Unstable Control - Information is still unstable, but the scene of its instability has shifted

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“Information is still unstable, but the scene of its instability has shifted. Through loss, noise, entropy, and error, an informational predilection toward instability organized command and control theories in the postwar. In its earlier cybernetic manifestations, informational instability referred to linguistic and technical frailties imminent to communication and its electronic, radiophonic, telephonic, or digital translations and embodiments. In recent alignments of homes, cities, and data, the stresses, failures, and infelicities of information are linked to social behavior and economic signs as much as they are to signal interruption and degradation. The informational administration of cities is governed by a conception of urban space perpetually threatened by destabilizing disruptions.”

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https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/structural-instability/208702/unstable-control/

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