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The ACE Simulator and the Cybernetic Model

Michael Woodger

in Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565932
eISBN:
9780191714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the ACE simulator and the Cybernetic Model. The ACE simulator was a demonstration machine built as an aid to the visualization of binary operations. Designed by D. W. Davies ... More


Getting Our Act Together: Toward a General Model of Self-Control

Eran Magen and James J. Gross

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

Research on self-control has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past few decades, as researchers from a variety of disciplines have tested different self-control techniques in different domains of ... More


Organizational Dynamics

Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry

in Mobbing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195380019
eISBN:
9780199932764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter is the first of three addressing how mobbing develops and its causes. In this chapter, four different theoretical models arising from multiple disciplines are analyzed for their ... More


Conclusion: the Neocybernetic Posthuman

Bruce Clarke

in Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Posthumanism recognizes the human as one among numberless other situations of complexity. Human technologies have produced a hypercomplex environment for which humanist distinctions between the ... More


Lighting out for the Territory: Hypertext, Ideology, and Huckleberry Finn

Patrick W. Conner

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that any critical use of the term ‘hypertext’ must take into account how the object so termed may be modelled in the cybernetic context because at least in the case of hypertext, ... More


Coda: Is It Morphin Time?

David Greetham

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The question for a ‘coda’ to a collection the electronic text is whether one might be close to achieving that new norm, whether the brave new world of biomorphs and cybernetics has begun to change ... More


Cybernetics, or The Digitization of the Social

Seb Franklin

in Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029537
eISBN:
9780262331135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029537.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the interdisciplinary field of cybernetics as an emblematic site for the movement of digital principles from specific, technical applications to imprecisely deployed metaphors. ... More


How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

Benjamin Peters

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034180
eISBN:
9780262334198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034180.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This is the tragic story—presented for the first time in English in book form—of pioneering attempts to build nationwide networks for a range of civilian purposes in the Soviet Union between 1959 and ... More


The Organism as a Semiotic and Cybernetic System

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Here, the concept of sign is introduced as well as those of teleonomic and teleologic mechanisms. The crucial notions of information control and functional equivalence classes are worked out. ... More


Approximate Life: The Cybernetic Adventures of Monsieur Wzz…

Jonathan P. Eburne

in Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381434
eISBN:
9781781382387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381434.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Acknowledging its comic genealogy and resonances of SF, this chapter explores the Surrealist roman-photo as a meditation on the ‘tribulations’ depicted in the six extant photographs that comprise the ... More


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