Beginners’ Tutorial – Mon a.m. + p.m.

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Cybernetics for Beginners

Ranulph Glanville
Time: Monday, 29-Jul-2013, 09:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:30

The intention of this tutorial is to bring some key cybernetic ideas, and the vocabulary and concepts associated with them, to a those who attending our conference without much working knowledge of cybernetics.

The content and form of the tutorial will be improvised with those attending. We will try to find examples in your living and working that help us explore these ideas. We will determine what these ideas should be when we meet and during the tutorials.

So there is no syllabus, just a wish to explore and develop these cybernetic ideas together.

There will be 2 sessions of up to 3 hours length.

Attendance: maximum 10 people. Please do not join this tutorial if you are familiar with cybernetics. This really is for beginners, to help them understand, contribute to and enjoy the conference discussions better.

Tutor Bio

Ranulph Glanville

Ranulph Glanville


Current President of the American Society for Cybernetics, Ranulph Glanville is an Anglo-Irish professor in 4 universities in 3 continents, and has 3 doctorates: a PhD in cybernetics; a second PhD in human learning; and a DSc in cybernetics and design. He teaches architecture, design, cybernetics and research, and is an active researcher in all four fields. His original education was as an architect, but he spent most of his time as a student making avant garde music and developing live electronic performance. He is still involved in music, and other art practices. He edits and writes for academic journals, including a column for the journal Cybernetics and Human Knowing. His collected columns have just been published as volume 3, “39 Steps“, of his collected works (“The Black Boox”), by edition echoraum in Vienna. He is married to the physiotherapist Aartje Hulstein, and his son Severi works with video. Perhaps his most peculiar achievement was to learn Finnish, an then argue a connection between the construction of Finnish language and its architecture.