Müller A. & Müller K. H. (2011) Re-discovering and re-inventing Heinz von Foerster. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 18((3–4)): 5–16. https://cepa.info/435
Re-discovering and re-inventing Heinz von Foerster.
Cybernetics & Human Knowing 18((3–4)): 5–16.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/435
The first part presents Heinz von Foerster directly, with four largely inaccessible or unpublished texts, mostly from the 1960s. The second part offers thirteen re-inventions of Heinz von Foerster by friends and colleagues, including Ranulph Glanville, Humberto R. Maturana, Siegfried J. Schmidt, Bernard Scott, and several significant others. Together, both parts underline the high relevance of Heinz von Foerster’s work to contemporary contexts and its wide scope, which was genuinely transdisciplinary at a time when the term “transdisciplinarity” was almost unknown.