Posts Tagged ‘models’


CmapTools from the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

   Posted by: Bricoleur    in Tools

Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)

The IHMC CmapTools software empowers uses to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as Concept Maps

Tags: cognition, Concept map, Knowledge Management, models, software, tools


When you’re wrong, you’re wrong ?

   Posted by: Bricoleur    in cybernetics, Theories & Models

This entry is part 5 of 3 in the series Seeing Red
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I was listening to an interesting , albeit very unstructured, discussion  on the radio the other day and one of the participants finally burst out: “Your model is simply wrong.” As if THAT settled the whole matter. Well I’m sorry, but that was not ‘game, set and match’ at all. However,  in the “interest of time,” the host stepped in and moved the discussion to another important matter of the day.

Tags: cybernetics, model, models


System-Theoretic Reflections

   Posted by: dhcsoul    in Books (Cybernetics), cybernetics

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series A Learning Machine
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“IF YOU WANT TO CREATE A CHANGE, you must challenge not only the models of Unreality, but the paradigms that underwrite them.”  — Stafford Beer

“General system theory, therefore, is a general science of wholeness” — Ludwig von Bertalannfy

Level II

Beer, Stafford, Brain of the Firm, Allen Lane, 1972

Level III

Klir, George J., An Approach to General Systems Theory, Van Nostrand, 1969

Level V

Bertalannfy, Ludwig von, General Systems Theory, George Braziller, N.Y., 1968

Tags: change, complexity, cybernetics, model, models, science, Stafford Beer, Systems, Systems theory


I’ve been feeling a little angry lately…..

   Posted by: dhcsoul    in Odds & Sods

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Seeing Red
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“Our milieu is fantastically expanded in every direction and there is crisis on every side. Our horizons for comprehension, for planning, for control, are receding faster than we can conceive. No wonder that I see red: it must be a Doppler effect.”Stafford Beer

Yes, I know the old saw that when you point your finger there are three pointing back at yourself.

Yes, I’ve tried to think in a more forgiving way.

Tags: change, Dogma, feeling, Fundamentalism, Ideology, model, models, Reality, Stafford Beer, teaching


Oliver Selfridge: pioneer of artificial intellegence

   Posted by: dhcsoul    in cybernetics

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Oliver Selfridge, who has died aged 82, was a British-born pioneer of Artificial Intelligence, and was also the grandson of the founder of the Selfridges department store.

In a 1958 paper, Pandemonium: a Paradigm for Learning, he outlined a neurologically inspired system of electronic machine components, which he called “demons”, that reacted to common elements in each other.

via Oliver Selfridge – Telegraph.

Tags: Artificial intelligence, cybernetics, intelligence, learning, model, models

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These are my links for December 15th from 20:44 to 20:44:

  • WorldChanging: Award-Winning Solutions Journalism – About Worldchanging
  • Worldchanging is a 501(c)3 media organization that comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers covering the world’s most intelligent solutions to today’s problems. We inspire readers around the world with stories of the most important and innovative new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future. Our readers are ready to change the world, and Worldchanging links them to the first steps.
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Tags: Breadcrumbs, change, model, models, stories


Physics in Trouble: Why the Public Should Care

   Posted by: dhcsoul    in Odds & Sods

American theoretical physicist Lee Smolin, author of “The Trouble with Physics,” states that physics has lost its way amid failed experiments and wasted funding. He cites repeated unsuccessful attempts by scientists to develop a “theory of everything,” or a single model to explain the theories of all the fundamental interactions of nature.

Tags: model, models, physics, science


Breadcrumbs for November 13th to 21:29

   Posted by: dhcsoul    in Breadcrumbs

These are my links for November 13th from 21:06 to 21:29:

  • Happiness as the Ultimate Goal of Cybernetics – There are two basic problems to be solved — “What has caused these problems and how can they be solved?” and, “If solutions do exist, are they compatible with humankind’s happiness?”
    Both of these problems must be analyzed based upon the careful analysis of human nature. This paper first discusses the problem of what aspect of human nature is relevant to the ceaseless increase of energy use and how such aspects can be utilized to evade the problem. The analysis of the human feeling of happiness will then be presented to examine if the life of decreased use of energy is compatible with the human nature.

Tags: astronomy, change, cybernetics, feeling, goals, knowledge, management, model, models, science, Systems


Breadcrumbs for 2007-02-01

   Posted by: dsoul    in Breadcrumbs

Tags: cybernetics, management, model, models, Stafford Beer, Systems, VSM


Breadcrumbs for 2006-02-14

   Posted by: dsoul    in Breadcrumbs

Tags: CEP, cybernetics, lists, model, models, Systems, tagging, thinking