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Anarchism and Cybernetics: A Missed Opportunity Revisited

Thomas Swann

in Anarchist Cybernetics: Control and Communication in Radical Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529208788
eISBN:
9781529208832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208788.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter Three provides a historical and conceptual overview of both anarchism and cybernetics, focusing on recent developments in anarchist social movement practice and Stafford Beer’s organisational ... More


Santiago Dreaming

Andy Beckett

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/9780262083775.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter tells the story of how in the early 1970s the Allende administration in Chile engaged Stafford Beer (1926–2002) to design and develop a revolutionary electronic communication system in ... More


Anarchist Cybernetics: Control and Communication in Radical Politics

Thomas Swann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529208788
eISBN:
9781529208832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529208788.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Through a focus on control (self-organisation) and communication (alternative social media platforms), Anarchist Cybernetics explores the structures and functions of radically participatory and ... More


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