Category: Archive

Science meets art – a convergence, imagination and new perspectives on a history and its future

The artist duo MUELLER-DIVJAK are currently hosting an exhibition entitled “77.000 GENERATIONS – Berta says: We need to find a new conception of man“. For this event and for a new generation of systems science communication, BCSSS board member Jeanette

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Artists MUELLER-DIVJAK invite to their new exhibition: “77,000 Generations – Berta says: We need a new conception of man”

With their new exhibition, MUELLER-DIVJAK (BCSSS board member Jeanette Müller and BCSSS member Paul Divjak) thematize the role that our species can play in shaping their own destiny. The display includes environmental interventions, sculptures, soundscapes, collages and watercolor paintings, texts,

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A great and generous mind passes on: Charles François and his legacy

In the beginning of August, sad news reached us about the passing of Charles François, a long term colleague and friend to the BCSSS. He passed away on July 31st in a hospital in Buenos Aires in the loving prescence

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Heinz von Foerster Society president Albert Müller passes on the legacy of the systems sciences

Albert Müller, a dear Austrian colleague, co-founder and president of the Heinz von Foerster Society in Vienna, passed away unexpectly on August 6 after a short illness. Throughout his life, he was dedicated to the safekeeping and to passing on

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Alexander Laszlo and Charles François on the BCSSS-Stewardship of the International Encyclopaedia of Systems and Cybernetics

BCSSS President Alexander Laszlo meets Charles François. In December 2018 the President of the BCSSS, Alexander Laszlo, visited Charles François and his wife in their residence in Buenos Aires, together with the Coordinator of the Group for the Study of

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From Heritage to Present Future – Expansion of the Bertalanffy Archive

Recently the BCSSS managed to physically bring together all three partial estates of Ludwig van Bertalanffy and expanded the Archive at the BCSSS. Two parts of the archive were kept at the Department for Theoretical Biology at the University of

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Estate of Ludwig von Bertalanffy transfer completed

Thanks to Michel Saint-Germain another 12 boxes made their way from Gisèle Bertalanffy’s home in Lindsay, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Vienna, Austria. Our archivist will find among others letters, diaries of Maria von Bertalanffy, slides and 8 mm shoots made by Ludwig

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Death mask donated

At the symposium “Systems thinking: what’s it for?”, organised by the Center on the occasion of Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s 110th anniversary of his birthday with international experts on 10 November 2011 in Vienna, the death mask of Ludwig von Bertalanffy

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