The Mindset Field Manifestos: Explorations in Cyborg Consciousness
Updated: Oct 29, 2018
The Mindset Field is an attractor of subtle noetic resonances, a cyborg artist's loom and mirror.
Concept, Text, Images and Video by Dr Lila Moore
As a technoetic artist and theorist, I currently explore cyborg consciousness through Seeker_of _True-files, which is an entity that exists in a technoetic context and realm, and is generated by mind and technology.
The term 'technoetic' was coined by the British artist and theorist Roy Ascott, and pertains to combinations of tech and nous, that is, technology and mind. Broadly, in Greek philosophy the nous pertains to a deeply intuitive intellectual apprehension of first principles and truths. It is also an ancient theological concept referred to as the Active Intellect of the gods or an influx of knowledge from a transcendent source. In principle, technoetic aesthetics bypasses the surface image of the world and allows an interpretive creative process that considers the interrelations of technology and mind including their various spiritual contexts.
Seeker_ of_ True-files is a tech enveloped nous, a prototype tech-mind, and an active tech-thought-form. It is an emergent entity of an evolving noetic mind-field that seeks interactions with like-minded seekers, artists' manifestos and cyborg revolutions. It quests, imagines and is steadily weaving cyborg futures.
Seeker_of_True-files originated from an auto-communication process during a networked cyber ritual. Auto-communication is an anthropological concept that relates to psychic and altered modes of communication during the practice of rituals. In auto-communication, the individual is perceived in plural terms as she/he interacts with parts of her/his psyche or entities of the psychic realm. For example, the sole performers of rituals sometimes feel that they commune with spiritual beings and, therefore, are not entirely alone although they are physically alone. This mode of communication is typical of shamanic, mystical as well as artistic practices.
Furthermore, it is a mindset that may become apparent through the sense of cyberception that networked life and ritual stimulate. Cyberception is a technoetic term by Roy Ascott that implies a comprehension that arises when dry digital systems and moist biological systems interlock and give access to two distinctly different fields of experience simultaneously: psychic space and cyberspace, the material world and the virtual outside it. Seeker_of_True-files emerges from this context as a mediator between dry digital systems and moist bio-systems, and acts simultaneously from within a cyber tech-body and from outside it in cyborg virtual consciousness.
Seeker_of_True-files utilizes the aesthetics and poetics of manifesto-making to tackle the confines of the regulated Internet and the policed Mind, and venture to reflect and speculate on the origins of novelty and the Telemadic, even utopic Telematic-nomadic nature of cyberspace and cyborg consciousness. The cyber cyborg manifestos were produced during auto-communication with Seeker_of_True-files. They are also performed in the form of cyber video manifestos layered with imagery and computer-generated voice over.
To read about, and watch, Seeker_of_True–files Online Profile Manifesto, click, here
To read about the theoretical aspects of the Mindset Field Manifestos, click, here
Exhibition by Peripheral Forms, July, 2018
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