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Cybernetic revolutionaries : technology and politics in Allende's Chile

Author: Eden Medina
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A historical study of Chile's twin experiments with cybernetics and socialism, and what they tell us about the relationship of technology and politics.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Medina, Eden, 1976-
Cybernetic revolutionaries.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eden Medina
ISBN: 9780262016490 0262016494 9780262525961 0262525968
OCLC Number: 713834502
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention "Young Investigator", 2014 Recent History and Memory Book Prize, awarded by the Recent History and Memory Section of the Latin American Studies Association 2014
Winner of Honorable Mention "Young Investigator", 2014 Recent History and Memory Book Prize, awarded by the Recent History and Memory Section of the Latin American Studies Association 2014
Winner of Winner of the 2012 Edelstein Prize, given by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) 2014
Winner of Awarded the 2012 Computer History Museum Prize 2014
Description: xiv, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Technological and political visions --
Cybernetics and socialism --
cybernetics in the battle for production --
Designing a network --
Constructing the liberty machine --
The October strike --
Cybersyn goes public --
Conclusion : technology, politics, history.
Responsibility: Eden Medina.

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