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KIM, Joon Ho. Cibernética, ciborgues e ciberespaço: notas sobre as origens da cibernética e sua reinvenção cultural. Horiz. antropol. [online]. 2004, vol.10, n.21, pp. 199-219. ISSN 0104-7183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-71832004000100009.
The Wiener's cybernetics theory, from 1940's, has inspired researches and has influenced many scientific fields, including anthropology. Nowadays, the cybernetics is almost forgotten as a science but it has left important residues for the culture. These residues, amongst others from scientific and technical discourse, are creative means for the revaluations of social consensus about the meanings of things. As results of cultural process of reinvention, the cyborg and the cyberspace are emblematic references of a new order of real, which projects the old interpretational system of reality in new forms, constrained by its given historical and cultural possibilities of signification.
Keywords : cyberculture; cybernetics; cyberspace; cyborg.