Synergetics Collaborative (SNEC) presents its

Third Annual Summer Workshop in Oswego, NY, 23-24 July 2005

Summer Workshop on Structure

Saturday 23 July 2005, 8AM - 10PM
Sunday 24 July 2005, 8AM - 6PM
Registration Form (Please register early so we can order sufficient supplies for all of the workshops).
Contact John Belt to make housing arrangements. Available housing is limited, and first come, first served. Reservations must be made by June 27th!!!
SUNY Oswego
Department of Technology, Design Studio
Wilber Hall, Design Studio, Room 350
Oswego, NY
Travel Directions
Workshop Fee
$90 general ($60 for students).
Publicity Poster
Workshop on Structure, Oswego 2005
Exhibit Space
Exhibit space will be available for showing artifacts. Space must be reserved by July 1. To make arrangements for space, send a request with the dimensions of your piece(s) to John Belt <>. Please bring a card with a brief description of your work for display in the exhibit area.
Representative Workshop Topics
Presentations should relate to the concept of structure in some way. We interpret the concept of structure in its broadest terms ("A structure is a self-stabilizing energy-event complex." Synergetics, 600.02). Representative topics include architecture, model-building, atomic, molecular, and biological structures, theories of structure, mathematical structures, educational, business, social and political structures, etc. Of course, some relationship to Synergetics ought to be included.
Presentation Outline
Due 1 June 2005
Include an updated "statement of interest" (including a "final" estimate of costs for materials) as well as a detailed outline of topics to be covered. Submit Workshop Outline to

Workshop Schedule

Fri 7 PM - 10 PM
Friday Evening Reception ($10; pre-register to get directions)

Sat 8 AM - 9 AM
Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sat 9 AM - 9:30 AMWelcome, Introductory Remarks
CJ Fearnley, John Belt, Joe Clinton
Sat 9:30 AM - 12:30 PMBuilding Expandable Polyhedra with bamboo chopsticks and small rubberbands
Patrick Doyle
Sat 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch (Included in Registration Fees)
Sat 1:30 PM - 3:30 PMHierarchy of Polyvertexia (Polyhedra)
Marvin Solit
Sat 3:30 PM - 6 PMApplied Synergetics and Sacred Geometry
Warren Scott Fentress
Sat 6 PM - 7 PMDinner
Sat 7 PM - 9 PMSocial Science Synergetics: Is there such a thing?
Medard Gabel
Sat 9 PM - 10 PM
Birds of a Feather: Breakout into Informal Sessions

Sun 8 AM - 9 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sun 9 AM - 11:30 AMThe Unification of Structure- How to mass produce the five simplest shapes in Nature.
Tom Miller
Sun 11:30 AM - 12 PMThe Structure and Distribution of the Prime Numbers
Roger Tobie
Sun 12 PM - 12:30 PMAn Update on My Synergetics Explorations
Dick Fischbeck
Sun 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch (Included in Registration Fees)
Sun 1:30 PM - 4:30 PMIntroduction and Recent Developments in Field Structure Theory
Don Briddell
Sun 4:30 PM - 6:00 PMmodeling tools and systems science
Curt McNamara

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