Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Aart Bijl
    Pages 1-7
  3. Aart Bijl
    Pages 8-40
  4. Aart Bijl
    Pages 41-79
  5. Aart Bijl
    Pages 80-123
  6. Aart Bijl
    Pages 124-165
  7. Aart Bijl
    Pages 166-207
  8. Aart Bijl
    Pages 208-215
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 216-225

About this book


This book explores how it is that we can know things and show responsibility in all that we do. It challenges the popular image of computers as information and knowledge processors, and opens up old questions about information informing ourselves - questions that are made urgent by new information technology. The author develops an appreciation of knowledge-free technology, following the tradition of nonsensical formalisms (drawing on Heidegger and Wittgenstein, and on experience in Japan); these we use to inform our feeling and knowing about things in the sciences and in the arts - and in our daily business practices. The book is designed to appeal to people engaged in fields where the use of computers is actively promoted - business, design and engineering. It is also written for those involved in developing the technology - systems designers, programmers and manufacturers, since they have the task of devising and promoting systems intended for use by people not specialised in the technology.


computer design information information technology Information Technology (IT) knowledge processor responsibility systems design technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Aart Bijl
    • 1
  1. 1.Edinburgh Computer Aided Architectural Design Department of ArchitectureUnversity of EdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Aart Bijl 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-64582-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13881-4
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