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ALU Conference Follow-Up

A conference follow-up document if available here. It covers the publication of proceedings, the 2014 conference(s) and other points. Please take a look.

Questions Arising from the Conference

Questions arising from the conference – re-typed by Michael Hohl and Thomas Fischer: How should we act, learn and understand in order to act, learn and understand better? Bill Olivier What are the differences between acting – learning – understanding in individual etc. and system etc.? anon What just happened? Bernard How do I know …

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Presentations After Work Session 2.1

Presentation hand-outs

Here are some photo impressions of the presentations after work session 2.1 on Wednesday afternoon.

Beginner’s Tutorial: White Board Photo

The white board as found after the Beginner's Tutorial.

Here is a photo of the white board as it was left after Ranulph Glanville’s Cybernetics for Beginners Tutorial .

Performance Evening

Mark Johnson

Here are some impressions of the performances offered on the evening of Tuesday, 30-Jul-2013. First, Bill Seaman performed a generative piece: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Graham Clark performed with his violin. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Then Graham Clark and Mark Johnson improvised together on violin and electronic piano. [Audio …

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Work Session 1.1

A presentation after session 1.1

Here are some impression form work session 1.1 and the following presentations.

Special Activity

On the morning of the first day of the main conference (Tuesday, 30-Jul-2013), facilitated by Mark Johnson and others, conference participants engaged in a sound-making activity using self-made musical instruments. A sound recording will be posted here shortly.

Conference Welcome and Introduction

Conference opening

The main part of the 2013 ASC conference was opened and participants welcomed on the morning of Tuesday 30-Jul-2013. Prof. Elias Siores, Provost on Campus of the University of Bolton opened the conference. Further welcome addresses were given by Paul Hollins, Director of Bolton university’s Institute for Educational Cybernetics, Dai Griffith, conference co-organiser and member …

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1st Advanced Tutorial delivered by Bernard Scott

Bernard Scott Tutorial

Here is a picture of Bernard Scott delivering the tutorial titled “Cybernetics and Learning”; the first of the two advanced tutorials offered on Monday the 29th of July, besides a beginners’ tutorial.

2013 General Business Meeting held at Bolton University

2013 General Business Meeting of the American Society for Cybernetics

2013 General Business Meeting was held in the Deane Board Room at Bolton University in the afternoon of Sunday 28-Jul-2013. During the meeting the President’s report was presented outlining the Society’s activities since last year’s report.