“The Nooscope is a cartography of the limits of artificial intelligence, intended as a provocation to both computer science and the humanities. Any map is a partial perspective, a way to provoke debate. Similarly, this map is a manifesto — of AI dissidents.”
On the 1st of May 2020, Matteo Pasquinelli and Vladan Joler unveil the Nooscope — a visual manifesto of AI as instrument of knowledge extractivism. The Nooscope is also an experiment in academic publication and critical tools for AI studies. The large diagram and the essay can be browsed online or downloaded in PDF format and printed on a large scale.
Vladan Joler is Professor at the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad and founder of SHARE Foundation. He is leading SHARE Lab, a research and investigation lab that explores the technical and social aspects of algorithmic transparency, digital labor exploitation, invisible infrastructures, and technological black boxes.
Matteo Pasquinelli is Professor in Media Philosophy at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, where he is coordinating the research group on Artificial Intelligence and Media Philosophy KIM. For Verso Books he is preparing a monograph on the history of AI provisionally titled The Eye of the Master.
Full citation: Matteo Pasquinelli and Vladan Joler, “The Nooscope Manifested: Artificial Intelligence as Instrument of Knowledge Extractivism”, KIM research group (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design) and Share Lab (Novi Sad), 1 May 2020 (preprint forthcoming for AI and Society). https://nooscope.ai