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CCC Public Thought operates as an umbrella for public seminars, transversal movements, discussions and mobile displays of the CCC Research-based Master of theVisual Arts Department at HEAD – Genève. Under this umbrella, the 2018-19 Public Seminar engages in a set of approaches by artists, theorists and editors to diagnose or relate to the ‘datalogical turn’ (Patricia T. Clough): the question whether the affirmative powers of ‘data-behaviorism’ (Antoinette Rouvroy) influence our social lives, manipulate political tendencies, create new paradigms of domination and confront the human with its own impotence is insufficient. Because, we (humans) are in the middle of the muddle. We are the subject of research that we cannot control. Our bodies are fields of extraction, our brains produce food for data, and our thoughts are overwhelmed by the speed of trolls. It feels as if we – humans – are gasping the last breaths to catch up with the speed of hate producing hate and competing with the amazingly looking glitch of a YouTube-video-download. How do we cope with the fact that data does not need the human while operating humans’ lives on multiple scales? How can research practices disentangle, disarm and unfold a computational ontology of cognition and science in relation to art-making, ignorant knowledge, and long-term thoughts? Committed to contemporary research practices by the means of art under conditions of planetary transformations, the CCC Public Thought invites everyone to join a public moment of ongoing debates at the CCC Research-based Master.