Jomo Fray '10, English 65, The Cyborg Self, Brown University (Fall 2006)

Cyberspace may be taken from the word cybernetics. "In his 1947 book Cybernetics, mathematician Nobert Wiener defined it as "the science of control and communications in the animal and machine." [pg 251, The Language of New Media] As Manovich tells us in the book, Wiener had derived the word from the Greek word kybernetikos, which means "good at steering". The internet is quickly approaching this medium of control.

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