Intersubjectivity Vol II: Scripting the human Book launch and panel discussion

ICA Miami

61 NE 41st Street

Friday 7th December, 6pm

Panel: Lou Cantor, Mashinka Hakopian, Kathryn Kraczon, Katherine Rochester,
Natasha Stagg

“The second in a series of edited volumes on the topic of intersubjectivity,
this collection of essays considers the relationship between performance,
subjectivity, and human agency. Certain texts explore the ways in which
performance is decoupled from human embodiment via forms of mediation,
mechanical reproduction or simulation. Others seek to examine how
performance is conceptualized. Encompassing both historical and speculative
perspectives, Scripting the Human explores the ways in which non-human (or
trans/post-human) entities complicate notions of subjectivity and exert
intersubjective pressures of their own on social, political, scientific and
philosophical discourses. Might the interaction between two chatbots—whose
behavioral patterns are modeled on human traits—be intersubjective, or are
they simply scripted? Can scripting the human lead to transformative
encounters or does it produce a closed system whose complexity obscures its
ultimate limitations? Ranging from the origins of contemporary conceptions
of intersubjectivity in Continental Philosophy to more recent formulations
that derive from systems theory, trans identity, and the emergent field of
bot pedagogy, Scripting the Human approaches intersubjectivity as both
historical phenomenon and nascent mode of present-day relation.”

Contributors: Anselm Franke, Avi Alpert, Boris Groys, Erika Landstrom,
Goshka Macuga, Hannah Black, Harry Burke, Jeanne Vaccaro, Josh Kline, Lucky
Dragons, Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, Natasha Stagg, Sarah Harrison, Victoria

Edited by Lou Cantor and Katherine Rochester

Published by Sternberg Press

Intersubjectivity Vol II: Scripting the Human Book Launch and Panel Discussion