A Day in the Life of BCL
Photos by Ken Wilson
Ken Wilson has provided these glimpses into BCL, probably taken in spring
1974 on the day when printed copies or proofs of Cybernetics of Cybernetics were
delivered to the lab. In the second photo from top, two students are clearly
holding copies of the book. Click on an image for high resolution
Heinz and student Steve Sloan. Learn more about (scroll
down) and from Steve
Foreground: Jeff Glassman (left, blue shirt) and
Debbie Langerman (right, dress). Background, left to right: Steve
Sloan (tan shirt), Jim Rebitzer (white shirt), and Bob Rebitzer (pony
tail). Man at far left
(beard, glasses, hat) unknown. Glassman and J. Rebitzer hold copies
of Cybernetics of Cybernetics. Learn more about Glassman (scroll
down) and J.
Jim Rebitzer and Heinz. The sign posted on the window
(legible at high res) reads: "Please
leave the blind up so that the green growing things can get the morning
[drawing of sunshine]." On the phone is Adena Kershner.
Left to right: Ken Wilson, Umberto
Maturana, Heinz. This particular
photo was obviously not taken by Ken! More about Maturana here and here.
Adena Kershner and Heinz. Note the "Doomsday" chart
posted on the door, above the Pogo cartoon that referenced von Foerster's famous Doomsday
Steve Sloan, Adena Kershner, and Heinz. "Doomsday
2026" posted on the door. Back
of head in foreground is Barbara Ford.