Beyond the Distinction Between 1st Order and 2nd Order Cybernetics

  • Laurence Dale (Larry) Richards (Invited speaker)
  • Mark Johnson (Invited speaker)
  • Tom Scholte (Invited speaker)
  • Howard Silverman (Invited speaker)
  • Westermann, C. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This is an interactive panel discussion that asks the questions: Has the distinction between 1st and 2nd order cybernetics run its course, now sufficiently embedded in our cybernetic practice and thought to move on? That is, is the practice of cybernetics self-aware, explicitly embedding responsibility (and, at least implicitly, ethical considerations) when doing whatever we do? Even if not yet sufficient, should we nudge ourselves in new directions anyway? What’s next?
Period23 Oct 2022
Held atAmerican Society for Cybernetics (ASC), United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational