Phillip Baldwin, Professor at Stony Brook University. BA Philosophy from Gustavus Adolphus College. 1981, MFA from Yale University 1987, FAAR, Prix de Rome, Fellow of the American Academy in Rome 1994. Co artistic director of 'Global Civic Media' and international NGO on Interactive media projects.
"Post-humanism, cognitive spaces, way-finding, and the algorithms of social systems"
This is a lecture/demo using an EEG, real time data neuro-sensor on placed on a head that outputs feedback data to demonstrate the alarming new 'post-human' dimensions of VR, BCI, surveillance, susveillance, and the important capacity of 'psychological way-finding' through a number of very different terrains. Many of these terrains have no distinct borders or 'liminal zones'. The cognitive space of the college campus seduces with its indebtedness very early in the life of a subject. This could be first to go into the VR world. Using the material pressures created by capitalist economic 'scarcity' as a back ground, and the four algorithms of social interaction as 'boots on the ground' I argue/demonstrate multiple post human outcomes as the non-solipsist subject 'way-finds' in variable spaces. The necessity of a low-surveillance/susveillance culture, 'addiction resistance', and mixed reality semiosis become paramount in the feedback to an appreciation of the new VR space/time.