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Demons—magic—cybernetics : On the introduction to natural magic as told by Heinz von Foerster

Dotzler, Bernhard (1996) Demons—magic—cybernetics : On the introduction to natural magic as told by Heinz von Foerster. Systems Research 13 (3), pp. 245-250.

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This paper concerns von Foerster's interest in magic practices in former times as well as his observation of new kinds of demons, especially that demon which is acknowledged to be the paradigm for regulation: Maxwell's demon. Von Foerster called it the patron saint of cybernetics; however, von Foerster, who is the patron saint of the cybernetics of cybernetics, was playing the magician himself. ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:1996
Additional information (public):Journal currently known as "Systems Research and Behavioral Science"
Institutions:Languages and Literatures > Institut für Information und Medien, Sprache und Kultur (I:IMSK) > Lehrstuhl für Medienwissenschaft
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10.1002/(SICI)1099-1735(199609)13:3<245::AID-SRES87>3.0.CO;2-JDOI
Keywords: magic; demons; Maxwell's demon; history of computing; cybernetics; technology assessment
Subjects:000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Generalities, Science
Status:Published
Refereed:Unknown
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Owner: Gertraud Kellers
Deposited On:12 Apr 2012 13:26
Last Modified:12 Apr 2012 13:26
Item ID:23769
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