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News: Living Control Systems III : the fact of control by William T. Powers was published November, 2008 (street date January 2009) by Benchmark Publications Inc., Bloomfield, NJ, USA. LCS III was exhibited at BOOK EXPO 2009 at the Jacob Javits Center, New York City in the New Titles Showcase.

This book is printed in full color with generous illustrations and includes a companion CD of 13 models and simulations of Perceptual Control Theory. 200 + pages +CD, $65.00 from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

The CD is available only with the book; the menu of 13 open source programs can also be downloaded free from a special site provided by the author. Experience perceptual control for yourself! The customizable interactive models run on Windows, and on MACs with Windows-friendly applications such as Bootcamp.

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B:CP in Mandarin!

From English to Mandarin: A group of Chinese scholars discovered Powers' work on the internet, and presented a paper at the International Control Systems Group meeting in Los Angeles, 2004: Perceptual Control Theory, Philosophy, and China (Adobe.PDF) or (HTML). Subsequently, this group translated Behavior: the Control of Perception, the seminal work on control theory. The Chinese edition of B:CP was published by Guangdong Higher Learning Education Press, 2005, Guangzhou, China. Available in the US from Benchmark Publications Inc.

The 2006 Annual Meeting of the Control Systems Group took place July 17 to 20, 2006 in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China. The three days of meetings were hosted by:
• The Control Systems Group
• South China Normal University
• The Chinese Research Council of Complexity and
Philosophy of Systems Science

 

Meet the author. For more information or to schedule an interview with Bill Powers or another key researcher, please use e-mail or call Benchmark at 973-337-6073.

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