Monday, March 12, 2007

AUDITION for the Ultimate VIRTUAL REALITY PLAY (See the following post, Adopt-a-Gnome, to sign up for an audition)

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND---
(thinking and language are co-determinate)
"No one of us can know the special languages of all others, but, by chance these languages may, in part, overlap. We contend, however, that
Words and phrases must be stretched towards a
generality foreign to their ordinary usage; and however
such elements of language be stabilized as
technicalities, they remain metaphors mutely appealing
for an imaginative leap.
Alfred North Whitehead: Process and Reality
It is to facilitate, through communication, the cooperative realization of this imaginative leap, the creative extension of each of us, that is the purpose of the present communication."
This site, being a modest modification of an off-the-shelf
template and tools, is simply focused on the
logic and associated ethics of the intended conversation;
any attention to aesthetics is only by way of the Play on Words
A UNIQUE PEOPLE'S RESEARCH INSTITUTE
(bringing personalized artificial intelligence to
community cognition in valuatonal decison making)
THE PURPOSE OF THIS AHA! BLOG IS TO ORGANIZE A GLOBAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (AHA! INSTITUTE) WHICH IS TO PROVIDE AN OPEN OPPORTUNITY FOR ANYONE/EVERYONE TO COLLECTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN SUCH ULTIMATE INQUIRIES AS THE ORIGIN AND NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE, LIFE AND MIND AND THE CONSEQUENTIAL PRAGMATIC IMPLICATIONS THEREOF FOR HUMANITY.
[This open participation community strategy might seem to be
simply more of mainstream web 2.0, were it not for the following:]
THE ENABLING TECHNOLOGY WHICH MAKES THIS MISSION POSSIBLE IS THAT OF A VIRTUAL SOCIETY OF SYNTHETIC MINDCLONES (AUTOGNOMES(tm)), THE DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF WHICH IS THE VISION/MISSION/BUSINESS OF AS IT IS, INC.
[This extension of personal intelligence via one's
own synthetic mindclone can enhance anyone's
chance of an AHA! dscovery or invention, such as,]
WITH LUCK, IN THE DISORDER (CHAOS) OF EXPERIENCE
AND WITH THE CO-PARTICIPATION OF AUTOGNOMES,
WE MIGHT ORDER THAT EXPERIENCE
(INTO THE FORM AND ESSENCE OF A COSMIC WHOLE)
AND THEREBY, FOR EXAMPLE,
CREATE A THEORY OF ALL
(UNIFYING QUANTUM THEORY AND RELATIVITY)
AND PERHAPS ENGINEER AN IMPLEMENTATION AS
INSTANTANEOUS SPATIAL MATERIAL-TRANSRELOCATION
OR
SYNTHESIZE LIFE AND ENGINEER A TRANSHUMAN FORM
OR----etc.
HOW DOES ONE PARTICIPATE IN THE
AHA! INSTITUTE
(it begins with understanding the existence of the "WHOLE as no-thing",
the essence of which is INTERRELATED RELATIONS, which is
the novel, unique foundation principle of RELATIONAL SYSTEMS,
and is conjectured to be conditionally necessary and sufficient
for CREATING MIND)
NoOne, by their Nature of Being in this World/Universe, will not be in this Play. The question for each, however, is whether it be as a passive subject/observer or as a pro-active player in the Production. Although these participatory roles have historically seemed reserved to certain experts selected/designated by an authority purportedly vested in a few other experts which may or may not be related in kind,
[The role of true, relevant and valued authority
needs continuous examination and explication.]
the AHA! Institute intends to implement a collective process through AutoGnomic(tm) Technology for MINDing the World whereby the expertise innate to EveryOne can manifest as an explicit Part in the Whole Play.
To audition for this CoCreative Production
one begins by ADOPTing-a-GNOME
to enter the virtual communication facility.
This adoption procedure is laid out in a subsequent post.
The focus of this Blog is on the RESEARCH function (see the section entitled "Blog Categories" in the column to the right) whereby the Relational Systems essential to a Relational Cosmi(Order)Chaology(DisOrder) subsuming a Virtual AutoGnomic Society (VASoc) are Co-Created. The VASoc itself is to be the focus of a parallel blog. Hence our initial attention herein in effecting this Play will begin by collectively Authoring a STORY of a New Human Reality as WholeNess framed in the Virtual Reality of the InterNet (Web), but to be played out in TrueVirtuality.
FRAMING THE STORY
(a story if spoken while read interrelates two distinct
sign processes, an instance of Interrelated Relations)
This Story of the
RELATIONAL METAMORPHOGENESIS of Humanity
from the AGE of SYSTEM into the AGE of RELATION
[The creation of this latter is to be the focus of this Blog.]
beginning with the TRANS(RE)LATIONS OF GENERAL (BOUNDED) SYSTEMS, will be initially framed as seven books in parallel development (with no particular sequential ordering) covering the Seven SYNs as follows:
SYN1: Creation of Interrelated Relational (RO3) Sign Systems
SYN2: Synthesis of Field as Interrelated Relational (RO3) Sign Systems
SYN3: Synthesis of Matter exhibiting Interrelated Relational (RO3) Sign Systems
SYN4: Synthesis of Life as dependent on Interrelated Relational (RO3) Sign Systems
SYN5: Synthesis of Mind as imaging Interrelated Relational (RO3) Sign Systems
SYN6: Synthesis of Language as being Interrelated Relational (RO3) Sign Systems
SYN7: Synthesis of Society AsItIsToBe as Interrelated Relational (RO3) Sign Systems
The formulation of this blog will be in process
for the duration of the month of March;
hence, R.Elated will initiate "diablog"
(commenting dialog or conversation)
as of April 1, 2007.
Links to this Post: www.asitisinc.com

Sunday, March 11, 2007

ADOPT-a-GNOME

WHAT IS A GNOME?
(a magical mind?!)
As It Is, Inc., commonly known as Ai3 or Ai3inc, is a Business Leader in Semiotic-based “Artificial Intelligence” software technology development which will likely change the form of the Web and, hence, the way internet users relate to it. This technology, itself being branded as AutoGnomics(tm) and its instantiations as AutoGnomes(tm) or simply Gnomes, is a unique and novel approach to the Web introducing a radically new version (tentatively code-named Web R) as an Autonomous Synthetically Intelligent Virtual Reality. Web R, as a Semiotically-inspired technology, intends inclusion of the functionality of the Syntactic Web (Web 1.0), the second generation social web (Web 2.0) as the transition stage from Web 1.0 to the Semantic Web (Web 3.0), and the now emerging Pragmatic Web. The first commercial rollout for general-users of the AutoGnomic(tm) Technology, the Intellisite(tm) (an Intelligent WebSite generically branded as TrueThinker(tm), is a constructed software environment (a Website) with an embedded form of the AutoGnome(tm) known as a WebGnome(tm). MyWebGnome(tm) then is an intelligent agent residing in this Cyberspace environment which, with its continuous adaptive learning from mimicking the user’s behavior, will grow into a likeminded replica (MINDClone(tm)) of a user-self acting in the Virtual Reality of the Internet. It’s capabilities initially include knowledge organization (learning), knowledge creation (thinking) and knowledge applications (acting).
WHAT IS THE ADOPT-A-GNOME PROGRAM?
(Ai3's means of implementing a heterarchical/hierarchical
"audition=evaluation methodolgy" for matching aspiring
adopters with relevant webgnomes)
Obviously, as a user/subscriber of www.truethinker.com , anyone can nuture their own MINDClone(tm) as a personalized Gnome, i.e. as MyWebGnome. Also, any subscriber can access the TrueThinker Communities and create their own or sign-in to any public (open) community or request to participate in a private community. However, as with any adoption program requiring "caring" adopters, the AHA! Institute's Program has an "evaluation methodology" (a continuous audition) for defining "group knowledge pattern features, relevance rankings and values" in order to heterarchically and hierarchically subgroup the Open-level Community Researchers. This ranking will essentially represent a collective measure of the levels of Pragmatic Knowledge Value and the associated compensatory earnings ranging from "credits through cash to equity stakes".
HOW DOES ONE ADOPT-A-GNOME?
(follow your felt thoughts or thinking instincts)
BECOME A TRUETHINKER
First, if you are not already a TrueThinker subscriber, go to www.AHAInstitute.TrueThinker.com and familiarize yourself with the landscape of this website, particularly via the "Welcome" therein.
Second, go to "Register Now" and "Become a TrueThinker".
JOIN THE TRUETHINKER AHA! INSTITUTE COMMUNITY
Third, being registered in www.AHAInstitute.TrueThinker.com, you can now join the AHA! Institute Community.
SIGN UP TO ADOPT-A-GNOME
Fourth and finally, within the AHA! Institute Community, sign into the Adopt-a-Gnome Program with its continuing audition requirements and become a TrueRelationalResearcher. This access is currently determined by the AHA! Institute Community Moderator(s)' assessment [invoking the "evaluation methodology" (a continuous audition)] based upon prior AHA! Community partcipation of the subscriber; however, this process will gradually transform into an autonomous process implementing the AutoGnome as the CoGnome in the Community as a CogWeb.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

RE-COGNIZING RELATION {Re:SYN1}

WHAT ARE THE TWO
FOUNDATIONAL NOTIONS
OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE?
(SYSTEM and RELATION)
A Person’s Experiences, ranging from common sense to the highly abstact, are all fundamentally either of "things" (Systems) or "connections" (Relations). The expression (Communication) of the Experience rests in-and-on Signs (for Systems or Relations), signs being acknowledgeably also the Essence of Mind (recognizing the carrier role of the brain). However, Human history records that Relations are almost universally confined to being Relations among Systems.
[PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IS THE EXISTENCE OF
RELATION(AL) SYSTEM (R(S))
BY PRESUMPTION, R(S) IS THE ESSENCE
OF EXISTENCE (NON-EXISTENCE) OTHER THAN PERSONAL]
Consider, however, a WHAT IF?
One of the most dramatic (seems magical if unexplained) simple demonstrations is that of of the visual blind spot. This blind spot is the area on the retina without receptors that respond to light. Therefore an image that falls on this region will NOT be seen. It is in this region that the optic nerve exits the eye on its way to the brain. To experience your blind spot, look at the image below. Close your right eye. Position the image about 20 inches away. With your left eye, look at the X. Slowly bring the image (or move your head) closer while looking at the X. At a certain distance, the O will disappear from sight...this is when the O falls on the blind spot of your retina. Reverse the process. Close your left eye and look at the O with your right eye. Move the image slowly closer to you and the X should disappear
o-----------------------------------------------x
By analogy to the visual blind spot, which is a Perceptual Mind/Brain processing phenomena, WHAT IF there were a sign void in Cognitive Mind/Brain functioning, i.e. a cognitive blind spot with respect to the nature of "Relation"? The answer to this query is the ground for our Applied Philosophical Hypothesis regarding the four possible forms of Relation which is the foundations focus of RELATIONISM. In contrast the Human record has historically nearly exclusively exhibited only one form of Relation, i.e. the Relations among Sytems(things).

