Our Friend the Computer

Project Cybersyn (Pre-Internet Networks)

February 01, 2022 Our Friend the Computer Season 1 Episode 1
Our Friend the Computer
Project Cybersyn (Pre-Internet Networks)
Show Notes

Camila and Ana explore Project Cybersyn – an early 70s socialist cybernetics project connecting factories in Allende's Chile. This is the first episode of our first season which will be focusing on pre-internet networks!

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Main research for the episode was done by Camila. Ana with the audio editing.
Music by Nelson Guay (SoundCloud: fluxlinkages)
Camila's project 'REDES: bread and justice, peaches and bananas' can be found  at https://externalpages.org/#camila-galaz

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