of the Network Society, (Cambridge MA, Blackwell Publishers, 1996)
  5. Cohen, G. A., Karl Marx's Theory of History - A Defence, (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 2000)
  6. Debord, Guy, The Society of the Spectacle, (New York, Zone books, 1994)
  7. DiBona, Chris & Ockman, Sam & Stone, Mark, Open Sources - Voices from the Open Source Revolution, (America, O'Reilly & Associates, 1999)
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  11. Giddens, Anthony, A Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism, (London, Macmillan Press ltd., 1981:1995)
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  15. Klein, Naomi, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, (New York, Picador, 1999)
  16. Kuhn, Thomas, The Structure of Scientific ReVolutions, (Chicago, University of Chicago reprint 3rd edition 1996)
  17. Lessig, Lawrence, Code, (New York, Basic Books, 1999)
  18. Lyon, David, The Electronic Eye - the Rise of the Surveillance Society, (Polity Press 1994)
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