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Scybernethician: 2d cybernetics & enaction, techno-hermeneutics, existential & creative cognition, ML, DS and lived bio-logic. Meaning & sense making.
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Feb 26 7 tweets 1 min read
@RichardDawkins Mr Dennett is right, but forget the obvious: there is no other road pragmatically. This is more complex. Classical/Cartesianist science is just a disciplined "3P-Only" perspective based on a "pseudo-sacrifice of the self", a (serious) professional role-playing game. 1/6 @RichardDawkins While "professional philosophers" tend to confuse this analytical distinction between 1P and 3P-only. Both are constrained by the fact that one need to make a distinction in the intersubjective linguistic space, which is the necessary critical space, 2/6
Feb 25 8 tweets 2 min read
[Facing Up the Embarrassment] 🧵🥸

About "5.7. Example: the Human Narrative Self" of this article, and "what it means to be an active embodied mind":

On a first order rationality plan, this article seems very reasonable and defending a more embodied and open position. I wouldn't want anyone to think I'm shooting at the ambulance... But on a second order rationality (scybernethics), this is quite ironic as statements formulated by people:
Feb 22 8 tweets 2 min read
[ Varela's Enaction today: a Techno-epistemological blindspot? ]

There is not one but *two books* which are the symbolic origins of Varela's public exposure of Enaction: one is the very quoted collective "The Embodied Mind" (Varela, Thompson & Rosch, TEM), 1/

but the other seems now completely overlooked, while published at the same time and very complementary to the first: published in french under the initial title "Connaître - Les Sciences Cognitives, tendances et perspectives", then renamed "Invitation aux Sciences Cognitives". 2/
Feb 20 16 tweets 2 min read
[ LLM feedback about my 5000+ messages ] 🧵🪡

Me: "Based on this note: Twitter messages - 01-12-2022 to 18-06-2023, which are messages posted on Twitter for more than a year by the author, extract the ten main themes of this note." 1. Enaction and Second-Order Cybernetics:

The author frequently discusses enaction, a concept in cognitive science emphasizing the role of the body in shaping the mind,
Feb 17 14 tweets 3 min read
[ Time Control & Oracles ] 🧵

I'm re-watching "The Handmaid's Tale" and I was thinking about the works of anticipation. The best are those, not who predict the future, that's impossible, but who project a deep dimension of the unconscious of their time. Image And I said to myself that if we replace Guilead with the current system articulated around an apparent techno-social positivism and an implicit monotheistic religiosity, the handmaids with cognitariat and the precious children with creative ideas
Feb 17 8 tweets 2 min read
[ Scybernethic: SOTA ] 🧵🪡

I am currently working on a synthetic and comprehensive expression of scybernethics. Having had all the elements in hand for quite some time, I think the time has come to show the coherence and consistency of my approach (second-order rationality²). The major problem for me was not its design, iterative and enactive, but its ethical expression, as a heuristic toolbox for "thinking differently", because it could also become a dangerous philosophy if it was interpreted ideologically as a cultural object,
Feb 16 9 tweets 2 min read
[ What is a Dia-Gram ] 🧵🪡

A dia-gram, as all scybernethics forms, is a metastabilized prototype enacted from my cognitive experience. Also, as all scybernethic tools, it originate in a 1P perspective of a 1P <--> 3P hermeneutic circulation between cog sciences & techs. Image It's name come from the thinking tradition of Derrida/Auroux/Stiegler, which define a "gram" as:

a process of discretization of the continuum with a view to its reproduction.
Feb 12 19 tweets 3 min read
[About the "nature" of GenAI/LLMs Noologic Revolution] 🧵🪡

The genAI/LLMs noological revolution is not comparable to the invention of the printing press. This was the invention of the computer: these machines², which almost no one has yet understood, apparently including their own designers (so called "godfathers"), fascinated as we are by their uses and culturally incapable of theoretically integrate procedural knowledge/know-how other than through a cognitivist analogy, ie functional, representational and computational.
Feb 8 29 tweets 4 min read
[ The General Disempowerment: Responsability at the age of AI ] 🧵🦻

While AI seems to increase our capacity for action in the virtual world (pseudo-agency), this will necessarily come at the price of a distance between the intention, the virtual act and its consequences which will be very real : to a general lack of responsibility. How did we get here?
Feb 6 29 tweets 5 min read
[ Post-Truth and Science: let's be "reasonable" ] 🧵🪡

The sciences and technologies of cognition (calling themselves "cognitive") have been largely dominated since their cybernetic origin almost a century ago, by the "cognitivist" orthodoxy Image (the name itself says a lot about its hegemonic aim) , ie by “computo-representational functionalism”.

