Alleys of Your Mind. Augmented Intelligence and Its Traumas
Editor(s): Pasquinelli, Matteo
What does thinking mean in the age of Artificial Intelligence? How is big-scale computation transforming the way our brains function? This collection discusses these pressing questions by looking beyond instrumental rationality. Exploring recent developments as well as examples from the history of cybernetics, the book uncovers the positive role played by errors and traumas in the construction of our contemporary technological minds. With texts by Benjamin Bratton, Orit Halpern, Adrian Lahoud, Jon Lindblom, Catherine Malabou, Reza Negarestani, Luciana Parisi, Matteo Pasquinelli, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Michael Wheeler, Charles Wolfe, and Ben Woodard.
Table Of Contents
Part I: From Cybertrauma to Singularity
- Ana Teixeira Pinto: The Pigeon in the Machine. The Concept of Control in Behaviorism and Cybernetics
- Adrian Lahoud: Error Correction. Chilean Cybernetics and Chicago’s Economists
- Orit Halpern: The Trauma Machine. Demos, Immersive Technologies and the Politics of Simulation
- Benjamin Bratton: Outing Artificial Intelligence. Reckoning with Turing Tests
Part II: Cognition between Augmentation and Automation
- Michael Wheeler: Thinking Beyond the Brain. Educating and Building from the Standpoint of Extended Cognition
- Jon Lindblom: Late Capitalism and the Scientific Image of Man. Technology, Cognition, and Culture
- Luciana Parisi: Instrumental Reason, Algorithmic Capitalism, and the Incomputable
- Reza Negarestani: Revolution Backwards. Functional Realization and Computational Implementation
- Ben Woodard: Loops of Augmentation. Bootstrapping, Time Travel, and Consequent Futures
Part III: The Materialism of the Social Brain
- Charles T. Wolfe: Brain Theory Between Utopia and Dystopia. Neuronormativity Meets the Social Brain
- Catherine Malabou: Post-Trauma. Towards a New Definition?
Pasquinelli, Matteo (Hg.): Alleys of Your Mind. Augmented Intelligence and Its Traumas. Lüneburg: meson press 2015. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14619/014.
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