Open peer commentary: A theatre for exploring the cybernetic


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Sweeting, Ben (2017) Open peer commentary: A theatre for exploring the cybernetic In: Riegler, A., Müller, K.H. and Umpleby, S.A., eds. New horizons for second-order cybernetics. Series on knots and everything . World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 307-309. ISBN 9789813226258

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While Tom Scholte has concentrated on ways in which cybernetics can inform theatre, the connections that he has developed between the two fields are significant for being not ones of application but, rather, overlap, where cybernetic processes are seen to be being enacted within an already established set of practices. Scholte’s bridge building is, therefore, suggestive of further possibilities, opening up a new avenue for exploring how cybernetics may be understood in terms of action rather than theory, and so as an active research tradition rather than one form of worldview amongst others. This is highly relevant to the context of this volume and previous concerns in Constructivist Foundations with second-order science (Riegler & Müller 2014).

Item Type: Chapter in book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theatre; Design; Second-order cybernetics
Subjects: W000 Creative Arts and Design > W400 Theatre > W440 Theatre studies
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design
H000 Engineering > H600 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > H672 Cybernetics
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1142/9789813226265_0050
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 13:14
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 13:26

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