I’ve just pulled my MA Dissertation from the dark corners of my hard-drive and posted it in the Project Archive section. Since I handed it in over 3 years I hadn’t read it once until a few days ago, so thought it was about time to let it see the light of day once again.
From the first paragraph:
“In this essay, I aim to explore the phenomenon of ‘emergence’ within the larger context of human consciousness and behaviour in contemporary society.
1. How can the theory of emergence enable us to understand a different worldview?
2. How can certain technologies help uncover certain emergent phenomena which were previously difficult to conceive or imagine?
3. And consequently, the other way round, how can the theory of emergence enable us to create technological tools and devices, which help us to discover unexplored processes. How might these tools then influence the emergent processes themselves?”
In spite of, or perhaps, because of the pain of writing it, I received a Distinction and a hard copy can now be found in the Royal College of Art Library.