Anderson’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Chaos and Control: The Critique of Computation in American Commercial Media (1950-1980),” which examines the critiques of computing culture posed by TV and movies during the mainframe computer age by looking closely at the substance of these critiques rather than reducing them to reflections of developments in the socioeconomic world. “Chaos and Control” is available on the Scalar platform at http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/00029831-2370221.

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