In the case of Gerovitch’s work, cyberspeak is the newspeak of cybernetics. According to the author, “Cybernetics unifies diverse mathematical models. From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics [Slava Gerovitch] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Honorable Mention for. In this book Slava Gerovitch argues that Soviet cybernetics was not just an intellectual trend but a social movement for radical reform in science and society as a.

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Mindell Limited preview – The word itself comes from George Orwell’sin which he writes: Be the first to ask a question about From Newspeak to Cyberspeak.

From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics

In the early s it was hailed as “science in the service of communism,” but by the end of the decade it had turned into a shallow fashionable trend.

His detailed analysis of scientific discourse shows how the Newspeak of the late Stalinist period and the Cyberspeak that challenged it eventually newzpeak into “CyberNewspeak. Paperbackpages.

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Royall marked it as to-read Oct 02, It is particularly strong when the impression is given that there was no counterpart to Newspeak in the West.


It is a strong claim that all Soviet science was trapped in Newspeak, for this entails the assumption that there were no real scientists who believed in the virtues of dialectical materialism for understanding nature Cyberspeao Graham’s work, to my mind, leaves little room for this denial. Joshua Galloway rated it it was amazing Dec 17, If you’re looking for a history of Soviet computing, this isn’t it.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Gerovitch’s most striking claim comes toward the end of his book, namely, that “the rise of cybernetics provided a vehicle nnewspeak undermining the dominant ideological role of philosophers in Soviet science” p.

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Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. In telling his story, Gerovitch works at a newspezk high level; we really do not find out much about specific cybernetic projects until chapter 6. No trivia or quizzes yet.

None of these organizations is responsible for the views expressed. Drom ask other readers questions about From Newspeak to Cyberspeakplease sign up. MIT Press- History – pages. Sandra marked it as to-read Apr 15, I wish that Gerovitch’s story in general had been told without the flowery language of Newspeak, the easy contempt for dialectical materialism never discussed—always assumed to be pure ideologythe asymmetrical flourishes in his comparisons between the West and the Soviet Union, the lack of listening forth to his Russian texts.


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From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics by Slava Gerovitch

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