This blog is dedicated to analyzing the field of ‘artificial intelligence’ specifically, and the tech industry generally from a materialist perspective.

By materialist perspective, I mean a point of view informed, in large measure by historical materialism but also, by a deep analysis of the nuts and bolts – the supply chains, extractive industrial activity, data centers and actually existing capabilities undergirding what the tech industry presents as magic.

There is however, another layer operating which is captured by, among other disciplines, psychoanalytic theory.

To explore this approach, I’ve been studying (‘reading’ is too light a word for it) ‘The Psychoanalysis of Artificial Intelligence‘ by Dr. Isabel Millar.

In this series of video meditations, I consider aspects of the book. This is an ongoing project and I’ll be updating this post as new videos are added.


Introduction:

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Part Three: