Readings for Inventing Systems

Readings for Inventing Systems 2017   [PDF file, 7Mb]  

  1. Marianne Brun: Paradigms: The Inertia of Language
  2. Marianne Brun: Designing Society
  3. Heinz von Foerster: Perception of the Future and the Future of Perception
  4. Heinz von Foerster: Ethics and 2nd-order Cybernetics
  5. Heinz von Foerster: Disorder/Order: Discovery or Invention?
  6. Heinz von Foerster: Metaphysics of an Experimental Epistemologist
  7. Herbert Brun: The Need of Cognition for the Cognition of Needs
  8. Herbert Brun: Drawing Distinctions Links Contradictions
  9. Herbert Brun: my words and where I want them
  10. Adorno & Horkheimer: The culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
  11. Walter Benjamin: The Work of Art in the Age of its Mechanical Reproducibility
  12. Herbert Marcuse: The Closing of the Universe of Discourse
  13. Stafford Beer: Designing Freedom
  14. Humberto Maturana: Ontology of Observing
  15. Humberto Maturana: Cognitive Strategies
  16. Warren Weaver: Recent Contributions to the Mathematical Theory of Communication
  17. Friedrich Engles: Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
  18. Friedrich Engles: The Part Played by Labor in the Transition from Ape to Man
  19. Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Economic Bill of Rights
  20. Karl Marx: Wage Labor and Capital
  21. Kar Marx: The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof
  22. Heinrich von Kleist: On the Marionette Theatre
  23. Franz Kafka: The Trial
  24. Bertolt Brecht: The Street Scene
  25. Bertolt Brecht: On Everyday Theatre
  26. M.C. Escher: Eight Drawings

Inventing Systems: ToMaTo (2006) 10MB pdf file

  1. Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead: For God’s Sake, Margaret!
  2. Gregory Bateson: The Position of Humor in Human Communication
  3. Arturo Rosenblueth, Norbert Weiner and Julian Bigelow: Behavior, Purpose and Teleology
  4. Heinz von Foerster: On Constructing a Reality
  5. Heinz von Foerster: Invitation to the Dance
  6. Ernst von Glasersfeld: Distinguishing the Observer
  7. William S. Condon: Communication: Rhythm and Structure
  8. Bertrand Russell: In Praise of Idleness
  9. Herbert Brun: Declarations
  10. Marianne Brun: Designing Society
  11. Mark Enslin: Teaching Composition: Facing the Power of the Respondent
  12. Friedrich Engles: The Part Played by Labor in the Transition from Ape to Man
  13. Friedrich Engles: Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
  14. Karl Marx: The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof
  15. Mark Sullivan: The Performance of Gesture: Musical Gesture Then and Now