Cybernetics: The Macy Conferences 1946-1953: The Complete Transactions (2016)

16 December 2019, dusan

“Between 1946 and 1953, the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation sponsored a series of conferences aiming to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars and researchers who would join forces to lay the groundwork for the new science of cybernetics. These conferences, known as the Macy conferences, constituted a landmark for the field. They were the first to grapple with new terms such as information and feedback and to develop a cohesive and broadly applicable theory of systems that would become equally applicable to living beings and machines, economic and cognitive processes, and many scholarly disciplines. The concepts that emerged from the conferences come to permeate thinking in many fields, including biology, neurology, sociology, ecology, economics, politics, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and computer science.

This book contains the complete transcripts of all ten Macy conferences and the guidelines for the conference proceedings. These transcripts are supplemented with an introduction by Claus Pias that charts the significance of the Macy conferences to the history of science.”

Edited and with a Foreword by Claus Pias
Publisher Diaphanes, Zürich, 2016
ISBN 9783037345986, 3037345985
734 pages

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Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! An Approach to Underground Music Scenes, 4 vols (2015-2019)

28 October 2019, dusan

Proceedings from a series of conferences, Keep it Simple, Make it Fast! (KISMIF), held in Porto and dedicated to the analysis of punk manifestations in Portugal and elsewhere since the 1970s.

Edited by Paula Guerra (1-4), Tânia Moreira (1-3) and Thiago Pereira Alberto (4)
Publisher Universidade do Porto, Porto, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Open access
ISBN 9789898648495 (vol 1), 9789898648631 (vol 2), 9789898648884 (vol 3), 9789895417919 (vol 4)
584, 297, 288, 592 pages

Conf. review: Christine Feldman-Barrett (Volume!, 2016).

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Volume 1 (17 MB)
Volume 2 (10 MB)
Volume 3 (9 MB)
Volume 4 (304 MB, updated on 2019-11-8)

Danjel Andersson, Mette Edvardsen, Marten Spångberg (eds.): Post-Dance (2017)

6 February 2019, dusan

Post-dance was a conference held at MDT in Stockholm, 14-16 October 2015, created by Danjel Andersson, André Lepecki and Gabriel Smeets.

“Postdance or Post-dance or POSTDANCE is an open source concept. We reversed a normal conference. Instead of saying what Postdance is, we in vited a wide range of thinkers to fill the concept with us. To let it be open, and a bit weird, and by doing that keeping it urgent. And now post-dance is a book.” (from the Introduction)

Contributions by Alice Chauchat, Ana Vujanović, Andre Lepecki, Jonathan Burrows, Bojana Cvejić, Bojana Kunst, Charlotte Szász, Josefihe Wikström, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Samlingen, Valeria Graziano, Samira Elagoz, Ellen Söderhult, Edgar Schmitz, Manuel Scheiwiller, Alina Popa, Antonia Rohwetter, and Max Wallenhorst.

Publisher MDT, Stockholm, 2017
Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 International License
ISBN 9789198389104, 9198389106
393 pages

Conference (2015)
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