Reading sessions

Cybernetic Research Unit Research Unit

Journey Map until 2021-01-22 (full size):


  • 2020-10-30 Tiqqun: The Cybernetic Hypothesis notes – we read the new introduction and chapters X and IV
  • 2020-11-06 Curtis: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, we watched Episode 2 (on cybernetics) – notes
  • 2020-11-13 Kline: The Cybernetics Moment: Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age, Chapter 2 (on the Macy conferences) notes
  • 2020-11-20 Hofstadter: I am a Strange Loop - Chapter 13 “The Elusive Apple of My “I” (2007)
  • 2020-11-27 The Betrayal by Technology A Portrait of Jacques Ellul
  • 2020-12-20 Holmes: Escape the Overcode (2008) & Dammbeck: Das Netz (2003) notes
  • 2021-01-15 Plant: Zeroes and Ones notes
  • 2020-01-22 Summary session, see Journey Map above
  • 2021-02-05 Mirowski and Nik-Khah: The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information notes



Curtis, Adam. 2011. "All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace." Documentary series, BBC.

Dammbeck, Lutz. 2003. "Das Netz." Documentary by B Film Verleih.

Holmes, Brian. 2009. Escape the Overcode: Activist Art in the Control Society. Eindhoven: Van Abbemuseum, WHW.

Mirowski, Philip, and Edward Nik-Khah. 2017. The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kline, Ronald R. 2015. The Cybernetics Moment: Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age. First edition. New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History. New York: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Plant, Sadie. 1997. Zeroes + Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture. Doubleday.

Tiqqun. 2012. The Cybernetic Hypothesis. The Anarchist Library.

Tiqqun. 2020. The Cybernetic Hypothesis. Translated by Robert Hurley. Revised edition with a new introduction by the authors. Semiotext(e) Intervention Series. South Pasadena, CA: MIT Press; Semiotext(e).