[See also the Post dated Monday, March 5, 2007 entitled

Friday, March 9, 2007

RE-COGNIZING WHOLE/PART RELATIONS {Re:SYN1}

THE HOLISTIC PARADIGM SHIFT
(holism is becoming an experiental imperative)
“The hallmark of the Renaissance was its holistic quality, as all fields of art, engineering, science, and culture shared the same exciting spirit and many of the same intellectual principles. However, as the centuries passed, the holism of the Renaissance gave way to specialization and intellectual fragmentation. Today, with the scientific work of recent decades showing us at a deeper level the fundamental unity of natural organization, it is time to rekindle the spirit of the Renaissance, returning to the holistic perspective on a higher level, with a new set of principles and theories.” NSF/DOC-Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance:
Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology And Cognitive Science
[The enabling technology for this future is Ai3's AutoGnomic (tm) Technology.]
BUT IS THE "HOLISTIC" REALLY WHOLE ?
(does the whole presence in each part?)
Knowledge and the Whole
What is missing throughout most Systemic re-constructions arguing for holism is usually any attention to the inevitable, but surprising and paradoxical, realization that a System-as-WHOLE is No-Thing (Bortoft, 1996) and must be explicated through the notion of “InterRelated Relations” (Hamann, 1978).
Human Culture as Whole(Ness): The CoCreative CosmiChaotic (R)Evolution:
Goethe's Intuitive Intellect and Environmental Philosophy
(http://trumpeter.athabascau.ca/index.php/trumpet/article/view/154/187 Chris Storey 1998)
Two interrelated concepts lie at the heart of deep ecology's call for an ecological world-view and the accompanying belief that the environmental crisis can be traced to philosophical problems at the heart of the dominant modern world-view. One concept is holism; the other is ecological consciousness.
Metaphysical holism in deep ecology entails a world-view that can be contrasted with the dominant reductionist world-view of modern industrial society. Because of its concern with metaphysical holism, deep ecology is inherently subversive in challenging the reductionist approach of the orthodox scientific world-view. Ecology is subversive because its basic premise is holism.
To propose that any real kind of science could be subversive is no longer a particularly startling claim to make. As Henri Bortoft puts it, science is not an autonomous activity standing outside history. Science can be true, but it is not fundamental. If science is freed from the dogmatic scientism of the past, and if nature can manifest in different ways, then there is the possibility of a different kind of science, which is complementary to mainstream science.
The participatory strand in the science of ecology suggests another approach to science. An Arcadian tradition of participatory methods traced through Henry David Thoreau, for example, bear a strong resemblance to the way of science developed and practiced by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), the German Romantic poet and scientist. In Goethe's way of science, wholeness and ecological consciousness are understood as a necessary unity. Goethe's way of science is subversive, because at its heart is the understanding of wholeness.
The authentic whole is not the totality of the parts that can be grasped intellectually, because there are no parts that are independent of the whole. An example of an authentic whole is the hologram, in which the whole is present in each of the parts. The parts cannot be regarded as separate entities; every part essentially is the result of its relation to the whole, and in fact contains the whole. The whole is encountered within the depth of the parts, and this can only be achieved with a different way of seeing. This way of seeing involves a transformation in the mode of consciousness, a switch from the "analytical" mode to the "intuitive" mode. The analytical mode is verbal, linear and logical. The intuitive mode is holistic, non-verbal and non-linear. The foregoing was extracted from the following paper which Adopters-of-Gnomes (TrueRelationalResearchers) can access at the TrueThinker AHA! Community.
[TOWARDS KNOWLEDGE as WHOLENESS
Jon Ray Hamann, William Dale Koehler and Jodi LeRay Hamann
ABSTRACT
PURPOSE:
The purpose of this paper is to report first on the status of Ai3inc’s approach to
building Synthetic Intelligence(s)/Synthetic Mind, i.e. the AutoGnomeTM, an Automated Inference/Inquiry software exploiting Mechanized Semiosis as an interpretation of C. S. Peirce, and second on the initial commercial version of this technology as an IntellisiteTM generically branded as TrueThinkerTM. Third, based on www.TrueThinker.com as an effective Knowledge Development Management System, and moving toward a re-cognizing of Knowledge as WholeNess, a generalization of Peircian Semiotics is introduced which includes a Tri-Relational (InterRelated Relations) Triadic Semiotic Sign Form. METHODOLOGY: A Pragmatic Action Methodology is invoked through which revisions are enacted in a process somewhat like an applied philosophical extension of the “scientific method”. RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS: The reiteration herein, as an instance of semiotics, of our contention regarding Humanity’s glaring non-recognition of the co-essentiality of the notion of “Relation” with that of “System” in signifying our existing experience further underscores the call to a Relational Systems-founded philosophical re-assessment of “Truth in Knowledge”. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: The comparative benefits of the AutoGnome(tm) derive from its Virtual Nature as a WebGnome(tm) and the general purpose Semiotic Nature of its core Automated (Autonomous) Inference/Inquiry Engine which can be deployed in virtually any context (education, health, etc.). ORIGINALITY/VALUE: It is speculated that this tri-relational generalization of Peircian Semiotics is a necessary modification in order to ground Peirce’s claim that the sign triad is an irreducible “whole” which, in Relational Systems, is No-thing and hence must be of the tri-relational form.]

Thursday, March 8, 2007

MINDing HUMANITY

AUTOGNOMIC (VIRTUAL) EDUCATION
(re-building education today from the perspective of a
transhumanist society of post-2063 which subsumes a
Virtual Autonomous CyberSociety of WebGnomes)
This following presentation introduces the AutoGnome (tm) (Synthetic Mind) as a technological solution to a World-wide educational crisis exacerbated by the scarcity in human resources for teaching. The immediate technology is the Intellisite (tm), an Intelligent Website branded as TrueThinker (tm) (http://www.truethinker.com/). Functioning as a MINDClone (tm) (Virtual Self) for the Human user in Virtual Reality, this is a personal Virtual Learning/Teaching Symbiosis, an innovation in education.
[MINDing HUMANITY: THE AUTOGNOME (VIRTUAL MIND) IN EDUCATION
Jon Ray Hamann, William Dale Koehler and Donald J. Jacobs
ABSTRACT
It is increasingly evident that the World-wide crisis in Education, which is exacerbated by an ever-growing scarcity in the required human resources for teaching, demands a technological solution. This technology, however, must dramatically Augment Human Intelligence while moving toward an Autonomous Artificial Intelligence.
This presentation previews an approach in retrospect from a vision of a Transhumanist Future Culture/Society imported into the current strategic thinking regarding educational reform. This work, now in commercial deployment, is intended to foster a revolution which is expected to ultimately (as we approach the Human-Posthuman Singularity) completely reinvent education throughout the entire knowledge/age-spectrum.
  • Definition: Teaching/Learning, taken as a semiotic act, is most simplistically a sign communication between a Teacher-Mind and a Learner-Mind intended to increase (evolve) the potential of the Learner-Mind to act and to increase (evolve) the concomitant potential value of said act to that Learner-Mind, and, as an imperative corollary, to the Collective (Common) Other-Mind.

The mission --MINDing Humanity-- involves a Teacher-Mind semiotically interacting with a Learner-Mind, each informed via an enabling, mentoring partnership with their own individually adapted Synthetic MIND/an AutoGnome (tm), a patented approach to both Synthetic Mind/Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. The immediate technology is the Intellisite (tm), an Intelligent Website, branded as TrueThinker (tm) (www.truethinker.com). Functioning as a MINDClone (tm) (Virtual Self) for the Human user in Virtual Reality, this is in essence a personal Virtual Learning/Teaching Symbiosis.

TrueThinker (tm) is presently being adapted via TrueThinkerClassroom as a platform for teaching by incorporating the form of the Intelligized components of
www.nylearns.org.]

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A PRAGMATIC ACTION METHODOLOGY

A METHODOLOGY FOR CO-CREATIVE (R)EVOLUTION
Key to the approach underlying the work reported here is a methodology guiding developments toward being both Extensively Inclusive while stressing Occam Simplicity. Hence, this paper attempts a composition in (1) philosophical/formal speculation combined with (2) theoretical and applied technology model development which, in turn, is (3) instantiated as a product/service being tested in the marketplace for success. This process begins from what appear as the apparent simplest of common sense notions as a foundation and then continues by aggregating related, nonconflicting experiences until there is enough of a basis to warrant an adaptive reconstruction. Changes dictated by less than expected success in any area can be due to and cause revisions in any one or combination of areas in a recursive adaptive Pragmatic Action Methodology (PAM). For example, the AutoGnomic (tm) Developmental Methodology has depended (albeit lacking sophistication in this early stage of its introduction) on the continuous optimization of the philosophical and formal foundations, the theories, models and applications of AutoGnomes (tm), all effected simultaneously in mutual recursive adaptation through enactment (implementation) of computational algorithms and architectures directly in the design, building and commercial deployment of AutoGnomes (tm). The foregoing was extracted from the following paper which Adopters-of-Gnomes (TrueResearchers) can access at the TrueThinker AHA! Community.
[An AutoGnomic Intellisite
Jon Ray Hamann and William Dale Koehler
ABSTRACT
The growth of Boolean computers into Bayesian inference machines, being one approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI), has stimulated a theory-glut. Networking computers led to the Web (Virtual Reality) with a resulting info-glut. The industry’s solution is an added tool-glut. A uniform solution for all problems of glut is the Intellisite(tm), an Intelligent Website, generically branded as TrueThinker (tm) (www.truethinker.com). This is an application of the AutoGnome (tm), a patented approach to both Synthetic Mind/Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Functioning as a MINDClone (tm) for the Human user in Virtual Reality, this solves the glut issues by transitioning from AI in the Web to the Web as AI.]

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

"LIFE ITSELF" AS IT IS {Re:Q1SYN4}

ON THE ORIGIN OF SIGN (=IMAGE)
AS A NECESSARY AND (POSSIBLY) SUFFICIENT
CONDITION FOR THE
EVOLUTIONARY ORIGIN OF LIFE
Conjecture
In the process of material/energetic evolution, there must emerge in specific form a system whose relation to other systems is that of a carrier of an image of the interaction between the carrier and the other systems for matter/energy to manifest itself as living. Via the interaction of a system with the carrier, the image can be "read out" to alter the relational architecture of the system. A feature of the image of essential import is its persistence relative to that of the actions which gave rise to it and to that of the interactions the carrier will undergo with other systems. Moreover, it has to be noted that the carrier may hold more than one image, thus leading to various possible relational impressions on an interacting system.

Biophysical/Biochemical Background Research
Edited by R.Elated from commentary by Thomas Patrick O'Connor on
Harold Morowitz
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University
The Chart of Intermediary Metabolism connects all the physical/chemical reactions that occur in living organisms. There is only one chart of intermediary metabolism because all living organisms have parts of that same chart. This means we're looking at four-billion-year-old biochemistry—a fossil older than any rock we have--to trace the origins of life using that chart. The analogic here is that the Chart of Intermediary Metabolism is to biology what the Periodic Chart of Elements is to chemistry.
Morowitz , an admirer of the philosophy of the Jesuit theologian and scientist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, refers to him re: matter has always obeyed 'that great law of biology . . . complexification.' With the emergence of Man, evolutionary development entered a new dimension. From the biosphere (the layer of living things covering the earth) has emerged the noosphere (a mind layer surrounding the earth). This mind layer, human consciousness, generates increasingly complex social arrangements (like the WorldWideWeb) that in turn give rise to a higher (social) consciousness.

