Second Edition of Anticipatory Systems now in print!

One of Robert Rosen’s most important books, Anticipatory Systems: Philosophical, Mathematical and Methodological Foundations, has been out-of-print and unavailable for many years. Through the efforts of his daughter, Judith Rosen, Anticipatory Systems is now in print as a second edition from Springer. From the publisher’s book page: Robert Rosen was … Continue reading

Anticipatory Systems-themed special issue of foresight journal

The journal foresight, an international bi-monthly journal concerned with the study of the future, has published a special issue [1] on Rosennean anticipatory systems. This issue is the result of a 2008 FuMee (“Future Meetings”): Understanding Anticipatory Systems [2].   References: [1] Miller, R. (ed.), Poli, R. (ed.). 2010. Special … Continue reading

Biological Function and Anticipatory Systems

From ScienceNOW Daily News, this story, entitled “Pavlov’s Bacteria?”[1]: Researchers already know that microbes can mount simple responses to changes in their environment, such as acidity fluctuations, by altering their internal workings. If the changes are regular enough, bacteria can respond ahead of time. But systems biologist Saeed Tavazoie of … Continue reading

Rosen-related papers in Feb-2008 Biosystems

The latest issue (Feb ’08, 91(2)) of the journal Biosystems contains at least a couple of articles relevant to Rosennean Complexity. The theme of the issue is “Modelling Autonomy”. Two abstracts in particular caught my eye: Autonomy and hypersets Anthony Chemero and Michael T. Turvey This paper has two primary … Continue reading

Conference: Understanding Anticipatory Systems

Word of this conference was recently posted on the ROSEN forum: Mitteleuropa Foundation   Understanding Anticipatory Systems Rovereto, April, 10-12 2008 Futures studies (FS) is a broad field that employs a wide variety of techniques, ranging from forecasting to simulation, from planning to trend extrapolation to scenarios. FS is also characterised by many … Continue reading