November 9 from 6 to 9pm launch event of Site 1: Logic Gate, the Politics of the Artifactual Mind at ZKM - Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany.
A series of talks and round tables with Nina Power (philosopher), Matteo Pasquinelli (researcher), and T'ai Smith (art historian).
Glass Bead is a research platform and a journal concerned with transfers of knowledge across art, science and philosophy, as well as with their practical and political dimensions.
The first issue of Glass Bead’s journal was dedicated to repositioning art in the landscape of reason. This second issue, titled Site 1: Logic Gate, the Politics of the Artifactual Mind, is focused on the fabric of reason itself, and to the ways in which it is currently altered by the emergence of artificial intelligence.
While the capacities of thought are being externalized in machines that increasingly mirror human intelligence, the question of the technical artifactuality of mind and its political ramifications becomes particularly pressing. Far from being limited to the computational instantiation of intelligence, understanding the politics of these developments in artificial intelligence requires acknowledging that mind has always been artifactual.
Site 1: Logic Gate, the Politics of the Artifactual Mind proposes to explore the formal, philosophical and scientific dimensions of this question, so as to consider the role art might play in the lucid unfolding of its possibilities.
With contributions by Benjamin Bratton (philosopher), Ian Cheng (artist), Catarina Dutilh Novaes (philosopher), Lee Gamble (musician), Peli Grietzer (researcher), Matt Hare (philosopher), Nora Khan (writer), Danielle Macbeth (philosopher), Matteo Pasquinelli (researcher), Nina Power (philosopher), Reviel Netz (historian), Dhanveer Singh Brar (researcher), T’ai Smith (art historian), Hito Steyerl (artist), Gary Tomlinson(musicologist), James Trafford (philosopher), and Ben Woodard (philosopher).
In parallel to the journal, a new series of contributions by Anil Bawa-Cavia (computer scientist), Antoine Bousquet (researcher), Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou (architect), Tobias Haberkorn (researcher), Sonia de Jager-Dambrauskas (artist), Anna Longo(philosopher), Robert Ochshorn (programmer), Patricia Reed (artist), Reza Negarestani(philosopher), Daniel Sacilotto (philosopher), Keith Tilford (artist) and others will be published on Glass Bead’s Research Platform.
With the support of Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France, and ZKM | Karlsruhe.