Monday, March 5, 2007

RELATIONAL SYSTEMS:Prolegomenon {Re:SYN1-RS Fdns}

FOUNDATIONS
(PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IS THE EXISTENCE OF
RELATION(AL) SYSTEM (R(S))
BY PRESUMPTION, R(S) IS THE ESSENCE
OF EXISTENCE (NON-EXISTENCE) OTHER THAN PERSONAL)
Relational Systems (Hamann 1963-date)
Generally, a canvassing of human experience has reports thereof falling into two forms—experience of Systems (objects, things, stuff, matter, etc.) and experience of Relations (connections, interactions, functions, transformations, etc.).
  • It should be stressed that a Relation in general is not a function in the mathematical sense, but all functions are Relations

Historically, this record has been largely confined to a form in which Relations were assumed to exist only between/among Systems (the SRS’ form, i.e. System Relation other-System’). Between 1963-1968, work was introduced in which Relations were also taken to logically exist both as Relations between/among Systems and other Relations (SRR’) and as Relations between/among Relations and other Relations (RR’R’’). Based on the presumption of the foregoing and with certain Systems or Relations taking the place of (i.e. imaging (signifying)) other Systems or Relations (this being the notion of image) and with certain Systems or Relations being part of other Systems or Relations (this being the notion of subsumption), the foundation of a (R)Evolutionary paradigm, Relational Systems (RS), was promulgated. In this context the expression of “Relation” depends ontologically on both the notions of System and Relation, but uniquely with the emphasis on the latter.

Although the history of argument as to the essential truth of Systemism vs. Relationism surely precedes our written records, where this pre-recorded history may now only be accessible in its antiquity from a “reading” of the akashic records, the view here advanced is that System and Relation are a Whole, each manifesting and manifest in the Other.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

MIND TRUST -- Jon Ray Hamann

Updated 9/20/2012; 5/14/2013; 5/8/2014; 7/16/2016;8/12/16





JON RAY HAMANN
Chairman/Director of
 ThoughtSigns, Inc.,
StartSmartR Capital Corporation,
 and the
MultiCoRelational/AutoGnomics Group of Companies
681 Linwood Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14209
Phone:  716-560-1773   

Born:  June 22, 1936, in a Farmhouse in Moody County, South Dakota, USA
Raised in a Proud Sharecropping Farm Family,
 -Growing as a Self-Defined Peasant/Commoner/Minimalist
-Exploring the Mind of Nature as Wholeness so as to enable
-Minding the AgReCulturing of the Future,
while Culturally Evolving as a Freethinking Thoreauvian Secular Humanist, a
MULTICORELATIONAL WHOLE-IST
with 10 children and 14 grandchildren (and growing?)
and the priviledge of having had as of 2017 and continuing a 40-year partner,
my soul-mate Ms.Leslie Diane Edmiston, 
wife, parenting partner, intellectual collaborator, and
Humanist Extraordinaire. 
___________________________________________________________________________
Creator, MULTICORelational (mcr) SEMIOTIC Systems (first published in 1963
and continuing)
Founder/Director, mcr Enterprise Systems (first organized in 1968 
and continuing)
___________________________________________________________________________

Jon Ray's creation of MCR Semiotic Systems, a conceptual system which is the foundation of the MCR(Holo)systems Paradigm and which supersedes the General (Toto)Systems Paradigm, identifies him as a Futures Envisioner/Designer and Social Architect of the MultiCoRelationl Renaissance.  Jon Ray's past experience has evolved from that of the son of sharecroppers to teenage migrant farm laborer, and thereafter to include university teaching, research design, implementation and management development of new paradigms for whole (Wave; Field; Energy-Information) / Part (Point; Particle; Atom-Quantum) synthesis/analysis in the hyperphysical, physical and vital domains, and creation and management of new business, social, educational, and political organizations for human development, all founded on the revolutionary system of  thought (MultiCoRelationalism), which is foundationally distinguished against all predecessors and which he first originated in 1963 and which is now entering its promotional /growth stage of exposure via the Internet.

“One of the most profound scientific recognitions of modern times is that the Universe no longer can be categorized only through matter/objects/things/systems, but rather must be seen as fundamentally relational. If the manifest Universe is relational, then it behooves us to understand how relations relate! 1.There are relations between systems with systems (this being the exclusive historical form of Western Thought); 2. There are relations between systems and relations (relations like ideas, events, processes, etc.); 3. There are relations with relations (fields with fields – this is the essence of the ‘wholing process’); 4. There is the essence of relation, i.e. R-ness, being the essence of Wholeness.” [Edited from Hamann, J. R. and Rindge, J. P. (1978) "A New Transforming Symbol System", Human Dimensions, 6, Nos. 1 and 2]

ASPECTS OF HIS ACADEMIC RESEARCH ON MULTICORELATIONALISM have been featured, for example, in international conferences: on "self-reproducing automata, relational systems, and cell theory"; and a presentation of the "relational philosophical foundations of science" in a Linguistic Institute program on "the structure of language and the structure of science". As founder and director of the Peripatetic College (E), State University of New York at Buffalo (1968-1973), he was instrumental in establishing a unique experimental cooperatively (HoloSystems)-managed college. At separate times between 1955 and 1976 his academic background has included research and/or teaching positions in plant radiology, health physics, biomolecular xray crystallography, computational quantum molecular physics, theoretical chemistry, biophysics, mathematical/theoretical biology, quantum pharmacology, pedagogy, biomedical modeling and morality and the law at a number of institutions including the University of Idaho, South Dakota State University, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Research Institute for Advanced Studies, New York University, State University of New York at Buffalo (Assistant Professor, Faculty-at-large of Natural Sciences and Mathematics), and the National College of the State Judiciary at the University of Nevada. He has held key responsibility in conferences related to linguistics, the media, sciences, and the future. He has been a principal investigator, co-investigator, or consultant on funded studies for the New York State Department of Education, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Linguistic Society of America, NASA, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, U.S. Air Force Research Center, U.S. Army Edgewood Arsenal Chemical Center, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Veterans Administration, and the Army Research Programs Administration, now DARPA. Dividing his efforts between Academic Research and Entrepreneurial Business Innovation, through his technical research authoring he has published, presented or distributed over 100 papers relating to philosophy, formalisms, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology, ecology, humanities, art, education, law, politics, and medicine, including contributions to seven books on subjects such as “Advanced Propellant Chemistry”, "Physical-Chemical Aspects of Drug Action", "Biogenesis, Evolution and Homeostasis", "Sentencing and Probation: A Textbook for National Trial Judges", “Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development” and the "Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition”.

ASPECTS OF HIS ENTREPRENEURIAL ENACTMENT OF MULTICORELATIONAL SYSTEMS has been largely as a self-employed research scientist, technology and organizational development consultant, partially seed supported by a Private Trust, and generally implemented as Founder, Director and Chairman of the MultiCoRelational Enterprises (MCRE) and Founding Partner, Director, and Chairman of the AutoGnomics Group of Companies (AGC), the latter now under the direction of ThoughtSigns, Inc. also dba ThoughtSigns Enterprises (TSI dba TSE). His engagements include the management of research and strategic technological development, organizational development, potential securities product identification, financial packaging and placement.  The business model is to originate and/or identify and develop technologies based on major scientific advances which are also expected to be commercial breakthroughs and for which the incorporation of MultiCoRelational/AutoGnomic-based Technologies becomes the dominant value proposition.  Examples of such development involvements have included: a company with licensed patented technology for recharging the alkaline manganese zinc electrochemical storage systems (founder/chairman, 1987 – 1994; raised about $7.5 million and exited on an asset transaction with with a major international Battery Company ); a company with a patented technology for replacing glycol with infrared de-icing of commercial airplanes (introduced the initial investment banking relation and the first $1 million seed, 1995; now a viable penny-stock issue, being a publicly traded Canadian company, listed on the TSX (Toronto Ventures Stock Exchange); a company with a patented technology for resolving the rear & side “blind spot” vision problems for vehicles (funded completion of a demo and the initial inventory for sale, 1996); a medical technology development company focused on a swallowable smartpill for gastrointestinal tract diagnostics and drug delivery-following successful seed funding followed by venture funding, it was spun off for equity in a company recently sold to a major for nearly a billion dollars; the AGC has equity interests in a Bion Technology development and patent holding company involved in microbial-based organic matter re-purposing including waste recycling (multiple 10’s of $millions have been raised and expended to date; current OTC QB:BNET); presently the BionTech inventor/founder is reformulating the Bion Technology for small to large scalable applications covered by new patents and belonging to separately held TimberFish, LLC with AGC as a minor founding investor.

The most prominent synthesis, to date, of these efforts is to MultiCoRelationally ReForm and Interrelate the Synthetic LIFE (BION) R & D as coincident with the Synthetic MIND (AUTOGNOME) AGC--R & D (Co-Founder and Chairman/Director 1989 to date) – AGC being a technology holding company with a radically new approach to an automated (intelligence) inquiry/inference/intuition (mechanized semiosis) technology which is currently being positioned for a strategic investment banking relationship.

BRIEF ACADEMIC BIONOTE
A graduate school dropout (Ph.D. Program in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1959-1962) in order to begin a research career in Theoretical Molecular Physics/Quantum Chemistry and originate the MultiCoRelational Systems initiatives at the Research Institute for Advanced Studies (Baltimore, MD, 1963), he had begun his undergraduate studies in Chemical Wood Technology, School of Forestry at the University of Idaho (Moscow, ID, 1954)  with a stopover at Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, SD, 1955) and finished with a B.S. in Physics & Engineering Physics at South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD, 1959).

EXEMPLARY PUBLICATIONS
MultiCoRelational Semiotic Systems --Computational AutoGnomics: An Introduction”, in Gudwin, R., and Queiroz, J. eds. Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development. Idea Group Inc., Hershey, PA 17033-1240, USA (2007).

MultiCoRelational IS&TAn AutoGnomic Intellisite”, in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second ed. IGI Global, Hershey, PA 17033-1240, USA. (2008). 

MultiCoRelational Systems: A Review Emphasizing “Whole (Wave;Field;Energy-Information)---Part (Point;Particle;Atom-Quantum) Interrelations” -- With Norman Hirst, Jere Northrop and Robert Sachs.  This paper is a revision/updating of the prior publication, J. R. Hamann and J. C. Lamb, ‘Relational Systems:  A Review Emphasizing Whole (Field; Energy)/Part (Particles; Atom) Interrelations in Relational Life-Systems Theories”, Human Dimensions Journal  6, No. 2, 20 (1978).

MultiCoRelational Whole Field Systems – With W. D. Koehler and J. L Hamann. “Towards Knowledge as WholeNess”.  Presented at the 28th McMaster World Congress on Intellectual Capital and Innovation. Hamilton, Ontario, Can.: McMaster University (2007).

Maximum Systemic/SubSystemic Probability Formalisms - With J. C. Lamb and J. P. Isaacs, "On the Multiple Realizations of the Maximum Systemic Probability Principle", Quart. Bull. Center Theoret. Biol. 5 (1972).

On The Foundations of Probabilistic Inference In Theoretical Physics -- With L. M. Bianchi, “A Note on the Relations Among Prior Probabilistic Decisions, The Path  Probability Method, Optimal Entropy Inference, and Statistical Mechanics”, Progress Theoret. Phys. 42, 982 (1969).

 On the Foundations of Time-Dependent Probability -- "A Note on Optimal-Entropy-Inference in the Statistical Mechanics of Time-dependent Phenomena", Nuovo Cimento Suppl. 6, 1102 (1968).  
                                                                                                        
On the Foundations of Computational Quantum Theory -- With W. Giordano "On the Constrained Minimum Energy Method and the Inferential Foundations of Semiempirical Quantum Theory" and "On the Foundation of the Notion of Electronegativity”, papers distributed through "Theoretical Pharmacology", Center for Theoretical Biology State University of New York, at Buffalo (1968).

