1. Speaker Series
  2. New Macy Meetings
  3. Conferences
  4. Past Events

Speakers Series: Cybernetics and
humans’ knowing

Virtual conversations on cybernetic topics from a diverse group of theorists and practitioners.

Formats: The format alternates from an interview to a presentation plus conversation format.

Urgent Questions in response to “Today’s AI” — NewMacy Meeting #2 [Interactive]

September 19, 2021, 9:00 PDT, 12:00 EDT, 18:00 CEST

Past events

Conversation on Future Events [Open discussion]
July 18, 2021, 9:00 PT, 12:00 ET, 18:00 CET

Partial Memories about Mary Catherine Bateson – Nora & Sevanne [Interview]
June 20, 2021, 9:00 PT, 12:00 ET, 18:00 CET

Clough and Clarke on Varela [Interview + Open discussion]
May 16, 2021, 9:00 PT, 12:00 ET, 18:00 CEST

A Causal Ontology of Nature by Angus Jenkinson [Presentation]
April 18, 2021, 9:00 PT, 12:00 ET, 18:00 CEST

Leonard and Richards on Stafford Beer [Interview]
March 21, 2021, 9:00 PT, 12:00 ET, 17:00 CET

Towards a Critical Cybernetics by Klaus Krippendorff [Presentation]
February 28, 2021 9:00 PST, 12:00 EST / 18:00 CET

A conversation hosted by Jude Lombardi with Patricia Ticinetto Clough and Paul Pangaro [Interview]
January 17, 2021, 9:00 PST, 12:00 EST, 18:00pm CET


A revival of the original Macy Meetings, the trans-disciplinary conversations at the founding of Cybernetics in the 1940s and 1950s, redefined for the 21st century to include trans-global and trans-generational participation.

#2 Urgent Questions in response to “Today’s AI” — Register

#1 Why Can’t Cybernetics Tame Pandemics? (recording)


ISSS 2021

The Art and Science of the Impossible: The Human Experience

65th Meeting of the International Society for the Systems
July 8-13, 2021 — Online Conference, #ISSS2021

Registration, deadlines and call for participation

WOSC 2021

September 27-29, 2021 — Moscow

The ASC will participate in WOSC in Moscow to 2021. See http://wosc2020.org. One theme will be “Philosophical and methodological foundations for the development of the systems approach and cybernetics” and another will be “Systems science, cybernetics and art.”

Submit abstract and registration

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