Heinz von Foerster & Vienna Congresses
Heinz von Foerster is one of the founders of the field of cybernetics and was a major force behind the evolution of second-order cybernetics. He was important to the Macy Meetings, where anthropologists and mathematicians, psychiatrists and philosophers, linguists and neurophysiologists articulated the principles of the field.
A series of congresses have been held at the University of Vienna in honor of von Foerster's contributions to science and cybernetics. The following links offer presentations at the congress made by Paul Pangaro on von Foerster's work and those closely related to him.
See also the Heinz von Foerster '17 Lecture, Designing Our World: Cybernetics as Conversation for Action.
Contributions to the Viennese Archives of Gordon Pask
Invitation to Recursioning
A Past-Future of Cybernetics: Von Foerster & the BCL
New Strategic Possibilities through Changing Language
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