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Heinz von Foerster 100
Organizing Institutions:
Heinz von Foerster Gesellschaft / Wien
ASC – American Society for Cybernetics
WISDOM – Wiener Institut für
  sozialwissenschaftliche Dokumentation und Methodik

Institut für Zeitgeschichte | Universität Wien
AINS – Austrian Institute for Nonlinear Studies
Jack Lochhead

The No-Crisis Crisis in Radical Constructivism

For an intellectual discipline to remain interesting, active and current it must continually confront unsolved problems. Physics struggles to find the Higgs particle, Biology seeks to harness DNA while Chemistry applies nano-technology to the construction of new compounds. Furthermore these fields also face numerous other unsolved problems that constantly challenge their best minds.

Radical Constructivism currently has good answers for most of the questions it has chosen to confront. While this is satisfying, it is also dangerous. Without unsolved problems RC may become stale and uninteresting. In this talk I will suggest possible areas where Radical Constructivists may be able to construct the crises necessary for our survival.