The Cybernetic Hypothesis

byTiqqunTranslated byRobert Hurley

April 14, 2020|
The Cybernetic Hypothesis by Tiqqun
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An early text from Tiqqun that views cybernetics as a fable of late capitalism, and offers tools for the resistance.

The cybernetician''s mission is to combat the general entropy that threatens living beings, machines, societies-that is, to create the experimental conditions for a continuous revitalization, to constantly restore the integrity of the whole.
-from The Cybernetic Hypothesis

This early Tiqqun text has lost none of its pertinence. The Cybernetic Hypothesis presents a genealogy of our "technical" present that doesn''t point out the political and ethical dilemmas embedded in it as if they were puzzles to be solved, but rather unmasks an enemy force to be engaged and defeated. Cybernetics in this context is the teknê of threat reduction, which unfortunately has required the reduction of a disturbing humanity to packets of manageable information. Not so easily done. Not smooth. A matter of civil war, in fact. According to the authors, cybernetics is the latest master fable, welcomed at a certain crisis juncture in late capitalism. And now the interesting question is: Has the guest in the house become the master of the house?

The "cybernetic hypothesis" is strategic. Readers of this little book are not likely to be naive. They may be already looking, at least in their heads, for a weapon, for a counter-strategy. Tiqqun here imagines an unbearable disturbance to a System that can take only so much: only so much desertion, only so much destituent gesture, only so much guerilla attack, only so much wickedness and joy.

Tiqqun is a French collective of authors and activists formed in 1999. The group published two journal volumes in 1999 and 2001 (in which the collective author “The Invisible Committee” first appeared) as well as the books Introduction to Civil War, Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl, and This Is Not a Pro...
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Title:The Cybernetic HypothesisFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:168 pages, 7 X 4.56 X 0.47 inShipping dimensions:168 pages, 7 X 4.56 X 0.47 inPublished:14 avril 2020Publisher:MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1635900921

ISBN - 13:9781635900927

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