The Resource The cybernetic brain : sketches of another future, Andrew Pickering

The cybernetic brain : sketches of another future, Andrew Pickering

Label
The cybernetic brain : sketches of another future
Title
The cybernetic brain
Title remainder
sketches of another future
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Pickering
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pickering, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q310
LC item number
.P53 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cybernetics
  • Cybernetics
  • Brain
  • Self-organizing systems
Label
The cybernetic brain : sketches of another future, Andrew Pickering
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Psychiatry to cybernetics -- Grey Walter: from electroshock to the psychedelic sixties -- The tortoise and the brain -- Tortoise ontology -- Tortoises as not-brains -- The social basis of cybernetics -- Rodney Brooks and robotics -- Cora and machina docilis -- Cybernetics and madness -- Strange performances -- Flicker -- Flicker and the sixties -- Biofeedback and new music -- Ross Ashby: psychiatry, synthetic brains, and cybernetics -- The pathological brain -- Ashby's hobby -- The homeostat -- The homeostat as ontological theater -- The social basis of Ashby's cybernetics -- Design for a brain -- Dams -- Madness revisited -- Adaptation, war, and society -- Cybernetics as a theory of everything -- Cybernetics and epistemology -- A new kind of science: Alexander, Kauffman, and Wolfram -- Gregory Bateson and R. D. Laing: symmetry, psychiatry, and the sixties -- Gregory Bateson -- Schizophrenia and enlightenment -- Therapy -- As nomad -- R. D. Laing -- On therapy -- Kingsley Hall -- Archway -- Coupled becomings, inner voyages, aftermath -- Psychiatry and the sixties -- Ontology, power, and revealing -- Beyond the brain -- Stafford Beer: from the cybernetic factory to tantric yoga -- From operations research to cybernetics -- Toward the cybernetic factory -- Biological computing -- Ontology and design -- The social basis of Beer's cybernetics -- The afterlife of biological computing -- The viable system model -- The VSM as ontology and epistemology -- The VSM in practice -- Chile: project cybersyn -- The politics of the VSM -- The political critique of cybernetics -- On goals -- The politics of interacting systems -- Team syntegrity -- Cybernetics and spirituality -- Hylozoism -- Tantrism -- Brian Eno and new music -- Gordon Pask: from chemical computers to adaptive archictecture -- Musicolour -- The history of musicolour -- Musicolour and ontology -- Ontology and aesthetics -- The social basis of Pask's cybernetics -- Training machines -- Teaching machines -- Chemical computers -- Threads -- New senses -- The epistemology of cybernetic research -- Cas, social science, and F-22s --The arts and the sixties -- Cybernetic theater -- Cybernetic serendipity -- The social basis again --The fun palace -- After the sixties: adaptive architecture -- Sketches of another future -- Themes from the history of cybernetics -- Ontology -- Design -- Power -- The arts -- Selves -- Spirituality -- The sixties -- Altered states -- The social basis -- Sketches of another future
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 526 p.
Isbn
9780226667898
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
20090233 67
Other control number
40017761951
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)401714409
  • (OCoLC)401714409
Label
The cybernetic brain : sketches of another future, Andrew Pickering
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Psychiatry to cybernetics -- Grey Walter: from electroshock to the psychedelic sixties -- The tortoise and the brain -- Tortoise ontology -- Tortoises as not-brains -- The social basis of cybernetics -- Rodney Brooks and robotics -- Cora and machina docilis -- Cybernetics and madness -- Strange performances -- Flicker -- Flicker and the sixties -- Biofeedback and new music -- Ross Ashby: psychiatry, synthetic brains, and cybernetics -- The pathological brain -- Ashby's hobby -- The homeostat -- The homeostat as ontological theater -- The social basis of Ashby's cybernetics -- Design for a brain -- Dams -- Madness revisited -- Adaptation, war, and society -- Cybernetics as a theory of everything -- Cybernetics and epistemology -- A new kind of science: Alexander, Kauffman, and Wolfram -- Gregory Bateson and R. D. Laing: symmetry, psychiatry, and the sixties -- Gregory Bateson -- Schizophrenia and enlightenment -- Therapy -- As nomad -- R. D. Laing -- On therapy -- Kingsley Hall -- Archway -- Coupled becomings, inner voyages, aftermath -- Psychiatry and the sixties -- Ontology, power, and revealing -- Beyond the brain -- Stafford Beer: from the cybernetic factory to tantric yoga -- From operations research to cybernetics -- Toward the cybernetic factory -- Biological computing -- Ontology and design -- The social basis of Beer's cybernetics -- The afterlife of biological computing -- The viable system model -- The VSM as ontology and epistemology -- The VSM in practice -- Chile: project cybersyn -- The politics of the VSM -- The political critique of cybernetics -- On goals -- The politics of interacting systems -- Team syntegrity -- Cybernetics and spirituality -- Hylozoism -- Tantrism -- Brian Eno and new music -- Gordon Pask: from chemical computers to adaptive archictecture -- Musicolour -- The history of musicolour -- Musicolour and ontology -- Ontology and aesthetics -- The social basis of Pask's cybernetics -- Training machines -- Teaching machines -- Chemical computers -- Threads -- New senses -- The epistemology of cybernetic research -- Cas, social science, and F-22s --The arts and the sixties -- Cybernetic theater -- Cybernetic serendipity -- The social basis again --The fun palace -- After the sixties: adaptive architecture -- Sketches of another future -- Themes from the history of cybernetics -- Ontology -- Design -- Power -- The arts -- Selves -- Spirituality -- The sixties -- Altered states -- The social basis -- Sketches of another future
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 526 p.
Isbn
9780226667898
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
20090233 67
Other control number
40017761951
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)401714409
  • (OCoLC)401714409

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