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Technology and the Mind, A Podcast

Partial funding has been provided by the American Psychoanalytic Foundation through the American Psychoanalytic Association.

4. Dr. Alexander Stein on Psychoanalysis as a Technology for Positive Change and Influence at Scale

Dr. Stein discusses his work consulting with executives and teams as a psychodynamic strategy consultant. He discusses the impact psychoanalysis can have on people and dynamics between people within business contexts. He centers decision making and caring in his work and muses about AI and the future from the perspective of the C-suite advisor role. His work is ultimately about how psychodynamic strategy consulting can be used as an intervention for social good and business success at scale.<iframe src=”,180,206&backgroundColor=242,242,242″ width=”100%” height=”155″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true” allow=”encrypted-media”></iframe>

January 24, 2024

3. Morgan Venable on big tech, its consequences and the future

Morgan Venable, inventor, product developer and former Ideo, Google, Microsoft and Amazon senior tech product developer discusses his current projects including his work on the Datahand, an ergonomic keyboard that prevents and heals repetitive stress injuries from keyboarding and the future of tech including its impact on our mental health and social landscape.

December 5, 2023

2. Dr. Paul Slovic on Risk, Judgment, Feelings and Compassion, Technology and Social and Political Applications

Dr. Paul Slovic, decision scientist and accomplished academic and researcher discusses human decision making, judgements, and risk with an emphasis on the role of feelings as applied to genocide, war, smoking, advertising, addiction and nuclear arms.

November 16, 2023

1. Stephen Cognetta on working in tech and the future

In this episode we interview Stephen Cognetta, CEO of Exponent, a firm that helps tech workers land their dream job. We discuss his career development including running HackMentalHealth, the world’s largest mental health hackathon, his thoughts on the future of tech and the role psychoanalysis might play in helping tech workers to develop.

October 11, 2023

Second Season Trailer Episode

This is a short trailer describing the focus of season 2 of Technology and the Mind. In this season we broaden our discussions by interviewing leaders in the tech sector, techno ethicists, business consultants, venture capitalists, politicians, philosophers and academics in dialogue with psychoanalysts about consumer tech products and services and the impacts these may have on our minds, relationships and society. We will consider the unconscious dynamics we may be participating in individually and socially via technology and whether or not these are important to analyze.

July 28, 2023

12. Dr. Kimberlyn Leary on Race, Bias, Belonging, and Consumer Technology

In this episode Dr. Leary discusses psychoanalytic ideas about race, bias, equity and belonging and how technology may play a role in how people and our communities experience race and belonging.

June 10, 2023

11. Dr. Jeremy Soh on Creativity, Dreams and Technology

Dr. Jeremy Soh discusses creativity and dreams – what they are, why we should care about them and how technology may impact our capacity to be creative and to dream.

June 5, 2023

10. Dr. Isabel Millar on AI, Consciousness and Sex

Dr. Millar shifts the question of is AI conscious to the question of does AI enjoy. She explores areas of sexuality, consent and suffering in AI and suggests that Kantian ethics and Lacanian notions of jouissance may be helpful in understanding how we might secure freedom and privacy as we relate to AI.

May 4, 2023

9. Dr. Patricia Gherovici on Perversion and Porn

Dr. Patricia Gherovici discusses perversion, sexuality and porn. She discusses the use of technology and muses about its impact on our ability to dream and imagine.

April 11, 2023

8. Dr. Mitchell Wilson on materiality, embodiment and proximity in psychoanalysis

Dr. Mitchell Wilson discusses a few cases that illustrate the importance of materiality, embodiment and proximity in psychoanalysis and muses about the meanings for our profession and the future.

March 7, 2023

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