Probabilistic Foundations of Quantum Fluid Theory -- "A Unified (Relational) Probabilistic Foundation Underlying Both the Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Aspects of the Phenomenological Level of the Theory of Quantum Fluids", paper distributed through the Theoretical Chemistry Group, New York University (1967).

On the Quantum Mechanical Prediction of Physical-Chemical Properties of Rocket Propellants --   With J. J. Kaufman and L. Burnelle, "The Feasibility of Predicting Properties of N, F, Oxidizers by Quantum Chemical Calculations", written up in Chem. and Engineering News, 1965. Published in Advanced Propellant Chemistry (Advances in Chemistry Series #44), Ed., R.F. Gould (1966); presented before the American Chemical Society, Detroit, Michigan, (1965).

Theory of Bioluminescence -- "Stochastic Theory of Chemiluminescent Systems. I. Optimal-Entropy Formulation in a Markov System", paper distributed through the Theoretical Chemistry Group, New York University (1966).

Theoretical Foundations of the Origin of Life as Implicit in the Origin Of Signs (Semiotics) in Matter -- With  L.M. Bianchi, “The Evolutionary  Origin of Life: Preliminary Considerations of Necessary and (Possibly) Sufficient Conditions”, J. Theoret. Biol. 28, 489 (1970). Also abstracted in the Proceedings of the Symposium on Biogenesis, Evolution and Homeostasis, Ed., A. Locker (Springer-Verlag, 1971) under the title “On the Evolutionary Origin of Life and the Definition of ‘Organism’; Relational Redundancies” (1970-71).

MultiCoRelational Hierarchies -- With L.M. Bianchi, "Relational Hierarchies in Biosystem Theories", in Mathematical  Aspects of Life Sciences, ed.  M. T. Wason (Queen's Paper in Pure and Applied Mathematics No.. 26, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.) Presented at Symposium on “Mathematical Theories in the Life Sciences", Kingston, Ont., June 12 - 13, (1969).
               
Stochastic Foundations Concepts in Mathematical (Theoretical) Biology -- With L.M. Bianchi, "The Relational Formalism in Multicomponent Biosystems: On the Interrelation Between Statistico-Mechanical and Stochastic Theories (or Models)”, presented at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California (March, 1969). Math. Biosciences 5, 277 (1969).

MultiCoRelational Semiotic Models of the Brain: The Multilevel Approach to a Theory of the Central Nervous System -- With L. M. Bianchi, an extended version of a paper written during the 1968 Summer Colloquium on Theoretical Biology, at Traverse City, Michigan, sponsored by NASA and directed by Harold Morowitz.  That paper was published as "Neural Nets as Relational Systems" in the Quarterly Bulletin from the Center for Theoretical Biology, 1, No. 2, 81 (Sept. 1968, State University of New York at Buffalo, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Center for Theoretical Biology), Revised, January, (1969).
Early Contributions to Quantum Bio-Molecular Nantechnology (Quantum Pharmacology of Antidotes to the Nerve Gases) -- With W. Giordano and J.J. Kaufman, “Quantum Mechanically Derived Electron Distributions in the Conformers of 2-PAM”, in Physical–Chemical Aspects Of Drug Action, Ed., E.J. Ariens (1968).  Presented in part at the Third International Pharmacological Congress as “Electronic Distributions in the Pyridine Aldoxime Antagonists to Organophosphorus Intoxicants”, Sau Paulo, Brazil, (1966).
  
Research in Theoretical Ecology -- With L.M. Bianchi, "Stochastic Population Mechanics in the Relational Systems Formalism: Volterra-Lotka Ecological Dynamics", J Theor. Biol. 28, 175 (1970).

Clinical Research on Trace Atomic Elements in Medicine -- With W. Giordano, J.C. Lamb and J.P. Isaacs, "Trace Atomic Elements in the Detection, Prevention, and Treatment of Coronary Disease" and "Trace Atomic Elements in the Detection, Prevention, and Treatment of Cancer”. Provisional Patent Applications were filed with the USPTO (1971).

Security in Public Housing -- With G. Adoff and K. Davidson, "Evaluation of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Security Unit", Final Report, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (1976).
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 FIFTY YEAR DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE
MULTICORELATIONISM was born in 1963 when Jon Ray Hamann initiated formation of the RELATIONAL SYSTEMS ENTERPRISES (RSE) including the RELATIONAL SYSTEMS INSTITUTE (RSI) and the RELATIONAL SYSTEMS COMPANIES (RSC).

The first four decades, beginning in the first quarter of 1963, were composed as follows: 1st -- ten years of Academic Research and Technology Development (R&TD), this being largely the initial development of a Virtual RSI, but including in 1970 the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with Jere Northrop (see the references below on SynLang & Bion); 2nd -- followed by twenty years of Entrepreneurial Grounding, this beginning the formation of the RSC; 3rd -- and then ten years of Entrepreneurial Initiation beginning with the formation of The AuoGnomics Institute, Inc. (TAI) followed by the AGC), a Synthetic Intelligence Intellectual Capital Development and a Holding Company. AGC was initially formed in 1993 and formally organized in 1996 in accordance with the Theory of Autonomous MultiCoRelational Systems. It has five Founders: Jon Ray Hamann, Norm (deceased) and Skye Hirst, Gene Pendergraft (deceased and succeeded by Priscilla Wallace) and Fred Reed. Jon Ray’s focus in AC is on MultiCoRelational Semiotic Systems creation, development and implementation as-and-through AutoGnomes. 4th -- the fifth decade which began in the first quarter of 2003 and is continuing through 2013 to date is actionally demarcated as follows: First and foremost is the continuation toward culmination of the specification of the MCRS-Research & Technology Development Program (including instantiations as a “Theory of the WHOLE”); but Second and of most critical immediate import is the culmination of the MCRS Business Development Perspective for comprehensive commercialization of a MultiCoRelational Semiotic Systems approach to a Theory of Mind and its instantiation as Synthetic Intelligence/Synthetic Mind via AutoGnomics.
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 Although these activities have continued to gain commercial attention after 1973, some go back to the mid-60’s, e. g. Scientific Consultant, Schuyler Development Corporation 1965-1973 (patent development company). Some others of critical note include: Executive Director/Member BOD, The Human Dimensions, Institute, Inc. 1977-1979 (n-f-p research and educational institute); Co-Founder/President, Institute of Fundamental Holistic Research, Inc. 1978-1985 (n-f-p research, tech development and educational institute); Co-Founder/Member BOD, Digisign International, Inc. 1981-1983 (digital sign manufacturing company); National Founders Realty, Inc. and Conscious Investors,Inc. 1985-1987 (development finance and holding companies); Founder, Chairman, President, CEO, Reliable Power Storage of Western New York, Inc. 1987-1993 (rechargeable alkaline battery manufacturing company).

Examples of enterprise development involvements include:

a company with licensed internationally patented technology for recharging the disposable alkaline manganese zinc electrochemical storage systems (founder/chairman, 1987 – 1994; raised about $7.5 million and exited on an asset transaction with RayOVac and subsequently dissolved);a company with a patented technology for replacing glycol with infrared de-icing of commercial airplanes (introduced initial investment banking relation and the first $1 million seed, 1995; now a viable penny-stock issue, being a publically traded Canadian company, listed on the TSX (Toronto Ventures Stock Exchange);

a biological technology and patent development company involved in microbial-based organic waste recycling (about $75 million has been raised and expended to date; current OTC BB listing); presently the Bion inventor (Jere Northrop) is reformulating the Bion Technology for small to large scalable applications covered by new patents and belonging to separately held Life Cycle Farms and TimberFish, LLC with AGC as an investor;


and in 1997, in anticipation of forming an exemplary AutoGnomic-enabled biomedical based applications partner of AG, Jon Ray also assumed Chairmanship for guiding the turnaround of a medical technology development company focused on a swallowable smart pill for gastrointestinal tract diagnostics and drug delivery. Following successful seed funding followed by venture funding, it was spun off for equity in a company recently sold to a major for nearly a billion dollars.

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PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES
ON SELF
JON RAY HAMANN
“THE EMERGENCE OF THE
 FOCUS OF ONE MIND
Born: June 22, 1936, in a Farmhouse in Moody County, South Dakota, USA
Grew up: In Franklin Township, Jerauld County, SD, USA on sharecropper farms
before rural electrification, without indoor plumbing,
 and farmed with horse drawn machinery
until the after the 2nd World War
Early Education: Attended a rural consolidated school (grades 1 to 12)
located in Lane, SD (population around 55 persons)
in the Franklin Township School District 

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In the period from 1958-1963, while transitioning from undergraduate (South Dakota State University) through graduate (Johns Hopkins University) school, he reasoned from a “fuzzy recognition” that there was a key incompleteness of the “form” through which humans throughout history have recorded their experience of the notion of Relation as distinct from the notion of System in Personal Experience.

 Personal Experience is the Existence of Relational Systems.
 By Presumption, this is the Essence of Existence for Other

    A Person’s Experiences, ranging from common sense to the highly abstract, can all be fundamentally recorded either as experience of Systems (objects, things, stuff, matter, etc.) or experience of Relations (connections, interactions, functions, transformations, etc.). A contemporary author who has explored and reassessed the treatment of the philosophical Notion of Relation from the perspective of the Western Worldview perhaps more exhaustively than most is Rodolphe Gasché (1999), Of Minimal Things: Studies on the Notion of Relation. In moving from the ontological conception of relation as a thing of diminished being and yet holding to the conviction that relation is a being-towards-another, he has shown that the history of evolving thought of philosophers on the notion of relation has at least demonstrated that it is not constrained to exclusive subordination by the traditional ontological and formalist interpretations of relation as being-towards-another-thing, but allows the possibility of relation as being-towards-another-relation
             
    One of the most profound scientific recognitions of modern times is that the Universe no longer can be categorized only through objects, but rather must be seen as fundamentally relational. If the manifest Universe is relational, then it behooves us to understand how relations relate!” [Edited from Hamann, J. R. and Rindge, J. P. (1978) "A New Transforming Symbol System", Human Dimensions, 6, Nos. 1 and 2 ]

    From 1963 to 1968 he outlined an approach to the formalization of the necessary and sufficient elemental relational forms to amend this deficiency regarding the Notion of Relation. In 1978, after assessing the progress of the first fifteen years, future foci were adjusted in a 50 year adaptive plan (1963-2013). See “RelationalGraphs” in

Jon Ray Hamann
Who is R. ELated
Aka R.Elated
MultiCoRelational Virtual Institute
APPLIED  EPISTEMOLOGIST
R.Elated Blog: http://multicorelationism.blogspot.com
RELATIONAL FORMALIST
 Aka N.Bourbaki, Jr
AutoGnomics Group of Companies

Company Product Brands:  AutoGnome; MyWebGnome; CoGnome; StartSmartR;ThoughtSigns; ThriveSigns; TrueThinker; True Farmer
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   A BRIEF PERSPECTIVE ON
          multicoRelational Systems (MCRS)
 INFLUENCES

An illustrative sample of certain of the current MCR &/or AG  (Direct or Indirect) Related Interests include:
      BION http://www.biontech.com;   http://www.timberfishtech.com/
      Capital formation http://www.cfi-institute.org 
      FIRST PEOPLE http://nacwr.blogspot.com
      LIFE’S BALANCE http://www.thecoreporation.com;
                                    http://www.core-learning-services.org
      LIFE/VALUE http://autognomics.org
                               http://www.thewnytraveler.com;
      SYNLANG http://www.ododu.com
      ZEN and the ART of TROUT FISHING http://troutlegend.com    
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JON RAY HAMANN
SELECTED SUMMARY (Academic Entrepreneur)
Jon Ray Hamann, Founder and Chairman of the MultiCoRelational Enterprises (MCRE) and Founding Partner, Director, and Chairman of AutoGnomics Group of Companies (AGC), has spent his professional life engaged in creative and innovative pursuits and enterprises which have been expressed in roles including entrepreneur, researcher, teacher and author. He manages all of the technology research and development in respect of an aggressive Intellectual Property protection program and guides MCRE & AGC in defining and organizing to achieve their short and long term strategic objectives. He co-founded and organized the AGC in the early 1990s, raised its seed financing and guided it through a three-year joint development program with, and funded by, Unisys Corporation. The resulting patents, both those jointly held and those subsequently licensed to AGC by Unisys are part of the asset basis of the foundation of AGC.

