How Not To Network A Nation

Author: Benjamin Peters
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262034182
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How, despite thirty years of effort, Soviet attempts to build a national computer network were undone by socialists who seemed to behave like capitalists.

How Not To Network A Nation

Author: Benjamin Peters
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262534666
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In How Not to Network a Nation, Benjamin Peters reverses the usual cold war dualities and argues that the American ARPANET took shape thanks to well-managed state subsidies and collaborative research environments and the Soviet network ...

Digital Keywords

Author: Benjamin Peters
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880556
Size: 22.62 MB
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Bookended by a critical introduction and a list of over two hundred other digital keywords, these essays provide concise, compelling arguments about our current mediated condition.

Cybernetic Revolutionaries

Author: Eden Medina
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262016494
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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.

America Calling

Author: Claude S. Fischer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520915008
Size: 25.58 MB
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Deftly written and meticulously researched, America Calling adds an important new chapter to the social history of our nation and illuminates a fundamental aspect of cultural modernism that is integral to contemporary life.

Entangled Geographies

Author: Gabrielle Hecht
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262515784
Size: 38.79 MB
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Investigations into how technologies became peculiar forms of politics in an expanded geography of the Cold War.

The Cybernetics Moment

Author: Ronald R. Kline
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421416719
Size: 59.91 MB
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This is a book for everyone to read, relish, and think about."— Choice "As a whole, the book presents a comprehensive in-depth retrospective analysis of the contribution of the American scientific school to the making, formation, and ...

The Net Delusion

Author: Evgeny Morozov
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961821
Size: 11.70 MB
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We are all being manipulated in more subtle ways too - becoming pacified by the net, instead of truly engaging. This book is a wake-up call.

Homo Sovieticus

Author: Wladimir Velminski
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262035699
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"Scientific" diagrams from the period accompany the text. In all of the experimental methods for implanting thoughts into a brain, Velminski finds political and metaphorical contaminations.