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The Glossary of Cognitive Activism(For a Not So Distant Future)

Warren Neidich - The Glossary of Cognitive Activism
A dictionary designed as a tool for analysis and resistance to the new realities of neurocapitalism. With 285 definitions stemming from the fields of political philosophy, media studies and neuroscience.
“This glossary is meant to accompany the three-volume publication The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part 1, 2 and 3. It reflects the concerns contained in those volumes. It marks the beginning of a long-term process of creating a dictionary of terms with which to understand and eventually destabilize the complex ways through which a future Neural Capitalism will work in creating contemporary forms of neural subsumption. Neural subsumption is a future condition brought about by an assemblage of networked neural technologies that will link our brainwaves to the Internet of Everything (IoE) and then encode them to use in advanced data analysis. No thought conscious or unconscious will be left unrecorded, encoded or surveyed. Furthermore this data will be used for a future form of data inscription upon the connectome: the data set describing the connection matrix of the nervous system and which represents the network of anatomical connections linking neural elements together. This in the end constitutes what I have called the Statisticon.”—Warren Neidich
Warren Neidich is a post-conceptual artist, writer and theorist. He is currently Professor of Art at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and founding director of the Saas Fee Summer Institute of Art. Conceptual Art today is not about immaterial objects but immaterial labor operating in the knowledge economy but also engaging the process of the brain. His work combines photography, video, painting, Internet downloads, and scotch tape and noise installations operating in social spaces and preempting future realities.
 
Graphic design: Archive Appendix.

 
published in January 2020
English edition
(softcover)
304 pages
 
18.00
 
ISBN : 978-3-943620-51-1
EAN : 9783943620511
 
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