The Bicameral Emulation Exercise, cognitive exercise, 2012


Description: The Bicameral Emulation Exercise is a cognitive exercise related to the Improvising Consciousness Project. It premiered as part of  Enact:Art in the Mind. In a short video, Professor Jennifer Årnstay explains the radically different Bicameral Mind configuration that was dominant from ~12,000 BCE to ~3,000 BCE. The Bicameral Emulation Exercise is designed to give you a taste of this mind configuration.

The Enact:Art in the Mind project was a jury selection in the Japan Media Arts Festival ; it is profiled in the most recent Oberlin College Alumni magazine,  and there’s a review in Afterimage by Cleveland artist and writer Douglas Max Utter.

Collaborators: Josephine Anstey, Dave Pape, Lucy-Anstey Pape