•    Media&Art&•    Internet&Studies&•    Audio&Engineering&and&Communica5ons&•    Biological&Science&•    Computer&Science&
•  Deleuzes&transla5on&of&Bergsonism,&par5cularly&   regarding&intui5ve&method&is&a&fundamental&   considera5on&within&cre...
•  My"Research"offers"a"contribu1on"to"an"emerging"   culturally"orientated"discourse"regarding"syncre1c,"   hybridized"age...
•  Ci1ng"recent"examples"of"prac1cal"   research"outcomes,"this"research"   analyses"what"Gilles"Deleuze"and"Fèlix"   GuaF...
•  It&is&a&popular&belief&that&we&are&now,&through"a"   media"convergent,"par1cipatory"culture"(that&is&   integrated&soci...
Steigler&and&Promethean&Alchemy&
•  Networked&agency&destabilises&tradi5onal&   orthodoxies&of&thought&through&challenging&   no5ons&of&representa5on,&conf...
•  It"is"in"Deleuzes"dis1nc1on"between"   different"degrees"of"power"that"I"see"   Bergsonism,"that"is,"the"intui1ve"method...
•  "In"social"terms,"puissance"is"immanent"   power,"power"to"act"rather"than"power"to"   dominate"another;"we"could"say"t...
Terra(Socio)Sonica:"Pouvior"Piussance"
What&my&projects&aim&to&aritculate&•  Innova5ve&actualisa5ons&of&realK5me&data&   transfer&systems&that&incorporate&biolog...
•  PostKBiological&Discourse&Defined&in&   Reference&to&Real&Time&Networked&Data&   Transfer&•  PostCbiological,"in"this"se...
ROY&ASCOTT’S&PARADIGM&&&
In"regards"to"real"1me"digital"par1cipa1on"this"thinking"interrogates"the"meaning"and"consequences"of"the"possibility"of"s...
Embodied&Informa5on&&•  The&existence&of&‘embodied&informa5on’,&linked&   to&and&yet&not&the&same&as&embodied&selves,&   c...
REDEFINING&DELEUZE&AND&GUATTARI&    IN&REGARDS&TO&AGENCY&AND&REAL&        TIME&VIRTUAL&SIMULATIONS&                       ...
REDEFINING&DELEUZE&AND&GUATTARI&   IN&REGARDS&TO&AGENCY&AND&REAL&         TIME&VIRTUAL&SIMULATIONS&•  Virtual"reality’"s"h...
ORGANTRADER2010&
ROY"ACOTT"AND"SYNCRETISM"•  pathway:&>cyberne5c&>telema5c&   >syncre5c&•  mindset:&reac5ve&>interac5ve&   >psychoac5ve&
CONTEXTUALISING&SYNCRETIC&POSTK  BIOLOGICAL&DIGITAL&SYSTEMS&AND&             IDENTITY&•  All&virtual&environments&uses&a&a...
CONTEXTUALISING&SYNCRETIC&POSTK  BIOLOGICAL&DIGITAL&SYSTEMS&AND&             IDENTITY&•  While&they&may&lose&their&func5on...
Avatars&represent&a&transient,&con5nually&altered&•  iden5ty,&usually&that&of&its&author&and&acts&as&an&  agent,&through&w...
•  In"the"same"way"that"a"digital"device"   deterritorialises"and"reterritorialises"   informa1on"through"binary"code,"the...
•  The"advent"of"nanobiology"has"called"   for"a"rethinking"of"Hayles"and"   Harraways’"postChuman"discourse"   through"it...
•  Today"nanotechnology"exists"as"a"living"   sensa1on"of"the"future"of"human"existence:"In"   Milburn’s"words,"“[A]"bodil...
“Just"as"cyberne1cs"analogizes"differences"between"systems,"so"syncre1sm"finds"likeness"between"unlike"things."Syncre1c"thin...
•  As"art"is"fundamentally"an"ar1cula1on"of"the"   human"condi1on"it"can"therefore"be"said"that"   syncre1sm"is"also"a"val...
•  Through"the"crea1on"of"systems"that"   engage"the"viewer"in"a"hybridized"   par1cipatory"interac1on"with"mixed"   reali...
