Cybernetics Essays

  • The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses

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    The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses A paper delivered at the CALIFORNIA JOYCE conference (6/30/93) To quote the opening of Norbert Wiener's address on Cybernetics to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in March of 1950, The word cybernetics has been taken from the Greek word kubernitiz (ky-ber-NEE-tis) meaning steersman. It has been invented because there is not in the literature any adequate term describing the general study of communication and the related study of control in both machines

  • Two Specialists in Cybernetics

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    Two Specialists in Cybernetics Among the Romanian forerunners of cybernetics (i.e., Daniel Danielopolu, Paul Postelnicu), Stefan Odobleja is, undoubtedly, the most important. European recognition of his contribution to the foundations of cybernetics took place twenty years ago when his paper, "Diversity and Unit in Cybernetics" (presented at the Fourth Congress of Cybernetics and Systems in Amsterdam, August, 1978), was received with great acclaim. His work has been used by other Romanian scientists

  • The Significance of System Cybernetics for Contemporary Philosophy- Post-Modernity in System Cybernetics

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    The Significance of System Cybernetics for Contemporary Philosophy- Post-Modernity in System Cybernetics ABSTRACT: I call the union of cybernetics and systems theory 'Systems Cybernetics.' Cybernetics and systems theory might be thought of a major source of today's striking development in cyber-technology, the science of complex adaptive systems, and so on. Since their genesis about the middle of this century, these two have gradually come to be connected with each other such that they have

  • Artificial Intelligence And Cybernetics In Computer Science

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    the environment and take actions to increase chances of success. These systems include symbolic, sub-symbolic, statistical, and cybernetics. Cybernetics is the study and analysis of control and communication systems, regarding both artificial and biological systems. One of the main branches of cybernetics is artificial intelligence which explicitly relates cybernetics to the theory of automatic control and to the physiology of the nervous system in an effort to develop equivalent electronic systems

  • Conclusion Of Cybernetics

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    Observations ‘Cybernetics, too, is a “theory of machines”, but it treats, not things but ways of behaving. It does not ask ‘what is this thing?’ but ‘what does it do?’ (Ashby, 1957: 1) 1- INTRODUCTION Cybernetics works as a process in nature has been around for a long time. Cybernetics has been known in the community, at least in the time of Plato, where it was used to refer to the government.But in modern times, the term has become widely because of Norbert Wiener

  • The Importance Of Cybernetics

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    technology can be based around a concept known as cybernetics. Cybernetics basically means being able to look at things from an elaborated perspective that is in the aspect of a scientific point of view. For this purpose, it is about knowing technology and how it can be related to cybernetics which will be based on the following areas. These areas include the double bind theory, feedback, systems along with its subsystems, and cybernetics of cybernetics. First, when

  • Interactivity In Art

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    essay examines the nature of interactivity in the arts through a cybernetic model, to arrive at an understanding of how interactive artworks can maintain and augment the subjectivity of the viewer. The cybernetic discourse foregrounds the relationship between the physical artifact (machine and/or work of art), the participant/spectator, and information/data/content. By examining the shifts in focus from each part of the cybernetic equation, several models for interactivity in art emerge. In a

  • Essay On Solution-Focused Therapy

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    As we grow up, we begin to forget what it is like to be a child and how sweet and innocent we were. We forget these things because of the daily stressors that are thrown at us as mature. In my future, I want to be able to help children hold on to their innocence; because for some, it is taken from them far too early. By providing counseling for children in need there is hope that therapists can guide their adolescent patients onto a path that will allow them to live a great life no matter what their

  • Neurofeedback

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    methodological remedy for the hard problem”, Journal of consciousness studies 3(4) (1996): pp. 330–49. Virno, Paolo, “Angels and the general intellect: individuation in Duns Scotus and Gilbert Simondon”, Parrhesia 7 (2009): pp. 58–67. Wiener, Norbert, Cybernetics: Or control and communication in the animal and the machine (Cambridge, Mass: M.I.T. Pr, c 1961).

