11
Jan

A History and Development of Cybernetics

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in cybernetics

This slide presentation covers the history and development of cybernetics  …

It covers some of the fundamental principles of the field and while there is very little detail here,  it does give a sense of the “flow” of history and includes some photos of some of the pioneers in the field (including Stafford Beer, Humberto Maturana, Warren McCulloch, Margaret Mead, Gordon Pask, Heinz von Foerster, Grey Walter, Norbert Weiner) and one of Ross Ashby’s Homeostat.

As the full presentation is 136 slides, I’ve listed here some entry points to the content:

slide    1   American Society for Cybernetics

slide  14    Complexity

slide  26    Underlying Principles

slide  35    Feedback

slide  41    Self regulating system

slide  47    Homeostasis

slide  59    Macy Foundation Meetings 1944 – 1954

slide  74    Epistemology = Study of Knowledge

slide  78     Cybernetics = Regulation of Systems

slide   82    Law of Requisite Variety

slide   93    Self Organizing Systems

slide 111    Second Order Cybernetics

slide 113    Role of the Observer

slide 127    Review

slide  136   Credits (Catherine Becker, Marcella Slabosky, Stuart Umpleby with                                updates by Wendy R. Joqasurya.)

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