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CybCon '90

ANNUAL CONFERENCE: "Cybernetics, Ethics, and Creativity".
Held at Birkbeck College, University of London, on 22 September 1990.

09.55 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Mr A.G. Booth.

10.00 INAUGURAL ADDRESS.
"Methodology." Professor M.F.H. Roe.

MORNING SESSION.
Chairman: Dr B. Warburton.

11.00-11.45 "On the Search for the Essence of Life." Mr Z. Sojat.

11.50-12.25 "Engineering Motivation and Economic Recession."
Mr A.G. Booth.

AFTERNOON SESSION.
Chairman: Mr C.H. Moore.

2.30-3.15 "Limitations of the Principle of Requisite Variety." Mr D. Dewhurst.

3.20 -4.05 "An Informational Approach to the Ethical Aspects of Expert Systems: the Problem of Seeding." Dr J. Slechta.

4.10-4-30 GENERAL DISCUSSION.

4.50-6.10 AN OPEN DEBATE ON: "Creativity: Imagination or Divination?"
Principal speakers: Noel Heather,
Arts Faculty Computing Officer, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London. and Philip Lawrence, Free-lance Film Script Writer.

6.15-7.10 "The Concept of Change." James Wilk, Chief Executive, JWA Ltd, Twickenham.

7.15. Closing remarks.


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