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Open peer commentary on the article ““Black Box” Theatre: Second-Order Cybernetics and Naturalism in Rehearsal and Performance” by Tom Scholte. Upshot: What von Foerster accomplished in raising the specter of second-order cybernetics now requires experimental design and the heavy lifting of theory to complete his quest for new ways of thinking. Scholte’s “black box theatre” points to research into non-trivial systems as a formal means of grasping living systems.
Christy Jr. L. F. (2016) Opening the black box of minds: Theatre as a laboratory of system unknowns. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 616–618. http://constructivist.info/11/3/616
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