Cybernetics in Late Soviet Culture: • Kultur • Osteuropa-Institut, Freie Universitat Berlin, 17 June 2019

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Workshop: Cybernetics in Late Soviet Culture

News vom 10.04.2019

The discourse on cybernetics is one of the most inspiring and thought-provoking intellectual currents in post-war science. As a truly interdisciplinary approach linking physics, psychology, computer science, sociology, philosophy and many disciplines more, its influence is topical in current epistemological understandings of “systemic” thinking. Although the history of cybernetics has been studied for the Western and Latin American context, cybernetics in the East European context has been brought to our fore only to some extent. Our workshop on June 17th aims to address cybernetics from an interdisciplinary point of view, linking historical and philosophical approaches with insights from literary and cultural studies. It is centered on the period from the early 1950s to the late 1970s and wants to draw attention to the peculiarities of Soviet and Socialist cybernetic thinking.

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