Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende'S Chile [Audiobook] download free by Eden Medina

Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende'S Chile Audiobook download free by Eden Medina
  • Listen audiobook: Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende'S Chile
  • Author: Eden Medina
  • Release date: 2014/7/10
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Computing
  • ISBN: 9780262525961
  • Rating: 9.69 of 10
  • Votes: 288
  • Review by: Luella Adcock
  • Review rating: 9.63 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/11
  • Duration: 4H16M4S in 256 kbps (68.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-14
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, MPEG-4 ALS, MPEG4, FLAC, WMA, WAV (compression BZ2, GZ, LZO, ZIP, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 342
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 31M15S (8.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: A historical study of Chile's twin experiments with cybernetics and socialism, and what they tell us about the relationship of technology and politics.In Cybernetic Revolutionaries, Eden Medina tells the history of two intersecting utopian visions, one political and one technological. The first was Chile's experiment with peaceful socialist change under Salvador Allende; the second was the simultaneous attempt to build a computer system that would manage Chile's economy. Neither vision was fully realized-Allende's government ended with a violent military coup; the system, known as Project Cybersyn, was never completely implemented-but they hold lessons for today about the relationship between technology and politics.Drawing on extensive archival material and interviews, Medina examines the cybernetic system envisioned by the Chilean government-which was to feature holistic system design, decentralized management, human-computer interaction, a national telex network, near real-time control of the growing industrial sector, and modeling the behavior of dynamic systems. She also describes, and documents with photographs, the network's Star Trek-like operations room, which featured swivel chairs with armrest control panels, a wall of screens displaying data, and flashing red lights to indicate economic emergencies.Studying project Cybersyn today helps us understand not only the technological ambitions of a government in the midst of political change but also the limitations of the Chilean revolution. This history further shows how human attempts to combine the political and the technological with the goal of creating a more just society can open new technological, intellectual, and political possibilities. Technologies, Medina writes, are historical texts; when we read them we are reading history.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Computing: General, Cybernetics & Systems Theory, Political Science & Theory
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 27.31 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x229x14mm
  • Weight: 526g
  • Printed by: MIT Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States

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