Proposed Infrastructure-research:
Display media for human communications

Submitted to the Ministry of Science and the Arts
Bid for Scientific Creativity Proposals

Dr Yitzhak (Isaac) Hayutman, Cyber-Architect.
(Director, the Hayut Foundation and Hi-Or Inc.)

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Proposal Aim

Appendix "A"

Components of the proposed research and their explanation.

Appendix "B" :
A selection of proposed utopian information-environments.

Appendix "C":
Short list of the tasks of the proposed research program.

Appendix "D":
An obituary on -Gordon Pask's life work.

Appendix "E":
A resume' of academic and professional achievements of the proposer.
Selected Publications

Appendix "F":
Current Associates of the Academy of Jerusalem

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Appendix "E":
Yitzhak (Isaac) Hayutman, resume' and achievements.

Yitzhak Hayutman,
born 1943 in Haifa, Israel. Married, father of two.

Matriculated at the Reali High School, Haifa at the realistic (mathematics and science) emphasis as student of Prof. Ari Zabotinski. Army service as surveyor and professional librarian. Studies of architecture at the architectural Association (the A.A.) in London 64-67 (when it was the center for 60's culture). Continued studies of architecture at the University of California at Berkeley 67-69 (when it was the center of the student counter-culture) as a student of Christopher Alexander, Richard Meier and Horst Rittel. Graduated (B.Arch) with honors with specialization in design methods. Was also an apprentice of R. Buck-minster Fuller.

Returning to Israel in 1969, he studied at the Israel Institute of Technology (M.Sc degree in urban and regional planning 1974). Worked as systems analyst in the Israel Institute of Urban Studies (of professors Adam Mazor and Haim Ben-Shahar, which was a pioneer in building computer models for urban planning) and at "The World Institute, Jerusalem" (Israel's national think-tank at the early 70's). Hayutman also participated, with colleagues, in three architectural competitions in all of which they won prizes, worked as lecturer on design methodology at the Betsal'el Academy, dept. of industrial and environmental design. In 1974 travelled to Brazil as adviser to the National Housing Bank and became a visiting professor of urban development at U.F.Pe and of architecture at Louisiana State University.

In 1976 Hayutman started doctoral studies in cybernetics at Brunel University, UK, and worked as researcher at the Systems Research Ltd. laboratory of Gordon Pask, which was a pioneer of the cybernetic research of computerized mediation for learning and navigation in the information environment. His doctoral dissertation "The Cybernetic Basis for Human Reconstruction, with an application for the Middle East" was accepted in 1981, and the Israeli Army school of Intelligence was interested to apply one of its sub-models (for characterizing the different types of fanaticism in the Middle East and their possible transformation into each other). Hayutman also worked at the Desert Research Institute Social Studies (Unit for research applications in regional planning, with Shabtai Dover) in a study of development of education based on environmental education on one hand and on computerized distant learning on the other hand.

Hayutman was, of his own initiative, pioneer of the renewal of the Neve Tsedek neighborhood of Tel Aviv (where his parents were born) and founded "The Hayut Foundation" for renewing the Zionist Vision, dedicated to the memory of his father and his grandfather, the late Yitzhak Hayutman, a founder of Tel Aviv. The Hayut Foundation built a BBS for social and cultural innovations for the state of Israel, including in the area of "Jewish-Arab reconciliation", for the needs of which he conducted a forum including people from the extreme Right and Left who managed to maintain fruitful discussions for over a year. The discussions were processed into a system of statements that can serve as a basis for widening systematic discussion on a network.

Hayutman published scientific papers and also composed a number of radical proposals for the future of Israel (the main one being "Realizing the Heavenly Jerusalem"), a Passion Play and short stories, most in SF style about peacemaking in the Middle East. Since moving to Jerusalem in 1989 he developed the central project of the Hayut Foundation - "The Academy of Jerusalem" as the kernel for building an academic institution for "Teaching Wholeness" (which is a literal meaning of the name Jerusalem-"Yoru-Shalem"), and at present a club of academicians and artists for examining the implications and possibilities for issuing a future "Teaching from Zion" (Isaiah 2:3. Micha 4:2).

