Possible Bodies

Cybersyn ergonomics

Item number: 048
Item title: Cybersyn ergonomics
Author(s) of the item: Stafford Beer
Year in which the item emerged culturally or was produced industrially: 1973
Entry of the item into the inventory: 22 April 2017
Inventor(s) for this item: Possible Bodies

"experience teaches that unskilled people will not usually agree to operate such devices. They see them as calling for a typing skill, and want to insinuate a girl between themselves and the machinery. Indeed, this fact has held up the development of on-line conversational computing very seriously indeed. We are faced with an ergonomic problem. It is vital that the occupants interact directly with the machine, and with each other." (Stafford Beer, 1973)

Regina de Miguel made a 3D reconstruction of the Cybersyn in her film "Una historia nunca contada desde abajo"