Ricardo B. Uribe Papers, 1948-1997 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 11/6/40
Volume: 2.6 cubic feet
Predominant Dates: 1957-1975
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Description: Papers of Ricardo B. Uribe (1935-2019), lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1974-2004) and founder of ECE's Advanced Digital Projects Laboratory, including publications, manuscripts, periodicals, laboratory reports, newsletters, course materials and conference materials related to cybernetic research; autopoiesis; heuristics; interdisciplinary connections in philosophy, life sciences, mathematics, communication, and computer science; research conducted in the Biological Computer Laboratory (1958-1975); research reprinted by the Biological Computer Laboratory (1957-1975); and the American Society for Cybernetics (1970-1995). The series also includes audio recordings of Heinz von Foerster's "Stanford Lectures" a VHS tape of discussions and demonstrations of science technology (High Tech Heroes, 1990), and W. Ross Ashby's elementary NTM (Non-Trivial Machine)--an aluminum box with two switches and two lights that, through the observer's inability to determine its inner workings, demonstrates the complexity of intelligence.
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