Queer villains, erotic noir, 90s pulp. ‘Basic Instinct’ and the backlash, rewound : Pop Culture Happy Hour : NPR

I present this as another excellent case study of perspective-taking, multiple perspectives, the long view, incommensurability in unexpected (as well as expected) forms, tides of history and their backward, and also a very enjoyable podcatt

Queer villains, erotic noir, 90s pulp. ‘Basic Instinct’ and the backlash, rewound : Pop Culture Happy Hour : NPR

See also (content warnings for war, death, trauma, man’s inhumanity to man and all the rest):

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v44/n16/james-meek/blast-effects

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/27-people-drowned-and-i-laughed-258352/

CFP | Luhmann Conference 2023 | Environments. Observed with social systems theory

Dr. Steffen Roth

Call for papersto the Luhmann Conference 2023on “Environments. Observed with social systems theory”

Venue:Inter-University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia

Address:Don Frana Bulicá 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dates:12-15 September 2023

Pre-conference dinner: 11 September 2023

Theme

Commonly associated with nature or ecology, the concept of environment is foundational to social systems theory. A “system is the difference between system and environment” (Luhmann, 2006), and we define as autopoietic those systems capable of maintaining the boundary between themselves and their environment. This definition applies not only to living, but also to psychic and social systems, with each of the manifold systems creating its ownenvironment. In social systems theory, there is hence no such thing astheenvironment, if by this generalised environment we understand an all-encompassing ecosystem of which all living (and perhaps other autopoietic) systems are elements. Rather, there is an ineluctable plurality of environments, for…

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Insight 2022 – Day 2 – How the science of systems thinking can support the craft of wise decision making – A GP practice case study, 22 Nov 2022, 2pm UK time

How the science of systems thinking can support the craft of wise decision making – A GP practice case study

Part of INSIGHT 202

Insight 2022 – Day 2 – How the science of systems thinking can support the craft of wise decision making – A GP practice case study – Midlands Decision Support Network

Complexity science in the name of politics: a travel diary

Petter Holme

This is a reading diary of a naïve complexity / computational social scientist’s first encounter with F. A. Hayek + Eastern Bloc tektology & cybernetics.

You might have heard about project Cybersyn? In 1970s Chile, Salvador Allende’s socialist regime was betting on a systems-theoretical approach to the complex decision-making that’s an inevitable consequence of a planned economy. Captain Kirk would feel at home as operators were rocking the latest cybernetic algorithms. That all ended with the US-backed military coup that installed Augusto Pinochet as a dictator. But did the influence of complex-systems ideas end? Oh no! Pinochet called in economist F. A. Hayek—a vanguard of complexity economics and a firm believer in emergence and self-organization for the social good—to shape a Chilean free-market economy.

In its broadest sense, is complexity science spacious enough to support any ideology? Curious about that, I went on a weeklong tour to the…

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Cybernetics and the Dichotomy of Control:

Harish's Notebook - My notes... Lean, Cybernetics, Quality & Data Science.

In today’s post, I am looking at the dichotomy of control in stoicism through the lens of cybernetics. My main source for the dichotomy of control (DoC) is the great Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. One of the common interpretations of this dichotomy is that we need to realize what is in our control and what is not in our control. We should accept the things that are not in our control as they are. The only thing we can control is how we react to them. As a fan of cybernetics, I was attracted to the notion of “control”. I will discuss this idea of DoC first from a first order cybernetics standpoint, and then from a second order cybernetics standpoint. First order cybernetics is the study of observed systems, and second order cybernetics is the study of observing systems.

There are many translations out there for Epictetus’ Enchiridion. My main…

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6th International Conference for Systems and Complexity Sciences for Health – ISSCSH, 16-17 November 2022, Phoenix Arizona USA

6th International Conference for Systems and Complexity Sciences for Health

6th International Conference for Systems and Complexity Sciences for Health – ISSCSH

A physical wiring diagram for the human immune system

Complexity Digest

Jarrod Shilts, Yannik Severin, Francis Galaway, Nicole Müller-Sienerth, Zheng-Shan Chong, Sophie Pritchard, Sarah Teichmann, Roser Vento-Tormo, Berend Snijder & Gavin J. Wright
Nature volume608,pages397–404 (2022)

