In the last year our society has undergone a traumatic shock with the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum. This summer’s academy will hope to find some responses to these startling events. It will ask the question, “In a world in which we are more and more connected with the help of computational machines, what happens to our sense of collectivity?” Can we, in our moment of cognitive capitalism, with the brain and mind as the new factories, find a place for the displaced body? Are we becoming less empathic? Is the accelerated change brought on by new digital technologies too rapid to become accustomed to?
With: Marie-Luise Angerer, Isabel Lorey, Gerald Raunig among many others.