Cybernetics and Revolution Cybernetic management in Allende's Chile

by groupe brume

Corruptio optimi pessima
—Ivan Illich

In the wake of the victory of a left-wing coalition in the Chilean presidential election, against a candidate still nostalgic for Pinochet, the Brume Group has produced a short film on the Cybersyn project, an attempt at cybernetic management of the economy under Allende that was interrupted by the 1973 coup d'état. The video challenges certain points of convergence, misunderstanding, and antagonism between cyberneticians and revolutionaries at the turn of the 1970s.