American Society for Cybernetics (ASC)

The American Society for Cybernetics (ASC) is focused on “the advancement of cybernetics as a science, a discipline, a meta-discipline, and a practice by:

  • Systematically accreting, evaluating and disseminating knowledge about cybernetics and its applications, unconstrained by disciplinary and other boundaries.
  • Developing and refining cybernetics' concepts, ethics, models, research methods and other techniques of inquiry.
  • Applying these means to improve systems in the manner cybernetics advocates (e.g., better reflexivity, balance, autonomy, manageability and design).
  • Informing the public, educating students, sustaining practitioners, and accrediting cybernetics curricula and graduates.”

The ASC holds regular conferences and provides a set of online resources and networking opportunities via their website. The society also has a YouTube channel. It was founded in 1964.

Journal: N/A

Conference: hosts an annual conference in Europe, USA or Canada, usually around the middle of the year

Digital poster: Fischer, T. and Glanville, R. (2013). Circular causality is unavoidable! Digital poster #861 from the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation held in Canberra, Australia, online and at three co-conferences (Lueneburg in Germany, The Hague in the Netherlands and Montevideo in Uruguay), 8-11 September 2013. You can access this digital poster as a powerpoint presentation or pdf at: http://i2sconference.digitalposter.com.au/posters-list/861.

Website: http://asc-cybernetics.org/

Posted: April 2014
Last modified: September 2014

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