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Mark Amerika has exhibited his art in many venues including the Whitney Biennial, Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and the American Museum of the Moving Image. Amerika has had five early and/or mid-career retrospectives including the first two Internet art retrospectives ever produced (Tokyo and London). His books include remixthebook (University of Minnesota Press, 2011 and, META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press, 2007) and remixthecontext (Routledge, 2018). His novels include The Kafka Chronicles (University of Alabama Press / FC2, 1993), Sexual Blood (University of Alabama Press / FC2, 1995), and 29 Inches (Chiasmus Press, 2007). His new book, My Life as an Artificial Creative Intelligence, will be published by Stanford University Press on May 10th as the inaugural title in the new “Sensing Media” series edited by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Shane Denson. Follow him at Twitter.

David J. Gunkel (PhD) is an educator, scholar and author, specializing in ethics of emerging technology. Formally educated in philosophy and media studies, his teaching and research synthesize the hype of high-technology with the rigor and insight of contemporary critical analysis. His books include An Introduction to Communication and Artificial Intelligence (Polity Press), How to Survive a Robot Invasion: Rights, Responsibility, and AI (Routledge), and Of Remixology: Ethics and Aesthetics after Remix (MIT Press).He is the managing editor and co-founder of the International Journal of Žižek Studies and co-editor of the Indiana University Press series in Digital Game Studies. He currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University (USA). Follow him at Twitter.

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. His large-scale, multimedia performance pieces include “Rebirth of a Nation,” Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Seoul Counterpoint, written during his 2014 residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts. His books include the award-winning Rhythm Science, published by MIT Press in 2004; Sound Unbound, an anthology about digital music and media; The Book of Ice, a visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, and The Imaginary App, on how apps changed the world. Follow him at Twitter.

Eduardo Navas (PhD) is the author of Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling, and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies. He implements cultural analytics and digital humanities methodologies in order to research the creative and political role of recyclability and remix in art, media, and culture. His production includes art & media projects, critical texts, and curatorial projects. He has presented and lectured about his work and research internationally. Follow him at Twitter.

Aram Sinnreich (PhD) is a media professor, author, and musician. He currently serves as Chair of Communication Studies at American University’s School of Communication. Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law, and technology, with an emphasis on subjects such as emerging media and music. He is the author of Mashed Up (2010), The Piracy Crusade (2013), and The Essential Guide to Intellectual Property (2019). He has also written for publications including The New York Times, Billboard, Wired, The Daily Beast, and The Conversation. In prior incarnations, Sinnreich worked at Rutgers University, NYU Steinhardt, OMD Ignition Factory, Radar Research, and Jupiter Research. Follow him on Twitter.

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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, work, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more.

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Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).

Dr. Sinclair is the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019) Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. 

The song at the end of the episode is “These Boots (Just got a brand new pair)” from the album Conceive ourselves by Vanessa Sinclair and Pete Murphy available from Highbrow Lowlife

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.

Image: Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair. Original artwork available via Trapart