cybernetics

a history of cybernetics and world events which may have been affected or affecting.

Cybernetic Publications

Design for a Brain (Ashby William, Ross.)

1952

What is Cybernetics (Guilbaud, G.T.)

1960

An Approach to Cybernetics (Pask, Gordon)

1961

Cybernetics: or Control, and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

1961

Introduction to Cybernetics (Ashby, William Ross)

1964

Decision and Control (Beer, Stafford)

1966

Cybernetic Modelling (Klir, J and Valach, M)

1967

Cybernetics Simplified (Porter, A)

1969

Fundamentals of Cybernetics (Kelly, Kevin)

1972

Brain of the Firm (Beer, Stafford)

1972

Designing Freedom (Beer, Stafford)

1973

On Human Communication (Cherry, Colin)

1978

Brains, Behaviour and Robotics (Albus, James S.)

1981

Computers & the Cybernetic Society (Arbib, Michael A)

1984

Reinventing Man - The Robot Becomes Reality (Aleksander, Igor and Burnett)

1984

The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (Barrow, John D and Tipler Frank J)

1986

The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society (Wiener, Norbert)

1988

Self-Organizing Systems (Andrew, Alex M.)

1989

Functional Modelling of Systems (Studies in Cybernetics S.) (Baylin, Edward N)

1990

The Geometry and Physics of Knots (Atiyah, Michael)

1990

Fractal Cities: A Geometry of Form and Function (Batty, Michael & Longley, Paul)

1994

Cyberspace for Beginners (Buick, Joanna and Jevtic Zoran)

1995

Diagnosing the System for Organisations (Beer Stafford)

1995

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines

1995

Impossible Minds: My Neurons, My Consciousness (Aleksander, Igor)

1996

How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality (Bak, Per)

1997

The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks (Arbib, Michael A.)

1998

The Self-made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature (Ball, Philip)

2001

Intelligent Systems: Architecture, Design, Control (Albus, James)

2001

Engineering of Mind: An Introduction to the Science of ... (Albus, James S.)

2001

System Theory and Practical Applications of Biomedical Signals (Baura, Gail, D)

2002

System Theory and Practical Applications of Biomedical Signals (Biomedical Engineering)

Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Bateson, Gregory)

2002

Linked: The New Science of Networks. Perseus (Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo)

2002

Linked: The New Science of Networks (Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo)

2002

Dynamics of Complex Systems (Bar-Yam, Yaneer)

2003

Information Theory and Evolution (Avery, John)

2003

Quantum - A Guide for the Perplexed (Al-Khalili, Jim)

2003

Our Own Metaphor: A Personal Account... (Bateson, Mary, Catherine)

2004

Our Own Metaphor: A Personal Account of a Conference on the Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences)

A Missing Link in Cybernetics: Logic and Continuity (Andrew, Alex M)

2009

MIT publications

Mathematics It's content, methods, and meaning vol 1

1956

translation aided by grant NSF-G 16422 from the national science foundation

Mathematics, it's content, methods, and meaning vol 2

1956

Lisp 1.0 Programmer Manual

1960

Understanding Media (McLuhan)

1964

Lisp 1.5 Programmer's Manual

1965

The Art of the MetaObject Protocol

1991

seminal book describing the development of the common lisp object system

Programming Languages

FORTRAN

1957

LISP

1958

ALGOL

1958

CPL

1963

APL

1964

BCPL

1966

Simula

1967

B

1969

SmallTalk

1969

FORTH

1970

C

1972

Prolog

1972

MACRO-11

1973

Scheme

1975

Common Lisp

1984

Haskell

1990

Java

1990

Arc

2008

Computer Hardware

Zuse Z3

May 1941

Colossus Mark 1

Feb 1944

Harvard Mark I – IBM ASCC

May 1944

Colossus Mark 2

June 1944

ENIAC (US)

Jul 1946

Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine (Baby) (UK)

jun 1948

Modified ENIAC (US)

Sep 1948

EDSAC (UK)

may 1949

Manchester Mark 1 (UK)

Oct 1949

CSIRAC (Australia)

Nov 1949

Automatic Computing Engine (ACE)

10 May 1950

IBM 701

29 Apr 1952

IBM 650

1953

IBM 702

1 oct 1954

IBM System/360

7 Apr 1964

VAX-11/780

25 Oct 1977

Stafford Beer

activities and publications relating to stafford beer

publication of Cybernetics and Management

1959

work w/ SIGMA

1961 - 1966

Science in General Management formed with Roger Eddison

work w/ IPC

1966 - 1970

International Publishing Corporation

Publication of Decision and Control

1966

project cybersyn

Oct 1970 - 11 sep 1973

Viable System Model coined

1972

Publication of Brain of The Firm

1972

Designing Freedom

1974

Publication of Platform for Change

1975

Publication of Transit; Poems

1977

Publication of The Heart of Enterprise

1979

Publication of Brain of the Firm (2nd edition - translated to russian)

1981

Publication of Transit; Poems 2nd edition

1983

Publication of Diagnosing the System for Organisations

1985

Publication of Pebbles to Computer: The Thread

1986

Lecture 40 Years of Cybernetics

1990

Publication of World In Torment

Dec 1992

Publication of Beyond Dispute: The Invention of Team Syntegrity

1994

death

23 aug 2002

Political Events

Stalin in Power in USSR

3 Apr 1922 - 5 Mar 1953

world war 2

1939 - Dec 1945

The Battle of Stalingrad (ww2)

17 Jul 1942 - 2 Feb 1943

one of turning points in war

D-Day (ww2)

6 Jun 1944 - 25 Aug 1944

Bombing of Hiroshima

6 Aug 1945

Bombing of Nagasaki

9 Aug 1945

Paris General Strike

May 1968

Allende Presidency of Chile

4 sep 1970 - 11 sep 1973

publication of How to read Donald Duck (dorfman)

1971

Overthrow of Allende's Chile

11 Sep 1973

Marshall Mcluhan

Birth

21 jul 1911

Publication of The Mechanical Bride

1951

Publication of The Gutenberg Galaxy

1962

Publication of Understanding Media

1964

Publication of The Medium is the Massage

1967

Publication of War and Peace in the Global Village

1968

Publication of From Cliche to Archetype

1970

death

31 dec 1980

Mathematical Publications

Die Vollständigkeit der Axiome des logischen Funktionenkalküls. (godel)

1930

The Consistency of the Axiom of Choice and of the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis with the Axioms of Set Theory. Princeton University Press.

church-turing thesis