Curtis (2011): All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

  • Synargia Commune → ecotechnics
  • Steward Brandt: ~they felt that computers liberated them and they will use computers to liberate everybody. A self-regulating system w/o the old corruption of power, based on the natural order.
  • Richard Braudian: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace: cybernetic ecology where we are free from our labour.
  • The doomstay machine: global environmental crisis
  • Forrester → Club of Rome → Brakedown of world society in the beginning of the next century. → Limits to Growth. → Seem to transcend politics. → Stockholm: first conference on World International Crisis. → The World as a System. → Idea of nonpolitical management. → Give up growth, create a steady state.
  • South Africa: Holism. Everybody has their proper place. General ??? coined the world holism. "The abuse of vegetational concepts."
  • Buzz of power: "like spyware".


Curtis, Adam. 2011. "All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace." Documentary series, BBC.\_All\_Watched\_Over\_By\_Machines\_Of\_Loving\_Grace.