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Tagged with “cybernetics” (6)

  1. Project Cybersyn - 99% Invisible

    On September 11, 1973, a military junta violently took control of Chile, which was led at the time by President Salvador Allende. Allende had become president in a free and democratic election. After the military coup, General Augusto Pinochet took power and ruled Chile as a dictator until 1990.

    The military regime dissolved the congress, took control of the media and went about dismantling the socialist and democratic institutions that Allende’s government had built.

    In the midst of this takeover, the military discovered a strange room in a nondescript office building in downtown Santiago. The room was hexagonal in shape with seven white fiberglass chairs arranged in an inward facing circle.

    This “operations room” (or: opsroom) was the physical interface for a complex system called Cybersyn. It was an ambitious project in technology and design meant to help Chile’s socialist economy succeed.

    https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/project-cybersyn/

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  2. Genevieve Bell ‘Anthropology, cybernetics, and establishing a new branch of engineering at ANU’ - This is HCD

    Hello, and welcome to Ethno Pod on This is HCD. My name is Jay Hasbrouck and I’ll be your host for this episode. I’m an anthropologist, strategist, and author of the book: Ethnographic Thinking from Method to Mindset.

    https://www.thisishcd.com/episodes/genevieve-bell-anthropology-cybernetics-and-establishing-a-new-branch-of-engineering-at-anu/

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  3. Genevieve Bell ‘Anthropology, cybernetics, and establishing a new branch of engineering at ANU’ - This is HCD - Human Centered Design Podcast - Omny.fm

    Genevieve Bell is a distinguished professor at the Australian National University and the Director of the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute. She is also a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. After completing her PhD in cultural anthropology at Stanford University, she joined Intel in 1998 and went on to establish Intel’s first User Experience R&D Lab, and co-founded its first Strategy Office, where she ‘spent her life in the future, returning to the present on the weekends’. In 2017 she returned to her home country of Australia to establish the 3A institute examining the human impact of AI at scale. She continues to support the Intel senior leadership group whilst creating a new branch of engineering at the ANU.

    https://omny.fm/shows/this-is-hcd-human-centered-design-podcast/genevieve-bell-anthropology-cybernetics-and-establ

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  4. Nineteen Seventy Three • Damn Interesting

    On 12 November 1971, in the presidential palace in the Republic of Chile, President Salvador Allende and a British theorist named Stafford Beer engaged in a highly improbable conversation. Beer was a world-renowned cybernetician and Allende was the newly elected leader of the impoverished republic.

    http://www.damninteresting.com/nineteen-seventy-three/

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  5. Scales by Alastair Reynolds

    Fresh from signing a £1m deal with Gollancz, the science fiction author Alastair Reynolds has penned a story for the Guardian which follows a new recruit sent out to battle in an interstellar war.

    Nineteen years after his first short story appeared, and nine years after the first of his eight novels was published, Scales is Reynolds’ first foray into militaristic SF. In it, he explores the transformations war imposes on soldiers as his hero Nico’s mission evolves into something stranger than he could have possibly imagined.

    Reynolds is best-known for his mastery of space opera – the SF sub-genre in which the stakes are high and the aliens deadly – but, after 16 years working for the European Space Agency, he brings a scientist’s rigour to the genre’s high drama.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2009/jun/19/alastair-reynolds-scales-short-story

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