MARCH 8-12, 1997
American Society for Cybernetics
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
C O N T I N U I N G T H E . . .
CONVERSATION...The American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) invites
every "I" to participate in the ASC annual conference, to occur in
conjunction with Cyberfest97 at the University of Illinois at
OF THE CYBERNETICS OF CYBERNETICS...From the 1950s-1970s the
University of Illinois housed the Biological Computer Laboratory (BCL),
under the direction of Heinz Von Foerster, where students, teachers and
guests from around the sphere explored the circularity of how we
know...when we know...what we know, be it in relations with
animals, machines or societies.
WITHOUT SEPARATING DISCIPLINES...The design of ASC/Cyberfest97 is to
create an environment that invites every "I"--observer, student, teacher,
engineer, philosopher, artist, therapist, biologist, cyberpunk,
expert or novice--in continuing cybernetic conversation emphasizing
participation and dialogue. Presentations include performances of music,
theater, video, and poetry; panel discussions; and lectures.
IN DIALOGUE..."We live a cultural present that does not easily offer a
psychic space in which we can meet to participate in conversations that
are open for reflection in a way in which we can hear each other, and
not fall into the trap of self-listening." (Humberto Maturana)
For general information about the Conference, write to ASC?CYBERFEST 97
c/o j.a. Lombardi, 3218 Ellerslie Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218 or send
her email at CYBERJL@aol.com
. . . D I A L O G U E ?
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
Registration at the University Inn 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Opening remarks 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Love, Wisdom and Action, Herbert Brun, Frank Galuszka, Judith
Lombardi and Humberto Maturana.
Performance 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Touch and Go, as perf ormed by Alan Otte, and Sonatina for Bassoon,
performed by Charles Lipp, compositions by Herbert Brun. 5 piccoli ritmi,
by Agostino DiScipio on a poem by Humberto Maturana.
Lecture/dialogue 6:00-7:00 p .m.
An Agenda for Participation: A Tribute to Gordon Pask, Larry
Buffet Dinner 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Performance 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
THE LEARNING PLAY by Utopia Train Theater Company.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
Computers, education and cybernetics
Panel/Dialogue 9:00 --10:15 a.m.
Conversations about Electronic Conversations, Ernst von Glasersfeld,
Felicia Lee, William Barowy and Jack Loc khead.
Lecture/Dialogue 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Musical Sound Analysis/Synthesis with the people
at the Biological Computer Lab 1964-69, Jim Beauchamp. (With introduction
Von Foerster .)
Lectures/Dialogue 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Autonomous Agents in User Interfaces, Mario Veitl and Paolo Petta.
and Interactive Laserprojekts, Robert Spo ur and Klaus
Panel/Dialogue 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Computer Aided Educational Training Initiative
Lessons from the Field, Doreen St eg,
Kirstie Bellman, Chris Landauer, Daren Harbison, James Walters and C heryl
Lecture/Dialogue 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Cybernetics and Evaluation of Soft Audit Evidence, Allenna Leonard.
Performance 5:15 - 5:30
Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman.
Lecture/Dialogue 5:30 - 6:3 0 p.m.
Composition and Dialectic in Human/Computer Interaction, Micha el
Performance: A Musical Concert 8:30 p.m.
Compositions by Herbert Brun, Encarnita Fiqueroa, Michael Hamman,
Michael Holloway, Chris Mann, Robert
Martin, Susan Parenti, Mark Saric,
Ed Schneider, and Mark Sullivan.
MONDAY, MARCH 10
Panel/Dialogue 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cyber Ethics, Heinz Von Foerster. Stories of Ethics, Philip Lewin.
Ethics and Aesthetics, Robert Martin. Moral Development: ..., Doreen
Steg. Ethics, Morals and Manners, Herbert Brun. Ethics and Hal , j.a.
Lecture/Dialogue 11:15 - 12:15 p .m.
What is a Number?, Lou Kauffman.
Performance 12:15 - 12:30 p.m.
"Ephemera," Jerry Tabor.
Lecture/Dialogue 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Communications and Systems Practice: An Eye towards Praxis, Fred
Lecture/Dialogue 3: 15 - 4:15 p.m.
Brainwave Training, an Opportunity to Reflect on Self, Andrea
Lecture/Dialogue 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Flat Time, John Latham.
Panel/Dialogue 5:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Towards a Dynamic Partnership
Cosmology, Veronika Kauffmann. Conservation of Coherences in an
Epigenetic Cosmos, Pille Bunnell.
Monday Evening Presentations 8:30 p.m.
A Multi-Media Poetry Event, Pille Bunnell and Kalev Tait and "From
is (not) violence?" a video by Judith Lombardi.
TUESDAY, MARCH 11
When is cybernetics? "When" is cybernetics!
Lecture/Dialogue 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
A Report on the Concepts of Ourobouratorim and Participant
Observatory, Frank Galuszka, Klaus Krippendorff and Paul Schroeder.
Performance/Dialogue 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Prompting Theater Performance, theater by adults with various
developmental abilities, Brian Hagy, directing.
Lecture/Dialogue 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A pattern called "The Pattern," Lynnclaire Dennis and Lou Kauffman.
Lecture/Dialogue 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Origins and Purposes of Various Conceptions of Systems Theory and
Cybernetics, Stuart Umpleby and Eric Dent.
Panel/Dialogue 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
The Cybernetic Insights of Jean Piaget, Ernst von Glasersfeld.
Organization Identity: A Process of Organizational Self-Reference, Charles
Systems as Observing Systems, Agustino DiScipio. The American Society
Cybernetics as a Self-Referring System, Frank Galuszka.
Performance 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Michael Holloway will read his poetry aloud.
Lecture/Dialogue 5:00 - 6:00
Stafford Beer, Democracy and Socialism, Robert Naiman.
Groups and Group... 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exquisite Corpses; A Surrealist Game for Making Stories,
Tuesday Evening Performance 9:00 p.m.
Monosyllabic Argumentation, a play by Lisa Fay with poetry by
Michael Holloway, performed by Utopia Train.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 12
10:00 -12:00 noon
General Conversing, organizational
meetings. Conference concludes.
(Conference Committee: Judith Lombardi, Mark Enslin, Herbert Brun, Arun
Chandra and Stuart Umpleby)
P.S. Exhibit space...During the conference, we shall display
from the Biologicial Computer Laboratory and the American
Society for Cybernetics --
paintings, videos, books, articles, posters,
PLEASE CONTACT and SUBMIT TO:
Mark Enslin at email@example.com or 203 E. Oregon Street, Urbana IL. 61801
The registration fee includes the conference, a buffet dinner, and morning
Call Conferences and Institutes at +1 (217) 333-2882 and they will
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ASC MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
People are asked to make their own hotel reservations.
A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference at the University
Inn, 302 E. John, Champaign, IL, 61820. To reserve a room call
217-384-2266. The single room rate is $54/night. The double room rate is
$62/night. If flying in, you can fly to Willard airport twenty
minutes from Champaign-Urbana.
For more informaton contact
j.a. Lombardi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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