Dear Folks,

I am writing this note to inform you about three forthcoming ASC meetings.

They are

1. Urbana Illinois Meeting of the ASC -- March 29-April 1, 2007.

2. ASC participation with the ISSS meeting in Tokyo, Japan, August 5 - 7, 2007.

3. ASC participation in the Heinz-von Foerster Conference in Vienna, November 2007.

Furhter information about the conferences is included below.

Yours truly,

Lou Kauffman

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1. Constructivism, Design, Cybernetics:
Radical, Social, 2nd-order

March 29 - April 1, 2007
Urbana, Illinois, USA

This is to be a working conference for creating a three-way bridge
spanning the thought and practise of:
(a) radical constructivism --
that the reality we describe and perceive arises from our manner of
living as perceivers & describers;
(b) social, archictectural and artistic
design --deliberate and
improvised actions and structures that define and perturb what we call
the social and aesthetic;
(c) second-order cybernetics -- an interdisciplinary weave
of intellectual pathways connecting feedback, circular causality,
self-organization, self-reference, cybernetics of cybernetics, taking
ourselves into account.

Call for papers, performances, displays, symposia, antiposia
(presentation, response, meta-response).

Send proposals to: Mark Enslin enslin.mark@gmail.com
207 W Indiana Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Location; Independent Media Center, downtown Urbana.

A block of rooms are reserved at the Historic Lincoln Hotel next door.

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2. For ISSS Tokyo, see

http://www.isss.org/conferences/tokyo2007/

If you want to go to the Call for Papers page,

first go to http://projects.isss.org/Main/Tokyo2007
then you will find the list of contents, including
"Call for Papers including SIG Calls and other Proposed

Sessions (http://projects.isss.org/Main/Tokyo2007CallsForPapers)."

Our track is listed as "2.12 Cybernetics" and you will find

the description.

Regarding submitting papers, everyone has to do so by logging into
ISSS Journal web site.
First go back to http://projects.isss.org/Main/Tokyo2007, and
you will find "Preparing and Submitting Abstracts and Papers
(http://projects.isss.org/Main/PreparingAndSubmittingAbstractsAndPapersForISSSTokyo2007)."
All necessary instructions and URL for ISSS Journal is all there.

2.12Cybernetics (organized by the American Society for Cybernetics)

TST Chair: Louis H. Kauffman
kauffman@uic.edu

This track is devoted to cybernetics, particularly to fundamentals of cybernetics and to cybernetic epistemology and second-order cybernetics in the sense of Margaret Mead and Heinz von Foerster.

We welcome papers and workshop proposals from non-ASC members as well as ASC members. The workshops will be arranged during the main conference period, and maximum time allowed for a workshop is 1 1/2 hours. The workshop proposals should be directly sent to Professor Kauffman (kauffman@uic.edu).

The American Society for Cybernetics will also organize tutorials or workshops prior to the conference in the time period Sunday, August 5, 2007: 11:00AM - 4:00PM. It will be opened to all ISSS participants.

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3. Vienna: For more information consult Karl Mueller

"mueller" <mueller@wisdom.at>

We will have a more detailed announcement of this conference in due time.

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