Academic efforts have included research and/or teaching positions at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (pre-graduate), Johns Hopkins University (graduate), the Research Institute for Advanced Studies at Baltimore, New York University, and State University of New York at Buffalo. His areas of research covering the nano-bio-info-cognitive spectrum include computational quantum molecular physics, theoretical chemistry, biophysics, mathematical biology, quantum pharmacology, and computational semiotics in intelligent systems development have all been guided by an underlying focus on the MultiCoRelational Systems foundations of human inquiry and synthetic intelligence/mind, now culminating in AutoGnomics. He withdrew from graduate school (Ph.D. Program in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1959-1962) to begin a research career at the Research Institute for Advanced Studies (Baltimore, MD, 1963); he has a B.S. in Physics/Engineering Physics from South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD, 1959).

THE RESEARCH
Aspects of his research on MultiCoRelational Semiotic Systems (MCRSS) have been featured, for example, in international conferences: NASA/AIBS on "self-reproducing automata, relational systems, and cell theory" and "relational philosophical foundations of science" in a Linguistic Institute program on "the structure of language and the structure of science". As founder and director of the (Peripatetic) College E, State University of New York at Buffalo (1968-1973), he established a unique experimental cooperatively-managed college. At separate times between 1955 and 1976, his academic-based efforts have included research and/or teaching positions in computational quantum molecular physics, theoretical chemistry, biophysics, mathematical/theoretical biology, quantum pharmacology, pedagogy, biomedical modeling, morality and the law, and computational semiotics in intelligent systems development at a number of institutions including the University of Idaho, South Dakota State University, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Research Institute for Advanced Studies, New York University, State University of New York at Buffalo (Faculty-at-large Assistant Professor in Natural Sciences and Mathematics), and the National College of the State Judiciary at the University of Nevada. He has had key responsibility in varied conferences related to linguistics, the media, sciences, and the future. He has been a principal investigator, co-investigator, or consultant on funded studies for the New York State Department of Education, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Linguistic Society of America, NASA, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, U.S. Air Force Research Center, U.S. Army Edgewood Arsenal Chemical Center, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Veterans Administration, and the Army Research Programs Administration (now DARPA). As an author, he has published, presented or distributed numerous and varied writings relating to philosophy, formalisms, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology, ecology, humanities, art, education, law, politics, and medicine, including contributions to seven books on subjects such as Physical-Chemical Aspects of Drug Action and, of specific relevance to our core business, “Computational AutoGnomics: An Introduction” in Semiotics And Intelligent Systems Development and “AutoGnomic Intellisite” in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition.

THE BUSINESS Background
Aspects of his experience in and of MCRE has been largely as a self employed research scientist, technology and organizational development consultant with business development activities focused through a privately owned consulting firm engaged in the management of research and technological development, organizational development, potential securities product identification, financial packaging and placement. Its specific focus is to originate and/or identify and develop technologies which are based on major scientific advances which are also expected to be commercial breakthroughs and for which the incorporation of MutiCoRelational Systems Technologies becomes the dominant value proposition.

Examples of development involvements include:
  • a company with licensed internationally patented technology for recharging the disposable alkaline manganese zinc electrochemical storage systems (founder/chairman, 1987 – 1994; raised about $7.5 million and exited on an asset transaction with RayOVac and subsequently dissolved); a company with a patented technology for replacing glycol with infrared de-icing of commercial airplanes (introduced initial investment banking relation and the first $1 millon seed, 1995; now a viable penny-stock issue);
  • Radiant Energy Corporation, (REC) is a publically traded Canadian company, listed on the TSX (Toronto Ventures Stock Exchange) as “RDT” and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. All of REC’s sales and marketing activities are accomplished through its wholly-owned American subsidiary located in Niagara Falls, NY called Radiant Aviation Services, Inc., (RAS). As part of a technology test program with SAS and Oslo Airport Radiant formed a wholly-owned subsidiary company in Norway, Radiant Aviation Services, Europe AS., (RASE).
THE ONGOING BUSINESS
The most prominent syntheses, to date, of these efforts of the consulting firm (HBG Development) are as an Intellectual Property Development and Holding Company and a new Ad-Venture Capital Firm primarily involved in investing its controlled Intellectual, Human and Relational Capital in its (Investee) Affiliate (Portfolio) Companies and facilitating co- investment of Financial Capital in the same through Partnering Relations.
Two key examples of such investments from or interests in are:
  •  a biological technology and patent development company involved in microbial-based organic waste recycling (about $75 million has been raised and expended to date; current OTC BB listing); presently the Bion inventor is reformulating the Bion Technology for small to large scalable applications covered by new patents  and belonging to separately held Life Cycle Farms and TimberFish, LLC with AC as an investor; Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. provides livestock waste environmental treatment that largely eliminates the environmental impacts of concentrated animal waste and produces renewable energy. Bion’s patented and proven technology provides the only comprehensive solution to air and water pollution associated with large-scale livestock operations, including excess nutrients, ammonia and greenhouse gases. Bion has the unique opportunity to provide solutions to existing livestock operations, as well as permit and develop new environmentally-sustainable livestock facilities that will be integrated with food processing and biofuels production to achieve greater energy and economic efficiencies than their traditional counterparts
  • In 1997, in anticipation of forming an exemplary biomedical based applications partner of AGC, he also assumed Chairmanship for guiding the turnaround of a medical technology development company focused on a swallowable smart pill for gastrointestinal tract diagnostics and drug delivery. Following successful seed funding followed by venture funding, it was spun off for equity in the surviving company with AC retaining all rights to any use of the smart (AutoGnomic) technology.
  • The SmartPill Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of ingestible, capsule-based medical devices that aid in the diagnosis, definition and therapeutic intervention of gastrointestinal disorders and diseases. Privately-held, SmartPill is located in downtown Buffalo, New York on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, affording the Company direct access to a wide spectrum of life sciences research resources and partners. (He took over direction of the predecessor Company as a turn-around consultant in 1997, raised about $500 thousand as a bridge to a VC infusion of $750 thousand and a subsequent exit event in the form of an asset sale to a medical products development firm; approximately $50 million was subsequently subsequently, key FDA licenses received and two stages of M&A leading to a recent purchas by a major foe an amount approximationg a $ billion)
  • The core business is that of “MINDing the World through the Technology of Synthetic Intelligence/Synthetic Mind”. The technology, termed AutoGnomics/GnosTeks (AG/GnosTeks), is now in its first commercial rollout. 
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                             BIOGRAPHICAL DATA (SKETCH)
A.1. Academic and/or Research Positions (Forward Chronology) 
Nov1955-Jun1956 -- Laboratory Technician (while undergraduate), Plant Radiology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  
Sep1958-Jun1959 -- Instructor (while undergraduate), Physics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Summer 1959 -- Health Physicist Trainee, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 


Jun1961-Mar1965 --  Research Assistant (part time), Physics, Research Institute for Advanced Studies (RIAS), Baltimore, MD {Effective Feb 1963, he withdrew from the Ph.D. program at JHU in order to formally inaugurate his Relational Systems research in this RIAS environment which was neutral as to the proprietary control of his innovated assets}


Mar1965-Aug1965 -- Research Associate, Theoretical Physics, Research Institute for Advanced Studies, Baltimore, MD

Sep1965-Aug1967 --   Associate Research Scientist, Chemistry Department, New York University, NY, NY

Sep1967-Aug1968  --   Assistant Research Professor, Center for Theoretical Biology (CTB) and Department of Biophysical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Sep1967-Aug1973  --  Founder/Chairman, Relational Systems Institute and Theoretical       Pharmacology Group,  and Member of the Working Parties on Statistical Mechanics and Membrane Theory; Quantum Biochemistry; Macromolecular Structure; Visual Information Processing and the Central Nervous System; Addiction; and Behavioral Studies at the Center for Theoretical Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY

Sep1968-Aug1970  --  Assistant Professor, Faculty-at-Large, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, and Biology), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Sep1968-Jan1973  --    Founder and Director, (The Peripatetic) College E (a unique experimental college operated as a relational cooperative), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Sep 1970-Jun1972 --  Lecturer, The Colleges, Office of the Vice President for Academic Development, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Summer 1971 -- Lecturer, “Relational Systems Applied to the Structure of Language and the Structure of Science”, Linguistic Institute Post-graduate Course (LI 705), Sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America


Nov 1976 -- Co-organizer and Lecturer, Graduate Seminar on Sentencing, National College of the State Judiciary, Reno, NV

Past Academic-Related Professional Affiliations and Fellowships
University Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University (1959-1963)
American Association of University Professors
American Association for the Advancement of Science
New York Academy of Science
Society for Natural Philosophy
Society of Sigma Xi


 A.2. Entrepreneurial Enterprises Principal Ongoing Enterprises:

Feb 1963-date: Founder/Director of MultiCoRelational Systems, formally organized in 1963 when Jon Ray Hamann, then transitioning between Johns Hopkins University and the Research Institute for Advanced Studies, initiated formation of the Virtual Relational Systems Enterprises (Basic Research 1963-1973; Applied Technology 1973-1993) focused on originating and/or identifying and developing technologies based on major scientific advances which are expected to be commercial breakthroughs via the incorporation of Relational Systems Technologies as the dominant value proposition. (http://www.relationalsystems.net)

Jan1990-date: Chairman, CEO, Founding Partner: AutoGnomics, a semiotic-based approach to a Theory of Intelligence/MIND and its derivative Synthetic Intelligence/Synthetic MIND technologies, was formally organized in 1996 with the incorporation of AGC as a technology development and licensing company. [See introduction at (
http://www.autognomics.org)]

Aug1999-2009: Chairman,CCO, Founding Partner, As It Is, an open participation, intellectual property development and holding company focused on commercializing its licensed AutoGnomics technologies, including to affiliates with which AGC has equity investments from or interests in such as: Bion Technology Inc. with a microbial-based organic waste recycling technology [founded by AsItIs co-founder Jere Northrop, also AsItIs’s initiating investor] (
http://www.biontech.com); and SmartPill Diagnostics with a swallowable smartpill for gastrointestinal tract diagnostics and drug delivery [the corporate turn-around and re-vitalization investments were managed by Jon Ray Hamann] (http://www.smartpillcorp.com)

Oct 2002-date: Chief Creative Officer/Tech Strategy, As It Is: The first commercial rollout of the AutoGnomic Technology, the Intellisite (an Intelligent WebSite) generically branded as “TrueThinker”, is a constructed software environment (a Website) with an embedded form of the AutoGnome known as a WebGnome. MyWebGnome then is an intelligent agent residing in this cyberspace environment which, with its continuous adaptive learning from mimicking the user’s behavior, will grow into a likeminded replica (MINDClone) of a user-self acting in the Virtual Reality (CyberWorld) of the Internet.

