[ExI] Post-contemporary art and Cognitive strategies

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Sat Jun 2 22:17:42 UTC 2007

At 05:08 PM 6/2/2007, you wrote:
>At 03:54 PM 6/2/2007 -0500, Natasha wrote:
> >Can anyone translate this statement by António
> >Cerveira Pinto  into plain speech?
> >
> >"What I meant by "cognitive issues" is not
> >related so much with "cognitive processes" as to
> >"cognitive environments". That is: BioArt (which
> >is just a provisional safe expression to deal
> >with a much open field -- cognitive arts --)
> >will not go back to typical modern/contemporary
> >de-constructivist strategies as long as it keeps
> >close to cognitive strategies, either performed
> >by humans alone, or by humans assisted by
> >nanobots, computational networks and so on. What
> >I mean by "cognitive" in relation to art is the
> >need that post-contemporary art keep in mind
> >that the new techne that post-contemporary is a
> >part of, cannot runway from knowledge and cognitive strategies anymore."
>"Pull your head out of your ass and think a bit."

Ha-ha!  From the academic to the mundane. 
:-)  However crisp and cogent, your phrasing 
simply will not work for the book's essay.


<http://www.natasha.cc/>Natasha <http://www.natasha.cc/>Vita-More
PhD Candidate, 
<http://www.transhumanist.biz/>Transhumanist Arts & Culture
<http://www.extropy.org/>Extropy Institute

If you draw a circle in the sand and study only 
what's inside the circle, then that is a 
closed-system perspective. If you study what is 
inside the circle and everything outside the 
circle, then that is an open system perspective. - Buckminster Fuller

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