The term " Human Reconstruction" is used in the social sciences in a sense roughly equivalent to the Jewish concept of human Tikkun (i.e., return to wholeness). (It was suggested by prof. Joseph Ben-Dak for Y. Hayut-Man's doctoral dissertation "The Cybernetic Basis for Human Reconstruction", for Brunel University, UK, 1981). This field of human endeavor encompasses processes like personal, psychological-spiritual transformation and Organizational Transformation (O.T.), but can pertain to whole cultures as well. What we would like to create is a cybernetic, or general systemic, perspective on Human Reconstruction, and to explore the redemptive, even messianic, strands in "the systems movement."
The cybernetic character and style of this library is yet to be developed. While we start with ordinary text files, the idea is to move to illustrated hypertexts and computer slide shows, then to program packages that adapt to the user's style in a cybernetic fashion (see references to the work of Gordon Pask in Archives of Cybernetics). The goal is to find (in cybernetician Gregory Bateson's words) "the patterns that connect." In particular, the patterns that may connect individuals and cultures into the emerging conscious and enlightened "humankind body" (or "Global Brain").
Our HOPE for this "library" is to become an eclectic collection of items suggested or contributed by any reader as relevant to the work of Human Reconstruction. Then further HOPE is to collect, process, and develop these materials into instructional packages for the playgrounds of the toddler that is the New Adam (which is all of us).