First Honorary Doctorate at the School of Cybernetics: Jasia Reichardt

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Written by: ANU School of Cybernetics
24 Apr 2024

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ANU Chancellor Julie Bishop with Honorary Doctorate of Letters Jasia Reichardt and High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom Stephen Smith at the conferral ceremony at Australia House London on Tuesday 23 April 2024, Photo Credit: Andrew Meares/ANU.
ANU Chancellor Julie Bishop with Honorary Doctorate of Letters Jasia Reichardt and High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom Stephen Smith at the conferral ceremony at Australia House London on Tuesday 23 April 2024, Photo Credit: Andrew Meares/ANU.

Jasia Reichardt is an extraordinary contributor to the world of art, technology, science, design, and, of course, cybernetics.  

Just a few days ago, in April 2024, Jasia Reichardt was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters, in recognition for her exceptional and international contribution to the field of Cybernetics. 

ANU Chancellor Julie Bishop and Deputy Director of the ANU School of Cybernetics Andrew Meares hosted her confirmation ceremony at Australia House, London.

The atmosphere in the room was buzzing with joy and celebration of formal acknowledgement of the incredible work Jasia has contributed to communities across the globe.

Jasia’s note of thanks:

“I am very grateful to be even considered for the honour I have just received from the Australian National University at the School of Cybernetics.

I certainly did not expect it. But, of course, I like it very much. Thank you!

But what I am particularly happy about is that it was offered to me by the School of Cybernetics in Canberra, an organisation to which I feel a very warm affection.”

Jasia is a tireless advocate and distributor of knowledge and passion. Across decades she has been an editor, lecturer, tutor, director, organiser, president, participator, committee member, conference goer, art jury member, fellow and more.

We are proud to share and celebrate this acknowledgment of Jasia’s work in the field of Cybernetics and beyond.

Congratulations Dr Jasia Reichardt!

You can read more about Dr Jasia Reichardt through her people page and see a selected timeline of her work here.

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