Cybernetics allows us to look beneath the surface and beyond the immediate horizon to question how systems interact with and impact upon our world - with people and society, within ecologies and the environment, in the present and the future.#
The School’s mission is to establish Cybernetics as an important tool for navigating major societal transformations, through capability building, policy development and safe, sustainable and responsible approaches to new systems.
Within this frame, the Cybernetic Futures group at the ANU School of Cybernetics inhabits the generative space at the intersection of technology, the arts, theory and practice, to create opportunities in the present that make different futures possible. Through an integrated range of research, education and engagement programs, Cybernetic Futures invites different perspectives to shape and share stories that motivate, inspire and challenge.
Here’s a short photo-essay to experience the Cybernetic Imagination Residency Program Launch event virtually.
The Cybernetic Imagination Residency program is a continuation of cybernetic traditions, indelibly shaped by the land upon which the School is situated. Canberra – or kambri – is a meeting place, and for tens of thousands of years it has been, as it will continue to be, a site for different people to meet, learn, and build the future informed by Country.