Special Subject: History, Theory & Criticism of Architecture & Art — Automata, Automatism, Systems, Cybernetics

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“Automata, Automatism, Systems, Cybernetics” will explore the history of the human-machine interface in terms of feedback, exploring the cultural rather than engineering uptake of this idea. Readings in Wiener, Shannon, and Turing serve as primary documents for interrogation by Haraway, Wilson, Halperin, and other critical thinkers.  Art and architecture from Corbu / Xenakis to Burnham / Haacke will be explored.