Constructivism, Design, Cybernetics:
Ra d i c a l, S oc i a l, 2 n d
Or d e r
taking as a point of departure that the reality we describe and
perceive arises from our manner of living as perceivers & describers;
deliberate and improvised actions and structures that
define and perturb what we call the social (or aesthetic), and what we distinguish as their
an interdisciplinary weave of intellectual pathways connecting
feedback, circular causality, self
reference, cybernetics of cybernetics, taking the
observer into account.
April 1, 2007
Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway, Urbana (old post office)
Thursday, March 29
Philip Guddemi "Does Power and Privilege Without
Responsibility Make You Stupid? A Cybernetic Exploration"
Susan Parenti "Re
designing the US Health Care System: Think
Universally, Design Locally"
"Peace is a Need"
Albert Mueller, Karl Mueller, Stuart Umpleby, Ranulph
"An Unfinished Revolution? Heinz von Foerster and the
Biological Computer Laboratory"
Lou Kauffman "EigenForm"
8:30pm Concert I:
Glanville, Lisa Fay and Jeff
Glassman, Anthony Ptak
Friday, March 30
Michael Glock "Cultural Futuristics: Bringing Consciousness
To Culture And Soul To Scenario Planning"
Randall Whitaker "A Report from the Field: Applying
Constructivism / 2
Order Cybernetics to the Design of
Interactive Decision Support Systems"
Phil Lewin "The Cybernetics of Sanity"
Judy Lombardi "Violence is a message"
Stuart Umpleby "Unifying Epistemologies by Combining
World, Description and Observer"
Lowell Christy, Jr. “Cybernetic Understanding to Overcome
Klaus Krippendorf "Radicalizing Second Order Cybernetics"
Ern Reynolds "The 'Missing' Moderate is the Viable One"
Allenna Leonard "Boundaries and Contexts of Second Order
Andy Hilgartner "Foundations for a Sustainable Planet"
Michael Lopez "Philosophy in Everyday Life: Radical
Constructivism as an Alternative to Objectivity and
Andy Trull "The Socio
Ecological Approach to a Designing
Larry Richards "Connecting Radical Constructivism to Social
Transformation and Design"
6pm Awards Ceremony
Dinner, House Performance (Susan Parenti, Mark Enslin,
Jeff Glassman), SalMar Construction demo (Greg
Danner), and party, home of Doro
Saturday, March 31
Ted Kreuger "Prosthetic Perception"
Paul Braffort "Old and New Constructive Analogies"
Ricardo Uribe "Paradoxical Circuit"
Rafter T. Sass ""Liberation Ecology: The Ecological Correlates
of Power and Freedom
Judy Lombardi "Floating Hierarchies"
Suzanne Martin and Robert Martin "Carousel Productions, Inc.:
What Can We Learn from a Community
about Creating a Learning Organization?"
Lou Kauffman "Sign and Space"
Barbara Vogl and Rebecca Hibi
t "Pathogenic Problem Solving:
A Workshop to Examine Cybernetic Re
the Criminal Justice System"
American Society for Cybernetics business meeting
8pm Concert II:
The Ensemble for Experiments in Theater
and Music (Olympia) and others
day, April 1
continuations, encores, videos,
powerpoints, displays, demonstrations, interviews
Sponsored by the American Society of Cybernetics and the School for Designing a Society