Books et al.History of Science

Performance, Not Control

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Science  13 Aug 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5993, pp. 759-760
DOI: 10.1126/science.1192274

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Considering the activities and thoughts of a largely forgotten group of British cyberneticians, Pickering argues that they saw the world "as ultimately unknowable, a place where genuine novelty is always emerging."