III. POSTHUMAN TECHNOLOGIES
KEYWORDS: prototypes, magical thinking, speculative design
This is an exploratory process on the future of technologies that has an affirmative vision rather than a focus on the current threats. It will showcase and promote post-capitalist practices in dissident spaces. We propose a methodology of magical thinking for advanced prototyping.
We engage and connect with people in the global south, with migrant communities, with gender non-conforming individuals, with anyone who has a dissident vision on our current dystopic surveilled existence. My project incorporates a vision where the internet will operate as a heterotopic space in which posthuman connections will be created and the verticality between the north and the south, the human and the non human, will not be the norm anymore.
The importance of this project is that it will position the act of speculation as a form of witchcraft that is a central element in the design and application of digital technologies. It is a vindication of material intelligence and physical knowledge. With posthuman technologies theory will crystallize into companion objects built within a paradigm of limitless imagination.
The only thing we have to do is to begin.
- Digital Witchcraft: artistic research project dedicated to the use of magical thinking for advanced-technology prototypes
- Hackers and shamans, travelers of the black box: comparative research on the figures of the hacker and the shaman. Presented at the H.O.P.E. conference
- Towards a posthuman theory of dreams: academic research on the act of dreaming and its technological possibilities