Category Archives: Research

An Update …

There is obviously too much work to be done – always, for which reason updates have been rather stalling. But this does not mean that nothing has happened. Summarizing the past 9 months, many of the past key events were … Continue reading

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MArch(Des) – A University of Liverpool degree taught in English in China

As some of you know, I am currently teaching at University of Liverpool’s China Hub XJTLU (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) where I hold the position of an Associate Professor in Architecture. With our Bachelor programme running very very successfully now we … Continue reading

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Trojan Horses Published

Trojan Horses A Rattle Bag from the “Cybernetics: Art, Design, Mathematics—A Meta-Disciplinary Conversation” post-conference workshop. compiled and edited by Ranulph Glanville with Mick Ashby | Thomas Fischer Christiane M Herr | Michael Hohl Aartje Hulstein | Louis H Kauffman Claudia … Continue reading

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Myths of Complexity | pre-print version

There is a pre-print version available now of my text Myths of Complexity  written for and published in Design Ecologies, Volume 1 Issue 2, November 2011. You can find it here: Claudia Westermann, Myths of Complexity (pre-print version). The manuscript of the presentation … Continue reading

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The Logics of Initiation | The Cybernetic Challenge

[preliminary abstract for the Interactive Media Arts Conference IMAC 2012 in Copenhagen  / accepted May 29] In the short story “Mimse go the Borogoves” written by Catherine Lucille Moore and Henry Kuttner under the pseudonym of Lewis Padgett, and for … Continue reading

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2012/07/01 :: deadline for abstracts :: MutaMorphosis II

Prague in December, don’t miss this conference! Recently the call for abstracts for the MutaMorphosis II | Tribute to Uncertainty conference has been published. I would especially also welcome contributions to the stream of interest that I will be moderating: … Continue reading

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2012/04/30 : : deadline 01 : : An Ecology of Ideas Conference

Asilomar, California, July 9 – 13,  2012.  Invited and confirmed speakers include: Graham Barnes, Eric Bateson, Nora Bateson, Fritjof Capra, Ximena Dávila, Terry Deacon, Debora Hammond, Klaus Krippendorff, Humberto Maturana, Rex Weyler. Our ideas form, grow, and thrive in relationship. Ideas inspire and transform each other … Continue reading

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Escape Routes to the Future

  We hope future generations find our humour useful for the models of thought and other escape routes that they shall construct! Arakawa & Gins

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An Update on Bateson’s An Ecology of Mind

I previously mentioned on this blog the Gregory Bateson documentary An Ecology of Mind that was directed by Nora Bateson. This post is just a quick update, giving some additional sources. There is a review of the documentary published in … Continue reading

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CAiiA Recipient of the 2011 Award for Best Practice in Higher Education

Happy to announce that the institution at which I conducted my PhD research  -  the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Integrative Arts (CAiiA), hub of the Planetary Collegium  -  is the 2011 recipient of the World Universities Forum Award … Continue reading

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