Consensus and Authenticity in Representation: Simulation as participative theatre

  • Michael T. Black
Part of the Human-centred Systems book series (HCS)


Representation was invented as an issue during the 17th century in response to specific developments in the technology of simulation. It remains an issue of central importance today in the design of information systems and approaches to artificial intelligence. Our cultural legacy of thought about representation is enormous but as inhibiting as it is productive. The challenge to designers of representative technology is to reshape this legacy by enlarging the politics rather than the technics of simulation.


External Argument Universal Rule Musical Symbol Management Accounting System Cartesian Model 
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