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Neuroaesthetics: Art power in the age of Neural Capitalism

Symposium
Curated by Warren Neidich

Saturday, September 1, 10 am-6 pm


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The Becoming Brain: New positions in Neuroaesthetics

Curated by Warren Neidich

Friday, July 6, 6pm–8pm
Priska Pasqer Gallery, Köln Germany


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Book Launch: The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part Three

April 20, 2018 7pm
Warren Neidich, BOOK LAUNCH The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part Three

AFTER 8 BOOKS
31 Passage du Ponceau 75002 Paris


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Neuromacht: Noise and the Possibility of a Future

Apr 14 – Jun 30, 2018
Vernissage, April 13, 2018, 6-9pm

Priska Pasquer Gallery, Koln, Germany


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CHAPTER 8: Gilbert Simondon The Milieu and processes of individuation

(individuation and concretisation + behavioural economics and psyche of the market) also/and/or Issues of Collectivity: Crowds, Mobs, Swarming Intelligence and the The Public, Interpellation, Society of Mind, Network Society

Unmonastery/Ben Vickers, Strange Things

Gianni Motti, Psi Room

Robert Filliou and George Brecht, The Eternal Network

Sigmar Polke, Human Snake

Michael Goldberg, catchafallingknife.com

Carolee Schneeman, Meat Joy

OHO, Project OHO

Eva and Franco Mattes, I know that it is all a state of mind

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Conceptual Art as Neurobiological Praxis 1999

Exhibition curated by Warren Neidich, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA, 1999
Curatorial Project

Installation view, entrance

Twenty artists explored the field of knowledge usually investigated by neuroscience using different materials, practices, histories, spaces, non-spaces, methods. Rather than being a show about the collaboration between art and science or a reductive methodology of how the brain works, the exhibition attempted to promote the idea of a becoming brain. Art, like cinema, creates new possibilities for the imagination. Artists included: Matthew Ritchie, Douglas Gordon, Jason Rhoades, Carl Fudge, Spencer Finch, Rickie Albende, Uta Barth, Thomas Ruff, Liam Gillick, T. Kelly Mason, Andrea Robbins, Jack Pierson, Jonathan …

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The Phylogenesis of Possession 2016

Co-curator: Helena Productions

The Point Lobos Studies for a 21 st Century Photo Consciousness, 2016
5 Fotografías
2016

“Hace 30 años hice una peregrinación a la Point Lobos State Reserve, justo debajo de Carmel, California, el sitio de las más importantes fotografías de Edward Weston y quizá el de unas de las más importantes fotografías de la época moderna. El año pasado repetí el viaje de nuevo. Esta vez memoricé primero las imágenes de Weston antes de partir. Ellas actuaron como drogas y poseyeron mis pensamientos e imaginación”. Bajo esta premisa, el artista interviene las icónicas fotografías de seascapes y landscapes capturadas por Edward Weston …

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The Phylogenesis of Possession 2015

Co-curator: Helena Productions



A Matter of Life and Death – Pinar Yoldas

Plastic is the building block of mass consumption. It is very rare to find a consumer product that does not involve plastics in its production or distribution. Even the most pure or in other words least processed items such as fresh produce or water rely on plastic for transportation, packaging, distribution and so on. Plastic is highly evasive, around us, on us, in us, within us. A synthetic polymer, plastic finds its final form through the use of plasticizers such as phthalates. As plastics age, esters of phthalic acid are released to the …

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The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism

Video Documentation jul 30, 2012 – nov 11, 2014 from the ICI Berlin conference now online.

Edited by Arne De Boever & Warren Neidich
Published by Archive Books, 2013

Contributors:
 Jonathan Beller, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Arne De Boever, Jodi Dean, Warren Neidich, Patricia Pisters, Jason Smith, Tiziana Terranova, Bruce Wexler

Neuropower: Art in the Age of Cognitive Capitalism (by Warren Neidich)

Published on the occasion of The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Two at ICI Berlin, this book collects the papers that were presented during the first part of the conference in Los Angeles in November 2012. This volume is the first of a series …

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The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One

Edited by Arne De Boever & Warren Neidich
Published by Archive Books, 2013

Contributors:
 Jonathan Beller, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Arne De Boever, Jodi Dean, Warren Neidich, Patricia Pisters, Jason Smith, Tiziana Terranova, Bruce Wexler

Neuropower: Art in the Age of Cognitive Capitalism (by Warren Neidich)

Published on the occasion of The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Two at ICI Berlin, this book collects the papers that were presented during the first part of the conference in Los Angeles in November 2012. This volume is the first of a series of books that attempts to broaden the definition of cognitive capitalism in terms of the scope …

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Cognitive Architecture. From Bio-Politics To Noo-Politics

Cognitive Architecture. From Bio-Politics To Noo-Politics
Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication & Information

Edited by: Deborah Hauptmann and Warren Neidich

English
600 pp / 235 x 170 mm / paperback
price € 39.50
ISBN 978 90 6450 725 0

Published by 010 Publishers, Rotterdam

Download Introduction from Deborah Hauptmann
Introduction: Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication and Information

Download table of contents and feature essay from Warren Neidich
From Noopower to Neuropower: How Mind Becomes Matter (1.4 Mb)

Cognitive Architecture questions of how evolving modalities – from bio-politics to noo-politics – can be mapped upon the city under contemporary

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Sculpting the Brain, and I don’t mean like Rodin

Part 1.

