Paintings Exploring the Problem of the Human Form
Time's livid final flame leaps and, in the following darkness, ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppling masonry. - James Joyce, Ulysses. Dr. Norbert Wiener, the author of "Cybernetics and Society" deals with a contingent universe, where order is least probable and chaos is most probable. He refers to control and communication, by which man fights nature's tendency to degrade the organized and destroy the meaningful, and to the term "information" as a name for the content of what is exchanged with the outer world.