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The Center for Psychoanalysis and Technology

Conversations with psychoanalysts about technology and its impact on our minds.

Technology and the Mind is a podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection between contemporary psychoanalytic theory and consumer technology use. Each month we interview a practicing psychoanalyst who will explore and apply what we know about key psychoanalytic concepts of the mind and relationships to technology use cases. We will get underneath the conscious, obvious dimensions of these issues and we hope to stimulate your imagination and help you to become more curious about your relationship to the technology products and services you use. We hope you will join us on Technology and the Mind.

All Episodes

Technology and the Mind, A Podcast

7. Dr. Todd Essig on teleanalysis and tech-mediated relating

Dr. Todd Essig discusses the differences between teleanalysis and traditional in person psychoanalysis and how this may be useful in understanding tech-mediated relating outside of the consulting relationship.

January 25, 2023

6. Professor Jan Abram on Winnicott, playing, the use of an object and video games

In this episode, Professor Jan Abram discusses the Winnicottian notion of playing and the use of an object and how these ideas apply to our thinking about video game addiction and liveliness in our relationships.

December 23, 2022

5. Dr. Tom Wooldridge on Narcissism and Consumer Technologies

Dr. Tom Wooldridge discusses narcissism and how consumer technology can influence our sensitivities to narcissistic injury in both positive and negative ways. He offer several interesting examples of the use of technology in clinical cases.

November 2, 2022

4. Dr. Stephen Lugar on the Kleinian Notion of the Depressive Position and the Cruel Optimization Mindset

Dr. Stephen Lugar discusses the Kleinian notion of the depressive position, why it is of value and how consumer technology may facilitate a mindset of what he calls cruel optimization which then impacts our capacities to value and achieve the depressive position.

September 23, 2022

3. Negative Capability – an interview with Dr. Catherine Mallouh

An interview with Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst Dr. Catherine Mallouh about negative capability, what it is, why it is important and how it is developed. Dr. Mallouh will also consider how consumer technology may impact the development and maintenance of negative capability and creativity.

September 23, 2022

About

The Center for Psychoanalysis and Technology was founded to provide a space to engage psychoanalysts in conversations about consumer technology including how it impacts and is impacted by our psyches. While many people in business, technology, ethics, and social sciences have been interested in these issues, psychoanalysis, with its emphasis on the unconscious dynamics within the individual, between individuals and within groups is uniquely positioned to enter the dialogue. The Center is a place to begin and continue the conversation. 

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European Journal of Psychoanalysis

2022