Hermetic.com » Beast Bay


The javascript bookmark tool appears to not be working or you have javascript disabled  

Like this page on Facebook

Like THL on Facebook


+1 this page on Google

+1 THL on Google



The javascript metadata tool appears to not be working or you have javascript disabled



Join the
Hermetic Library discussions
at the

Hrmtc Underground BBS



Welcome to The Beast BayGeneral ThelemaScienceArtScholarshipThe Beast Bay website

 up a level

  The Stafford Beer Web Site

Community Posted by <Xnoubis> on Friday September 01, @04:48PM
from the hero-sum-game dept.

Cybernetics: The science of communication and control in the animal and the machine.

Management Cybernetics: The science of effective organization.

Stafford Beer: Often described as the founder of Management Cybernetics. Among his many achievements are the development of the Viable System Model (a recursive map of the necessary interactions required for any system, living or organizational, to survive in a changing environment) and the creation of Team Syntegrity (a non-hierarchical process of group communication and decision-making).

Another mark of distinction was his work at the invitation of President Salvador Allende of Chile to redesign the organization and regulation of the economy of that country along cybernetic lines. This resulted in remarkable achievements up until the democratically elected Allende administration was overthrown at the promptings of the United States government.

If you're like me, you often ask yourself in frustration, “Why is there no central location on the Web for information about Stafford Beer?” Well, wait no longer! The Official Stafford Beer Web Site has recently come into existence, maintained by Liverpool John Moores University. It's very new, and a little rough around the edges, but it has several of Beer's fascinating papers, artwork, his curriculum vitae, and more. Since his books are very expensive (when they're available at all), this is the best resource around for becoming more familiar with this amazing thinker. (But if you're hungry for more detail, there's also this etext portrait by Michael Stutz.)

It would be entertaining if it were not tragic that when policies do not work, the oligarchy does not suppose that they are wrong policies, but decides that they have not been pursued with sufficient vigour. – Stafford Beer

<  |  >


  Related Links
Articles on Community
Also by Xnoubis
Contact <author>
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them.\\

    “As St. Paul says, 'Without shedding of blood there is no remission,' and who are we to argue with St. Paul?” – Aleister Crowley All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective companies. Comments are owned by the Poster. [ home | search ]

Home | Features | Fellows | Figures | Forms | Reflections

Hermetic.com | About | Contact | Participate | Become a Patron

Hermetic Hosting | Hermeneuticon | Hrmtc Underground

This is an official and authorized archive of The Beast Bay

Hosted by Hermetic.com

— fileinfo: path: '../hermetic.com/beastbay/967852109/index.html' created: 2016-03-15 modified: 2016-03-15 …

  • Last modified: 2016/03/16 01:25
  • (external edit)