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Paper title: Syncretic Post-Biological Identity: Hybridising Mixed Reality Data TransferSystems

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  1. 1. •  Media&Art&•  Internet&Studies&•  Audio&Engineering&and&Communica5ons&•  Biological&Science&•  Computer&Science&
  2. 2. •  Deleuzes&transla5on&of&Bergsonism,&par5cularly& regarding&intui5ve&method&is&a&fundamental& considera5on&within&crea5ve&produc5on,&be&it& programming,&scien5fic&inquiry&or&crea5ve&media& prac5ce.&For&Deleuze,&intui5ve&thought&is&more&like&a& narra5ve&than&an&instantaneous&‘eureka’&moment."In" order"to"understand"Deleuzian"intui1on"it"is"important" to"situate"it"within"the"Bergsonian"departure"from"a" structuralist"no1on"of"reality"in"terms"of"space,"in" favour"of"the"metaphysical"idea"that"reality"should"be" understood"in"terms"of"1me.&For&Deleuze,&intui5on& "reconcatenates&thought&to&beings&as&the&coKpresence&of& a&being&of&the&simulacrum&and&of&a&simulacrum&of& Being."&&
  3. 3. •  My"Research"offers"a"contribu1on"to"an"emerging" culturally"orientated"discourse"regarding"syncre1c," hybridized"agency,"par1cularly"in"mixed"reality"data" transfer"systems."Recent"developments"in"bridging" autonomous"rela1onships"with"digital"representa1on" through"mixed"reality"interfacing,"have"brought"about" the"need"for"further"analysis"of"these"new"‘postC biological’,"hybridized"states"of"being"that"traverse" tradi1onal"paradigms"of"1me"and"space."Roy"AscoF’s" concept"of"syncre1sm"may"facilitate"further" understanding"of"mul1Clayered"world"views,"both" material"and"metaphysical,"that"are"emerging"from"our" engagement"with"such"pervasive"computa1onal" technologies"and"postCbiological"systems."Syncre1sm" has"tradi1onally"been"regarded"as"an"aFempt"to" harmonise"and"analogise."&
  4. 4. •  Ci1ng"recent"examples"of"prac1cal" research"outcomes,"this"research" analyses"what"Gilles"Deleuze"and"Fèlix" GuaFari"have"called"‘deterritorialisa1on’" of"the"human"body"through"its" dispersion"throughout"mul1ple"reality" manifesta1ons"and"how"mixed"reality" data"transfer"might"cons1tute"a" ‘reterritorialising’"effect"on"syncre1c" postCbiological"digital"iden1ty" construc1on."""
  5. 5. •  It&is&a&popular&belief&that&we&are&now,&through"a" media"convergent,"par1cipatory"culture"(that&is& integrated&socially&through&a&sub&network&of& plaMorms)&crea1ng&what&was&first&coined&in& 1997&as&collec%veintelligence!by&Pierre&Lévy,& which&exists&in&a&‘global&village’&of&knowledge& (data)&transfer.&This"perspec1ve"evades" tradi1onal"mythological"no1ons"of" anthropomorphic"interac1on"as"it"moves" beyond"the"individual"and"into"a"universal" model"of"open"access"
  6. 6. Steigler&and&Promethean&Alchemy&
  7. 7. •  Networked&agency&destabilises&tradi5onal& orthodoxies&of&thought&through&challenging& no5ons&of&representa5on,&confron5ng& materialism,&accelera5ng&and&smoothing&social& engagement&and&most&importantly,&demanding& par5cipa5on&in&these&open&systems&of& collabora5ve&engagement.&This&has&redefined& our&understandings&of&consciousness&and& presence&in&way&that&requires&rethinking& everything&from&spirituality,&5me&and&space,& esotericism,&agency,&emergence,&quantum& coherence&through&to&ero5cism.&&
  8. 8. •  It"is"in"Deleuzes"dis1nc1on"between" different"degrees"of"power"that"I"see" Bergsonism,"that"is,"the"intui1ve"method," and"Steiglers"technics"coming"together."In" looking"at"power"one"must"dis1nguish" between"the"two"French"words"puissance" and"pouvoir.&&
  9. 9. •  "In"social"terms,"puissance"is"immanent" power,"power"to"act"rather"than"power"to" dominate"another;"we"could"say"that" puissance"is"praxis"(in"which"equals"clash"or" act"together)"rather"than"poiesis"(in"which" others"are"maFer"to"be"formed"by"the" command"of"a"superior,"a"sense"of" transcendent"power"that"matches"what" pouvoir"indicates"for"Deleuze)”K&Steigler&&
  10. 10. Terra(Socio)Sonica:"Pouvior"Piussance"
  11. 11. What&my&projects&aim&to&aritculate&•  Innova5ve&actualisa5ons&of&realK5me&data& transfer&systems&that&incorporate&biological& informa5on&and&mixed&reality&applica5ons&as& ar5s5c&mediums&are&a&crea5ng&a&new&no5on& of&postKbiological&digital&iden5ty.&&
  12. 12. •  PostKBiological&Discourse&Defined&in& Reference&to&Real&Time&Networked&Data& Transfer&•  PostCbiological,"in"this"sense,"refers"to"a"redefini1on"of" the"embodied"subject"which"encompasses"their"loca1on" in"virtual"environments"as"well"as"in"the"physical."This" involves"the"crea1on,"through"art"prac1ce,"of"what"we" might"term"autonomous"agents"that"are"born"from"data" but"which"take"on"the"appearance"of"bioCforms"and"thus" becomeembodied."At"the"same"1me"these"agents"are"a" differen1al"embodiment"of"the"‘bodies’,"which"first" generated"that"data"in"their"everyday"ac1vi1es.""
