OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS AND RESEARCHERS TO JOIN THE UPCOMING RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR FALL 2022 - 2023
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Link to all Webinars: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89321530697
To think or talk about the posthuman in relation to the human coherently without falling back on the anthropocentric point of view, we need elaboration and analysis of our current methods and concepts in terms of probability, complexity, and dynamic systems. Here we aim to study these processes and their possible trajectories in physical systems, biological systems, social systems, as well as computational, cognitive, and perceptual systems, and also philosophical models, forms of reasoning, and language.
It is important to emphasize the differences, similarities, and limitations of these fields of studies and not overextend or convolute their frameworks and underlying concepts onto one another.
Our upcoming research will start by looking at three scientific paradigms characterized by classical dynamics, linear thermodynamics, and non-linear dynamics or complex systems theory.
Complexity, probability, and dynamic systems are relevant trajectories and essential fields for posthumanism to explore. Although we are aware of the contribution by many of the scholars to these paradigms, we are still missing the methodological investigation of these topics in many current posthuman study circles. This is crucial because it raises and addresses many issues and questions in current posthuman theories, such as Posthuman Agency, Posthuman Ecology, Posthuman Embodiment, Posthuman Ethics, Intelligence, and Computation. We can also address basic problems, such as the chronological views of posthumanism, future intelligence, singularity, the relations to the unbound, and criticism of dialectics with post dialectical points of view, and many more.
Here we introduce a series of frameworks in order to start these conversations, which can be shared with a larger audience and also put into practice and experimentation in a methodological way within our labs.
Laboratories Involved in the Discussion:
Complex and Dynamic Systems Lab The symposium "Complexity-Probability-Posthumanism" is in the form of the Complex and Dynamic Systems Lab within Foreign Objekt. All the materials can be presented in this lab and also the Posthuman Lab. Complex and Dynamic Systems Lab Instructors, Participants, and Presenters: :
Sepideh Majidi: Complexity- Probability- Posthumanism Sep 15th-Oct15th
Ray Brassier: Posthuman Pragmatism: Selecting Power / The Human: From Subversion to Compulsion Text Contribution
Anna Longo: Probability and Decision Theory Sep 17th
David Roden: Technological Anti-Holism and the Thinking of the Outside Sep 18th
Martin E Rosenberg: Cosmopolitics and Post-Human Aesthetics: The Case of Marcel Duchamp Sep 24th
Reza Negarestani: The Time of a Scandal: Induction, Memory and Experience Sep 25th
And more… Here we focus on both sides--posthumanism and also complex, dynamic systems studies. All the materials is shared between the researchers and artists and researchers who are working in these labs, and also the Foreign Objekt Study Group members and the public. Since we are creating this series of discussions, and this is a complex and vast field, it may not be possible to tackle the subject in a short time, with only a few panels. We can think about it more as a long-term project in the form of a research group that continues and builds on these studies through 2022-2023.. Some information about the Posthuman Lab and current research group participating in the Dynamic Systems Lab:
Link to the Posthuman Lab: https://www.foreignobjekt.com/posthuman-lab
Sub-laboratories related to core concepts:
Link to the Complex and Dynamic Systems Lab:
Sub-laboratories that relate to the core concepts:
Cognitive and Perceptual Systems
Forms of Reasoning, Language
Link to Artists’ and Researcher’s Group: https://www.posthumanart.com/residents-2022
Link to the Artists' Diagrams:
Link to the process development of the exhibition XENNOVERSE
Link to the Artists' Publications: TBA