NB: For a detailled exposition of the paradigm map which is at stake, see 👇:…
Feb 4 28 tweets 4 min read
[ A “New” Mission for Science & Philosophy: Generative Enaction ] 🧵🪡💉

For me, the top priority mission of philo-science ars now is not so much to produce at new expense a new (processual) "worldview" of the cosmos, top-down and representationalist, Image but more subtly to offer society *tools of think*, that is also *tools to feel biocognitively*, so that each citizen can enact their philo-scientific, rational and *extra-ordinary* conception of the world.
Jan 31 21 tweets 3 min read
[TechnoPhilosophy: not as things "are", but as we could understand them] 🧵🪡

Perhaps a less divisive way of thinking about a necessary extension of our Western rationality is also to develop a new Technophilosophy, pragmatic & phenomenological, based on 1P-3P experience. [1P Autobiographical] Personally, I approached it from an experiential angle by spontaneously developing over time a hermeneutic of modeling and simulations of artificial cognition by considering them pharmacologically from both their objective (3P) and subjective (1P) angle.
Jan 30 18 tweets 2 min read
[ What Parallel Distributed Processing dynamical models and simulations says about Cognition ] 🧵🪡

1. That cognition can be understood, at the limit, though the self-organizing/interacting conceptual dipole convergence. *Both* are necessary. This is at the root, with embodiment, of the autopopoièsis/enactive biocognitive conception.
Jan 29 15 tweets 2 min read
[ Intelligibility & the Formal/Processual Transduction ] 🧵🪡

Expressing oneself and communicating is in itself an act, and it is an act of distinction in the intersubjective cognitive domain which appears to the foreign observer as a differential distinction in relation to one's own semantic world. Thus what was an act, a *process* (of decentring, of objectification) for one becomes, through explicitation, a *formal* understanding difference for the other.
Jan 28 15 tweets 2 min read
[ Onto-Epistemology of Rationality² and Aesthetics feeling: Distinction² ] 🧵🪡

In scybernethics, rationality² is phenomenologically an aesthetic feeling related to our biocognitive homeostasis, which is a regulation of regulation (regulation²). It can be formalized as a second-order ana-logic ratio (ratio²):

the first epistemic act bring forth a distinction between subject and object. This is the enaction of the explicit "objective" polarity from the indistinct phenomenological ground,
Jan 24 27 tweets 4 min read
[Modeling "without representation" & "without finality": a Scybernethics view] 🧵🪡

Contrasting with Cartesianist and cognitivist 3P-Only representationalism, in the Scybernethics framework models are considered both as constrained artifacts toward explaining (E-models) but also toward *understanding* (U-models), which is in the blind spot of the former. U-models can integrate and include E-models, not the otherwise because everything said is said by an observer-actor.
Jan 21 15 tweets 3 min read
[“The it / The process that leads to it” (Varela): the form/process dialectic of LOGIC²] 🧵🪡

From "Not one, not two" to "Not four, not three"

After having described my prototypical form of Logic², I'll now try to explain briefly the autobiographical process that led me to it. Image Logic² in fact more an emerging form dictated from my experience than the a posteriori representation that I can give of it. Culture help me now to express it but also helped me to grow it: it is the top-down/learning drive in my distributed mind-map representation (my "brain").
Jan 18 12 tweets 2 min read
[ What is (real human) Deep Learning ] 🧵🪡

That we can believe, bc we are in the quasi-religious belief, for more than a few seconds that the machine is really capable of "learning", shows the extent to which we no longer have our feet on the ground. Have we lost our minds? This drift shows us implicitly that of a monopolistic computational instrumental reason unfortunately leading, in its unilateral excess, to social bankruptcy and here particularly of our educational system.
Jan 18 17 tweets 2 min read
[ From HPC to Quasi-Bidimensional Time ] 🧵🪡

The "Hard Problem of Consciousness" is professional scientists who realize, because of the saturation of ontological (disciplinary) domains and the resulting withdrawal of the classical scientific approach on itself ("cognitive science"), that they are in an epistemology based historically on Cartesian body-mind divide, converging toward a second-order science of (self) con-science.
Jan 17 8 tweets 1 min read
[Analogy & quasi-quadratic scheme: toward a Bioaesthetic rationality²] 🧵🪡

During my scybernethics journey, I've gradually enacted a formal “quadratic” prototypical scheme (linked to “quasi-bidimensionality” & “second-order thinking”). It took me a while to find a cultural rationalization for it.

Surprisingly for me, it was Thomas Aquinas who provided me with the solution: analogy is NOT a simple resemblance or relation between two terms, it supposes to articulate *four terms*. A is to B what C is to D.
Jan 14 10 tweets 2 min read
[ Modeling: AI vs Scybernethic ] 🧵

Classical Cartesian science went hand in hand with mathematics, which are formal linguistic techniques and therefore suffer from the same biases. To correct the foundational bias (Godël), computing appeared, allowing the implementation of a performative language (the "code", software, cf. Turing), therefore of an abstraction, on a material medium (hardware).