Late Holocene Style

There is no other world, and it is this one. The impossibility of the artwork is in the end the impossibility of the divine. Continue reading “Late Holocene Style”

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VS ARTIFICIAL IGNORANCE

(& OTHER TALES FROM THE CABINET OF RANCIÈRE’S IGNORANT MASTER)

It is good to know that this colloquium is taking place in Prague, as the very word ROBOT is of Czech origin, invented by Karel Čapek as far back as 1920 & used in his play Rossum’s Universal Robots.

It’s 2018 now but it feels as if we are still the characters from that Capek’s play, fighting the robots. Continue reading “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VS ARTIFICIAL IGNORANCE”

CONSPIRACIES OF THE FUTURE

Try to imagine a psychocivilisational AI that has internalised all the dynamics of political critique, protest, dissent, insurrection, revolution. An AI whose hegemony is secretly contiguous with the entire cybersphere. How would the existence of such a power be made manifest within the system of representations “we” call the world? Continue reading “CONSPIRACIES OF THE FUTURE”