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COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE: FROM BIO-POLITICS TO NOO-POLITICS - ARCHITECTURE & MIND IN THE AGE OF COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION
Deborah Hauptmann, Warren Neidich (eds.)

010 publishers, 2010
Softcover
600 pages
200 Illustrations
ISBN: 9789064507250

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Cognitive Architecture questions how evolving modalities - from bio-politics to noo-politics - can be mapped onto the city under contemporary conditions of urbanization and globalization.

Noo-politics, most broadly understood as a power exerted over the life of the mind, re-configures perception, memory and attention, and also implicates potential ways and means by which neurobiological architecture is undergoing reconfiguration.

This volume, motivated by theories such as 'cognitive capitalism' and concepts such as 'neural plasticity', shows how architecture and urban processes and products commingle to form complex systems that produce novel forms of networks that empower the imagination and constitute the cultural landscape.

The book also rethinks the relations between form and methods of communication, calling for a new logic of representation; it examines the manner in which information, with its non-hierarchical and distributed format is contributing both to the sculpting of brain and production of mind.

Cognitive Architecture brings together renowned specialists in the areas of political and aesthetic philosophy, neuroscience, socio-cultural and architecture theory, visual and spatial theorists and practitioners; the contributions elucidate original ideas for thinking the city as a framework for possible gestations of noo-politics.

 

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