Zentrum für Netzkunst Explores Links Between 1960s Socialism and Cybernetics

From Chile’s Cybersyn to the AMLO in East Berlin—with “Calculating Control,” Zentrum für Netzkunst launches an exhibition and symposium that explores the links between 1960s socialism and cybernetics in the context of today’s network society. Taking over the former lobby of Berlin’s Haus der Statistik, works by Suzanne Treister, Roland Kayn, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeld, and others invite site-specific reflection: in the 1970s, the high-rise at Alexanderplatz housed a data center that helped steer the former GDR’s central planning using mainframes and cybernetics.

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