benjamin on antikythera
benjamin bratton talking about antikythera program.. via 3 videos (linked to nicolas berggruen site https://www.berggruen.org/work/antikythera-2/):
notes/quotes from video 1 – 3 min – Studio Work – Antikythera – [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LAbKzc6cc0]:
projects where ideas are made real.. bump up against *real world.. and demo how they would reframe/re-express **those problems via diff perspectives.. together .. they will rep an emergent school of thought.. a kind of portfolio of possibilities for how we might reorient planetary scale computational in a ***diff way
*still sea world..
hari rat park law et al
**taleb center of problem law.. we need to listen deep to get a problem deep enough to be the center of the problem..
***same song as long as still in whalespeak (sea world problems)
2 min – we want to make new philosophy.. to generate a kind of school of thought around philosophy and relation to tech.. but we also want this thinking to have impact.. other people not part of program inspired/engaging w work
invited vs invented.. dave’s campfire analogy et al.. need deeper
we’ll be working around *very concrete problems.. carbon taxation/pricing, ai regulation, .. to engage with from a **number of diff perspectives.. there’s already a lot of policy thinking going around these.. i’d like to think that our perspective on these will provide a ***diff angle that may prove efficacious in ways others don’t..
*so dealing with and resulting in same song
**doesn’t matter how many perspectives if still looking at same thing.. any form of m\a\p
***maybe.. but won’t get to legit change.. legit global re\set
mufleh humanity law: we have seen advances in every aspect of our lives except our humanity– Luma Mufleh
but as a philosophy program.. it may be in some ways that in which our impacts on the policy sphere may be most profound is in thinking.. *what are we making policy about.. where is the policy intervention needs to happen .. **who needs to be at this table in relationship to policy intervention..
*perhaps better/deeper.. why are we making policy.. why aren’t we trying something sans policy ness.. sans any form of m\a\p
**oi.. seat at the table ness.. killing us softly w its song
3 min – what mechs and institutions need to be at work/play in order for this kind of intervention to actually have the traction and impact that it would need to have
for legit global re\set.. need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature so we can org around legit needs
imagine if we listened to the itch-in-8b-souls 1st thing everyday & used that data to connect us (tech as it could be.. ai as augmenting interconnectedness)
it very well may be that the political institutions that we have inherited from the late 20th cent are not the right platforms for the implementations of the policies we need for the 21st cent
rather.. inherited from beginning .. we need a legit other way for 8bn people to live
notes/quotes from video 2 – 1 min – Team – Antikythera – [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LAbKzc6cc0]:
over 75 field researchers.. philosophers, scientists, technologists, designers, artists.. we think about questions of the planetary.. we have research scientists from google research and other labs who are working at the cutting edge of ai and we are thinking thru the complexities of these issues.. writers who are working at a diff cutting edge of the ways in which philosophy encounters tech.. thinks with/thru tech.. in essence.. rethinks the conditions of what it means to be *human thru **that encounter
*rather.. to be still a *whale.. if still in **sea world.. (still there if any form of m\a\p).. not cutting edge.. not diff.. same song
notes/quotes from video 3 – 42 sec – Creativity – Antikythera – [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUrfRBONGg0]:
it’s important for us to engage designers and philosophers in this work .. not just research scientists and technologists or scholars because the work needs to be generative and creative..
doesn’t matter who you engage if you’re about engaging ness and about this work ness
it’s not only about analyzing the situation as it is .. or optimizing mechs we have.. it’s about rethinking the whole thing from scratch.. t
need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature so we can org around legit needs
ie: tech as it could be
it’s about rethinking and understanding the *space of possibilities of how we might reorient and remake planetary scale **computation.. t
*need space of possibilities beyond any degree of finite set of choices.. they need to be infinitesimal structures approaching the limit of structureless\ness and/or vice versa ..
aka: ginorm/small ness
we need to calculate differently and stop measuring things
literacy and numeracy both elements of colonialism/control/enclosure..
ie: imagine if we listened to the itch-in-8b-souls 1st thing everyday & used that data to connect us (tech as it could be.. ai as augmenting interconnectedness)
and that means it’s a projective and speculative and creative exercise.. not only one that’s analytical and critical
we need to let go.. and try something legit diff..