Previous Short-term Enterprises Organized for a Specific Purpose:

Although these activities gain traction after 1973, some go back to the mid-60’s, e.g Scientific Consultant, Schuyler Development Corporation 1965-1973 (patent development company). Some of critical note include: Executive Director/Member BOD, The Human Dimensions, Institute, Inc. 1977-1979 (n-f-p research and educational institute); Co-Founder/President, Institute of Fundamental Holistic Research, Inc. 1978-1985 (n-f-p research, tech development and educational institute); Co-Founder/Member BOD, Digisign International, Inc. 1981-1983 (digital sign manufacturing company); National Founders Realty, Inc. 1985-1987 (development finance and holding company); Founder, Chairman, President, CEO, Reliable Power Storage of Western New York, Inc. 1987-1993 (rechargeable alkaline battery manufacturing company).

B.1. Selected Research Publications,

Exemplary Publications of Relevance to the Current Proposal
1. Kaufman JJ, Hamann JR. LCAO-MO Calculations on Boron Compounds: I. Aminoboranes. In Gould RF, ed. Boron-Nitrogen Chemistry. Advances in Chemistry Series #42, 1964. Presented at the International Symposium on Boron-Nitrogen Chemistry, Duke University, 1963.

2. Hamann JR. On the Notion of Optimality in Theories and TheoryConstruction.
Scientia 1965; 59: 1


3. Giordano W, Hamann JR, Harkins JJ, Kaufman JJ. Quantum Mechanical Calculations of Stability in 2-PAM Conformers. Molecular Pharmacology 1967; 3: 307. Presented in part at the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Meetings, Mexico City, 1966.


4. Giordano W, Hamann JR, Harkins JJ, Kaufman JJ. Quantum Mechanically Derived Electron Distributions in the Conformers of 2-PAM. In Ariens EJ, ed. Physical–Chemical Aspects of Drug Action, 1968. Presented in part at the Third International Pharmacological Congress as “Electronic Distributions in the Pyridine Aldoxime Antagonists to Organophosphorus Intoxicants”, San Paulo, Brazil, 1966.


5. Hamann JR, Bianchi LM. A Note on the Relations Among Prior Probabilistic Decisions
the Path Probability Method, Optimal Entropy Inference, and Statistical Mechanics. ProgressTheoret. Phys. 1969; 42: 982.


6. Bianchi LM, Hamann JR. The Relational Formalism in Multicomponent Biosystems:
On the Interrelation Between Statistico-Mechanical and Stochastic Theories
(or Models). Math. Biosciences 1969; Presented at the Biophysical Society
 AnnualMeeting, Los Angeles, California March, 1969).


 7. Hamann JR, Bianchi LM. The Evolutionary Origin of Life: Preliminary Considerations
 of Necessary and (Possibly) Sufficient Conditions. J. Theoret. Biol. 1970; 28: 489.
Also abstracted in Locker A, ed. The Proceedings of the Symposium on Biogenesis,
Evolution and Homeostasis. Springer-Verlag, 1971 under the title “On the Evolutionary
Origin of Life and the Definition of ‘Organism’: Relational Redundancies”.


 8. Hamann JR, Bianchi LM. Stochastic Population Mechanics in the Relational Systems
Formalism: Volterra-Lotka Ecological Dynamics. J Theor. Biol. 1970; 28: 175.


9. Hamann JR, Hirst N, Northrop J, Sachs R. Relational Systems: A Review
Ephasizing “Whole (Wave; Field; Energy-Information) Part (Point;
Particle; AtomQuantum) Interrelations. This paper is a revision/updating of the prior
publication, Hamann JR, Lamb JC. Relational Systems: A Review Emphasizing Whole
(Field; Energy)/Part (Particles; Atom) Interrelations in Relational Life-Systems
Theories. Human Dimensions Journal 1978; 6: 20.


10. Hamann JR. Computational AutoGnomics: An Introduction. In Gudwin R & Queiroz J, eds.
Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc., 2007.

11. Hamann, JR. “An AutoGnomic Intellisite”, in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second ed. 2008; IGI Global, Hershey, PA 17033-1240, USA.

B.2. Selected Proprietary Enterprise Releases

These would include Business Plans, Investment Prospectuses, Promotional Materials including PR, and all web-accessible media, most of the foregoing having links through AutoGnomics Corporation and Affiliates.
Most significantly, however, Jon Ray Hamann directs all of the Intellectual Property Development and Protection Programs involving AutoGnomics as exemplified by issued and pending patents such as the following:
AutoGnomic decision making system and method  
 USP 6,394,263
Semiotic decision making system for responding to natural language queries  
USP 6,389,406     
 System and method for storing and accessing data in an interlocking trees datastore  
USP 6,961,733
C. Research and Technology Development and Commercial Deployment Support

C.1, Ongoing Enterprises Financing
All past and projected funding for proprietary Research and Technology Development for Commercial Deployment has been and remains via private placement debt and/or equity securities offerings compliant with SEC and other Federal and State regulatory agencies. Provision of information regarding any such is subject to the applicable rules pertaining to the specific offering.                  

C.2. Prior Research Support

Army Research Programs Administration                              Sep 1965-Aug 1967               
ARPA  (now DARPA) contract to RIAS
Quantum Mechanical calculations of electron distributions in the study of the chemistry of boron-nitrogen (e.g. aminoboranes) componds and predicting properties of N,F Oxidizers
Role:  Collaborator
U.S. Army                                                                                 Apr 1966-Dec 1966
U.S.A. Edgewood Arsenal/RIAS
Quantum mechanical evaluation of the mechanism of action of 2-PAM chlorides as nerve gas antidotes
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Veterans Administration                                                           1966
VA Hospital, Brocton, MA
Theoretical quantum pharmacology of the phenothiazines                                      
Role:  Principal Collaborator
U.S. Air Force                                                                          Jan 1966-May 1967    
Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory                                                                          
Quantum mechanical calculations on the NO+O (chemiluminescent) reaction in relation to estimating upper atmosphere oxygen concentrations
Role:  Co-Principal Investigator
National Science Foundation                                                  Jun 1967- Jun 1969NSF supported-Linguistic String Project-Institute for Computer Research in the Humanities, New York University, and University of Pennsylvania Linguistic (transformational) methods for automated information retrieval of scientific (chemical physics) discourseRole: Content Expert
United Health Foundation of Western New York                Apr 1969-Mar 1970   UHFWNY/CTB    Theoretical molecular pharmacology: Comparison of competing semi-rigorous quantum mechanical  methods of determining three-dimensional intra-molecular electron distributions
Role: Principal Investigator
NASA-American Institute of Biological Sciences              Jul 1969-Aug 1969
NASA-AIBS Colloquium/CTB
First international conference presentation of “relational biosystems” organized through the Relational Systems Institute, CTB, as a sub-session on “Self-reproducing Automata, Relational Systems and Cell Theory” at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Role: Subsession Co-Director and Presenter
U.S. Law Enforcement Assistance Administration              Jul 1975-Jul1976
LEAA/Department of Criminal Justice, State University College at Buffalo
Evaluation of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Security Unit
Role: Research Methods Director
New York State Department of Education                          Jul 1980-Jun 1981
NYSDOE/Institute of Fundamental Holistic Research
Youth services linkage program-demonstrated a technology-augmented educational emergent strategy in which 57 high school age juveniles on probation with fifth grade or lower standard tested reading skills were raised an average of 2.5 grade levels in 9.5 weeks
Role: Research Director 
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JON RAY HAMANN

“ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCE”

(Period from 1963-1993)

1990- 1993

Co-founder and Chief Executive Consultant, Phoenix Energy Corporation, for the development and commercial exploitation of the RAM-Battery technology.
1989-1990

Founder, Member of the Board of Directors and Director, Transglobal Battery Industries, Inc., for the exploitation of the multi-cell battery ‘pack’ rights of the Reliable Power Storage of New York, Inc. RAM-Battery license.
Founder and Director, Energy Technologies, Inc., license by proposed assignment of Reliable Power Storage of New York, Inc.’s  RAM-Battery license (dissolved).
1984-1987

Chairman, President, and CEO, Reliable Power Storage of New York, Inc., a power storage development finance and holding company.
Vice President, Winegate House, Inc., an organizational development and deal finding, evaluating, packaging, and placement firm.
Founder, Chairman, and President, National Founders Realty Inc. d/b/a Buffalo Holding Company, a development finance holding company (1985-1987).
Director,  Multinet Inc., a real estate development company (1985-1987).
Chairman, Whole Earth Venture Group Inc., an appropriate technology development
company (1985-1987).
Founder and Director, Barter Venture Group, Inc., a trade venture capital and financial consulting firm (1985-1987).
Co-founder and Director, Conscious Realty of Florida, Inc. (1985-1987).
Chairman and President, T.H.E. Institute, Inc., a not-for-profit research, development and services organization (1985-1987).
Trustee and Member of the Board of Directors, the Hawaiian Foundation of Molokai, A Trust, for the perpetuation of Hawaiian culture and resources (1985-1987).
1980-1984

Founder and Partner, JET, a consulting group for business start-ups; effected two leveraged buyouts and two start-ups of small businesses (1983-1984).
Founder and President, Paradigm Enterprises, Inc., a business trade development company
(1980-1984).
Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Holergy, Inc., an alternative energy systems manufacturing company (1982-1984).
Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, The Paradigm Group, Inc., a private placement securities broker-dealer (1982-1984).
Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Energy Consumers  Discount Stores, Inc., the general partner corporation in an informational/communications/energy products and services limited partnership (1981-1984).
Founder and Member of the Board of Direcotrs, Digisign International, Inc., a digital sign manufacturing company (1981-1983).
1977-1979

Co-Founder and President, Institute of Fundamental Holistic Research, Inc., a research, technological development, and educational institute (1978-1979).
Executive Director and Member of the Board of Directors, The Human Dimensions Institute, Inc., a research and educational institute incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under the Membership Corporation Law of the State of New York, 1968 (1977-1979).
Associate Editor, Human Dimensions Journal, and Viewletter, Human Dimensions Publications (1978-1979).
Organizational Consultant and Member of the Board of Trustees, The Human Dimensions Center for Spiritual Living, Inc., a spiritual ‘wholing’ center incorporated as a Free Church under the Religious Corporations Law of the State of New York, 1975 (1978-1979).
1974-1976

Founder and Director, Relational Systems, Inc., a research, technical services, and consulting firm. The Company was the parent of various corporations composing he development of a holding ‘co-orporation’ including ‘Relational Science Labs, Inc.’ and a ‘homesteaders cooperative movement’ in the Appalachian region of New York State, Included in this latter were ‘Relational Farms and Mines, Inc.’ and ‘Norton Hollow Farms, Inc.’. The Company also was the developer of ‘Buffaloville’, a planning project for the evolution of an inner city ‘whole village’ (holoville).
1965-1974

Founder and Director Partner, Relate (Relational Consultants, first organized in 1968), a business partnership providing organization development services (1968-1974).
Founder and Director, Concept Technology, a concept development and implantation company (1968-1974).
Founder and Director, Relational Systems Institute, Center for Theoretical Biology (CTB), State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB), as a networking center for ‘Relational Systems’ research, non-profit services, and education (1968-1972).

