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    Cambridge Cybernetic Society
    8th Meeting

    "Pask as Prologue:
    Cybernetics because of Gordon Pask"

    Paul Pangaro
    Founder, Cambridge Cybernetic Society

    Wednesday 8 May 96
    @Cybersmith in Harvard Square
    42 Church Street, Cambridge MA
    5:30 to 6:30 pm [Note new time for this Meeting]

    Information about Cybersmith: 617-492-5857


    Gordon Pask, one of the world's premiere cyberneticians, passed away in March 1996 at age 67. In commemoration and celebration of his life and work, this month's Cambridge Cybernetic Society will be dedicated to a review of his contributions (theoretical, mechanical and otherwise) to the worlds of cybernetics, machine intelligence, and interactive and performance art.

    This meeting will also be an opportunity for audience-participants to ask questions about his life and work by engaging in a simulation of his concept of linguistic interaction. All types of questions are invited, including "What did Pask have against watches?", "Why did his double-breasted jacket weigh 16 lbs?" and "What's an entailment mesh anyway?"

    A number of guests have been invited to support the event. Compère for the meeting [compère: person at variety entertainment who introduces the artistes, comments on the turns, etc.] will be Paul Pangaro, who did his PhD dissertation research with Pask, and collaborated with him on research programmes for their clients and musicals for the stage. Pangaro also holds a large collection of Pask's papers that are available to researchers.

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