kate hayles’ mother was a computer
OK; I’ll try and blog at least one talk. Kate Hayles “The Storyteller, the INtelligent Machine, and the Manager: Complex Somethings of something and data.” (such a long title, and changed from the program, so I didn’t get it all. Hayles has a new book out this month: My Mother Was a Computer
Digital Subjects and Literary Texts
The internet is a cognitive system: cognisphere:
Cognition can happen inside (endogenic) or outside (exogenic) our bodies. Much cognition in the cognisphere is machine-related and not conscious.
Natural language has as its addressee only humans. Code has two addressees: humans and intelligent machinens. But most code is inaccessible to most users. Only a couple of dozen humans on the planet can read binary code with any fluency, so there is always a level of code that is all but inaccessible to humans.
Conscious is to the Unconscious as Language is to Code. Code is the unconscious of language.
With computer-mediated communication we have a new connection, not just between the conscious and the unconscious, but also between the traumatic aconscious to the technological nonconscious. (This is going really fast, I really don’t know what these terms mean). The technological nonconscious, which has existed since the first artefacts, has now become cognitive
which opens up new ways of something.
Code provides a resource for representing trauma.
Example: Gibson’s Pattern Recognitiono.