【04月29日】Richard M. Doyle:Burroughs Life Scientist: The Informatic Vision & The Cut Up
 
发布时间: 2019-04-23 浏览次数: 10

海外名家系列讲座 第65

Burroughs Life Scientist: The Informatic Vision & The Cut Up

主讲人:Richard M. Doyle教授

主持人:王 岚教授

主办单位:鸿利彩票平台鸿利彩票

讲座时间:2019429日(周一)10:05-11:35

讲座地点:鸿利彩票注册外国语大学松江校区五教楼5124教室


讲座内容:

 William Seward Burroughs wrote some of the most brutal and hilarious texts of the 20th century, novels, stories, essays and paintings that sought to shatter what he perceived to be the monotonous "control" of the egoic mind through what he called a “blast of silence.” This talk will seek to explore Burroughs’ literary technique of the “blast of silence” as a direct operation of the artist on the conscious mind of a willing reader, whose “narrative mind” is usually consumed by the malware of the internal monologue - what Burroughs called the “word virus” that is hosted by the subject/ object mind. Through his collaboration with Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville, Burroughs worked with sound and word as information, creating recombinant art through the operation of chance operations that momentarily empty the semantic register and allow pure sound to occur, as in mantra. As in the epigraph above, Burroughs conceived his own writing as a kind of anti-viral program for humans captured by the allure of control through continuous surveillance and biotechnology and technoscientific control. Through this alarm and blast of silence, Burroughs's texts can momentarily empty a reader or a listener’s mind of its incessant verbal content. Here Burroughs achieves a kind of “naked lunch” with the reader, the space of consciousness beyond word Burroughs called the Third Mind.

讲座人简介:

Richard M. Doyle是宾夕法尼亚大学教授,加利福尼亚大学博士,研究兴趣主要是巴罗斯研究、修辞学、以及科幻文学,尤其擅长将信息技术、生命科学等科技领域与文学研究结合进行跨界研究。目前已经出版10余本专著:The Genesis of Now (Metanoia Press, 2019), Into the Stillness: Dialogues on Awakening Beyond Thought (Non Duality Press, 2015), Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noophere (University of Washington Press, 2011) 等,编辑3部文集,并发表重要学术论文30余篇,近年来在美国国内和世界多所知名高等学府受邀讲座近百场。


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