The WoK experiment
is an interactive exploration of reality. The questions to be addressed
are basically "How far can we go in knowing reality directly? How must our way of
knowing change and open up in order to see more? What specifically
are we learning to see in this way, and what is its import and impact?"
consists of a series of email-based dialogues between
Piet Hut and
representing a variety of fields and perspectives. The experiment will
begin on September 10, 2006, with a single volunteer. After the experiment
has run for four weeks, a second volunteer will be included in
the discussions, and after four weeks, a third volunteer will join
in, et cetera. All emailed entries will
be posted on WoK, unedited, as soon as they are
sent, so WoK readers will have full access to the course of the
Note: starting in January of 2007, the WoK Experiment was complemented and extended by the WoK Practice Intensive. See Editor's Summary for a six-page overview of both the WoK Experiment and Practice Intensive.