The human immune system is composed of a distributed network of cells circulating throughout the body, which must dynamically form physical associations and communicate using interactions between their cell-surface proteomes1. Despite their therapeutic potential2, our map of these surface interactions remains incomplete3,4. Here, using a high-throughput surface receptor screening method, we systematically mapped the direct protein interactions across a recombinant library that encompasses most of the surface proteins that are detectable on human leukocytes. We independently validated and determined the biophysical parameters of each novel interaction, resulting in a high-confidence and quantitative view of the receptor wiring that connects human immune cells. By integrating our interactome with expression data, we identified trends in the dynamics of immune interactions and constructed a reductionist mathematical model that…

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Cybernetics Society President’s Series 22: Concepts of Organisation and Discovering Cybernetics – Angus Jenkinson, Wed 16 Nov 2022 at 17:00 UK time

Nov 16President’s Series 22: Concepts of Organisation and Discovering CyberneticsAngus Jenkinson explores fundamental concepts of organisation leading in to a wider discussion of our varying experiences of cybernetics

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Agnes Callard on Aspiration – Econlib

Agnes Callard on AspirationSep 28 2020

Agnes Callard on Aspiration – Econlib

John Krakauer Part 1: Taking Multiple Perspectives on The Brain | COMPLEXITY podcast

Excellent.

NOVEMBER 11TH, 2022 | 51:05 | E95

John Krakauer Part 1: Taking Multiple Perspectives on The Brain | COMPLEXITY

Systems Lessons of the Global Problematique: Valuing Connection · Journal of Design and Science – Anjali Sastry

Systems Lessons of the Global Problematique: Valuing Connection

Today, greenhouse gas emissions are rising again while questions about how to spur economic growth continue. I wonder, are we missing the connection? Might a move away from reduction help us to understand our shared options?

by Anjali Sastry

Systems Lessons of the Global Problematique: Valuing Connection · Journal of Design and Science

World Hypotheses – Wikipedia

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World Hypotheses: A Study in Evidence, by Stephen C. Pepper (1942), presents four relatively adequate world hypotheses (or world views or conceptual systems) in terms of their root metaphors: formism (similarity), mechanism (machine), contextualism (historical act), and organicism (living system).

In World Hypotheses, Pepper demonstrates the error of logical positivism, that there is no such thing as data free from interpretation, and that root metaphors are necessary in epistemology. In other words, objectivity is a myth because there is no such thing as pure, objective fact. Consequently, an analysis is necessary to understand how to interpret these ‘facts.’ Pepper does so by developing the “[root metaphor method, …] and outlines what he considers to be four basically adequate world hypotheses (world views or conceptual systems): formism, mechanism, contextualism, and organicism.” He identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each of the world hypotheses as well as the paradoxical and sometimes mystifying effects of the effort to synthesize them.[1]

World Hypotheses – Wikipedia

Nicholas Westbury on LinkedIn – paper listing 64 different technical formulations of complexity and chaos. What technical definitions do you think are missing?

Nicholas Westbury(He/Him) • 1stPrincipal systems researcher in Civil Service and developing futurist14h • Edited • 14 hours ago

Just found Defence Research and Development Canada | Recherche et développement pour la défense Canada‘s 2007 paper:

Complexity and Chaos – State-of-the-Art; Formulations and Measures of Complexity, https://lnkd.in/ggi3dYXt

Listing 64 different technical formulations of complexity and chaos.

What technical definitions do you think are missing?

#complexity #chaos

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Release | Health beyond medicine. A planetary theory extension | Dr. Steffen Roth

RELEASE | HEALTH BEYOND MEDICINE. A PLANETARY THEORY EXTENSIONPosted on Oct 24, 2022 by Dr. Steffen Roth

Release | Health beyond medicine. A planetary theory extension | Dr. Steffen Roth

In search of an erotic framework for Cybernetics Tickets, Sun, Nov 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM | UK time

Nov 20In search of an erotic framework for CyberneticsInspired on the circularity of desire, an erotic approach may bring new insights on concepts such as the observer, control and black box.ByAmerican Society for CyberneticsFollow213 followersWhen and whereDate and timeSun, November 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

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