@2020 WOSC

2.3 Cultural context of Today's Systems

Discussion points
  • Conceptions and definitions of culture from a cybernetics perspective.

  • Cybernetically framed case studies of cultural transmissions and transformations, including historical examples and the roles of mass media, the Internet and social media.

  • Cybernetic understandings of the relations between culture and ‘personality’ and other individual differences.

  • Cybernetic understandings of the interactions between different cultures, including studies and commentaries on what some authorities refer to as the ‘clash of civilisations’ and others as ‘intercultural conversations’.

  • Using cybernetic understandings of complex systems to change culturally transmitted attitudes and behaviour (for example, in: counterterrorism, the rehabilitation of criminals, countering alienation and addressing problems of mental health).

Coordinators
Bernard Scott
Tatiana Medvedeva
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