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Umpleby S. A. (2003) Heinz von Foerster and the Mansfield amendment. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 10(3–4): 187–189. Fulltext at https://cepa.info/1876
Heinz von Foerster was the founder and director of the Biological Computer Laboratory (BCL) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. BCL existed from 1957 to 1976. In 1976 Heinz retired and moved to California. One revealing story about Heinz and the Biological Computer Laboratory concerns the Mansfield Amendment, which led to the closing of BCL. I was a graduate student at the University of Illinois from the late 1960s until 1975.

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