Paranoid Machines Brooklyn edition

Paranoid Machines lecture by Jason Brown
At Cabinet, 300 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY
Sat, April 4, 7pm – 9pm

Please join Machine Project’s Jason Brown for an epic presentation examining contemporary gnostic mythologies of technology and paranoia, focusing on Vannevar Bush as a self-embodied allegorical emblem of information perversity. Bush’s famed “memex” and the modern UFOs are both hypothetical machines—devices which use association and performativity to spin information out of noise. In modern techno-myths, this process is often represented as an alchemical self-destruction resulting in god-like power. Not coincidentally, all these issues are illustrated with disturbing density and prescience in the 1981 Disney film “Tron.” Free