In the case of Gerovitch’s work, cyberspeak is the newspeak of cybernetics. According to the author, “Cybernetics unifies diverse mathematical models. From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics [Slava Gerovitch] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Honorable Mention for. In this book Slava Gerovitch argues that Soviet cybernetics was not just an intellectual trend but a social movement for radical reform in science and society as a.
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Marcell Mars added it Jan 09, Contact Contact Us Help. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. References to this book Between Human and Machine: Ben Peters rated it really liked it May 10, Published September 17th by Mit Press first published June 1st With this new objectivity, they challenged the existing order of things in economics and politics as well as in science.
In the early s it was hailed as “science in the service of communism,” but by the end of the decade it had turned into a shallow fashionable trend.
From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics by Slava Gerovitch
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Vucinich Book Prize Nominee His detailed analysis of scientific discourse shows how the Newspeak of the late Stalinist period and the Cyberspeak that challenged it eventually blended into “CyberNewspeak. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Technology and Culture Robin added it Jul 28, In this book, Slava Gerovitch argues that Soviet cybernetics was not just an intellectual trend but a social movement for radical reform in science and society as a whole.
Using extensive new archival materials, Gerovitch argues that these fluctuating attitudes reflected profound changes in scientific language and research methodology across disciplines, in power relations within the scientific community, and in the political role of scientists and engineers in Soviet society.
Mitko marked it as to-read Mar 15, I wish that Gerovitch’s story in general had been told without the flowery language of Newspeak, the easy contempt for dialectical materialism never discussed—always assumed to be pure ideologythe asymmetrical flourishes in his comparisons between the West and the Soviet Union, the lack of listening forth to his Russian texts.
Homoionym added it Nov 17, An marked it as to-read Nov 06, Gerovitch is a superb historian and so it can be said that despite his rhetoric he has produced a very fine and original history. None cyberzpeak these organizations is responsible for the views expressed. With this new objectivity, they challe In this book, Slava Gerovitch argues that Soviet cybernetics was not just an intellectual trend but a social movement for radical reform newspeai science and society as a whole.
The history of Soviet cybernetics followed a curious arc.
Book titles OR Journal titles. Shawn marked it as to-read Oct cyberseak, From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: Followers of cybernetics viewed computer simulation as a universal method of problem solving and the language of cybernetics as a language of objectivity and truth. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is particularly strong newzpeak the impression is given that there was no counterpart to Newspeak in the West.
It is indeed interesting how an ideologically charged science could cross the great divide between capitalism and communism, but, as Gerovitch reminds us, Taylorist scientific management made the very same trek into the Soviet Union.
Open Preview See a Problem? View freely available titles: Thus he quotes approvingly David Holloway’s description of “quotation mongering” pulling up random quotes from a major source—in this case Marx and “label sticking” calling one’s opponents [End Page ] deviant names as if these were practiced only in the Soviet Union. Want to Read saving…. His detailed analysis of scientific discourse shows how the Newspeak of the late Stalinist period and the Cyberspeak that challenged it eventually blended into “CyberNewspeak.
Dec 01, Ray rated it really liked it. Paolo Cordone rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Some ten years later, in that same Soviet Union, cybernetics was considered the “governor” of the revolutionary state.
Melissa marked it as to-read Mar 20, The history of Soviet cybernetics followed a curious arc.
From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics
Or, as the s joke that Gerovitch recounts has it: In the s it was labeled a reactionary pseudoscience and a weapon of imperialist ideology. In telling his story, Gerovitch works at a fairly high level; we really do not find out much about specific cybernetic projects until chapter 6. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Namdev marked it as to-read Aug 29, With the arrival of Khrushchev’s political “thaw,” however, it was seen as an innocent victim of political oppression, and it evolved into a movement for radical reform of the Stalinist system of science.