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Australian Cybernetic: a point through time
November 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
In 1968, an exhibit in London entitled Cybernetic Serendipity helped acquaint a new generation with the ideas of cybernetics. It used art, design and emerging technologies to create room for new kinds of conversations about the role of computational technologies in the 20th century.
In response to Cybernetic Serendipity, 7 years later, Australia 75: festival of creative arts and sciences brought electronic arts to an Australian audience for the very first time.
Australian Cybernetic: a point through time is a new exhibition at ANU that revisits both exhibitions and introduces reflections on contemporary approaches to cybernetics underway at the ANU. It’s part of the upcoming launch of the ANU School of Cybernetics.
In 1969, management guru Stafford Beer wrote: ‘Design sits between rigidity and chaos, sciences and arts; it seeks to understand the constant change within order that characterises cybernetic systems.’
At the ANU School of Cybernetics, design is an essential component to thinking about complex systems and the relationships between them in order to imagine and enable new approaches to shaping the future through and with technology.