History and Philosophy

American Society for Cybernetics

American Society of Cybernetics LogoThe American Society for Cybernetics is an interdisciplinary association whose members are interested in the study and application of first and second order cybernetics and general systems thinking. ASC holds annual conferences in changing locations.

The History page is an interesting history of cybernetics in America.

“The science and art of understanding”—Humberto Maturana

“Interfaces hard competence with the hard problems of the soft sciences”—Heinz von Foerster