  13. 13. ROY&ASCOTT’S&PARADIGM&&&
  14. 14. In"regards"to"real"1me"digital"par1cipa1on"this"thinking"interrogates"the"meaning"and"consequences"of"the"possibility"of"such"‘agents’"and,"in"doing"so,"enables"us"to"ques1on"the"no1on"that"informa1on,"once"extracted"from"the"embodied"self"and"placed"within"a"computer"system,"becomes"‘bodiless’."In"posing"that"ques1on"we"discover"that,"contrary"to"what"we"might"at"first"assume,"data"is"also"embodied.&&
  15. 15. Embodied&Informa5on&&•  The&existence&of&‘embodied&informa5on’,&linked& to&and&yet&not&the&same&as&embodied&selves,& creates&an&interface&through&which&humans& nego5ate&their&iden55es&across&the&boundaries& of&different&reality&states,&more&or&less&virtual,& and&yet&always&involving&the&mapping&or&wri5ng& of&that&iden5ty&onto&‘a&body’.&By"having"bodies" both"material"and"virtual,"humans"have"become" postCbiological"even"as"their"biology"remains"the" primary"point"of"reference"for"the"data" gathering,"which"enables"this"transi1on"to" occur.&&
  16. 16. REDEFINING&DELEUZE&AND&GUATTARI& IN&REGARDS&TO&AGENCY&AND&REAL& TIME&VIRTUAL&SIMULATIONS& &•  In&Difference!and!Repe--on!Deleuze&introduces&the& no5on&of&deterritorialisa5on&(through&dispersion)&as&a& “dark&precursor”&that&“relates"heterogeneous"systems" and"even"completely"disparate"things.”"In"order"for" deterritorialisa1on"to"occur"there"must"be"some"form" of"agent"that"can"remain"constant"and"selfCreferent.& Deleuze&and&Guatarri&state&that:&“The"alignment"of"the" code"or"linearity"of"the"nucleic"sequence"in"fact"marks" a"threshold"of"deterritorialisa1on"of"the"“sign”"that" gives"it"a"new"ability"to"be"copied&and&makes&the& organism&more&deterritorialised&than&a&crystal:&only" something"deterritorialised"is"capable"of"reproducing" itself.”""