  • Mankind's Fear of Artificial Intelligence

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    either inherently evil or the cause of trouble? We human beings seem to have a problem with the idea of a person enhanced with technology, or a robot enhanced with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Norbert Wiener, a mathematician, coined the term cybernetics . Although many of his idea's are still used today, Wiener himself began to second guess the value of his work. He wrote that while competition from machines during the first industrial revolution devalued the human arm, the modern industrial

  • The Future of Cyborgs

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    The Future of Cyborgs Terminator and Bladerunner, portrayed cyborgs or cybernetic organisms as creatures of destruction. Are they really as horrible as the movies make them out to be? They can be more useful than perceived; it is necessary to first perfect the technology involved in creating and operating them. In this paper, I will describe how these cyborgs work and how they are portrayed in the movies. Furthermore, I will explain the helpful ways that they are expected to perform in the future

  • The History and Future of Cyborgs

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    In the latter half of the twentieth century society, culture and science evolved visions and capability around the common prefix ‘cyber’. It took on several virtual, computational, functional, scientific, sexual and criminal connotations. In the 21st Century, many computational notions have been replaced by ‘e’ to mean ‘of computer’ - however ‘cyber’, represented in music, words and films emerging at this time, which communicate the content of culture at the time, not simply technology – have not

  • IO

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    2.2.2. IO-DCN synaptic plasticity The MF-DCN synaptic plasticity mechanism was previously hypothesized to be a proper cerebellar gain controller which self-adapts its maximum output activity to minimize the inhibition impact of the inhibitory pathway already described (Garrido et al., 2013a). Nevertheless, this cerebellar gain controller reaches the adequate state through the learning process. This involves a time period in which the control action is not delivered properly which make the system

  • Feedback Loop Case Study

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    Case Study 1: Feedback Loops What is a feedback loop? A feedback loop maintains homeostasis by keeping variables within particular limits. They consist of a stimulus that produces a change in a variable where the change is then detected by a receptor. The receptor sends the information along an afferent pathway to a control centre where it decides how to react. The information is then output from the control center and sent along an efferent pathway to an effector. The effector creates a response

  • family emotional systems theory

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    Analysis of Bowen’s Family Emotional Systems Theory in the Clark Case Study This paper explains family emotional systems theory, as developed by Murray Bowen, as it applies to the Clark Family Case Study. I will begin this paper with a broad overview of family systems theory and focus specifically on Bowen’s family emotional systems theory and its interpretation of family emotional and relational dynamics and symptom formations. My explanation of this theory will be based on course readings, class

  • The Role of Feedback in the Learning of Skills

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    The Role of Feedback in the Learning of Skills Galligan et al say “whichever form is used, it is important that it is given or received as close to the performance as possible. It must be accurate, understandable, concise and constructive.” Feedback can be positive, negative, extrinsic, intrinsic, terminal, concurrent, the knowledge of performance and the knowledge of results. All these types of feedback is the receiving and giving of sensory information concerning both positive and negative

  • The Role of Feedback in the Learning of Skills

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    The Role of Feedback in the Learning of Skills Feedback is part of the information processing system, which is received during or following a movement, to notify the performer about the effectiveness of the response. In order to learn and develop skills, feedback is necessary. Learning also requires knowledge of results and knowledge of performance. Feedback gives information about the quality of a movement/performance. There are many types of feedback, and we should know each one and

  • October Sky: The Hickam Family

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    1. The Hickam family can be described through several different concepts based on the family systems approach. The first is through boundaries. Boundaries are defined as open or closed a system is (lecture). These boundaries in the system can be within the family itself or can occur between various systems as well (textbook). Boundaries are unhealthy when the boundary is extremely closed or extremely open (lecture). Boundaries seen in the movie October Sky were the Hickam family as a family

  • The Wegscheider Model Of A Dysfunctional Family

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    For the purposes of family counseling, the family is best viewed as a complex organism that operates within certain boundaries and consists of two identities: that which it presents to the rest of the world and that which is kept hidden. Every family has a system of internal regulation that serves to achieve a state of homeostasis, a balance and normalcy from which a sense of security is derived by all members (Curtis, 1999). Once it is understood how addiction affects a family system it becomes

  • The Differences Between Skill, Ability and Technique in Fitness

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    The Differences Between Skill, Ability and Technique in Fitness To be a sportsman at any level, you must have skill, ability and technique. These components of fitness are essential in the development and production of any activity, varying from simple movements such as walking, to more complex activities such as the high jump or tennis serve. There are many definitions of skill, ability, and technique and they are often related and underpin each other. Skill can be defined as the