The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts

The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts

Ecology, Technology, and Society : All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Downloadable Video - 2011
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The balance of nature" is a widely-held belief that ecosystems function cooperatively rather than hierarchically, gradually adjusting for change - a concept that was co-opted by early computer scientists and hippies alike. This program examines that concept and how its mechanistic but egalitarian philosophy came to permeate the zeitgeist of the mid-20th century, only to be debunked later on as history proceeded to show that systems without leaders have a tendency to fail.
Publisher: New York : Films on Demand [distributor], c2011
Characteristics: 1 streaming video (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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