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Stafford Beer - events after the 23.08.2002


25.08.2002
A first version of this memorial website

28.08.2002
NEWS.telegraph.co.uk
"Stafford Beer, who died on Friday aged 75, was a leading exponent of cybernetics, the theory devised in the 1940s by Norbert Wiener
which applied lessons from biology to the management of organisations,
and which Beer applied to the management of business."


03.09.2002
A note from Paul Hollingworth

04.09.2002
The Guardian
"...A charismatic, even flamboyant, character, Beer founded two major pioneering OR groups;
wrote some of the best books about it; and was a world leader in the development of systems ideas.
He is widely acknowledged as the founder of management cybernetics,
which he defined as "the science of effective organisation."


09.09.2002
The first publication in Russian in the Computerworld-Russia

14.09.2002
Stafford Beer Memorial Session at CybCon 2002
Some of you will be coming to the Cybernetics Society Conference at London School of Economics on Saturday September 14th.
There will be special events in due course but would you like a memorial session for Stafford at 4 o'clock?
No doubt we will be reflecting on Stafford's work throughout the day..
Please advise if you would like to contribute to the memorial/ Requiem(?) session. I will make appropriate arrangements as a form emerges.
There are more details of the existing arrangements at http://www.cybsoc.org/programme.htm

Nick Green (Council of the Cybernetics Society and Real Time Study Group)

11.10.2002
At the Royal Society of Arts(RSA-UK)
"Wanted you to know that we have confirmed the RSA for a Memorial Celebration for
Stafford Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. on October 11th.
The ones in Toronto went very nicely, both the slightly more formal one in a college common room
and a pub gathering. How was the Meeting and the Memorial at the Cybernetics Society?
The plan for the 11th is to have a little music, a little poetry and a chance for people
to share something they might want to say. Chris will be getting the announcement out to the whole list
in a couple of days as soon as they get back from a trip. We want to spread the word as much
as possible so if there are e-mail lists, etc. please pass it on."

From Allenna Leonard (Stafford Beer's partner of the last 21 years and President of the American Society for Cybernetics) to Nick Green

31.10.2002
The Wikipedia

07.11.2002
An article on the OpenDemocracy website
"Stafford Beer achieved the hardest of all pedagogic tasks: he changed the way people think.
His protean influence stretches from generations of inspired students, through Salvador Allendes Chile,
to the collective brain of openDemocracy. A huge, life-affirming figure has passed,
but his work will long survive, says our international editor."


2003
The WOSC comments

26.06.2003
Staffordian Syntegration

05.09.2003
The Cybernetics Society: In Memory of Stafford Beer

08.09.2003
The Guardian about the Chilean events of 30 years ago

27.09.2003
'Chronicles of Wizard Prang' Web-site

23.10.2003
"Stafford Beer and the Future of IT" article in Russia

18.11.2003
"To the Cybercommunism" article in Russia

28.09.2004
"Lessons of Stafford Beer" article in Russia (eng)

01.01.2005
In memoriam of Stafford Beer by Rod Thomas and Nigel van Zwanenberg

10.01.2005
"Stafford Beer and viable systems in the XXI Century" article in Russia (rus)

25.04.2005
Republishing of the "Brain of the Firm" by the URSS Editorial (rus)

05.05-06.05.2005
Metaphorum conference in Dublin

20.06.2005
"Organization as viable system" article in Russia (rus)

27.10.2005
The ASC 2005 Conference

01.11.2005
A review to the "Brain of the firm" book in the Computerra weekly (rus)

01.01.2006
A review to the "Brain of the firm" book in the Oracle magazine-RE (rus)

03.02.2006
Cybersyn-2006 project

04.03.2006
Project Cybersyn by Kazus Varnelis (Columbia)

18.04.2006
"Stafford Beer & Cybersyn-2006" paper

04.05-05.05.2006
Metaphorum-2006 conference

May-2006
Colleboration Nets Community and mailing list

01.09.2006
OpsRoom of the Cybersyn presentation

December.2006
Viable Scorecard by Ahmed Khoory

March.2007
Metaphorum-2007 Conference

March.2007
Cybernetics and Society Wikispaces Portal

July.2007
The Stafford Beer Memorial Lecture

October.2007
The Cybersyn Exibition at the ZKM Karlsruhe

December.2007
"The Stafford Beer heritage" paper in the Oracle Magazine (RE)(rus)

Fabruary.2008
The CyberSyn "reconsruction" presentation in Berlin
The Videos from the Berlin's event

Fabruary.2008
"Stafford Beer and new analitics" paper in the Oracle Magazine (RE)(rus)

28.03.2008
A paper about the CyberSyn in The New York Times

07-08.06.2008
First Stafford Spirit Seminar

30.06-01.07.2008
Metaphorum 2008 Conference

July.2008
A review to the "Selforganization" book (rus)

August.2008
Stafford Beer as a Guru for the Electronic Russia (rus)

2008 - The Financial Crisis & Cybernetics by Javier Livas

19-21.04.2009 - The Metaphorum-2009 Conference

2010 - "A Complexity Approach to Sustainability" book of Angela Espinosa
2011 - The "Organizational Systems" book of Raul Espejo
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