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The Allure of Machinic LifeCybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI$
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John Johnston

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262101264

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262101264.001.0001

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Machinic Philosophy: Assemblages, Information, Chaotic Flow

Machinic Philosophy: Assemblages, Information, Chaotic Flow

(p.105) 3 Machinic Philosophy: Assemblages, Information, Chaotic Flow
The Allure of Machinic Life

John Johnston

The MIT Press

This chapter extends the cybernetic perspective to machinic philosophy, evident in Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of the assemblage and its intersections with nonlinear dynamical systems (i.e., “chaos”) theory. It develops more fully the concept of the computational assemblage, specifically in relation to Robert Shaw’s “dripping faucet as a model chaotic system” and Jim Crutchfield’s ∈-machine (re)construction.

Keywords:   cybernetics, Deleuze, Guattari, nonlinear dynamical systems, chaos theory, computation assemblage, Robert Shaw, Jim Crutchfield

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