International Festival
of Computer Arts

Project

Trauma and Identity after Computing

  • Lecture
Author Václav Janoščík
Trauma and Identity after Computing

Just as there are many diverse genealogies of computers, AI, algorithms or the digital, so there are many problems tearing apart our current societies, from resurgence of populism and nationalism to the lack of dialogue or commitment to reasoning or science. Janoščík attempts to connect and transcend these complexities by presenting his speculative history, developing a media theory of trauma and hijacking of the current popular culture. A few remarks about his own work and affective investment in the art school environment make a coda, an exemplification of this trauma-oriented, pharmacological and pop-philosophical approach.