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]
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.
Research Book Chapter
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)