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Jung Society – The Unnatural Other 2/21

  • WHAT: The Unnatural Other: Psychology, Technology, and the Virtually Real
  • WHERE: Trinity UMC, Community Hall
  • WHEN: February 21, 7-9 pm
  • COST: $12 members, $15 non-members, $8 Students

Rarely do technological advances elicit neutral responses. From the arrival of the telegraph in 1838 to Arthur C. Clarke’s introduction of HAL, the Heuristically programmed Algorithmic Computer, in “2001, A Space Odyssey,” we find our- selves confronted with a multifaceted relationship to technology. Jung’s address of the psychical components and psychological processes related to the phenomenon of mass sightings of UFO‘s underscores the capacity for technology, imagined and real, to pull for archetypal projections. This lecture will consider the nexus of psychological and virtual realities in virtual space, specific projections placed on technology, and the ways in which the Internet and electronic forms of communication are either rejected as alien other or internalized as known other.

Carolyn M. Bates, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Austin, Texas. She is a senior training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a faculty member with the Texas Seminar for the IRSJA. She has special interests in the entanglement of both the individual and collective psyche in Read More    

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