It was during a residency in the Texan desert early in 2009
that I first observed a possible connection between the mid
twentieth century theories and applications of cybernetics,
which arose out of WWII, primarily in the USA where they answered
a perceived need for a more controlled society, and our current
world of online social media and what is referred to as Web
link was feedback, as in cybernetic feedback loops, with a
potential outcome not only of human connectivity and autopoiesis,
but also of governmental control.
historical diagrams, which function as the key to the project,
are an attempt to map out specific histories and to show how
those histories interrelate, as a means of understanding how
we got to where we are and where we may be going from here,
in terms of the relationships between technology and politics
and war and society.
The five diagrams are drawn separately but each one connects
to the larger whole.