Multiplicities in Motion: Affects, Embodiment and the Reversal of Cybernetics.
The control of movement, of multiplicity and emergence, is a fundamental historical preoccupation of power regimes. In despise of other traditions and knowledges, our current perception of movement is profoundly conditioned by a mechanistic tradition, with roots in euclidean geometry, Renaissance perspective, cameras, screens and ubiquitous interfaces. This tradition assumes movement to be subsidiary to matter and external to it; but movement is immanent and ontogenetic at all levels: molecular and cellular, individual and social, planetary and cosmic.
The conference will attempt to provide a counterpoint to mainstream approaches to affect, perception and movement in fields such as Human Computer Interaction, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and architecture, genetic and nanotechnology, biology, photography, television, cinematography, audio-visual and sciences of communication, plastic and performance arts, history of science, cultural history, history of emotions, epistemology and other fields in which contemporary fields of power, bodies and the social are being engineered.