Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mary Catherine Bateson’s note of thanks (and warning) to the ASC

To my colleagues at the American Society for Cybernetics. I write to express my regret at not being present to receive the Norbert Wiener medal with which you are honoring me, to express my gratitude, and to convey briefly what … Continue reading

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From Rosenblueth to Richmond: A Historical Review of Cybernetics

From Rosenblueth to Richmond is a one-hour historical review of cybernetics that was delivered by Randall Whitaker on August 10th 2011 in the context of the American Society for Cybernetics’ Conference on Listening. Synopsis: Ask someone on the street what … Continue reading

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Michael Hohl’s Conference Notes

Michael Hohl has typed up his conference notes and put them online here. Enjoy!

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Questions Arising from the Conference

Pre-questions: What is the self – Where is the self – Ifthere is no self – What is there – If there is no there…. WHAT IS (a civil society) Johann van der Merve Question to myself: did I understand … Continue reading

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Pauline Oliveros’ Dinner Speech

During the conference banquet on Saturday evening, Pauline Oliveros delivered a dinner speech and performed with conference participants, following an introduction by Robert Martin. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Poolside singing with Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros directed poolside singing on Friday and Saturday morning. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Wednesday evening performances

On Wednesday evening a series of performances were given by the Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman Duo, by Mark Enslin and Susan Parenti as well as by ElizaBeth Simpson. Below is a video by Judy Lombardy and some pictures taken … Continue reading

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Remembering Ernst von Glasersfeld and Gary Boyd

Following the General Business Meeting, members of the ASC remembered two fellow cyberneticians who passed away during the past year: Ernst von Glasersfeld and Gary Boyd. Judith Lombardi gave a eulogy to Ernst von Glasersfeld and Faisal Kadri gave a … Continue reading

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The ASC’s 2011 General Business Meeting

On Wednesday morning ASC members assembled to conduct the ASC’s 2011 General Business Meeting, chaired by ASC Vice President Timothy Jachna. ASC President Ranulph Glanville presented the President’s Report.

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Conference Booklets

The ASC2011 conference booklets were prepared by Christiane M. Herr, produced with generous support by Indiana University East and handed out at the conference registration desk. A PDF version (4MB) can be downloaded here.

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