Monthly Archives: August 2011
On Tuesday evening, participants of the ASC Meeting went to have Italian food at Galo’s Italian Grill and practiced the ASC’s Oral Tradition by telling stories and sharing memories about cyberneticians and the history of the ASC.
On Tuesday afternoon the winning entries to the Cybernetics of Cybernetics Competition were presented and discussed. Bob Helland presented his Heinz von Foerster Award-winning entry The ACRE Model. Mick Ashby’s First Prize-winning entry Structure, Environment, Purpose, and a Grand Challenge … Continue reading
Starting the ASC Meeting on Tuesday morning, members of the ASC reviewed and discussed two short films that were produced by Ray and Charles Eames in the time between the Macy Conferences and the founding of the ASC. In the discussion it became abundantly clear that the field of cybernetics has developed enormously since its early days, while the public perception of cybernetics has not changed very much. Continue reading
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