CybSights Insights: “What’s my Motivation?” A cybernetic question and its dramatic enactment – Prof Tom Scholt, Percetual Control Theory, Method of Levels
The Insights Series is an eclectic and learned collection of monthly events on the 4th Tuesday of each month hosted by the Secretary of the Cybernetics Society, Angus Jenkinson. Cybernetics is the science of design and achievement, the great fusion discipline of our time. In this session, Prof Tom Scholte, an acclaimed film and theatre director, Vice-President of the American Society for Cybernetics, and a Professor of Acting and Directing at the University of British where his centre deals with social challenges and conflicts in organisations. This business-savvy and human-centred immersive experience was a fine exploration of motivation and human behaviour through the media of drama, conversation and reflection. It also introduced the discipline of perceptual control theory (PCT), a discipline with affinities and connections to cybernetics. Discover the real nature of behaviour and how it is self- managed. Relevance to business and social practice is evident. The session was also held in association with IASCYS, the PCT network.