Serial Experiments Cybernetics Layer 02: Beer

“I prefer to call it the science of effective organization.” – Stafford Beer I would like to note about many of the early cyberneticians that these were men who still had functioning minds, hearts, and endocrine systems. Stafford Beer is a good example. He began attending University College London at the age of 16, before…

Serial Experiments Cybernetics Layer 01: Wiener

“Cybernetics [is] control and communication in the animal and the machine.” – Norbert Wiener This is the first in what will be a series on cybernetics. The esteemed Ethnarch provided a good primer on Cybernetics in the 128th episode of the Myth of the 20 Century podcast, which was about speculative fiction. He identified Wiener…