The Fabric of Consciousness

by Sergio Santos, Matteo Chiesa & Maritsa Kissamitaki



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/20/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781532056758
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 138
ISBN : 9781532056765

About the Book

This short book is an invitation to thinking around the meaning of the terms consciousness, reality, logics, truth, and human. It also centers on the mind, not in the sense that we want to scientifically describe the brain, its parts, and its functions. We describe the mind in that with the mind, we can attend to what the world, ourselves, and others have to say. Is the mind a tool for logics, coherence, and the grasping of emotions? This book comes at a time when predictive AI and definitions of intelligence are expected to overwhelm humans with logics and evidence that anchor to a reality constructed with strong and reasonable arguments. In the meantime, and in the middle of a turmoil of words, dissolving truths, and ambiguity, new technologies such as AI and the laws that come with them are emerging.

About the Author

Dr Santos has spent more than ten years researching in the fields of bio/nanotechnology and data science. His interests extend to fields as broad as philosophy, psychology, human behavior, arts and computing. Dr. Chiesa is a Professor materials sciences, alternative energies, fundamental nanoscale mechanics, dynamics and dissipation. Maritsa Kissamitaki is a designer, artist and generalist.