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Cybernetics is the study of communication and control in machines and living systems. 

First-order cybernetics (Norbert Wiener) centred around deviation-limiting feedback control theory and examples. For current work See the IEEE journal: Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. (parts A, B &C) <>.

Second order cybernetics (Heinz Von Foerster) <> is about complex emergent observing and self-observing learning guidance and control systems. see the Journals: Cybernetics and Human knowing <>, and Systems Research and Behavioral Science <>. For material on educational cybernetics per-se try the website