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 (see events) in Europe, USA or Canada, usually around the middle of the year


Posted: April 2014
Last modified: November 2019