There are two Assemblage Brain related articles published in the current issue of AI & Society journal.
I am more than a little excited about these publications since my school history teacher at an Essex comp in the late 1970s, Richard Ennals, set up AI & Society in 1986.
Firstly, Tero Karppi’s review of the book. See Karppi, T. ‘Tony D. Sampson: The Assemblage Brain. Sense Making in Neuroculture.’ AI & Society (2019) 34: 945. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-018-0826-8
And next, the first article I wrote after the book was published in Dec 2016.
See Sampson, T.D. ‘Transitions in human–computer interaction: from data embodiment to experience capitalism.’ AI & Society (2019) 34: 835. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-018-0822-z
This one develops on themes from the book, including Experience HCI and Capitalism, as well as many of the subsequent Whiteheadian ventures started in AB and picked up again in my next effort.
Tero Karppi has written a nice review of The Assemblage Brain for AI & Society Journal. It’s actually more than a mere “review” of this book since it also makes a number of knowing references to developments (and improvements) made between Virality and The Assemblage Brain.
Here’s Tero’s concluding remarks…
“Sampson’s vision of media culture is dark, original and innovative. In a Tardean manner, Sampson develops his own voice through the ability to adapt texts and ideas that have not been brought together and produce something original.
Sampson’s book is an assemblage, which expands the way brain can be thought and gives the name of “neuroculture” to our everyday dystopia, which is not the future, but has already occupied “all corners of cultural, social, political and economic life” (ix).” Karppi, T. AI & Soc (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-018-0826-8
Looking forward to Tero’s Disconnect book! Due in spring this year (2018).
Just to note that the full review is here and if you do not have institutional access it costs money.
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“Transitions in human–computer interaction: from data embodiment to experience capitalism” out now in AI & SOCIETY.
This “experimental” article was written after the Streams of Consciousness conference at Warwick in 2016 where I tried to get Gramsci to do HCI. After spending the summer reading lots of Whitehead related material, HCI and UX texts on a boiling hot visit to Lisbon and Porto, it’s an attempt to do the same with Whitehead. I guess there might be a few HCI types out there scratching their heads on this one, but it is an experiment 🙂
The good news is that the publisher lets you publicly share the full-text (view-only version) of your paper even if you or your institution didn’t pay for the full Open Access option (download and print the PDF).
“There are no restrictions on the number of people you may share this link with, how many times they can view the linked article or where you can post the link online.”
Better than no access at all.