Principia Cybernetica in "Wired" magazine
The following is a quote from WIRED, a popular magazine devoted to cyberspace.
(WIRED: San Francisco, Wired Ventures ltd., nr. 2.08, August 1994, p. 119)
When Science Meets Net.Society.
The Principia Cybernetica Project is an attempt to unify systems theory and
cybernetics, using the tools and methods of cybernetics itself. Managed by
leading researchers from the City University of New York, NASA, and the
Free University of Brussels, Principia Cybernetica is amassing an awesome
and ever-growing info-tube of information on the underlying meme-technology
of the Matrix: self-organizing systems, cybernetics, human-computer
interaction, knowledge structures, cognitive science, artificial
intelligence, philosophy, and evolution, to name a few. No ivory towers
here, simply practical information on web-weaving and Internet use
commingled with academic papers and cyberculture rants, such as Ronfeldt's
The websmiths are hard at work on this one, using a full bag of HTML
(Hypertext Markup Language) tricks to bring you representational maps of
the Webspace that you can click on, searchable indices, and other goodies.
Choice tidbits include the realtime Web visualizer tools, John December's
comprehensive treatise on computer-mediated communication, the full text of
Darwin's On The Origin Of Species, and fresh news from the Project Xanadu
folks, complete with an impressive bibliography. Start your education on
the tech behind the hype at http://cleamc11.vub.ac.be/.
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