Symposium on Principles of Self-Organization
The Symposium on Principles of Self-Organization was held at Allerton House on 8–9 June 1960. It was a key conference in the development of cybernetics and was in many ways a continuation of the Macy Conferences. it was organised by Heinz von Foerster through the Biological Computer Laboratory based at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was sponsored by the Information Systems Branch of the U.S. Office of Naval Research.
There were 38 male participants:
Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of IllinoisEdit
This was the host organisation.
Other participants from IllinoisEdit
- John Bowman, Technological Institute, Northwestern University
- Scott Cameron, Armour Research Foundation
- Peter Greene, Committee on Mathematical Biology, University of Chicago
- Friedrich Hayek, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago
- George Jacobi, Armour Research Foundation
- John R. Platt, Department of Physics, University of Chicago
- Stephen Sherwood, Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, Chicago
- A Shimbel, Illinois State Psychiatric Institute,Chicago
- Saul Amarel, Radio Corporation of America
- Ross Ashby,
- Stafford Beer, United Steel Companies
- Ludwig von Bertalanffy
- Raymond Beurle, English Electric Valve Company
- Hewitt Crane, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California
- Joseph Hawkins
- Hans Oestriecher
- Gordon Pask
- Anatol Rapaport
- Charles Rosen
- Frank Rosenblatt
- Jack E. Steele
- Roger Sperry
- John Tooley
- David Willis
- Marshal Yovits
Two women participated, Kathy Forbes providing secretarial services and Cornelia Schaeffer of Athenium Publishers providing assisitance in preparing the subsequent publication of the transactions of the symposium.
- Hutchinson, Jamie. ""Nerve center" of the cybernetic world Heinz von Foerster and the Biological Computer Laboratory". Biological Computer Laboratory. University of Illinois. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- "Frontispiece". International Tracts in Computer Science and Technology and Their Application. 9 (Principles of Self-Organization). 1962.
- "Preface". International Tracts in Computer Science and Technology and Their Application. 9 (Principles of Self-Organization). 1962.