Category Archives: Panel: Circuits, Cybernetics, and Histories of Computation

Dolphins, Drugs and Circuitry: Network-building in Postwar Interspecies Communication Research

Presentation by John Shiga (McGill University). In the 1950s and 1960s, renowned neurophysiologist, John C. Lilly, received funding from several U.S. government agencies including NASA and the U.S. Navy to conduct experimental research on the feasibility of human communication with dolphins.

Dolphins, Drugs and Circuitry: Network-building in Postwar Interspecies Communication Research

Presentation by John Shiga (McGill University). In the 1950s and 1960s, renowned neurophysiologist, John C. Lilly, received funding from several U.S. government agencies including NASA and the U.S. Navy to conduct experimental research on the feasibility of human communication with dolphins.

Automated Chess Player

Circuits of Cognitive Automaton

Presentation by Ayhan Aytes (UC San Diego). In the history of the automation of intelligence, the concept of the automated chess-player frequently appears as a metaphor, abstract machine, behavioral prototype or a thought experiment. In almost every conceptual implementation of

Automated Chess Player

Circuits of Cognitive Automaton

Presentation by Ayhan Aytes (UC San Diego). In the history of the automation of intelligence, the concept of the automated chess-player frequently appears as a metaphor, abstract machine, behavioral prototype or a thought experiment. In almost every conceptual implementation of

Medea Archaeology, or Inhuman Interconnections and their Monstrous Milieu: Ancient and Modern Cybernetics

Presentation by Dan Mellamphy (University of Western Ontario). Pythagoras, father of digital technology (via his mathesis universalis the tetractys), believed in the trans‐human ‘love and pursuit of wisdom’, coining a word for the latter (namely φιλοσοφία) and suggesting that the

Medea Archaeology, or Inhuman Interconnections and their Monstrous Milieu: Ancient and Modern Cybernetics

Presentation by Dan Mellamphy (University of Western Ontario). Pythagoras, father of digital technology (via his mathesis universalis the tetractys), believed in the trans‐human ‘love and pursuit of wisdom’, coining a word for the latter (namely φιλοσοφία) and suggesting that the

White House

The Surprising Light from the Cave: The Archaeology of White House Information Systems

Presentation by John Laprise (Northwestern University-Qatar). The White House is arguably the preeminent focus of political power in the United States. It lies at the center of vast array of networks and is a member of countless others. Many of

White House

The Surprising Light from the Cave: The Archaeology of White House Information Systems

Presentation by John Laprise (Northwestern University-Qatar). The White House is arguably the preeminent focus of political power in the United States. It lies at the center of vast array of networks and is a member of countless others. Many of