Cybernetics: State of the Art Conference | 9.-10.06.2016

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Prof. Raoul Bunschoten, TU Berlin
Prof. Raul Espejo, Ph.D., Syncho Research, Lincoln
Usman Haque, Umbrellium, London
Prof. Michael Hohl, Ph.D., Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau
Prof. Tim Jachna, Ph.D., School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PolyU Design
Prof. Omar Khan, Ph.D., University of Buffalo
Prof. Kristian Klöckl, Ph.D., North-Eastern University, Boston
Guestprofessor Arun Jain, TU Berlin, IRS
Prof. Paul Pangaro, Ph.D. College for Creative Studies, Detroit
Assist. Prof. Liss C. Werner, Architektin, DIA Dessau, TU Berlin

During the last decade Cybernetics has awaken its Snow-White sleep, ready to be understood, embraced and established as a science to design. The international conference reviews and preview the relevance of cybernetics for current design strategies in all disciplines in our increasingly digitized networked world. Communication, interaction and machine learning has become the default state, which we are learning to understand for our anthropocenic, technospheric world. Starting from Norbert Wieners mention in the 1940s via reviewing models of and for cybernetics by Ross Ashby, Stafford Beer or Gordon Pask and Buckminster Fuller – but to mention a few – we are diving into past, present and future key applications for architecture, urban design as human-machine-interface. The conference brings together international long-standing cyberneticians, architects and designers. The question to formulate and to be discussed is about cybernetics as method and instrument for the design of design strategies.
Supported by Dialogplattform TU Berlin Gesellschaft von Freunden der TU Berlin. e.V. Institut für Architektur, TU Berlin Referat Akademisches Auslandsamt, TU Berlin Gordon Pask Archiv, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Universität Wien School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PolyU Design ROUNDABOUT e.V.
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