Liverpool's centre for the contemporary arts

Book Tickets

Tickets & Information

0151 702 5324 | info@thebluecoat.org.uk

Stay up to date

Introduction to Systems Theory & Cybernetics

Dennis McNulty 'Homo Gestalt' Image by Robert Battersby

 

Dr. Francis Halsall, an academic, art writer and course director of Art in the Contemporary World at National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin leads a beginners guide to systems theory and cybernetics.

Systems theory argues that no matter how complex or diverse the world, we can always identify underlying types of organising principles or 'systems'. Applying equally to the organic and machine, the physical and the virtual, systems theory most often focuses on complex self-regulating systems that we might term 'cybernetic'. 

Halsall will explore the cultural and social effects of these systems of information, control and feedback which form part of the research for Dennis McNulty's new Biennial commission Homo Gestaltitself a work of multiple interconnecting and intercommunicating parts - an installation at Bluecoat, a time limited promenade performance and an iPhone app

For more information view Francis Halsall's research profile online, or visit his blog

 

Image: Dennis McNulty Home Gestalt 2016. Photo by Robert Battersby 

About the Bluecoat

Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, the oldest in the UK. Our landmark building, located in the ...

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sun 11.00am - 6.00pm

Tickets & Information

0151 702 5324 | info@thebluecoat.org.uk

Tweets from @theBluecoat

Feedback

Please use this form to tell us about your experience of our website.

There was an error with your details, please try entering them again.

Stay up to date

Subscribe to the Bluecoat free mailing list and we'll send you all the details of our new events

Log In

There was an error with your details, please try entering them again.