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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2011 vol. 33)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 17-27
Philipp Aumann , University of Tuebingen, Germany
ABSTRACT
<p>As it spread into different countries, cybernetics was shaped by the tensions between international networks of scientists and national restrictions set by political, social, and cultural influences. Such extra-scientific factors caused a huge variability in cybernetic applications. This article examines the evolution of cybernetics in West Germany as both a cultural and scientific-technological phenomenon.</p>
INDEX TERMS
History of computing, cybernetics, West Germany, artificial intelligence, popular science
CITATION
Philipp Aumann, "The Distinctiveness of a Unifying Science: Cybernetics' Way to West Germany", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 33, no. , pp. 17-27, October-December 2011, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2011.78
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