“…The most extensive modification to take place in human brain evolution – the disproportionate expansion of the cerebral cortex, and specifically of the prefrontal cortex – reflects the evolutionary adaptation to this intensive working memory processing demand imposed by symbol learning. So the very nature of symbolic reference, and its unusual cognitive demands when compared to non-symbolic forms of reference, is a selection force working on those neurological resources most critical to supporting it. In the context of a society heavily dependent on symbol use-as is any conceivable human society, but no nonhuman societies-brains would have been under intense selection to adapt to …

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Neurobiopolitics and Cognitive Capitalism

The Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #5 on the issues of Neurobiopolitics, Pluripotentiality and Cognitive Capitalism is currently in progress, including both textual and artistic projects from a wide diversity of artists, theorists and thinkers.

For an introduction into the thematic set-up, there are two texts from Warren Neidich which act as a general theoretical guide:

Neuropower

by Warren Neidich, originally published in Atlántica Magazine of Art and Thought #48-49, 2009
Neuropower in Atlantica

The Neurobiopolitics of Global Consciousness

by Warren Neidich, originally published in Sarai Reader 2006: Turbulence
Neurobiopolitics of Global Consciousness

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The Re-distribution of the Sensible

The logics of perception and experience are no longer materialistically defined only by contours of geometric and linear time and space arranged hierarchically in a rigid lattice but rather follow curved, non-linear Rheimannian paradigms that are expressed in complicated, non-hierarchical, rhizomatic shifting patterns. This post is in: Image Gallery

Trans_Thinking I: Architecture & the Mind, from Bio-Politics to Noo-Politics

October 31 & November 1, 2008
Delft School of Design: TU Delft
Organized by Deborah Hauptmann and Warren Neidich
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Speakers and Participants:

Yann M. Boutang, Charles Wolfe, John Proveti, Keller Easterling, Markus Miessen, Bruce Wexler, Scott Kelso, Jordan Crandall, Andreas Angelidakis, Abdul – Karim Mustapha

The aim of the TRANS_THINKING THE CITY series is to bring together experts and scholars in both the sciences and the humanities to discuss issues  of relevance to current architecture and urban practices; issues effecting our cities, polis, ethos, communities.  Trans_Thinking  is a term  employed to indicate a new mode of intellectual activity, …

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Conceptual Art as Neurobiologic Praxis

Conceptual Art as a Neurobiologic Praxis was an exhibition curated by Warren Neidich at the Thread Waxing Space, New York City, in 1999 which attempted to make explicit certain trends and ideas that were considered important parts of the history of Conceptual Art but which had not, up to that moment, been adequately explored. The Neuro-aesthetic Reading Room is still an imaginary project proposal which in many ways builds on the concepts of Conceptual Art as a Neurobiological Praxis. This post is in: Image Gallery

Introduction to the Conference of Neuroaesthetics

Good morning everyone, I would like to welcome you to Goldsmith’s College and our conference on Neuroaesthetics. This conference is the last of four conferences held here since January, the others being ‘A Phantom Limb Phenomena: Its Aesthetic, Cultural and Philosophical Implications’,  ‘Creative Evolution’, and ‘Creativity and Cognition’. This conference looks at the new and emerging field of Neuroaesthetics—what it is, what it is doing and where it is going. In my opinion, artists have always been implicitly interested in vision, audition, movement, language, perception, cognition, consciousness and now sampling, plasticity, and synchronicity. …

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Resistance is Futile

Well I’ve changed the title of my talk, just one of those things, I woke up this morning at four o’clock in the morning and put this talk together. That’s what’s amazing about Power Point, it’s a tool, it’s another dj tool, especially when you DJ your own history, or your own ideas or whatever. I live in Shorditch. I’ve lived there for a year and a half and in Shorditch there’s all this graffiti on the walls because there’s a big club scene there and I was walking around yesterday or the day before and on this wall it said, “Resistance is Futile,” which …

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Intensive Brain

“The impossibility of producing a synthetic image of the city is also connected with the fact that today the perception range of urban spatial quality is much wider. Today we compose different individual perceptual experiences within homogeneous bands: veritable editing’s of perceptual sequences. And these bands even more than single static images, are the elements that construct our identity as erratic citizens of the urbanized territory.”
– Stefano Boeri “Two Paradoxes about Multitude”

Culture is part of an open autopoetic system of heterogeneous relational flows made up of evolving sociologic, psychological, historic, spiritual and economic conditions that define and delineate it in specific temporal and …

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BLOW UP: Photography, Cinema and the Brain

‘I am proposing the notion that we are here in the presence of something like a mutation in built space itself. My implication is that we ourselves, the human subjects who happen into this new space, have not kept pace with that evolution: there has been a mutation in the object unaccompanied as yet by any equivalent mutation in the subject. We do not yet possess the perceptual equipment to match this new hyperspace, as I will call it, in part because our perceptual habits were formed in that older kind of space I have called the space of high modernism-The newer architecture therefore-like other …

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Editor’s Note

The multidimensional map that links cybernetics, cognitive neuroscience and art commences early on in the history of cybernetics. First, cybernetics relationship to cognitive neuroscience is born out in its standard dictionary definition ” a science dealing with the comparative study of complex electronic calculating machines and the human nervous system in an attempt to explain the nature of the brain” (1) The two early pioneers of cybernetics Norbert Weiner and Warren McCollough were both involved in enlisting cybernetics in formulations of the workings of the processes of neural networks. Neural networks are groups of neurons, the basic cell of the nervous system which are responsible …

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The Cultured Brain

In the following argument I will utilize a theoretical framework of neurobiology called neural darwinism or neuroselectionism to construct a means through which an ever-evolving and variable, culturally determined, external objective reality acts to inscribe itself upon the developing brain. I will first describe this theoretical model. Thereafter I will describe a narrative that tells the story of the ontogeny of the art object as it moves through linear and non-linear time. …

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