Biological Computer Laboratory Contract and Conference File, 1946-73 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 11/6/17
Volume: 20.6 cubic feet
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Description: Biological Computer Laboratory (BCL) Contract and Conference File including material on contracts with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (OSR), Aeronautical Systems Division, Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory and Systems Command; Office of Naval Research (ONR); National Science Foundation (NSF) (1961-63); Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1958-70); Army Research Office (1968-69); and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1967-68). The series includes contracts on which director Heinz Von Foerster worked, including those for Air Force Air Material Command (1946-53), OSR (1954-58), Cambridge Research Center (1953-60), Army Air Forces (1946-51) and ONR (1947-55) and consulting projects with Westinghouse (1960-64), Army Research Office (1960-64) and NSF living systems cellular proliferation, mammalian auditory systems, cognition, cybernetics, visual perception, notation of movement, mechanization of cognitive processes and man-machine systems. The series includes material on conferences attended (1950-51, 1953, 1955-71) by Von Foerster concerning cybernetics, bionics, man-machine interaction, electrical engineering, computers, art and design and memory and meetings of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1964-69), American Society for Cybernetics (1967-71), NATO Advisory Board (1965, 1968) and the Annual Review of Electronics (1963-69, 1971); lectures to seminars, classes, clubs, and religious foundations; the Graduate College Centennial Committee; television presentations and visits by contract supervisors.