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Cybernetics

  • By: Klaus Krippendorff
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology mathematician Norbert Wiener defined cybernetics as the science of “control and communication,” and to indicate its generality, he added “in the animal and machine.” Wiener derived the term cybernetics from the Greek kybernetes, ...

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