Trauma Machines

 

© Cenk Guzelis

Synopsis

How do interactive virtual spaces using XR technologies extend the capacities of human cognition so that they function as the extensions of the human body? Do cognitive virtual spaces impact brain plasticity? Does cognition exist outside of human? What are the cognitive capacities of the virtual room? Should we consider new types of companionships with non-human digital entities that share the suffering of humans?

 

The talk considers the notion of “cognition” as an extremely plastic bioartefact shaped by the physical and virtual environment and as an embodied digital entity in the forms of spatiotemporal experiences within the virtual with its cognitive modes of existence.

 

It is about how formulating new types of companionships with digital entities inside interactive virtual spaces that can extend the capacities of human cognition so that they function as the extensions of the human body and have a material impact on brain plasticity, specifically in the context of Traumas and Post-Traumas.

© Cenk Guzelis

 

© Cenk Guzelis

Cenk Guzelis

Biographie

Cenk Güzelis is an Innsbruck based architect and a new media artist who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Currently, he is a Ph.D. Student and University Assistant at the Institute for Experimental Architecture ./studio3 in Innsbruck University.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

His projects seek new communication strategies and spatiotemporal space-making to provide new relations between human and non-human, humans, and the environment both in the physical and virtual sense. In his interactive Installations, he is interested in how XR technologies can extend the capacities of human cognition so that they function as the extensions of the human body and have a material impact on brain plasticity, specifically in the context of Traumas and Post-Traumas.

 
 
















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