Designing Freedom, Regulating a Nation: Socialist Cybernetics in Allende's Chile

@article{Medina2006DesigningFR,
  title={Designing Freedom, Regulating a Nation: Socialist Cybernetics in Allende's Chile},
  author={E. Medina},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={571 - 606}
}
  • E. Medina
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
This article presents a history of ‘Project Cybersyn’, an early computer network developed in Chile during the socialist presidency of Salvador Allende (1970–1973) to regulate the growing social property area and manage the transition of Chile's economy from capitalism to socialism. Under the guidance of British cybernetician Stafford Beer, often lauded as the ‘father of management cybernetics’, an interdisciplinary Chilean team designed cybernetic models of factories within the nationalised… Expand
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