theorysession THEORY SESSION 2 :  Beyond Machines - Vilem Flusser

What is work vs Labour? (labour ties to leisure)

def: work, especially physical work. / work hard; make great effort.

Life and the reproduction of it (like labouring giving birth)


to free our selves by means of machines "and people will be free, machines will be slaves of the future" this is the idea of modernity, the utopia of the machines,those who do not own any achine will die out and will be the start of a classless society"
(see also next sentence (p 15-16)
rather then we free ourselves of the machines, we become slaves of the machines! (but who s "owning the machine"? )
freeing themselves -  should be not "freeing from" and not by means of the machine

How unreasonable people are! They never use the freedoms they have but demand those they do not have. (Kierkegaard)

The capitalists are the slaces of the machines
(humanity as a cathegory)
both proletarians and capitalists are slaves of the mahcines in some way

Work means CHANGING the world
being freed from work = we don t feel the need to change the world anymore?
the idea of stabelizing process, Flusser was writing this text in the 80's, when system theory still tied to the notion of process of stabelization

"Creation is quantifieble ? 
what is creativity?"
Creativity: the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.

oldy mold: creativity is the power to create something from nothing (...) it blends knowledge (...) (agency and desire)
> Lode, add the quote!!!
AI - creation of painting by computers, 
the strange leap of logic, if a computer can create a painting 
the very idea of making a painting 
problem solving -->  the creative inside the 
knowledge agency and desire are not including :: 
    can we learn a machine to desire or have agency, or knowledge
    What is desire?
    What is agency?
    What is knowledge?
    ---> diagrHammmmmmm

relational ... of knowledge, computers don't take context into account

AI, the magic trick and the black box
the creative society
the notion of creativity needs to change fundamentally : creative entrepreneur / solution based / resilient / stirring up things / to be more efficient / 

(and do we (want) to bring it to a broader audience?) (do we write a manifesto?)
    1. make into or regard as a problem requiring a solution.
    2. "he problematized the concept of history"
Problematization of a term, writing, opinion, ideology, identity, or person is to consider the concrete or existential elements of those involved as challenges (problems) that invite the people involved to transform those situations. It is a method of defamiliarization of common sense.

More on problematization -
Problematization is a critical thinking and pedagogical dialogue or process and may be considered demythicisation

Rather than taking the common knowledge (myth) of a situation for granted, problematization poses that knowledge as a problem, allowing new viewpoints, consciousness, reflection, hope, and action to emerge.

What may make problematization different from other forms of criticism is its target, the context and details, rather than the pro or con of an argument. More importantly, this criticism does not take place within the original context or argument, but draws back from it, re-evaluates it, leading to action which changes the situation. Rather than accepting the situation, one emerges from it, abandoning a focalised viewpoint.

Problematization: “what allows one to take a step back from his way of acting or reacting, to present it to oneself as an object of thought and question it as to its meaning, its conditions and its goals” (Foucault)

Ties back to the idea 'to change the world" nad the capacity to do so - or not?

To bring it back to transhumanism - T as the assumption that people can also be deconstructed into a system of feedbakcloops, dubsystems together, transferring information, (harari: humans - complex computers of dataprocesses) 

we have to learn that we cannot live without the apparatus, we have forgot to live without them, it protects us from the world if obsucures, beyond apparatus ... 

Do we agree that the apparatus us the only justification and meaning with our live.

apartus = the next step of machine, 
transhumanism is a system of information inside the bigger system
and humans are an algoritm ?
understaning the logics of dataflows, we will be abke to conseptualize them or simulate them
systems between humans as electritcal circuit,(turning ti 
the next step of cybernetics / ecosystem
transhumanism combines these ideas with neuroscience
"the brain is just acomputer" to hope and goal is to achieve is to reproduce that as a computer, that would be AI
(concepts as singularities etc) but ut s all part of this concept of transhumanism where it is really the idea that 

have the next generation of human species that are ... computer

transhumanism is a fetish thing to do // replace or transend // a better version of us // both physical and mental // ...

Transhumanism "liberates us from war" etc

f we would see the entrity / coplete complexity and pros..?

finding meaning//human fear of becoming obsolete and useless // 
individual and collectively 

paradise paradigm :)

the art of living 

The Edge of Chaos
The term edge of chaos is used to denote a transition space between order and disorder that is hypothesized to exist within a wide variety of systems. This transition zone between the two regimes is known as the edge of chaos, a region of bounded instability that engenders a constant dynamic interplay between order and disorder.[2]
“The truly creative changes and the big shifts occur right at the edge of chaos,” said Dr. Robert Bilder,

L'art pour l'art, art for the sake of art, total contemplation of the post-work state, eastern philosophies of pure consciousness, is this something we have to fear?
Is the post-work world the end of the world? Can we go back to history as we arrive at the end of it? What are the processes of reconnection to a past history?

In a theater, it happened that a fire started offstage. The clown came out to tell the audience. They thought it was a joke and applauded. He told them again, and they became still more hilarious. This is the way, I suppose, that the world will be destroyed - amid the universal hilarity of wits and wags who think it is all a joke. (Kierkegaard)

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