Charter Member of the Board of Directors, Schuyler Development Corporation, a patent
development company (1965-1973).
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE


Co-organizer and lecturer, Graduate Seminar on Sentencing, National College of the State Judiciary, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada (November, 1976)
Assistant Professor, Faculty-at-large, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics (incorporating the departments of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, and Biology), State University of New York at Buffalo (September, 1968 – August, 1970).
Founder and Director, Peripatetic College (E), a unique experimental college at the State University o f New York at Buffalo; having 70 instructors, 100 courses, and 1,000 students per term; operated as a relational cooperative (September, 1968 – January, 1973)

Lecturer, The Colleges, Office of the Vice President for Academic Development, State University of New York at Buffalo (September, 1970-June, 1972)
Founder and Chairman, Symbolic Relational Systems, Center for Theoretical Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo (September, 1968 – January, 1973)
Founder and Chairman, Theoretical Pharmacology, Center for Theoretical Biology,  State University of New York at Buffalo (September, 1967 – January, 1973)

 Assistant Research Professor, Center for Theoretical Biology and Department of Biophysical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (September, 1967 – August, 1968)

 Associate Research Scientist, Chemistry Department, New York University
 (September, 1965 – August, 1967)
Research Assistant, Physics, Research Institute for Advanced Studies, Baltimore, Maryland (Part time from June, 1961, to February, 1962; full time from February, 1963 to March, 1965); Research Associate (March, 1965 – August, 1965)

 Health Physicist, United States Naval Research Laboratory (Summer, 1959)

 Instructor, Physics Department, South Dakota State University
(September, 1958 – June, 1950)

 Laboratory Technician, Plant Radiology, University of Idaho
(November, 1955- June, 1959)
GRANTS, CONTRACTS, AND CONSULTATION

Research Director, ‘Youth Services Linkage Program’, New  York State Department of Education Contract, Managed by the Institute of Fundamental Holistic Research, Inc. (July, 1980 – June, 1981)
Co-principle Investigator, ‘Evaluation of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Security Unit’, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (July, 1975 – July, 1976)
Principle Investigator, ‘Theoretical Molecular Pharmcology: Quantum Mechanical Studies’, United Health Foundation of Western New York (April, 1969 – March, 1970)
Principal Investigator, ‘Quantum Mechanical Calculation on the NO+O (Chemiluminescent) Reaction’, U.S. Air Force (January, 1966 – May, 1967)
Co-principal Investigator, ‘A Quantum Mechanical Evaluation of the Mechanism of Action of 2 PAM Chloride and Analogs’. U.S.A. Edgewood Arsenal Contract to RIAS, U.S. Army (April, 1966 – December, 1966)
Consultant, ‘Linguistic Methods for Automated Information Retrieval for Scientific (Chemical Physics) Discourse’, NSF supported ‘Linguistic String Project’, Institute for Computer Research in the Humanities, New York University and University of Pennsylvania, National Science Foundation
Consultant, ‘Theoretical Pharmacology of the Phenothiazines’, V.A. Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, Army Research Programs Administration (September, 1965 – August, 1967)
Consultant, ‘Theoretical Chemistry’, Research Institute for Advanced Studies, Baltimore, Maryland, Army Research Programs Administration (September, 1965 – August, 1967)
CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATION AND INSTRUCTION


Lecturer; the first international presentation of relational systems applied to the ‘structure of science’, presented via a post-graduate course (LI 705) offered through the Peripatetic College (E), State University of New York at Buffalo (October, 1969)

Subsession Co-director and Lecturer; the first international conference on relational biosystems was organized through Symbolic Relational Systems, Center for Theoretical Biology , as a subsession on ‘Self-reporducing Automata, Relational Systems nad Cell Theory’, within the NASA-AIBS Colloquium on the ‘Theoretical Biology of the Cell’, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (July 13 – August 15, 1969)

Session Co-Chairperson, ‘II. Academic Government’; Session Chairman, ‘IV. Curricula’; See the Report on the Continuing Conference on the Future. I. Aspects of Education, Multimedia, Utopia, Center for Theoretical Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo (April 21 – 24, 1969)
AFFILIATIONS
Farmers Union
Society of Sigma Xi
American Association of University Professors
American Association for the Advancement of Science
New York Academy of Science
Society for Natural Philosophy
POLITICAL ACTIVITIES


Founder and Chairman, ‘Committee for Political Action’, Baltimore, Maryland, (1960-1961). Thoreauian Libertarian analysis and action.
Advisor, ‘Voice Party’, New York City (1966). Action group for effecting relevant student participation in academic decision-making.
Co-founder and Cooperant, ‘Salt of the Earth’, Buffalo, N.Y. (February, 1969 – January, 1973). Relational strategy and tactics development in the experimental college movement.

Father and birthing coach, Homebirth of last four children and Home Schooling of last three children: parent of ten children and grandparent of thirteen.
EDITORIAL ADVISEMENT


Reviewer (referee) of selected technical papers for various journals and books for publication.


DESIGN OF CURICULA AND DEGREE PROGRAMS


(PERIPATETIC COLLEGE (E))


MultiCoRelational Systems: Symbolic and Actional – a course on symbolic (philosophical, formal, scientific, humanistic, artistic, theological, and symbolized action) and actional (societal, organizational, research, technological, recreational, religious, and educational) aspects of relational systems.
Everything, Something, and Nothing – introductory course on relational philosophy
Science: Order and Disorder – introductory course on the relational foundations of science
Natural Science and Mathematics – advanced course on aspects of relational formalisms and relational sciences
Theories of Self – tutorials on relational theories of psychosystems
Independent Study on MultiCoRelational Systems – self directed study for credit
Creative (Relational) Education – an ad hoc (individualized) degree process via Peripatetic College (E) based on self-directed study with concentration on ‘relational systems’
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Graduate:

Johns Hopkins University (1959-1963)
South Dakota State University (1959)
Undergraduate:
South Dakota State University (1955-1956; 1957 – 1959)
Dakota Wesleyan University (1956-1957)
University of Idaho (1954 – 1955)
Grade and High School

Lane Independent Consolidated School, Lane, South Dakota (1942-1954)
Continuing
New York University (1965-1966)
Correspondence:

Kansas City Life Insurance Company (1957)
Institutes and Colloquia:

Winter Institute in Quantum Chemistry, Solid State Physics, Quantum Biology – Symposium, Sanibel Island, Florida (January, 1966; January, 1967)
NASA Colloquium in Theoretical Biology on the ‘Application of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics to Biology’. Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan (July 1 – 31, 1968)
SUMMARY OF SOME OTHER MISCELLANEOUS EXPERIENCE

All aspects of farming from migrant farm laborer through sharecropping farmer using draft horses for power to highly mechanized agriculture; broke and trained horses as an assistant to my Father; modest skills in farm medicine.
Worked as mechanic, machinist’s helper, blacksmith’s assistant, all aspects of construction, truck driver and heavy equipment operator, power plant engineer’s assistant, railroad line worker, hospital orderly, horticulturalist’s aide in landscape design, livestock auction animal attendant, blue grass harvester, cafeteria cook, waiter, welder’s assistant, fruit picker, vegetable gardener, etc.
RECOGNITIONS
University Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University (1959-1963)
American Association of University Professors
American Association for the Advancement of Science
New York Academy of Science
Society for Natural Philosophy
Society of Sigma XI

SELECTED WRITINGS
Books (Contributions to):
J.J. Kaufman and J.R. Hamann, ‘LCAO-MO Calculations on Boron Compounds. I. Aminoboranes”, Boron-Nitrogen Chemistry (Advances in Chemistry Series #42), Ed., R.F. Gould (1964). Presented at the International Symposium on Boron-Nitrogen Chemistry, Duke University, 1963.
J.J. Kaufman, L. Burnelle and J.R. Hamann, ‘The Feasibility of Predicting Properties of N, F, Oxidizers by Quantum Chemical Calculations’, written up in Chem. and Engineering News, 1965. Published in Advanced Propellant Chemistry. (Advances in Chemistry Series #44), Ed., R.F. Gould (1966), presented before the American Chemical Society, Detroit, Michigan, 1966.
W.Giodano, J.R. Hamann, J.J. Harkins and J.J. kaufman, “Quantum Mechanically Derived Electron Distributions in the Conformers of 2-PAM”, Physical-Chemical Aspects of Drug Action, Ed., E.J. Ariens (1968). Presented in part at the ThirdInternational Pharmacological Congtess as “Electronic Distributions in the Pyridine Aldoxime Antagonists to Organophosphorus Intoxicants”, San Paulo, Brazil 1966.
L.M. Bianchi and J.R. Hamann, “Relational Hierarchies in Biosystem Theories”, published in Mathematical Theories in the Life Sciences; proceeding of a symposium at Kingston, Ontario, June 12-13, 1969.
 J.R. Hamann and L. M. Bianchi, ‘On the Evolutionary Origin of Life and the Definition of ‘Organism’; Relational Redundancies”; abstracted in the Proceedings of the Symposium by Correspondance entitled Biogenesis, Evolution and Homeostasis, Ed. A. Locker (Springer-Verlag, 1971).
G. Adoff and J.R.Hamann, “A Model for the Analysis of Sentencing Decisions in the Criminal Justice System; in Sentencing and Probation: A Textbook for National Trial Judges, University of Nevada, Reno Nevada,1974.
          J. R. Hamann. Computational AutoGnomics: An Introduction. In Gudwin R ; Queiroz J, eds. Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development.
Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc., 2007.
            J. R. Hamann, “An AutoGnomic Intellisite”, in  Encyclopedia of Information Science  and Technology, Second ed. 2008; IGI Global, Hershey, PA 17033-1240, USA, 2008.

Papers: Published and/or Presented at National or International Meetings

For a partial review of relational systems research, see J.R. Hamann and J. C. Lamb, ‘Relational Systems: A Review Emphasizing Whole (Field; Energy)/Part (Particles; Atom) Interrelations in Relational Life-Systems Theories”, Human Dimensions Journal 6, No. 2, 20 (1978).
Philosophy:

            J.R. Hamann, ‘On the Notion of Optinality in Theories and Theory Construction’, Scientia 59, 1 (1965).
Formalisms:
            J.R. Hamann, J.C. Lamb and James P. Issacs, ‘On the Multiple Realizations of the Maximum Systemic Probability Principle’, Quarterly Bulletin Center for Theoretical Biology. 5, #2, 197 (1972).
Science – Physics:

            J.R. Hamann, ‘On Optimal-Entropy-Inference in the Statistical Mechanics of Time-dependent Phenomena’, Nuovo Climento Supp. 6, 1102 (1968).
        
 J.R. Hamann and L.M. Bianchi, ‘A Note on the Relations Among Prior Probabilistic Decisions, The Path Probability Method, Optimal Entropy Inference, and Statistical Mechanics’, Progress Theoret. Phys. 42, 982 (1969).
        
