Year: 2012

Carlos Gershenson

Carlos Gershenson is a Mexican researcher. He has a wide variety of academic interests, including self-organizing systems, complexity, artificial life, evolution, cognition, artificial societies, robotics, and philosophy. He is a full time researcher and head of the Computer Sciences Department

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Ranulph Glanville

Ranulph Glanville is a British freelance researcher and theoretician in both architecture and cybernetics. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association from 1964 to 1971. He completed a PhD in cybernetics at Brunel University in 1975, and obtained a second

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Looking back…Systems Theory and Ludwig von Bertalanffy

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Since we had a closer look at the beginnings of Cybernetics with regard to the Macy Conferences a couple of weeks ago, we now contribute this blogpost to Systems Theory, its history and background especially with regard to the pioneer

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Getting to Know…EMCSR Keynote Speakers

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In order to familiarize yourself a bit with some of the speakers and participants at this year’s meetings, we’re providing you with a series of in-depth profiles. They include valuable background information, links for further reading and interesting interviews. This

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Merrelyn Emery

Dr. Emery has worked on many aspects of human behaviour as a systemic or ecological phenomenon. These include education and continuing education, the uses and effects of media, the development of organizations and communities and human futures. Since 1970, she

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Ervin Laszlo

Ervin László, Chancellor of the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, is a Hungarian philosopher of science, systems theorist, integral theorist, originally a classical pianist. He has published about 75 books and over 400 articles were published in newspapers and magazines worldwide, including the

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Peter Erdi

Péter Érdi is a Hungarian and now also Hungarian-American researcher and teacher. His ambition has been to work in the spirit of cybernetics and systems theory. He serves as the Henry Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies at Kalamazoo College,

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Peter Csermely

Peter Csermely is a Hungarian biochemist, and professor at Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary). His major fields of study are molecular chaperones and networks. In 1995, Csermely launched a highly successful initiative, which provided research opportunities for more than 10,000 gifted

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Looking Back in History: The Macy Conferences

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It is said that the Macy Conferences were the most important meetings of minds for the purpose of understanding control of human behavior. They are also considered as the breeding ground for Cybernetics and breakthroughs in Systems Theory. In essence,

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Behind the Scenes II: Existence through Cooperation – Introducing ISSS & IFSR

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This is part two of our ‘Behind the Scenes’ series. You can find Part I here. Today we would like to present two of our biggest supporter organisations, the International Society for Systems Sciences (ISSS) and the International Federation for

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