October 30, 2012

The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Join us November 9th–11th for “Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One.”

Hosted by Arne De Boever (MA in Aesthetics and Politics, CalArts), Warren Neidich (The Delft School of Design, TU Delft School of Architecture), and Jason Smith (Art Center), “The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One” brings together philosophers/critical theorists, media theorists, scientists and artists to discuss the state of the mind and brain under the conditions of contemporary capitalism, in which they have become the new focus of laboring.

The conference will begin on Friday, November 9th at the Goethe-Institut (5750 Wilshire Blvd.) with a keynote address by Franco “Bifo” Berardi (introduced by Sylvère Lotringer) and will continue on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th at the West Hollywood Public Library (626 N. San Vicente Boulevard). Speakers will include:

Franco “Bifo” Berardi
Jonathan Beller
Jodi Dean
Tiziana Terranova
Patricia Pisters
Bruce Wexler

Visit our website for the full tentative schedule.

The MA Aesthetics and Politics offers a one-year degree that encourages interrogations of the arts and politics in an expanded field. Students specialize in Critical Theory, Global Studies, or Media and Urban Studies and get up close and personal with key contemporary artists and thinkers.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2013. Apply here. Financial aid packages are available in the form of scholarships, grants, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. Financial aid deadline is March 2.

For general questions, or to schedule an information session, please contact Admissions Counselor Seth Blake at [email protected] or 661 253 7716.

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