Mind Factory explores a mosaic of ideas and practices currently surrounding the question of cognition, mind, literacy, autopoiesis and tele-technologies, and how these define a contemporary “human condition.” Essays included in this volume address a range of subjects from the Abu Ghraib torture photographs, brain implants and behavioural control, to the possibility of quantum minds and machine intelligence, to the technicity of faith, sintonic desire, ideoplastic materialisation and psychic geographies.
Louis Armand is the author of eight novels, including Breakfast at Midnight and The Combinations. Selections of his work also appear in the Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry and Best Australian Poems. In 2009 his screenplay Clair Obscur received honourable mention at the Trieste International Film Festival. He is presently an editor of the international magazine VLAK: Contemporary Poetics and the Arts.