Monday, November 14, 2016

News from the Heinz von Foerster Society

Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues and friends,

today is the 105th anniversary of Heinz von Foerster’s birthday. We invite you to commemorate Heinz by listening to one of his lectures from 1975 provided by Portland State Library as an audio document

You will be able to enjoy Heinz explaining his ideas in a most entertaining , inspiring and precise way.

However, our celebration is overshadowed by the message that Aartje Hulstein passed away two days ago.

Aartje (born in the Netherlands on 1.11.1950 and died in Southsea, UK, on 11.11.2016), the widow of Ranulph Glanville, was not only a close friend and supporter of the Heinz von Foerster Society, she has been present at a large number of cybernetics-, systems-, and constructivism-conferences. She (together with Claudia Westermann) contributed large parts of the book “Trojan Horses. A Rattle Bag from the »Cybernetics: Art, Design, Mathematics – A Meta-Disciplinary Conversation« post-conference workshop”, ed. by Ranulph Glanville et al. edition echoraum, Vienna 2012.

In her professional life, Aartje acted as a most successful physical therapist with disabled children in England, permanently implementing second order cybernetics methods and ideas in her field while always observing the individuality of the child.

We lost one of the most dearest and loveable persons in our field. We will always keep her in our memories.

Greetings from Vienna
Albert Müller


Heinz von Foerster Society
c/o Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Spitalgasse 2-4 (Hof 1)
A-1090 Wien
Tel.: #43 1 4277-41220

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