Culture Machine (vol.15) ECONOMICS (and) THE POLITICS OF ATTENTION

Founded in India by Sameer Pitalwalla and Venkat Prasad in the year 2013, Culture Machine is a Digital Media company whose purpose is to use technology and storytelling to build great media brands that people love. By combining cutting edge technology with interesting content, it currently runs some of India’s largest digital media brands and also licenses its core technologies to advertisers, media companies and agency partner’s world-over. Culture Machine, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Aleph Group, Singapore, has offices in India (Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad) and the United States of America (California). After an invitation to participate in an issue devoted to the subject of attention I wrote Continue reading

ON THE INVENTION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

In this paper I deal with the subject of what is usually known as “discovery of the unconscious” atttibuted to Sigmund Freud. I establish, perhaps for the first time in our discipline, a contrast among “discovery”, “invention”, “production” and “creation” of psychoanalysis and its main concept: the unconscious, focusing my magnifying glass on Lacanian references to the differences separating them. Continue reading