 J.R. Hamann and L.M. Bianchi, ‘Irreversibility: Relational Explication” and read at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland (February, 1970).
Science – Chemistry:


            J.J. Kaufman and J.R. Hamann, ‘LCAO-MO Calculations on Boron Compounds. H. Heteroaromatic Boron Compounds’, presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, New York (1963).
            J.J. Kaufman and J.R. Hamann, ‘Some Theoretical Aspects of Charge-transfer Complexes. I. LCAO-MO Calculations of Various Electron Acceptors’, presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver,
Colorado (1964).
            J.J. Kaufman and J.R. Hamann, ‘LCAO-MO Calculations on Boron Compounds. IV. Stabilities of Heteroaromatic Boron Compunds’, presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1964).
            J.J. Kaufman and J.R. Hamann, ‘Some Theoretical  Aspects on Bonding in N-F Compounds. II. Covalent N-F Compounds’, presented before the Division of Fluorene Chemistry at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (1964).
            J.J. Kaufman, L. Burnelle and J.R. Hamann, ‘Theoretical and Quantum Chemistry of N, O, F Compounds’, presented at an ARPA contractors’ meeting, RIAS,
Baltimore, Maryland (1964).
            J.R. Hamann and W. Giordano, ‘Independent=Particle Models in Semiempirical Quantum Theory. I. LCAO-MO Models Neglecting Explicit Inclusion of Electron Interaction’, presented before the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society,
Division of Physical Chemistry, N.Y. (1966).
Science – Quantum Biochemistry:


            R. Rein, N.Fukuda, G.S. Clarke, J.R. Hamann, and F.E. Harris, ‘Comparative Study of Total Valence Electron Molecular Orbital Models: Applications to the Nuceotide Bases, Water, and the Water Dimer’, paper presented at the Biophysical Society Meetings

(Spring, 1968).

R.Rein, N. Fukuda, G.S. Clarke, J.R. Hamann and F.E. Harris, ‘Comparative Study of Total Valence Electron Molecular Orbital Models: Nucleotide Bases’, paper presented at the American Chemical Society Meeting (Spring, 1968).

            J. Olsen, and J.R. Hamann, ‘Dipolar Ion of Phenylalanine: Conformational Analysis and Electronic Structure’,  Journal of Theoretical Biology 28, 195 (1970).
Science – Quantum Pharmacology:   

W. Giordano, J.R. Hamann, J.J. Harkins and J.J. Kaufman, ‘Quantum Mechanical Calculations of Stability in 2-PAM Conformers’, Molecular Pharmacology 3, 307 (1967). Presented in part at the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Meetings, Mexico City, July, 1966, as ‘Conformational Isomerism in the Pyridine Aldoxime Antagonists to Organophosophorous Intoxicants’. Also published in a slightly revised form as ‘Confomational Analysis in 2-Formyl-1-Methyl Pyridinium Aldoxime Cation

 by Extended Huckel Molecular Orbital Calculations’,
Edgewood Arsenal Technical Report, EATR 4057 (1967).

J.R. Hamann, W. Gordano, and J. Olsen, ‘Quantum Mechanical Calculations on the Pyridine Aldoximes: the CNDO/2 Model’, presented before the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Washington, D.C. (August, 1967).

J.R. Hamann, W. Giordano, and J. Olsen, ‘Quantum Mechanical Calculations on the Pyridine Aldoximes: Comparative Evaluation f othe HMO, PPP and XHMO Models’, presented before the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society, Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Chicago, Illinois (September, 1967).

J.R, Hamann, L.M. Bianchi and W. Giordano, ‘A Program in Theoretical Pharmacology’, Quarterly Bulletin Center for Theoretical Biology 2, 115 (1969).
Science – Biology:


            L.M. Bianchi and J.R. Hamann, ‘The Relational Formalish in Multicomponent Biosystems: On the Interrelation Between  Statistico-Mechanical and Stochastic Theories (or Models); presented at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California (March, 1969). Math. Biosciences 5, 277 (1969).
J.R. Hamann and L.M. Bianchi, ‘Prejudical Report on the Michigan Colloquium on the Application of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics to Biology’, Quarterly Bulletin Center for Theoretical Biology 1, #3, 76 (1968).
L.M. Bianchi and J.R. Hamann, ‘The Evolutionary Origin of Life:
Preliminary Considerations of Necessary and 9possibly) Sufficient Conditions’,
Journal of Theoretical Biology 28, 489 (1970).
J.R. Hamann, ‘On the Fundamental Intersystemic Relations for Biosystems’,
Quarterly Bulletin Center for Theoretical Biology 4, 59 (1971).
L.M. Bianchi and J.R. Hamann, ‘Neural Nets as Relational Systems’,
Quarterly Bulletin Center for Theoretical Biology 1, 81 (1968).
Science – Psychology and Sociology:


J.S. Rowe, Jr. and J.R. Hamann, ‘Hierarchical Control of Blacks: A Relational Analysis with an Emphasis on Possible Decontrol Processes’, paper presented first at the ‘Conference on Black Youth’, Louisville, KY (1976).
G. Adoff, K. Davidson, and J.R. Hamann, ‘Evaluation of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Security Unit’, Final Report, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (1976).
Science – Ecology:

 J.R. Hamann and L.M. Bianchi, ‘Stochastic Population Mechanics in the Relational Systems Formalism: Volterra-Lotka Ecological Dynamics’,

Journal of Theoretical Biology. 28, 175 (1970).
Humanities:J.R. Hamann and L.M. Bianchi, ‘A (Relational) Hierarchical Theory of Language: Prolegomenon’, paper presented at ‘An Informal interdisciplinary Conference On Language Theory and The Theory of Signs’, sponsored by Peripatetic College (E),
State University of New York at Buffalo (October, 1969)
Symbols in Action – Education:
J.R. Hamann, L.M. Bianchi, and Martin Meyer, “Relational Teaching’,
Quarterly Bulletin Center for Theoretical Biology. 2, 31 (1969).
Writings (in process):
J. R. Hamann, Relational Metamorphogenesis:
A synthesis of the experiential/experimental and conceptual
foundations of relational systems.
J.R.Hamann, Probable Inference: Probability, Entropy and Inductive Logic.
An annotated summary of the formal development of 
maximum systemic probability (maximum entropy) theory.
R.Elated, Where Have All The Flowers Gone? A posterbook on the first relational educational experimental organization, the Peripatetic College (E).

Papers Distributed Cooperatively Through the ‘Relational Systems Institute’
J.R.Hamann,  ‘On the Logical Foundations of Semi-empiricism’
J.R. Hamann, ‘Toward a Relational Philosophical Psychology:
Notes on a Personal Relationalism’.
J.R. Hamann, ‘On the Notion of Reciprocity in Moral Philosophy’.
L.M. Bianchi and J.R. Hamann, ‘Education: Toward a Relational Synthesis’.
J.R. Hamann, ‘On the Foundations of Generalized Probability’.
                              J.R. Hamann, ‘A Unified (Relational) Probabalistic Foundation Underlying both the Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Aspects of the Phenomonological Level of the Theory of Quantum Fluids’.
J.R. Hamann and W. Giordano, ‘On the Foundations of the
 Notion of Electronegativity’.
J.R. Hamann and W. Giordano, ‘On the Constrained Minimum Energy Method and the Inferential Foundations of Semi-empirical Quantum Theory”.
J.R. Hamann, ‘Stochastic Theory of Chemiluminescent Systems.

I. Optimal-Entropy Formulation in a Markov System’.
J.R. Hamann, W. Giordano, and J. Olsen, ‘Comparative Evaluation of Pi-Electron and

Total Valence Electron Models’.
J.R. Hamann and W. Giordano, ‘Chemohabituation: Outline of a General Theory’.
J.R. Hamann and W. Gordano, ‘A Note on the Charge on Nitrogen in Quaternary Ammonium and Pyridinium Cations’.
J.R. Hamann, W. Giordano, B. Calesnick, J.J. Kaufman, and J.J. Harkins, ‘Comparison of the Quantum Mechanically Determined Electronic Structure of the Three Pyridinium Oxime isomers (2-PAM, 3-PAM, and 4-PAM)’.
 J.R. Hamann and J.C. Lamb, ‘Relational Biosystems Theory:

Formal Foundations of the Bion/Biofield Hypothesis’.
J.R. Hamann and L.M. Bianchi, ‘Symbolic Relational Systems:

The Multilevel Approach to the Central Nervous System’.
J.R. Hamann, ‘A Note on the Foundations of Democratic Decision Making’.
                 J.R. Hamann and L.M. Bianchi, ‘A Hierarchical Theory of Language’.
J.R. Hamann, A. Ferullo and D. Cohen, ‘Relational Art’.

R.Elated (J.R. Hamann, D. Cohen and L.M. Bianchi, Eds),

‘Individually  Designed (Independent) Study to
Let Each Become All He Is Capable of Being’.
W. Giordano, J.R. Hamann, J. C. Lamb, and J.P. Issacs,

‘Trace Atomic Elements in the Detection, Preventon
and Treatment of Coronary Disease’.
W. Giordano, J.R. Hamann, J.C. Lamb, and J.P. Issacs, ‘Trace Atomic Elements in the Detection, Prevention, and Treatment of Cancer’.
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THE RELATIONISTS
(the leaders of the Relational (R)Evolution in Gobal Society)
This Post (MIND TRUST) will be updated as frequently as needed to maintain a reasonably representative (certainly not exhaustively inclusive) list of Renowned/Distinguished Experts with links to the conversation ongoing herein from which we can expect the self-identification of a Community to emerge as THE RELATIONALISTS.
ROBERT ROSEN
  • Whenever I decide to expose an idea which I think/believe/hope is "new, unique and possibly of some value", the mine field I fear to tread is the uncertainty of what greater minds might have been here before me. Robert and I both arrived at the newly formed (by James F. Danielli, a former mentor of mine to whom I remain in forever-debt for his patient tolerance of this uncultured farmer) Center for Theoretical Biology at the State University of New York at Buffalo during the intellectually charged period of the late 1960's. Although Robert and I were colleagues in the broader purposes of the Center, my embyonic meanderings through my intuitions regarding the notion of "relation" seemed to me not to be formally adequate for a dialog with this already renowned expert in "relational mathematics", in particular, "relational biology". I expect now, however, to re-visit Robert's work frequently as this Blog unfolds, albeit I fear my trepidations of indequacy will remain unabated. I wish though this could have been a live dialog.
Initiating Acknowlegement
The efforts to be drawn on herein obviously rest on a plethora of contributions of others, most of which will not be cited in this Blog by choice, or by inadvertent omission or by ignorance of the author (the most likely predominating cause). There are two contributors, however, to the foundations of mathematical/logical/theoretical developments during the 20th century, Richard Threlkeld Cox and George Spencer-Brown, who will be featured. Spencer-Brown (Spencer-Brown 1969) originated a foundation for mathematics/logic from the common sense assumption of distinction with the primal distinction being the drawing of a boundary by which (signitorily) something (an order) is created from nothing particular. Cox (Cox 1961) showed that given an order it dictates a methodology that can be used to generalize the order (formalized as a lattice, an algebra, etc.) to a calculus by relying on relations of consistency with the order to derive the laws of the calculus. Cox’s work experienced its initial exposure relative to Maximum Entropy Theory through the monumental efforts of Edwin T. Jaynes and Myron Tribus in a critical climate “intent” on preventing it. But finally herein, and with no expressed bias regarding relative value by way of the ordering of the following list of researchers, the contributions of Cox and/or Spencer-Brown as presently being evolved are due in large part to Robert L. Fry, Kevin H. Knuth, Richard G.Shoup, and William Bricken. All in the know will recognize, not just their ideas, but the outright “borrowing” of pieces of their original text which may appear without proper specific acknowledgement.