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Merging the Natural with the Artificial: The Nature of a Machine and the Collapse of Cybernetics
This thesis is concerned with the rise and fall of cybernetics, understood as an inquiry regarding the nature of a machine. The collapse of this scientific movement, usually explained by external factors such as lack of ...
Efficient Calculation of Optimal Configuration Processes
Customers are getting increasingly involved in the design of the products and services they choose by specifying their desired characteristics. As a result, configuration systems have become essential technologies to support ...