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Neuromodulations of Extro-Scientific Telepathy


Drinkall, J, Neuromodulations of Extro-Scientific Telepathy, The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Three, Archive Books, W Neidich (ed), Germany ISBN 978-3-943620-50-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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This paper speculates upon the possibilities of a telepathically enhanced cultural environment, which might create forms of modulation in the neural networks of the brain. The first uncertain challenge, in the section Telepathy and the Idea of the XSF, is to understand telepathy as Extro-Science Fiction (XSF) and show how XSF becomes real. XSF as understood by Quentin Meillassoux is contrasted to science fiction. Particularly I will concentrate on Meillasoux Type 2 worlds whose irregularity is sufficient to abolish science but not consciousness. Through an exploration of the artist practices of Robert Barry, Marina Abramovic, and Susan Hiller employing telepathy, I will suggest these art experiments produced information that science could not. These artists and their work have laid the foundation for an integral understanding of telepathy, where telepathy in conceptual art processes are materially engaged with the brain, body and the world. Responding to a wealth of information manifesting in science fiction, these conceptual art practices, within a sub-genre I call extro-science conceptual art, an extension of XSF into art, have been reappearing in recent telepathic technologies. These conceptual art practices become the first materializations in the cultural schemata of these technologies and form a link to experiments with those of the 19th century to the present day. They manifest as migrations of the sensible and insensible, and form active visions to be harnessed by such things as material engagement theory (MET) and brain artifact interfaces. (BAI) discussed in my next section. Material Engagement and the World Brain Continuum. Using these theories as a foundation I analyze how a cultural environment in the process of becoming more telepathically inclined, as a result of more embedded telepathic technologies, might in fact sculpt the brainís neural plasticity.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:conceptual art, telepathic art, Extro-Science Fiction (XSF), material engagement theory, Brain Computer Interface (BCI), Theory of Mind (ToM), mind reading, empathy, Brain Art Interface (BAI)
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Art history, theory and criticism
Research Field:Art theory
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Human capital issues
UTAS Author:Drinkall, J (Dr Jacquelene Drinkall)
ID Code:130114
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2019-01-10
Last Modified:2019-02-05

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