19831988 Back to the Time Line
M.S. in Cybernetic Systems, San Jose State University. Thesis title: Women´ s Voices; Women´ s Forms. June, 1985.
Faunal and Ecological Analyst and Archaeologist, Basin Research Associates, Hayward, CA. 1982-1984
Adjunct Professor and Graduate Director, Cybernetic Systems Program, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.1983-1988
Reviewer in Cybernetics and Systems, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1988.
- Courses taught:
- Introduction to Cybernetics (graduate and undergraduate level)
- Management Cybernetics
- Futures and Forecasting
- Research Methods
- Project Management
- Capstone Project
- Social Cybernetics
- Cybernetic Theory
- Science, Society, and Technology
- System Dynamics
- Introduction to Personal Computing
Personnel, evaluation, interview and training design for Treasury Services Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, 1986 - 1987.
Consultant on Futures and Planning, The Glass Menagerie, Petaluma, CA. 1983 - 1985.
- Client reported that the self-paced, self guided, modulized training system, based on cybernetic principles, produced the best cohort of new staff in the history of the firm.
Education: Conversational Interface, paper selected for publication in a competition, in Support, Society and Culture: Mutual Uses of Cybernetics and Science, Department for Andragology, OOC Program, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland, 1989.
Book Review of On Knots by Louis H. Kauffman for The Dynamics Newsletter, Santa Cruz, CA, 1988.
The Dynamics of Cultural Evolution, paper and presentation, Proceedings of the Society for General Systems Research, May, 1986.
A Musing on Sign Space, invited paper, Proceedings of the Sign Space Conference, June, 1985.
Panelist, American Society for Cybernetics, Special Meeting, Victoria, BC, Canada, June, 1988.
Education and Cybernetics, presentation, Special Meeting of the American Society for Cybernetics, St. Gallen, Switzerland, March, 1987.
If You´ re So Smart Why Ain´ t You... , presentation, American Society for Cybernetics, December, 1987.
Invited participant to the Gordon Science Conference in Cybernetics, Wolfboro, NH, June, 1986.
Cybernetics as Guerrilla Feminism, invited plenary presentation, American Society for Cybernetics, Virginia Beach, VA, February, 1986.
Control and Conversation in Asymmetric Relationships, presentation, American Society for Cybernetic, Virginia Beach, VA, February, 1986.
Poetry Workshop and Conversation Theory, presentation, Society for General Systems Research, Los Angeles, CA, June, 1985.
Morriss Dancing and General Systems Theory, presentation, Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, San Luis Obispo, CA, March, 1985.
Norman O. Gunderson Award, Cybernetic Systems Program, San Jose State University, May, 1986.
Honorary member, Women of the Wind Motorcycle Club, Hayward, CA, for poetry. July, 1986.
- This award, in honor of the founder of the program, has been given to approximately 10 individuals, mainly administrators and faculty, over the history of the program. It was awarded to me and two colleagues in recognition of our services to the program when, due to illnesses and sabbaticals, there were no permanent faculty active in the program.