Hayutman is director and one of the owners of Hi-Or Inc, which was founded in the 40's as an arm of the Haissman Bros, which was then the main electronics firm in Palestine, and which is now making a turnaround from real-estate to high-tech. Hi-Or has acquired part in Optomedic medical technologies for surgical lasers and is engaged, among other things, in the production of innovative multimedia CD-Roms, lasers and holograms for special environments for healing and human development. Hayutman is employing and/or collaborating with about a dozen scientists and artists on various developments.

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Selected Publications

"The Cybernetic Basis for Human Reconstruction", Ph.D. Thesis, Brunel U. 1981.

"the Learning Womb: an Innovative Educational System for Brazil", U.F.Pe. 1974.

"the Electronic Alternatives to Paper-Based Scientific Communications" (with Dr. J. Ben Dak) - Project Proposal for the NSF-OSTI Bid. Practical Concepts Inc. Wash D.C. 1975 (won 2nd place in US-wide bid).

"Building Heavenly Jerusalem", paper given in the "Peace Thinking and the Middle East Conflict" Conf., Univ. of Haifa, Israel 1978. Revised, Academy of Jerusalem 1996, see next entry.

"Realizing the Heavenly Jerusalem", published by the Academy of Jerusalem, POB 8115 Jerusalem 91080 Israel, 1996.

"the MECCA-HEJERA: a proposed simulation system for forming and assessing peace strategies for the M.E." paper at the ISAGA 1981 Conf. in Haifa Univ.

"Towards a new Ecological Land-of-Israel Talmud" lecture at the Israeli Ecological Society, published (in Hebrew) in Muda'ut (Awareness).

"Zion and the Two Jerusalems: a quest for the harmonious M.E City" in Abdulaziz Saqqaf (ed.) "The M.E. City - a harmonious environment for modern man" Professors World Peace Academy, 2nd M.E. Seminar, published. 1986 by Paragon Press.

"High-Technology Alternatives for Educational Systems in sparsely-Settled Zones: the case of the Israeli Desert" (with Sh. Dover), in Y. Gradus (ed): "Desert Development: Man and Technology in Sparse Lands". D. Reidel, Dordrecht, 1987.

"Furthering Contributions of Systems Theory to Environmental Education", in Sh. Keiny & Uri Zoller (eds.) "Conceptual Issues in Environmental Education ", NY, Peter Lang Inc. Publishers, 1990.

"Educational Facilities Overheads, Mideast Educational satellite Systems and Intelligence-Aided Humanism", prepared for P.W.P.A 3rd M.E. Seminar. Unpublished.

"World, Adam and Adamah", republished in English at the Academy of Jerusalem. Originally published (in Hebrew) Muda'ut 29 as "World, Humankind and Living Earth".

"Eco-Antisemitism, Eco-Paganism and Biblical Eco-Logics", The Garden of Eden story is shown as prophetic text applying to the ecological, epistemological and ethical choices facing us right now. Academy of Jerusalem.

"The Computer as a Tool for Human Development", prepared for Muda'ut 30 (which ceased publication).

"Computer Games for Social and Spiritual Development - the HEJERA Games System", Proceedings of Conference "Support, Society and Culture - Mutual Uses of Cybernetics and Science", Amsterdam U. 1989. In G. de Zeeuw and R. Glanville (eds.): "Mutual Uses of Cybernetics and Science". Special Issue of Systematica Vol 8. nr. 1-6. Thesis Publishers 1991.

"A Feasible Pattern for Building The Temple of Jerusalem". Presented at the 12th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna 1994. Published in R. Trapple (ed) "Cybernetics and Systems '94", World Scientific 1994. (and a relative success on the Internet).

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