Do we really attain interaction with today’s computers [HCI] or just interaction through computers—with our selves and with others [HtCI]? And what would it mean to converse with digital media, that is, to share goals and evolve knowledge?
Drawing on a history of researchers and examples of cybernetic embodiments/media, this lecture explores ‘conversation’ from the viewpoint of a rigorous theory of objective/subjective interactions.
Via cybernetic models and a software demonstration, we will offer the concept of ‘entailment’ as a means of recasting how humans may create meaning at textual interfaces, including search engines. The text below offers one representation of entailments, used here to convey details of the talk and speaker biography.
Please note: the concept of entailments is not explained in the following downloadable presentation but rather was presented verbally during the talk. See Related Links for pointers to video clips on the subject and more about the software demonstration.
Download presentation of 'media—interaction—cybernetics' [PDF 7MB]. Best experience in Slide Show/Full Screen mode.
computer science BSci—MIT Architecture Machine Group—theatre
Course Description, Introduction to Cybernetics and Design, Stanford University
Video Introduction to Entailments, from above Stanford University Course, Introduction to Cybernetics, 2001
THOUGHTSHUFFLER software description
Sky Ear by Usman Haque, an example of modern cybernetic art
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