Conference at TU Berlin – Cybernetics: state of the art ­

Cybernetics: state of the art ­ the conversation
Conversation and Conference 09.­ 10.06.2016 – exhibition at Long Night of Sciences 11.06.2016
Technical University Berlin – 2016

A conversation and conference to review and preview cybernetics as design strategy in computational architecture, urban design and socio­ecological habitats ­natural and artificial. Let’s discuss if a difference can be registered at all. During the last decade Cybernetics has awaken its Snow­White sleep, ready to be understood, embraced and established as a science to design. The international conference reviews and preview the relevance of cybernetics for current design strategies in all disciplines in our increasingly digitized networked world. Communication, interaction and machine learning has become the default state, which we are learning to understand for our anthropocenic, technospheric world. Starting from Norbert Wieners mention in the 1940s via reviewing models of and for cybernetics by Ross Ashby, Stafford Beer or Gordon Pask and Buckminster Fuller – but to mention a few – we are diving into past, present and future key applications for architecture, urban design as human­machine-interface. The conference brings together international long­standing cyberneticians, architects and designers. The question to formulate and to be discussed is about cybernetics as method and instrument for the design of design strategies.

Paul Pangaro I Tim Jachna I Kristian Kloeckl I Raoul Bunschoten I Liss C. Werner I Usman Haque I Arun Jain I Michael Hohl I Raúl Espejo I Omar Khan I Christina Vagt

the conference is part of the conscious city research cluster Initialized by: Chair for Sustainable Urban Design and Planning, Prof. Raoul Bunschoten

Dialogplattform TU Berlin Gesellschaft von Freunden der TU Berlin. e.V. Institut für Architektur, TU Berlin Referat Akademisches Auslandsamt, TU Berlin Gordon Pask Archiv, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Universität Wien School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PolyU Design ROUNDABOUT e.V.

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