ISSS: Invitation to help plan an extraordinary event for July 2006
- Hello-- Something that the "mytho-poets" might be especially interested in:
a project I am working on for Summer 2006. Already, several musicians,
poets, a documentarian and researchers utilizing arts-informed inquiry in a
variety of disciplines have joined the planning committee. It has become
both extraordinary and exciting. Feel free to post this message and to pass
Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D.
Program Committee Chair, ISSS, 2005
Organizing SIG Chair, 2006
International Society for the Systems Sciences
You are getting this invitation because your name was either given to me by
a colleague as being interested in the use of arts in research or because we
have spoken on this subject.
Next summer at the Sonoma 2006: The 50th Annual Meeting of the International
Society for the Systems Sciences Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park,
California, USA July 9th - 14th 2006 a special session on arts-informed
inquiry is being proposed by the planning committee. This note is a special
invitation for participation in the planning of that event. There will be
time for discussion, presentations of artistic, musical, literary,
performance and scholarly works as well as a show arranged for artists
working in sculpture, painting and other visual media. We have a little over
a year to create this special event together.
For those of you using the tools of art in scholarly research already (or,
conversely, the tools of research in art), this will be a very exciting
opening of some doors and a meeting of minds, indeed! (If you would like an
interesting link to some researchers engaged in arts-informed research go
to: http://home.oise.utoronto.ca/~aresearch/Publications.htm or
If you would like to help(or if you know someone who would)in the
planning an preparation of this exciting project, please contact Lezlie
Kinyon, Ph.D.,(isss06lezlie@...) or Bela A Banathy, Ph.D.
(babanathy@...) for further information. This project is truly in
the beginning of the planning stages, and your participation will be eagerly
Lezlie Kinyon Ph.D.
Bela A. Banathy, Ph.D.
Organizing SIG Chairs, 2006
Information about he International Society for the
Systems Sciences can be found at http://www.isss.org
including information for the 2005 conference in July 2005, Cancun MX.
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calls them to his office, and explains that each will be granted a last
request. The first one confesses that he has led a sinful life, and would
like to see a priest. The governor says he thinks he can arrange that. And
the second man? The second man explains that he is a professor of
cybernetics. His last request is to deliver a final and definitive answer to
the question: what is cybernetics? The governor accedes to this request
also. And the third man? Well, he is a doctoral student of the professor --
his request is to be executed second."Joke Related by Stafford Beer