The Room That Was a Brain

The Room That Was a Brain

The plan: to connect Chile through a network. Like the internet. But in 1971.

Almost a half-century ago, Salvador Allende’s socialist government developed a technology that connected the Chilean economy in real time and distributed power among its workers. What happened with Cybersyn — that proto Latin American internet?

You can read the Spanish transcript of the episode or an English translation.


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CREDITS

PRODUCED BY
Natalia Messer and Victoria Estrada


EDITED BY 
Camila Segura, Silvia Viñas and Daniel Alarcón.


SOUND DESIGN
Andrés Azpiri and Jacob Rosati


ILLUSTRATION
Carla Berrocal


COUNTRY
Chile


PUBLISHED ON
09/17/2019

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