Rendering Unconscious welcomes Damien Patrick Williams back to the podcast. Damien Patrick Williams is a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech in the Department of Science, Technology and Society. His research areas include ethics, epistemology, philosophy of technology, philosophy of mind, nonhuman intelligence, machine consciousness, comparative religious traditions, human biotechnological interventions and the occult.

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Mr. Williams contributed to Rendering Unconscious the book. “Better than This” in Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics and Poetry (2019).

Mr. Williams’ essay “Stealing the Light to Write By” is part of the anthology Spirits of Place (2017) edited by John Reppion.

Mr. Williams contributed the article “Daoism, Buddhism and Machine Consciousness” to the forthcoming The Fenris Wolf vol. 10 (2020) edited by Carl Abrahamsson.

This episode is also available on YouTube:

For more, listen to Mr. Williams’ previous discussion on Rendering Unconscious RU13: DAMIEN PATRICK WILLIAMS on philosophy, technology, machine consciousness, ethics, the occult

Mentioned in this episode:

Aimi Hamraie, Kelly Fritsch “The Crip Technoscience Manifesto

Ashley Shew’s NSF Grant

Cynthia L. Bennett, Os Keyes “What is the Point of Fairness? Disability, AI and The Complexity of Justice

Ruha Benjamin, ‘Race After Technology

Anon Ymous, Katta Spiel, Os Keyes, Rua M Williams, Judith Good, Eva Hornecker, Cynthia L Bennett, “‘I am just terrified of my future’—Epistemic Violence in Disability Related Technology Research

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, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more. Episodes are also created from lectures given at various international conferences.

Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst based Stockholm, who sees clients internationally, specializing in offering quality psychoanalytic treatment remotely and online. Her books include Switching Mirrors (2016), On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (2018) co-edited with Manya Steinkoler, and Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation forthcoming from Routledge 2020. She is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis.

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The track at the end of the episode is “Spirits of a Place” from the forthcoming album “Switching Mirrors” by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson available from Highbrow Lowlife and Trapart Editions

Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Portrait of Damien Patrick Williams