how a culture functions as a whole (often with some recourse to the notion of the “structure” of a culture, a metaphor that is steeped in connotations of unchanging stability). The rhizome (a cybernetic, feedback-looping, adaptive, decentralized network) is the metaphor that replaces static structure.
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Originally the study of control, communication, and information, cybernetics has mutated into a host of other disciplines that fall under the general label of informatics which include the disciplines of robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics, nanotechnology, genetics, artificial life, cognitive science, neuroscience, and the variety of sub-disciplines within these fields. What these disciplines have in common are 1.) their historical link with cybernetics 2.) their implicit metaphor of organism-as-machine, machine-as-organism, and everything as information. Cyborg anthropology is particularly concerned with advances in the informatic disciplines and their implications for culture and humanity
Some argue, cultural evolution does not possess the algorithmic structure of a process that can be modeled in a Darwinian framework as characterized by John von Neumann and used by John Holland to design the genetic algorithm.
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