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Upshot: Ranulph Glanville’s musings about cybernetics are statements of wonder as much as careful reconstructions of the core ideas of cybernetics. In Vol. III of his Black Boox all 39 of them are collected, which appeared between 1994 and 2009 in the Journal, Cybernetics and Human Knowing. If Heinz von Foerster said that the ideas of second-order cybernetics are nowadays to be found just about everywhere in everyday life, Glanville is not that sure about this.
Baecker D. (2010) The culture of cybernetics. Review of “the black boox. Volume iii: 39 steps” by ranulph glanville. Edition echoraum, vienna, 2009.. Constructivist Foundations 5(2): 102-103. http://constructivist.info/5/2/102
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