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Heinz von Foerster and the Biological Computer Laboratory: A Cybernetics Odyssey - What do the study of the computational principles in living organisms, the end of the world, and a counterculture student-produced guide to the university all have in common? These subjects are all documented in the personal papers of electrical engineering professor Heinz von Foerster (1911-2002), whose work and laboratory at the University of Illinois transformed a generation . . . Continue Reading

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Found in the Archives: The Watson Lewis Papers - The University Archives has a new online exhibit featuring the papers of Watson F. Lewis, who signed up to be an international secretary for the YMCA at the end of World War I. The papers were donated by Marjorie L. Lewis, Watson Lewis's daughter, who earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University. These papers . . . Continue Reading