Amanda Beech, Manuel Correa, Allen Feldman, Victoria Ivanova, Matteo Pasquinelli, Mohammad Salemy

n Technics and Civilization (1929) Lewis Mumford identifies language & the cognitive system for making sense of empirical data as the two most significant technologies to emerge from the integration of humans’ physical and mental capabilities. Juxtaposing this insight against Bernard Stiegler’s concept of technogenesis which details the evolutionary overlap between biology and technology, Systems of a Greater Sum begins from the assumption that humans have always already been posthuman and will be about the expanded concept of technology towards the twin tasks of politicizing what is at stake in the ongoing cybernetic revolution while shedding light on the technological underpinnings of the larger social fields.

SLOT 1 11:00 – 12:00
Mohammad Salemy, introduction Systems of a Greater Sum
(30min break)
SLOT 2 12:30 – 15:00
Victoria Ivanova, Mediating Freedom
Amanda Beech, Maps, Mirrors, Projections
Manuel Correa, screening #Artoffline
(15min break)
SLOT 3 15:15 – 17:00
Matteo Pasquinelli, On the Technosphere of the Anthropocene: The Planetary Computation of Energy and Information into Cyberfossil Capital
Adam Kleinman, All-Seeing Eyes & The Lands of the Blind
(15min break)
SLOT 4 17:15 – 19:00
Allen Feldman, Xenophobic Technicities: A Media Archeology
Roundtable with all participants