Kuwait Oilpunk

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A flaneur in Salmiya, Baudrillard, and Kuwait Oilpunk. Thorsten Botz-Bornstein's impressions of 21st century cyberpunk.


Neuroaesthetics Conference ZKM

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Neuroaethetics conference at ZKM. See for the programme here.

CalArts: Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism

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 Shock Head Soul (Simon Pummell, 2011)

The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism 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. See for the programme and more details the CalArts website.

My lecture for this conference "Madness, Miracles, Machines: Living in a Delirious Word without Walls" can be found as a podcast of the version I presented at the Amsterdam School of Globalisation Studies (ASGC) can be accessed here. The published version can be found in PDF here and under "Selected Writings (in English)".


Dennett on Film

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Daniel Dennett received the Erasmus Price 2012. Patricia Pisters interviews Dennett on cinema and consciousness in EYE Film Institute Netherlands. See for more information on the programme here. And for more photos here.


On Garrel's L'Enfant Secret

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Adrian Martin's beautiful video essay on Philippe Garrel's L'Enfant Secret.

Launching NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies

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During the NECS conference 21-23 June 2012 NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies has been launched. The journal is an Open Acces peer reviewed journal and can be accessed online here.