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Cybernetic Serendipity

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The term cybernetics was first used by Norbert Wiener around 1948. In 1948 his book «Cybernetics» was subtitled «communication and control in animal and machine.»

A cybernetic device responds to stimulus from outside and in turn affects external environment

Serendipity – was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. Walpole used the term serendipity to describe the faculty of making happy chance discoveries

1965 was also the year when plans were laid for a show that later came to be called «Cybernetic Serendipity,» and presented at the ICA in London in 1968. It was the first exhibition to attempt to demonstrate all aspects of computer-aided creative activity: art, music, poetry, dance, sculpture, animation.

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