Sign in

Emma Stamm
main website:

Last month I was interviewed for the Musing Mind podcast; the episode went live on Saturday. Copy-pasting the following from the website — this was written by Oshan Jarow, the founder and host of Musing Mind:


Our conversation explores the relationship between data capitalism & consciousness, using psychedelic science as a way of illuminating those aspects of consciousness that cannot be rendered via data’s language. We also discuss:

  • How psychedelics provide an “empirical refutation of digital positivism”
  • Whether consciousness exists on a spectrum from ‘less to more’
  • What data capitalism is, what psychopower is, and how this new paradigm…

This was my presentation for SPT2021, the biennial meetings of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. See here for the abstract; note that the talk doesn’t follow the particular sequence of ideas in the same order.

A few things I didn’t mention in the talk: first, the data-image effectively reverses the theory of thought Deleuze lays out in Difference and Repetition. In his words: “the theory of thought is like painting: it needs that revolution which took art from representation to abstraction. This is the aim of a theory of thought without image.” By contrast, the data-image figures thought…

Jean Louis, “Kasams”

My schedule is too busy for me to keep posting daily. This is a proper ending for now. I’ll be back.

Black Moth Super Rainbow, “Fields Are Breathing”

Al DiMeola, “Short Tales of the Black Forest”

Fantômas, “Delìrium Còrdia”

The Sugarcubes, “Mama”

The Goats, “Tricks of the Shade”

Ween, “The Argus”

Charming Hostess, “Elenke”

Emma Stamm

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store