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Digitizing the Psyche: Human Nature in the Age of Intelligent Machines


Digitizing the Psyche: Human Nature in the Age of Intelligent Machines

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This lecture is part of the "Expanding The Frame" series of talks sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at CIIS.

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San Francisco, California


Ecopsychology; Digitizing Psyche


Digital Humanities | Human Ecology | Other Film and Media Studies


Presenter: Fernando Castrillon, Psy.D., earned an MA in sociology from the University of California where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He serves as core faculty in the Community Mental Health Program at CIIS and is the founding director of CIIS' The Clinic Without Walls, an innovative psychotherapy clinic serving mostly working poor and immigrant communities who would otherwise not have access to mental health services.

Dr. Castrillon is also a candidate psychoanalyst and faculty with the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in Berkeley, California, and has served on the editorial boards of the journals "Ecopsychology" and "Universitas Psychologicas", among others. He is currently on the editorial board of "The European Journal of Psychoanalysis". His clinical, teaching, and research interests include the production of subjectivity (both human and more-than-human), psychoanalysis, community mental health, ecopsychology, poststructuralist social/cultural theory, schizoanalysis, liberatory politics, cosmology, entheogens, the impact of hypervelocity technological change on human subjectivity, xenopsychology, violent political movements, war, terrorism, and revolution. He coedited, with Doug Vakoch, a special double issue of ReVision, entitled "Ecopsychology." His newest book, co-edited with Doug Vakoch, entitled "Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature" was published by Springer Press in 2014. His latest publication, "Translating Angst: Symptoms and Inhibitions in Anglo-American Psychoanalysis" can be found at He is currently writing a book on psychoanalysis in California.

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Digitizing the Psyche: Human Nature in the Age of Intelligent Machines