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We acknowledge and honor Dr. Theresa M. Ranne (1941-2012) for her vision, scholarship and uncompromising commitment to excellence in the education and 'practical preparation' of the nurses fortunate to have learned their profession under Dr. Ranne's 20-plus year stewardship of the SUNY / Erie Community College [three campus] nursing program. A nursing program 'second to none', which Terry and her dedicated team of nursing educators, practicing professionals and support staff were responsible for developing, expanding and sustaining.

  We especially acknowledge Terry for her belief in and commitment to the development the


  an innovative state-of-the-art 'Creative Interdisciplinary Learning and Writing Environment'.
Donald Knight Beman, Ph.D.
WordShop Publications   Physics of Writing, Inc.


​​​​Synergy of Science, Literature, Engineering and Art®

CYBORG MATRIX® WordShop is based on the synergetic dynamic of science, literature, engineering and art. Synergy, or synergism from the Greek sunergos meaning working together, is the interaction of

multiple agents ['dynamic systems'] so their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects. This theory may be traced back ≈2,400 years to Aristotle's Metaphysics.

The '
MATRIX' involves an intensive and extensive interdisciplinary reading and writing challenge that draws on literature and film for its metaphorical and philosophical learning dynamic. For example: [1] Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus (novel and film); [2Metropolis (novel and film); [3] Star Trek - First Contact (film); [4] the android DATA, the BORG​ and the BORG QUEEN in Star-Trek-First Contact, to illustrate the potential benefits and consequences associated with the science, technology and application of 'cybernetics'; and

 [5] the art of film-making, to demonstrate the interdisciplinary collaboration between science, literature, engineering and art to 'create' a feature-length film.​​

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