Tentacular thinking / by Siobhán Cronin

I have become quite obnoxious as of late, reminding everyone that as holobionts, the self that many of us most closely identify with (our physical forms) is in fact a multi-species agreement. Meanwhile, my research in machine learning as a catalyst for advancing potentials of inference, imagination, and society building has led me to frontiers that seem to very much align with Donna Haraway's grounded treatments of the muddy messiness of life. 

I'm brewing up a talk that links multi-armed bandits and tentacular thinking, and will be reading this in the meantime: http://www.e-flux.com/journal/75/67125/tentacular-thinking-anthropocene-capitalocene-chthulucene/