[iDC] reading list
guibertc at criticalsecret.com
Fri Sep 1 18:45:45 EDT 2006
Thinking to Saul, Charles S. Pierce, notoriously the writings concerning the
sign (but Mathematics)... [I do not know the US editions], contemporary of
Saussure, is a major source of the actual researches on semiotic machines.
But I'm sure that as American researchers you could not ignore his
Paolo Fabbri, Fedrico Montanari
Per una semiotica della comunicazione strategica
Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel
Making Things Public - Atmospheres of Democracy
2005 MIT Press and ZKM Karlsruhe ( Germany )
Both members of the French Academy, Jean-Pierre Dupuy et Michel Serres who
teach at Stanford University, the USA, have large fields of knowledge, but
mostly well-known for their philosophy of Sciences; it happens that both
were strongly inspired and supported by René Girard, thinker of "the mimetic
desire" and of the christianization of Sciences who himself has taught at
Stanford university, ( himself French academician ):
But I do not see which book could be quote in this current review.
On 1/09/06 23:09, "Khan, Omar" <omarkhan at ap.buffalo.edu> probably wrote:
> I too have been working with many of the texts you cite. Do you know the
> following which I found to be incredibly informative especially regards
> to your question 2: Dupuy, Jean-Pierre. The Mechanization of the Mind:
> On the Origins of Cognitive Science. Princeton University Press.
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Subject: [iDC] reading list
>> Here's my current reading list (won't necessarily get to all
>> of it). Basic or even retro cybernetics, with a few
>> --Norbert Wiener: Cybernetics + The Human Use of Human Beings
>> --Shannon and Weaver: Mathematical Theory of Communication
>> --Ross Ashby: Introduction to Cybernetics
>> --Steve Joshua Heims: The Cybernetics Group + John von
>> Neumann and Norbert Weiner (the double biography)
>> --Ludwig Von Bertalanffy: General System Theory
>> --J.W. Forrester: Industrial Dynamics + Urban Dynamics
>> --Paul Edwards: The Closed World
>> --Gregory Bateson: Steps to an Ecology of Mind
>> --Heinz von Foerster: Understanding Understanding
>> --H. Maturana & F. Varela: Tree of Knowledge
>> --Felix Guattari: Chaosmosis + Cartographies Schizoanalytiques
>> --N. Katherine Hayles: How We Became Posthuman
>> --Tiziana Terranova: Network Culture
>> Three questions:
>> 1. What happens when I make a plane reservation, then go
>> through security?
>> 2. How did cybernetics become THE applied social science of
>> the postwar period?
>> 3. Were the most interesting 60s-70s cultural experiments a
>> series of second-order revolts against cybernetic systems?
>> If so, what were the consequences on those systems?
>> All this, to write a text on Guattari's notion of
>> overcoding. But also, to develop a more general theory of
>> collective art practice at grips with the control society.
>> best, Brian
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