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Cybernetic Controversy

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Joan Harwood

on 18 January 2014

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Transcript of Cybernetic Controversy

Cybernetic Controversy
Artificial Intelligence
Recursion in geometry
can look like this: recurring fractals!
Punctuation
Family
Modeling
Pattern
"The difference between the pattern which shaped
psychosis
and the pattern which shaped
creativity
was the
random fish.
" - Keeney, 1983
Circularity

Pangora's Model of Artificial Intelligence
Recursion...Crocheted
"I just can't believe all the things people say." - Prince
Joan's Crocheting
-- while an artificially intelligent system is open, with recursion and feedback, the system involves an inanimate object (a piece of yarn, a fractal) that does not allow for a higher-order circuitry to be engaged, or does it?
Double Description
System
Therapist
Dyad

Triad

Community
Teacher

Group
The only
way that
I could have
kept calm
while re-learning
things I hadn't
thought of in
two decades
was the love
and support
of my new
friends!
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You
...and some other amazing minds!
Are we truly in "The Matrix"?
The "King" of Description
Gregory Bateson
Conversation
HAL was a computer, designed with artificial intelligence that eventually came "alive," frightening Stanley Kubrick's audiences in 1968!
What about HAL in 2001: Space Odyssey?
Different descriptions for
the same phenomena/thing.
"This is your last chance. After this there is no turning back. You take the
blue pill
- the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the
red pill
- you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. " - Warner Brothers, 1999
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