In the 1960s and 70s there was some small excitement among certain anarchists around the connections between anarchism and cybernetic theories of organisation. Cybernetics, originating in the work of Norbert Wiener but most interestingly developed by a series of British cyberneticians including Ross Ashby, Grey Walter, Gordon Pask and, perhaps most interestingly from an organisational perspective, Stafford Beer. 363 more words
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Jencks, C., Silver, N., 2013. Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation, expanded and updated ed edition. ed. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Adhocism explores the practical and conceptual possibilities of improvisation in various social, political, economic, and professional contexts. 1,038 more words
We’re well used now to drones being used to attack terrorist targets in the Middle East. Call of Duty players will also be familiar with using drones to take out enemies. 845 more words
In their article: Strategy as Order Emerging from Chaos: A Public Sector Experience, Elizabeth McMillan and Ysanne Carlise (2007) offer a practical 8-step guidance on how complexity based ideas can be used in organizational development. 805 more words
Interesting piece. Nice to see coevolution at the edge of chaos being studied.
Shame that the first generation of pioneers like Per Bak (self organised criticality) and Kauffman, Langton and the Santa Fe posse (too many references to list) have been sidelined. 16 more words