Rendering Unconscious welcomes Drs. Victor J. Krebs & Richard Frankel to the podcast! They are here to discuss their new book Human Virtuality and Digital Life: Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Investigations (Routledge, 2021). They are currently working on a second volume exploring the effects of digital technology on psychic life tentatively entitled: Dreaming (in) the Digital.

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Richard Frankel, Ph.D. is a faculty member and supervisor at The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is a teaching associate and supervisor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His books include The Adolescent Psyche: Jungian and Winnicottian Perspectives, soon to be re-published as part of the Routledge Classic Series. He has also authored “Digital Melancholy” and “Fantasy and Imagination in Winnicott’s Work” amongst other papers. He  lectures widely and teaches seminars on comparative psychoanalysis, Winnicott, Bion, dreams, and the interface of continental philosophy and psychoanalytic thought.

Victor J. Krebs, (B.A., summa cum laude, Vanderbilt University;  Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is currently Full Professor of Philosophy at the Humanities Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Perú. Before returning to Perú, where he was born, he lived in and studied in the US (Nashville, South Bend and Boston), and worked in London, before moving to Caracas in 1993, where he taught at Simón Bolívar University.  Back in Perú in 2003, he founded the Jungian Circle of  Perú (2010) and VJK Curaduría Filosófica, a philosophical experiment in art-curatorship. His current research centers on technology, film, psychoanalysis and pop philosophy.  His books include: La Imaginación Pornográfica. Contra el escepticismo en la cultura (Lima, 2015), La Recuperación del Sentido. Ensayos sobre Wittgenstein la filosofía y lo trascendente (Caracas, 2007) and Del Alma y el Arte. Reflexiones en torno a la cultura, la imagen y la memoria (Caracas,1998). He is also contributing co-editor (with William Day) of SeeingWittgenstein Anew (2010, Cambridge University Press). He lives in Lima, Peru. Follow him at Twitter and Instagram.

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The work of Wim Wenders is mentioned in this episode.

Videoclip Credits: Excerpts from Cocteau’s Testament of a Poet and Orpheus

Soundtrack: Daniel Esparza

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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 Books, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. 

The song at the end of the episode is “This is the Subconscious (Your Own Adventure)” from the album “Conceive Ourselves” by Vanessa Sinclair and Pete Murphy available digitally on Bandcamp from Highbrow Lowlife.

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

Image: cover of Human Virtuality and Digital Life: Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Investigations (Routledge, 2021)