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From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics Hardcover – June 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 383 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262072327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262072328
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,658,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An exceptionally lively and interesting book. This is by far the best-informed and most insightful account of cybernetics in the Soviet Union."
David Holloway, Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, Stanford University

About the Author

Slava Gerovitch is a Dibner/Sloan Postdoctoral Researcher at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT and a Research Associate at the Institute for the History of Natural Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Slava Gerovitch was born in Russia in 1963. His book "From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics" (2002) was awarded the honorable mention from the Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for an outstanding monograph in Russian, Eurasian, or East European studies. Two other books are forthcoming: "The Soviet Space Age: Memory, Identity, Myth" and "Voices of the Soviet Space Program." He teaches cultural history of mathematics at MIT and, when nobody is watching, writes poetry.

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