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The Alien Hand of the Technosphere. Kurt Goldstein and the Trauma of Intelligent Machines

Philosopher Matteo Pasquinelli investigates the curious history of the phantom limb syndrome and how it chronicles the confluence of war trauma research, neurology, cybernetics and the philosophy of mind. Is there a way by which all of that translates and extends to today’s planetary technosphere, being a prosthesis and a fear of amputation at the same time?

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Matteo Pasquinelli

Dr. Matteo Pasquinelli is a philosopher and Visiting Professor in Media Theory at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe. He writes and lectures frequently at the intersection of political philosophy, media theory, and cognitive sciences. Among other books, he recently edited the anthology Alleys of Your Mind: Augmented Intelligence and its Traumas (2015) published by Meson Press at Lüneburg University. Website: matteopasquinelli.org.