I’d never heard anyone claim sociocracy was based on sociology. How do you interpret that?
The relationship between sociocracy and sociology was there from the beginning. The first use of the word sociocracy was by Comte, the father of sociology, who created it in the 1850s to refer to a government based sociology, the new science for the study of society. Frank Ward, the father of American Sociology, was the next strong advocate for Sociocracy.… Read on “Sociocracy and Sociology”
The power of using a tree as a symbol of sociocracy is not that it turns the hierarchy on its head, which one can do just as easily with the rake diagram. It’s that the tree is an almost universally positive living image and its biology understood. It is universal symbol of life, growth, beauty, and eternity.
… Read on “Symbol of Sociocracy?”
People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy, and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne.
The 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