The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One

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

 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 of its material relations especially as it relates to the conditions of mind and brain in our new world of advanced telecommunication, data mining and social relations. It is our hope to first improve awareness of its most repressive characteristics and secondly to produce an arsenal of discursive practices with which to combat it.

CONFERENCE: The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism – Part One
Organized with CalArts’ Aesthetics and Politics program in Los Angeles

Hosted by Arne De Boever (MA in Aesthetics and Politics, CalArts), Warren Neidich (The Delft School of Design, TU Delft School of Architecture), and Jason Smith (Art Center), “The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One” brings together philosophers/critical theorists, media theorists, scientists and artists to discuss the state of the mind and brain under the conditions of contemporary capitalism, in which they have become the new focus of laboring.

The conference will begin on Friday, November 9th at the Goethe-Institut (5750 Wilshire Blvd.) with a keynote address by Franco “Bifo” Berardi (introduced by Sylvère Lotringer) and will continue on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th at the West Hollywood Public Library (626 N. San Vicente Boulevard). Speakers will include:

Franco “Bifo” Berardi
Jonathan Beller
Jodi Dean
Tiziana Terranova
Patricia Pisters
Bruce Wexler

Visit our website for the full tentative schedule.