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

  title={Designing Freedom, Regulating a Nation: Socialist Cybernetics in Allende's Chile},
  author={Eden Miller Medina},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  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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Chile Leaps into Cybernetic Future
  • New Scientist
  • 1973
The Chilean Revolution
104 ' Plan Secreto '' Cyberstride '' : La UP nos controla por computación
  • Qué Pasa
  • 1958
Martínez served as CORFO director of planning during Vuskovic's appointment as CORFO president
  • telephone conversation with the author
Mensaje Presidente Allende Ante Congreso Pleno, 21/Mayo '73
    On Decybernation
      The Chilean Road to Socialism : First Annual Message to Congress
        The Stafford Beer Collection