Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Julian Bigelow
Death: February 21, 2003 (Age: 90)
Computer related contributions
- Pioneering American computer engineer known for designing one of the first computers, the IAS which was assembled beginning in June 1946.
- Co-authored one of the founding papers on cybernetics and modern teleology, titled "Behavior, Purpose, and Teleology." This paper mulled over the way mechanical, biological, and electronic systems could communicate and interact. This paper instigated the formation of the Teleological Society and later the Macy conferences. Bigelow was an active member of both organizations.