Kade's Cognition :
is a reference to the character Kaden Lane, a cognitive scientist from
Nexus, 2012 by Ramez Naam (Egyptian-born, US based computer scientist
who specialises in the fields of web browsing, web search and
artificial intelligence). Kade works on an experimental nano-drug,
Nexus, which allows the brain to be programmed and networked,
connecting human minds together.
Cognition is the set of mental processes and abilities related to
knowledge, attention, memory, judgment and evaluation, reasoning and
"computation", problem solving and decision making, comprehension and
production of language, etc. Human cognition is conscious and
unconscious, concrete or abstract, as well as intuitive and conceptual.
Cognitive processes use existing knowledge and generate new knowledge.
There is also some new thought suggesting epigenetics may play a role
In this show I present a suite of five new interactive multimedia works
both inspired by and ruminating upon my extensive interest in the nexus
where science and art collide and overlap, how science fiction
influences culture and its development, alongside considerations on
public and private memory.
Photos by Tim Gruchy, Barbara
Heath and Paul Keegan