very belated, mostly not useful notes on systems

Ed Shanken, intro to the book “Systems”

first wave of cybernetics: how systems can preserve homeostasis through feedback loops; self-regulation; bodily regulatory systems, home thermostats; artificial intelligence and robotics

second wave of cybernetics: reflexivity; scientists as active participants in their experiments;

third wave of cybernetics: emergent behavior of complex systems; self-replicating “live” systems; Turing machine; cellular automata

hans haacke as a third wave exemplar:

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the importance of art for thinking systemically:

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Gregory Bateson, “Style, Grace and Information in Primitive Art”

very freudian.

i’m for any and all mentions of procrustean beds:

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really into this (both under mary catherine bateson, “our own metaphor”):

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