New volume out now: »Nonconscious. On the Affective Synching of Mind and Machine« (meson press 2022)

September 30, 2022

Publication — We are pleased to announce that the new volume »Nonconscious. On the Affective Synching of Mind and Machine«, edited by Marie-Luise Angerer (meson press 2022) is now available.

The open access version of this volume is available here:

Growing numbers of nonhuman companions (smart objects, technical environments, sensor technologies used to augment the human body) are creating affective synching between human and nonhuman agency. Unlike the unconscious of psychoanalysis, this book argues, the resulting nonconscious is no longer coupled to a subject grounded in language, instead acting as an affective link between technical, mental, and physical processes. But how is this nonconscious to be understood? Is it something additional, a new zone intervening between the unconscious and consciousness? Or does it fundamentally call into question the distinction between the two?

Foreword: Otherwise Than Conscious  (Seán Cubitt)
Life as Technology
Affective Dispositif
Psychophysical Threshold and Affective Subconscious
A Non+human Phase: From Pre-individual to More-Than-Human
The Psyche in the Machine
Affective Nonconscious: A Short Circuit?