Cybernetic Revolutionaries

Author: Eden Medina
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262525961
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Computers

A historical study of Chile's twin experiments with cybernetics and socialism, and what they tell us about the relationship of technology and politics.

Story of a Death Foretold

Author: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408839898
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: History

On 11 September 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile, Latin America's first democratically elected Marxist president, was deposed in a violent coup d'état. Early that morning the phone lines to Allende's office were cut, army officers loyal to the republic were arrested and shortly afterwards bombs from four British-made Hawker Hunter jets began slamming into the presidential palace. Allende refused to leave his post, making broadcasts to encourage the Chilean people until the last pro-government radio station was silenced. Later that morning he was found dead, with an AK-47 that had been a gift from Fidel Castro by his side. The coup had been planned for months, even years before it actually happened. In fact, from the moment Allende's electoral victory in 1970 became a possibility, business leaders in Chile, extreme right-wing groups, high-ranking officers in the Chilean military and the US administration and the CIA worked together to secure a prompt and dramatic end to his progressive social programme. Why Allende seemed such a threat in the political and economic context of the time and how the coup was engineered is the story Oscar Guardiola-Rivera tells, drawing on a wide range of sources, including phone transcripts and documents released as recently as 2008. It is a radical retelling of a moment in history that even at the height of Cold War paranoia – a time when Henry Kissinger described Chile as 'a dagger pointed at the heart of Antarctica' –shocked the world and which continues to resonate today. As the uprisings of the Arab Spring and the global protests at austerity measures introduced since the crash of 2008 show, the world is struggling to deal with the economic and political dilemmas Allende faced at the time.

Exploring Cybernetics

Author: Sabina Jeschke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658117559
Release Date: 2015-12-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Die Beiträge des Sammelbandes befassen sich mit zentralen Themen der Kybernetik: Was ist Kybernetik überhaupt? Wie können wir sie nutzen und wo können wir sie einsetzen? Die Autoren zeigen, dass unser Digitalzeitalter von umfassenden technologischen Neuerungen, komplexer Vernetzung und schnellen Innovationszyklen gekennzeichnet ist, die sich klassischen Beschreibungsmodellen und traditionellen Regelungsmechanismen entziehen. Immer vielfältiger interagierende Strukturen erfordern neue Methoden, um diese Komplexität zu beschreiben und zu gestalten. Hochkarätige WissenschaftlerInnen verschiedenster Fachgebiete erläutern die Kybernetik aus Sicht ihrer jeweiligen Disziplin.

Design Issues

ISBN: MINN:31951P011862070
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Architectural design


Author: Silvia Götschi
Publisher: Emons Verlag
ISBN: 9783960413639
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Fiction

Valérie Lehmann ermittelt in der katholischen Hochburg. Als man sterbliche Überreste einer Frau im Sihlsee findet, steht die Zeit in Einsiedeln still. Wer war die Frau, und wie ist sie gestorben? Eine Identifizierung ist nicht möglich, doch die Ermittler finden Hinweise, die ins Kloster Einsiedeln führen. Dann geschieht ein zweiter Mord. Für Oberleutnant Valérie Lehmann beginnt eine rastlose Suche nach dem Täter, denn auch ein Mitglied des Benediktinerordens schwebt in Gefahr. Silvia Götschi, geboren 1958 in Stans, lebte und arbeitete viele Jahre im Kanton Schwyz. Von Jugend an widmet sie sich dem literarischen Schaffen und der Psychologie. Seit 1998 ist sie freischaffende Schriftstellerin und Mitarbeiterin in einer Werbeagentur. Sie hat drei Söhne und zwei Töchter und lebt mit ihrem Mann in der Nähe von Luzern.

Rote Zukunft

Author: Francis Spufford
ISBN: 3499257513
Release Date: 2012


Author: Tom Mögele
ISBN: 3956280091
Release Date: 2017-05-01

Evocative Objects

Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262291649
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Social Science

For Sherry Turkle, "We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with." In Evocative Objects, Turkle collects writings by scientists, humanists, artists, and designers that trace the power of everyday things. These essays reveal objects as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory, sustain relationships, and provoke new ideas.These days, scholars show new interest in the importance of the concrete. This volume's special contribution is its focus on everyday riches: the simplest of objects -- an apple, a datebook, a laptop computer--are shown to bring philosophy down to earth. The poet contends, "No ideas but in things." The notion of evocative objects goes further: objects carry both ideas and passions. In our relations to things, thought and feeling are inseparable.Whether it's a student's beloved 1964 Ford Falcon (left behind for a station wagon and motherhood), or a cello that inspires a meditation on fatherhood, the intimate objects in this collection are used to reflect on larger themes -- the role of objects in design and play, discipline and desire, history and exchange, mourning and memory, transition and passage, meditation and new vision.In the interest of enriching these connections, Turkle pairs each autobiographical essay with a text from philosophy, history, literature, or theory, creating juxtapositions at once playful and profound. So we have Howard Gardner's keyboards and Lev Vygotsky's hobbyhorses; William Mitchell's Melbourne train and Roland Barthes' pleasures of text; Joseph Cevetello's glucometer and Donna Haraway's cyborgs. Each essay is framed by images that are themselves evocative. Essays by Turkle begin and end the collection, inviting us to look more closely at the everyday objects of our lives, the familiar objects that drive our routines, hold our affections, and open out our world in unexpected ways.


ISBN: UOM:39015088086262
Release Date: 2012