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The Distinctiveness of a Unifying Science: Cybernetics' Way to West Germany

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1 Author(s)
Aumann, P. ; Univ. of Tuebingen, Tubingen, Germany

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.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 4 )