New Principles of Designing Social Systems and Social Realities

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 19:30-20:50
RC51 Sociocybernetics (host committee)

Language: English

Formerly, social systems theories were regarded as an extension of natural science. We could discuss the connection between technology and social systems in the last century by suggesting that social systems were not artifacts or products of technology. However, since the start of the internet era, we have been experiencing a big paradigm shift. Specifically, after the ICT revolution, we could not help but consider a society, not only as a system which constructs a certain reality, but also a constructed system, in other words, a kind of artifacts. From here onwards we need to look for new principles to help deal with designing social systems.
In this session we would like to discuss the new principles of designing social systems and social realities. Any kind of contributions related to the above-mentioned issues is appreciated.
Session Organizers:
Saburo AKAHORI, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Japan and Hiroshi DEGUCHI, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Toru TAKAHASHI, Chuo University, Japan
Oral Presentations
The Use of Technological Concepts and Analogies in Sociological Thought: A Cybernetic Genealogy
Jorge CARDIEL, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
Volatility of Digitally Mediated Knowledge Co-Construction
Mikael KIVELÄ, University of Helsinki, Finland
New Horizons for Second Order Cybernetics
Stuart UMPLEBY, George Washington University, USA
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