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“One day, it's going to now not be arbitrary to reframe 20th century inspiration and its clever machines as a quest for the optimistic definition of errors, abnormality, trauma, and catastrophe—a set of techniques that must be understood
 of their cognitive, technological and political composition. it can be staggering for a few to determine that Foucault’s background of biopower and applied sciences of the self percentage universal roots with cybernetics and its early blunders pleasant common machines. Or to profit that the wanting machines, which “continually holiday down as they run, and actually run in simple terms once they will not be functioning properly” (Deleuze and Guattari), have been in truth echoing learn on struggle traumas and mind plasticity from the 1st international battle. around the background of computation (from early cybernetics to man made intelligence and present algorithmic capitalism) either mainstream expertise and significant responses to it have shared a typical trust within the determinism and positivism of the instrumental or technological rationality, to take advantage of the formulations of the Frankfurt university. Conversely, the purpose of this anthology is to rediscover the function of mistakes, trauma and disaster within the layout of clever machines and the speculation of augmented cognition. those are well timed and pressing concerns: the media hype of singularity happening for synthetic intelligence seems to be simply to fodder a pedestrian catastrophism with out offering a simple epistemic version to border such an “intelligence explosion”.”

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Indeed, Beer originally viewed cybernetics as a hylomorphic critique of the matter of “business organization,” a faith in the agency of (organizational) matter whose adaptive, auto-poetic potential needed to be unlocked. Much like a biological system, for Beer, the organization was made of matter that was alive with possibility, animated by internal drives, regulated by environmental constraints. In an attempt to mirror a certain conception of the firm, the diagram of the viable system model (VSM) broke down its structure into a series of linked parts hierarchically nested within each other.

Abstract and avant-garde art, he would later hint, are “a Niagara of increasing entropy” (Wiener 1988, 134). 3 As Galison 1994 notes, Wiener’s novel usage of the term information emerges in November 1940 in a letter to MIT’s Samuel H. Caldwell. 29 30 Alleys of Your Mind “Entropy,” which would become a key concept for cybernetics, was first applied to biology by the physicist Erwin Schrödinger. While attempting to unify the disciplinary fields of biology and physics, Schrödinger felt confronted with a paradox.

Unsurprisingly, the abstractions performed by science have materially concrete effects. The notion of a chaotic, deteriorating universe, in which small enclaves of orderly life are increasingly under siege, 4 echoed the fears of communist contagion and the urge to halt the Red Tide. The calculation of nuclear missile trajectories, the Distance Early Warning Line, and the development of deterrence theory, together with operations research and game theory, were all devoted to predicting the coming crisis.

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