  17. 17. REDEFINING&DELEUZE&AND&GUATTARI& IN&REGARDS&TO&AGENCY&AND&REAL& TIME&VIRTUAL&SIMULATIONS&•  Virtual"reality’"s"hybridiza1on"with"physical"and"biological" & architectures"is"constructed"by"the"methods"used"to"connect" the"environments.&The"combina1on"and"cohesion"of" heterogeneous"elements"is"generally"problema1c,& par5cularly&when&a&three&dimensional&space&is&primarily& viewed&on&a&two&dimensional&plane.&The"integra1on"of"virtual" elements"and"physical"environments"relies"on"bridging"the" two"spaces"with"dynamic"interfaces"that"are"simultaneously" accessible"and"able"to"be"openly"engaged"with,"edited"and" developed."To"create"integra1on"systems"that"network" physical"and"virtual"data"shared"loca1ons"are"required"in" order"to"represent"the"data"in"a"meaningful"way,"that"is" inclusive"of"both"environments.&&
  18. 18. ORGANTRADER2010&
  19. 19. ROY"ACOTT"AND"SYNCRETISM"•  pathway:&>cyberne5c&>telema5c& >syncre5c&•  mindset:&reac5ve&>interac5ve& >psychoac5ve&
  20. 20. CONTEXTUALISING&SYNCRETIC&POSTK BIOLOGICAL&DIGITAL&SYSTEMS&AND& IDENTITY&•  All&virtual&environments&uses&a&a&form&of& agent&to&navigate&users&through&the&space.& While&these&are&usually&controlled&by&the&user& (avatars&can&of&course&be&automated&and&lei& on&their&own,&plus&there&are&bots&etc&being& regularly&created&and&used),&they&func5on&as& independent&to&their&‘master’&and&are& therefore&autonomous.&&
  21. 21. CONTEXTUALISING&SYNCRETIC&POSTK BIOLOGICAL&DIGITAL&SYSTEMS&AND& IDENTITY&•  While&they&may&lose&their&func5on&without&a& user,&agents&do&s5ll&exist&as&digital&data/ archives&and&oien&experiences&with&such& en55es&are&remembered&independently&of& any&knowledge&of&the&viewer.&&
  22. 22. Avatars&represent&a&transient,&con5nually&altered&•  iden5ty,&usually&that&of&its&author&and&acts&as&an& agent,&through&which&users&can&engage&with& virtual&plaMorms.&This&becomes&par5cularly& interes5ng&in&unique&autonomous&systems&where& par5cipants&can&physically&interact&with&a&virtual& deterritorialised&‘self’&and&mediate&it&through& physical&engagement.&The&dispersion&of&mul5ple& autonomous&virtual&agents&via&mixed&reality& constructs&in&expands&deterritorialisa5on&to& include&reterritorialisa5on,&by&facilita5ng&a& dispersive&rela5onship&between&the&body&and&its& virtual&selfKreferent.&
  23. 23. •  In"the"same"way"that"a"digital"device" deterritorialises"and"reterritorialises" informa1on"through"binary"code,"the" augmenta1on"of"an"autonomous"agent"into"a" shared"space"with"the"body,"creates"new" opportuni1es"for"inves1ga1on"into" technology,"the"body"and"iden1ty.""
  24. 24. •  The"advent"of"nanobiology"has"called" for"a"rethinking"of"Hayles"and" Harraways’"postChuman"discourse" through"it"shibing"our"percep1on"of" organisms"from"micro"to"nano"scale.""
  25. 25. •  Today"nanotechnology"exists"as"a"living" sensa1on"of"the"future"of"human"existence:"In" Milburn’s"words,"“[A]"bodily"registra1on"of" poten1al"for"global"change.”"Brian"Massumi" states,"“The"body,sensor"of"change,"is"a" transducer"of"the"virtual.”"Through"exis1ng"in" these"virtual"representa1ons,"that"are"directly" linked"to"living"bioC"systems,"we"effec1vely" sense,"feel"and"think"in"a"way"that"hybridizes" the"virtual"with"scien1fic"inquiry,"and" therefore"we"require"a"discourse"that" addresses"how"this"does"in"fact"make"us"postC biological.""
  26. 26. “Just"as"cyberne1cs"analogizes"differences"between"systems,"so"syncre1sm"finds"likeness"between"unlike"things."Syncre1c"thinking"breaches"boundaries"and"subverts"protocols."Thinking"out"of"the"box,"tes1ng"the"limits"of"language,"behaviour"and"thought"puts"the"ar1st"on"the"edge"of"social"norms"but"at"the"centre"of"human"development.”"CAscoF""
  27. 27. •  As"art"is"fundamentally"an"ar1cula1on"of"the" human"condi1on"it"can"therefore"be"said"that" syncre1sm"is"also"a"valid"method"for"analysing" iden1ty"within"the"postCbiological"discourse."If" we"are"indeed"postCbiological"then"we"must" exist"in"syncre1c"mixed"reality"state."The" hybridisa1on"of"augmented"reality"and"virtual" environments"with"physical/biological"systems" calls"for"a"rethinking"of"not"only"posthuman" ideologies,"but"also"the"way"that"cyberne1c" systems"func1on.""
  28. 28. •  Through"the"crea1on"of"systems"that" engage"the"viewer"in"a"hybridized" par1cipatory"interac1on"with"mixed" reality"data"transfer,"these"no1ons"of" deterritorialisa1on,"reterritorialisa1on," syncre1sm"and"post"biological"iden1ty" can"be"explored"in"a"more"intui1ve"and" involved"fashion.&&
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