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Allenna Leonard’s Expression of Interest

I am especially interested in broadening the channels between theoretical and practical applications of cybernetics. Transparency, accountability, seeking out and integrating multiple perspectives and negotiating appropriate means of measurement are key to this effort. I am also interested in seeing how books and articles linked to, if not directly connected to, an understanding of systems and cybernetics can be used as a means of making these approaches more accessible to public dialogue. It seems to be very risky that public debate on everything from ecology to macro economics is polarized around dichotomies that are partial and confusing. This makes it very difficult to exercise responsible citizenship and make good choices.
The role of the arts is very important here. Although that is not an area where I can make much of a contribution, it is very important both as an expression of where things are and might be and of the connections that exist among all of us.

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