Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-14 of 14 items

  • Keywords: Norbert Wiener x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Cybernetic Sexology

Iain Morland

in Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money's Diagnostic Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186580
eISBN:
9780226186757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186757.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Authored by Iain Morland, this chapter engages with John Money’s claim to think cybernetically about sex, gender, and sexuality. Using a cybernetic vocabulary, Money claimed to offer a more ... More


The Cybernetician

Tara H. Abraham

in Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035095
eISBN:
9780262335386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035095.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter offers an interpretation of the cybernetics movement that places McCulloch at the centre of the story. By doing so, it illustrates that McCulloch’s cybernetic project can be best ... More


Cybernetics and the New Complexity of Machines

John Johnston

in The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262101264
eISBN:
9780262276351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262101264.003.0002
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter makes a case for the fundamental complexity of cybernetic machines as a new species of automata, existing both “in the metal and in the flesh,” to use Norbert Wiener’s expression, as ... More


Control Information: The Missing Element in Norbert Wiener's Cybernetic Paradigm?

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter proposes the concept of control information relevant to biological evolution. Control information is an attribute of the relationships between things and is defined as the capacity to ... More


Solution or Imitation?

Johannes Lenhard

in Calculated Surprises: A Philosophy of Computer Simulation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190873288
eISBN:
9780190873318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873288.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter distinguishes two fundamental but opposing conceptions of simulation. The first conception conceives simulations as numerical solutions of equations. The second approach does not involve ... More


The Political Economy in Bodily Metaphor and the Anthropologies of Integrated Communication

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

We describe the world of social-political thought in which physiological integration emerged and its influence on theories of communication in anthropology, cybernetics, and philosophy. We examine ... More


A Third Model of Causality: The Emergent, Nonlinear Approach

Peter V. Rabins

in The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164726
eISBN:
9780231535458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164726.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter describes the emergent model of causality, which takes into account phenomena that seem to combine aspects of the categorical model and the probabilistic model. It first considers MIT ... More


From the Military-Industrial to the Military-Entertainment Complex

Patrick Crogan

in Gameplay Mode: War, Simulation, and Technoculture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653348
eISBN:
9781452946146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653348.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses three influential developments in the emergence of the computerized platform for simulational practices. These include Norbert Wiener’s invention in the 1940s of cybernetics on ... More


Cheerful Robots

Christopher Coker

in Warrior Geeks: How 21st Century Technology is Changing the Way We Fight and Think About War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327898
eISBN:
9780199388134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327898.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter emphasises that the most important element in military success is the human ability to network. Humans network, and because they do so we also think that human behaviour can be ... More


The Mechanization of Art

Paul Brown

in The Mechanical Mind in History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083775
eISBN:
9780262256384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.003.0011
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter presents an idiosyncratic account of the development of “the mechanization of art.” It shows that Norbert Wiener’s and W. Ross Ashby’s ideas were quickly appreciated by a number of ... More


The Metrics of Info-Metrics

Amos Golan

in Foundations of Info-Metrics: Modeling, Inference, and Imperfect Information

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199349524
eISBN:
9780199349555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199349524.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In this chapter I present the key ideas and develop the essential quantitative metrics needed for modeling and inference with limited information. I provide the necessary tools to study the ... More


Redesign: Data’s Turbulent Pasts and Future Paths

Colin Koopman

in How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626444
eISBN:
9780226626611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626611.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter develops an argument for what resistance might look like under conditions of infopower. Equally important, it also describes what forms such resistance to infopower are unlikely to take. ... More


The Brain Works by Logic

James A. Anderson

in After Digital: Computation as Done by Brains and Machines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199357789
eISBN:
9780190675264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357789.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Brains and computers were twins separated at birth. In 1943, it was known that action potentials were all or none, approximating TRUE or FALSE. In that year, Walter Pitts and Warren McCulloch wrote a ... More


Reflecting on Reflection

Thierry de Duve

in Aesthetics at Large: Volume 1: Art, Ethics, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226546568
eISBN:
9780226546872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546872.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The book’s last chapter reinterprets Kant’s distinction between a determining and a reflecting judgment in modern, cybernetic terms: a reflecting judgment is a feedback loop of the mind. It further ... More


View: