The Psychopathologies of
Cognitive Capitalism
Part One

 

Contributions by Jonathan Beller, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Arne de Boever, Jodi Dean, Warren Neidich, Patricia Pisters, Jason Smith, Tiziana Terranova, Bruce Wexler.

This book collects the papers that were presented at ‘The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One’ conference in Los Angeles in November 2012. The conference brought together an international array of philosophers, critical theorists, media theorists, art historians, architects, and artists to discuss the state of the mind and the brain under the conditions of cognitive capitalism, in which they have become the new focus of laboring. How have emancipatory politics, art and architecture, and education been refined by semiocapitalism? What might be the lasting, material ramifications of semiocapitalism on the mind and brain?