Our work ethic in a nutshell: no rest for the wicked. Lucky for you.
At VacilLogix™ we're constantly striving to bring you more. We invest heavily in research and development so that we can always produce the most cutting-edge sociopathic technologies. Our love of research is the motivating force behind our entire enterprise, and we enjoy sharing this passion with others. While much of our research must remain confidential and proprietary to protect our market position, we periodically make available presentations and findings from our research to help advance the greater cause of sociopathy.
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Being Derivative: The Future of Speculative Practice :: A VacilLogix™ white paper [Jun 2011]
Our most recent white paper regarding the state of the art of sociopathic practice, particularly as it intersects with artistic and financial speculative practices. Analysis topics include: the disparity of progress between artistic and financial speculative practices, current technological opportunities for convergence between the two disciplines, and strategic recommendations for future speculative practice. Published as part of SPECULATIVE, the exhibition catalog for the SPECULATIVE show at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) gallery in summer 2011. Click here to learn more about the SPECULATIVE catalog »
Objects of Our Affection: How Object-Orientation Made Computation a Medium [Jun 2011]
A historical and philosophical research article into the ways in which object-orientated design methodologies mediate contemporary thought. A later publication of preliminary research that paved the way for the conceptual and technical foundations of VacilLogix™. Published as a chapter in Erkki Huhtamo & Jussi Parikka (eds.), Media Archaeologies: Approaches, Applications, and Implications (Berkeley: University of California Press, May 2011). Click here to purchase Media Archaeologies on Amazon.com »
Twittered Subjects :: Response without Responsibility [Nov 2009]
A short position paper delivered as a response to the "Twittered Subjects" panel at the 2009 Decodings conference for the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts on November 7, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia. The panel featured papers by Bill Seaman, Tim Lenoir, and Mark Hansen. The paper argues for the sociopathic potential of social media as the most salient critical possibility in our current cultural moment, based on the most recent findings of the neuroscientific, economic, and cultural research communities. Click here to read a PDF version of the paper »
VacilLogix™ :: When Social Networks Go Sociopathic [Nov 2009]
A video presentation delivered as part of the "Decoding Social Networks" panel at the 2009 Decodings conference for the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts on November 7, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia. The panel also featured papers by Zach Blas and Patrick Jagoda. The presentation presents a historical analysis of current cultural trends and offers VacilLogix™ products as a solution to several main cultural crises. Video of presentation coming soon.
VacilLogix™ Cultural Prospectus [Jun 2009]
An in-depth historical and cultural analysis of the evolving sociopathic market and the VacilLogix™ value proposition. Presents much of the original research and philosophical underpinnings for the current VacilLogix™ venture. Currently available for free download here »