Oct 23, 2022 | 9:00 PDT, 12:00 EDT, 18:00 CEST
Join us for a lively discussion of the distinction that has been a defining feature of the American Society for Cybernetics since at least 1974.
This is an interactive panel discussion that asks the questions: Has the distinction between 1st and 2nd order cybernetics run its course, now sufficiently embedded in our cybernetic practice and thought to move on? That is, is the practice of cybernetics self-aware, explicitly embedding responsibility (and, at least implicitly, ethical considerations) when doing whatever we do? Even if not yet sufficient, should we nudge ourselves in new directions anyway? What’s next?
Tom Scholte, University of British Columbia
Claudia Westermann, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Howard Silverman, Willamette University
Mark Johnson, University of Manchester
(Im)Moderator: Larry Richards, Indiana University East
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For background information, see the Wikipedia page on Second Order CyberneticsBeyond the Distinction Between 1st Order and 2nd Order Cybernetics Tickets, Sun, Oct 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite